January 3rd, 2015 – The Daily Affirmation

Dream

Dream

We are all dreamers. We dream of love, success and good health. If we are patient, we persevere, and give our strength to our dreams we can make them become a reality. It takes determination. It takes dedication. It takes effort.

What do you dream of for 2015? My dream for 2015 is to redeem my health.

Hugs and be well!
Jane

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Day to Day – January 2nd, 2015

Good morning to you! I have not posted in a bit and I wanted to write an update.

I saw the Dr. back on the 23rd of December, and got the answers to questions that I had. We questioned him regarding the chest and pelvic CT scan he wanted done. He told us he did not order this for me! What do you make of that? If you remember, I got a phone call from his assistant telling me that he ordered this for me.

The Dr. was very abrupt on this visit. He still is of the belief that the neuropathy in my hands is not a result of the treatments I have been receiving. He told me that he thinks I am suffering from anxiety. Who would not be with the big C in their life? He thinks anxiety is the cause of the neuropathy in my hands, the rash I have on my scalp, the depression, the diarrhea and the nausea. I looked up the drug to see the side effects which include numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips. As I sit here writing this I am experiencing this in both hands and feet.

My infusion was scheduled for the 30th, and on the 29th I received a phone call at 5:00 from the clinic asking me what they were doing with me the following day as they had no order from the Dr. What???? Why should I be telling them what they are doing for me?

On the 30th, it took 5 sticks to get into a vein, and the nurses suggested putting in a port, which is a device surgically inserted under the skin. This device is fed into a vein, and for treatments they use the center of this device to administer the drugs. It looks like this:

Port

Port

The aftereffects of the treatment I had on Tuesday, these over the last few days, have been bouts of diarrhea, stomach cramps and headache. Yesterday I took Imodium, Pepto Bismol, and Advil. I have also had increased tingling in my hands and feet. Instead of this being just in the tips of my fingers, I now have this throughout my hands and feet.

I see my primary care person on the 13th for a referral to a neurologist. I will speak to her about the ongoing depression, and some of these other physical issues…

Hugs and be well!
Jane

December 26th – The Daily Affirmation

Frost on a rose

Frost on a rose

“Snowflakes swirl down gently in the deep blue haze beyond the window. The outside world is a dream.

Inside, the fireplace is brightly lit, and the Yule log crackles with orange and crimson sparks.

There’s a steaming mug in your hands, warming your fingers.

There’s a friend seated across from you in the cozy chair, warming your heart.”
― Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Today I warm myself by the fire with my husband and enjoy the life that I have been given!

Hugs and be well!
Jane

December 24th – The Daily Affirmation

You are a beautiful!

You are a beautiful!

Isn’t today a beautiful day? As I look out into my garden this morning, I find inspiration from a lovely rose and an accompanying bud! To all who follow this blog, you are the rose in the garden of my life!

Hugs and be well!
Jane

December 23rd – The Daily Affirmation

Glow!

Glow!

People notice us more when we glow with happiness. Think about it. It is hard to miss someone who glows from inside. Do something today that makes you happy, puts a smile on your face and you will glow!

“Shine, shine, shine tonight- It’s time to let it show- Burn bright, light the fire- That leads the way to hope- The Maker of the stars lives in our soul- We have His light, what are we waiting for- Get out and glow.”
― Moriah Peters

Hugs and be well!
Jane