If someone were to ask me Christmas of 2013 where I would be in three years, it most definitely would not be where I am today. I think it was three days after Christmas that year that I found out I had Multiple Myeloma, an ‘uncurable’ cancer. I never would have guessed that three years […]
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I went to my Oncologist appointment yesterday expecting bad news from my recent bone marrow biopsy. Usually if there is no bad news, I will get a phone call saying, “See you in three months.” The call I got this time said the doctor wants to see me. Myeloma cancer causes bone marrow to make […]
Every few months or so I make the same stupid mistake.
just get so frustrated with my poor health,
never ending infections and PAIN, that
I just decide to throw it all
I mean literally and figuratively!
Lately I have been dealing with nausea from too many antibiotics
resulting in stomach aches and another ulcer.
My liver decided to quit functioning properly.
So a few weeks
ago I had a liver biopsy.
The Liver doctor inserted a long
needle between the ribs
on my right side and pulled out a sample of
tissue to be examined.
(it was not nearly as painful as I had imagined-thank goodness)
It's been over three long anxious weeks and
have not received any results.
The nurse did tell me over the phone that
it's not likely cancer
from the lab report she read (whew).
But still I
must continue to wait! Very frustrating!!
So to sum it all up.
I am sick of being sick!
Yesterday I decided
Instead of getting out my 2/day pill box filled with antibiotics,
pills for this side effect and another for
effect of that side effect,
as well as a host of vitamins and
I just gave up and threw the box up onto the shelf.
tore off my pain patch and decided it was all in my head.
reason I am always tired, have no appetite and can't sleep
sleep enough is just because of all these stupid drugs!
At 2am I woke up in PAIN.
It hurt from my toes up to my nose.
My body was stiff and grating.
I managed to hobble to the bathroom to
get a drink. "I can do this,"
I said giving myself a pep
talk, I turned my iPod on,
plugged in my ear phones and forced myself to
go back to sleep
while listening to my " middle of the night, lull me
to sleep music".
It finally worked for a couple hours
until the pain
grew and gnawed me awake.
I lay there gathering my thoughts and then
finally my strength to do what I had to do.
I hobbled back to the bathroom pulled down my pill box,
took the few most important pills including a pain pill.
I grabbed a
new pain patch and slapped it on my back.
I gave up and gave in.
I gave up the idea that my poor health is all
in my head.
That the pain is just imagined,
and that because I am in
the effects of fighting it have disappeared.
And I gave in to the fact that I can not do this on my own.
(as my husband says) "It is what it is."
My body has pain and my body
is still trying to heal.
I can not run away from that fact.
gave my pain and my problems up in prayer.
I pleaded for strength and courage to continue.
I need medication. I need faith.
I need strength from my Father in Heaven.
When I quit fighting against the pain, and
give in to what I must do.
When I give up my pride in trying to do it all my own,
and lean on the Lord for help,
I gather the strength to continue
climbing this multiple myeloma mountain.
Here is one of my favorite hymns.
"How Firm a Foundation"
3. Fear not, I am with thee; oh, be not dismayed,
For I am
thy God and will still give thee aid.
I’ll strengthen thee, help thee, and
cause thee to stand,
Upheld by my righteous, upheld by my
Upheld by my righteous, omnipotent hand.
As promised from my last post- lets talk puppies!
This is Kirby a shih tzu my family gave me for my birthday. He is a happy, furry, puppy who soaks up any kind of attention.
He is a great addition t…
mostly living. This is the first time since the transplant back on March 29 that I have felt energetic enough to post something. Since the transplant I have been a bit sick, mostly nauseous, thanks to all of the drugs I’m taking. I have mostly been jus…