I got home just a little bit ago. I've been trying to go through the phone tree and let people know. If you haven't received a call from me please know that it's me. Well, ok, it might be you, but it probably isn't. I was trying to remember time differences and work schedules and it just got all muddled together with doctors coming and going, pharmacy stops (for my 'just in case I need it tonight' medicines) and a riff-raff of things. I'm just impressed that I sort of remembered that one of you was teaching pool aerobics tonight and one of you had twins that might need a nap this afternoon, and some of you had kids at church camp this week...Go G!!!!
Now for the run down. I had a procedure (called something like a sensory nerve overload) today where they blocked the nerves from sensing pain. It is suppose to be similar to the old-fashioned pregnancy blocks. (Something like a saddle-block or some such horse-y sounding name.) But the nerve damage is, hopefully, permanent...or semi-permanent. This will allow me to not have to use medication like I have been over the past two weeks. It will also allow me to work and drive without being compromised in any way...ok, hold on to the snorting, coughing, and chuckling. I know you can, big deep breath - in through the nose - out through the mouth. Anyway, I should be back to my great ole self soon.
I am planning on taking it easy as school gets started where and when I can just to make sure I don't overdo or overtax myself. For those of you who don't work with me, you should know that this will be harder for me to do than for anyone to ask it of me. I really enjoy/love/infatuated/have the best job in the world and get so wrapped up in it that I tend to maybe/slightly/tend to/do more than I probably should. But all of you should know by now that that is what I tend to do with the things I love so much...over-do. It doesn't much matter what it is - Austin, Brenden, Sophi - School - Worship - Sticks - all of it - if I'm in love with it, I'm way extremely committed to it. So I will be learning a little bit more about setting boundaries in my work - home - church - friends - life over the next few months. Won't that be fun for me!! or Won't that be fun for me?? or Please, please God, let this be fun for me.
I haven't been treating my cancer over the last two weeks because the priority has been trying to identify what has caused me all of this intense (and trust me if the thesaurus could find more words I would use them) pain. We've been ruling out drug combinations and things. So in the last 2 weeks my cancer counts have gone up (FYI - not good). I will begin my cancer treatment again tomorrow in combination with the pain stuff and hopefully we will have a knock out winner.
Tomorrow some time, I plan on sharing my personal victory plan through my blog. This is one that I have been praying about and I will share with you exactly what I (& my poor volunteer brother-in-law) will be doing over the next couple of months. This is the one I alluded to before that you can participate in in what ever way you feel that God might be leading you. Trust me, it isn't for for everyone, yet there is something everyone who wants to can proactively do if they chose.
I love all of you and am so excited for the prayers that I know are said daily on my behalf.
Sorry about the sans pictures - hopefully, by the weekend I will be back to sharing the cute stuff!!!
Love & Blessings to you all!
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