Sunday, April 15, 2007

A Shot Through the Tummy

Mike did very well this morning giving me my daily Lovinox shot (to stop the blood clotting). Mom trained him yesterday morning, but I was getting a little light-headed while they discussed how to do it. I was a little nervous this morning, but after being stuck daily for the past nine days I handled it a bit better than I would have last week. Mike was better than some of the nurses at the hospital because this stuff can have a little burning effect if you push the medicine too fast or too slow. He did it just right.

Next week he gets to jab me with a different medicine that will help control the nausea. Oh joy, just what I need, more shots.

I'm very squeamish about needles, but I'm getting somewhat better at dealing with it. I did almost pass out a couple of times at the hospital last week after the lab technician drew blood so that part is still difficult. I hope to get over my squeamishness soon!


Jeff said...

Angela, I've been getting updates from your dad this whole time, so you've been in my thoughts all week.

I'm in Red Rocks, NV with a bunch of friends from Earth Treks- Greg, Courtney, Ryan Banbury, Jenn, Murphy... it's been a blast, and I know that you and Mike would love it out here. I sport-lead a 5.10c yesterday!

But I can't help but think about you and how you got me into climbing, and honestly that changed my life a lot for the better. I know that you'll be back climbing soon A!

Miss ya Angela, and I am glad to hear you are home! said...

Good job both of you! I'm so proud of you and the strength and courage you've shown through these difficult days. Together we're going to make it through the chemo and anything else they throw our way. Stay Strong!
Love you, Mom

Anonymous said...

Dear Angela, Your Mom and I have been friends forever. :) We were on the cradle roll together at First Baptist church here in Kingsville. I just wanted you to know that you have been in my prayers since your Mom emailed me and told me the trial that you are facing in your life. I will continue to pray, for God is the great Physician and He will heal. In His Love, Jodi T.

Anonymous said...

Hope my last "hello" made it through.... Please post (or send me) your hat size so I can do some
shopping when I am in Jerusalem on Thursday and post (or send me) your mother's name so I can put a prayer in the Wall for you. (It's a Jewish thing--may as well cover the bases, no?)

Hang in there....

Gila (aka Jennifer) Weiss

Sue said...

We missed you this weekend at the crop - everyone (and I mean everyone) sends you their love, hugs and prayers.

I'm thrilled to hear that you've actually had a few good days and also that you're getting better about the needles.

By the way, when they played the song "We are family" I started blubbering because I remember us singing along with that at the Great American Scrapbook crop last year. It just really made me miss having you there with us croppin', shoppin', and being silly. We can't wait until you can join us again (September?).

WashingtonGardener said...

Isn't it amazing how we 'get used' to things like needles - someday soon it will be 'whatever' for you.

Anonymous said...

We know you are in the right mind set. Doing this out-patient will be a challenge and a delight at the same time. You won't learn to look at the hospital room as a prison. We are one of the few can relate to your situation entirely...
Call either of us if you need anything.

-BF from Jr.High & Hubby

Anonymous said...

Hello Angela,

This morning I talked to Olivia and she filled me in on all that has been going on with you! I'm so sorry to hear the news of your illness! If there is ANYTHING you need, please don't hesitate to let me know! I received a link to your blog and it is a great read and comforting to know that you are in a very positive state-of-mind!

You and Mike are in my prayers, and I will check your blog daily for updates!

Hang in there and stay positive!

Jon Lear

Anonymous said...

Missing you gets easier every day because even though it's one day further from the last time we saw you, it's one day closer to the next time we will. ... get better SOON, we miss you!
Darrell & Angela

4x4ResQ said...

Hello Angela, I work with Mike.
He and I share a few hobbies as well.

I wish to express my compassion for your situation and I would like to bring my 5 yr old daughter up to visit you. Her name is Selena Isabel and for some reason she makes people smile. I don't know what it is, but it definetely works for me when I am in a tough spot. Perhaps with yours and Mikes persmission we could see you this weekend.

The reason I would like to physically visit besides bringing my daughter, is because I know the emails are cool, but I think a physical visit adds a personal touch that cant be transmitted over the internet. :-)

Well, keep up the faith and we'll be praying for you.