I was given a shot of a long lasting anti-diarrheal medication on Monday afternoon. I knew it would be bad because it was obvious that none of the nurses wanted to give me the injection! It actually didn't hurt that much when the nurse gave it to me, but she showed me the needed afterward. It was a big one! I was fine until Wednesday morning. I woke up Wednesday and it felt like I had been kicked in the rump by a horse! I was so incredibly sore - still am - but, thankfully, the medication did what it was supposed to do. No diarrhea! Kept my electrolytes! No muscle weirdness! Emotional relief!
I also had a home health nurse come to the house this week to set me up to give myself IV fluids and electrolytes for three days. This was much needed and much appreciated as I ate and drank almost nothing Monday through Thursday. I now weigh two pounds more than I weighed when I got pregnant with our firstborn child. I don't recommend this diet plan! Hopefully, with Laura Kinion's cheesecake (and a little Ensure) I will be able to put the weight right back on this next week!
I am still extremely weak, but I am no longer retching up my intestines. I am resting and celebrating only three more treatments to go! My next treatment is scheduled for the week of Christmas...
Thank you so much for praying for me this week. Thank you for your encouraging notes, emails, texts, gifts, and cards. I know I couldn't do this alone and I am grateful to have you carrying this burden with me.
"And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 8:38-39