"Wake every day with a WINGED HEART and give thanks for another day of LOVING." (Khalil Gibran)

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Oh, drat! No New Year's Eve Kit

Sorry, everyone, but I won't have a Victorian New Year's Eve kit this year.

I would like to request prayers and good thoughts. I'm not doing well at all physically. In fact, I'm pretty darn sick and in so much pain. I'm also anemic and have no strength right now to sit at the computer. I have a bunch of tests coming up including a colonoscopy and EGD scheduled for the 3rd, and CT scans with contrast of my chest and abdomen, a chest x-ray, and bunches of blood work on the 7th, and my yearly heart work-up with echocardiogram, EKG, etc. on the 21st. What a way to start the new year. Boo hoo!

I saw a pain management doctor Thursday hoping to find an alternative way to control my pain meds other than narcotics. No such luck. I went to him taking one narcotic, now I'm taking two! It is going to take me a week or so to get used to this regimen. In the mean time, I'm quite woozy and even more dipsy than I usually am! LOL He explained it was absolutely imperative that we get my pain in control as it is most certainly affecting my diabetes and heart issues. He said the shakiness and quivering I have in my legs when I stand even long enough to brush my teeth is a direct result of the pain shutting my body down. I received quite a lecture about not taking enough pain meds and how it is putting my overall health in jeopardy.

I'm quite frightened about the results of the colonoscopy as I have had cancerous growths (polyps) removed in the past and just had part of my right kidney removed last March because of cancer. I'm having a lot of bleeding and have become anemic and my white blood cell count and other lab values are really off.

Please forgive me for not being able to make the new year's kit...I'll make it up to you on Valentine's Day. Thanks so much for your understanding and thanks in advance for your good thoughts and prayers. What ever comes, I know I'll get through but it helps me bunches to know that all of you are rooting for me.



Anonymous said...

Sending many good thoughts your way. Please don't ever apologize for not giving out kits. Your health is what is important.

babydoe said...

Right now your priority is just getting to feeling better. You don't worry about not getting a freebie to us. I will be sending tons of good wishes and healthful thoughts your way. May your 2008 see your pain under control and your overall health better. - Judy

aquascrap said...

Please don't feel as if you have to apologise to us for not hving a freebie. You take care of yourself as your health is more important. I pray that all of your results you have to have are all good. Get all these medical issues out of the way in the first month of the year because then you will have the rest of the year to kick up your heels.
Thoughts and prayers are with you.
Hugs Judy xx

EAL Designs2 said...

Sally, I didn't come looking for a freebie, was hopeing to see a post on how you are doing.
I'm so sorry you're not better. My thoughts and prayers are always with you, and I pray that this coming New Year brings you good health, joy, laughter and many blessings
Sending up prayers always.
Hugs, Lisa

Edna B said...

Hi Friend, nothing to forgive. Your health is your number one project. I'm wishing you a wonderful New Year.

cliketyscrap said...

My thoughts are also with how you are at this time Sally.
..."Blessed Be"...

Hope you will feel as well as can be expected under the circumstances.

Pam...in New Zealand ...

Dee Bibb said...

Don't you dare worry about not having a freebie!! I only came to give you New Years good wishes!

I hope the docs find a way to get your pain undercontrol and I'm sending good thoughts and prayers your way!!

Happy New Year!!

Karla-Lifesong said...

Hey sweet Sally I pray for you very often, but thought it was time to let you know that! I am glad I did it is the 2nd and now I can specifically pray for Tomorrow for the tests. I will pray for God's peace in knowing He is in control and nothing happens without passing through HIM first. I will pray for good results and wisdom for the doctors as they see you throughout this month that they will look outside the box and the Lord will reveal what should be done or even heal you himself as He can do. You are so on my heart always Sweetie hang in there. Karla

Barbwire said...

Saying a prayer for you right now that you get better and that the new year brings you a year of better health. My thoughts will be with you during your tests, may they find nothing wrong that can't be easily fixed.