How is every one of you doing? I am doing well. But I am finding it to be super cold even for early Fall. The funny (not funny ha ha, but funny ironic) thing about cold is that it causes my pain to be even worse than it normally is. On a scale of 1-10 I hurt about a 4 all the time. When it is cold it increases to about a 7 or an 8. This means an increase in pain medicine. Woo hoo! Not!
I share this with you because of something a Dr. said. He said, "I can't believe you have as much pain as you say you do. Well, I know what I physically feel. In addition to what I feel, all the research I have done has shown that even though my cancer has shrunk, all the little micro fractures that it has left in my bones cause pain and bone weakness. Which is why the oncologist gives me xgeva to strengthen and protect my bones from breaks. Simply speaking, the little buggers are fragile and weak, duh!
Please don't let a Dr, nurse or any other person tell you that what you think or feel about your care, what you are feeling or suspect is going on in your body. I bet most of you discovered your own cancer. You probably pursued a diagnosis. Even if your doctor a test they ordered discovered and diagnosed your illness, please don't let a medical professional talk down to you about something you suspect is going on with your health. No one and I mean no one knows you and your body better than you do. So many people are treated as though a symptom (such as fatigue) is a matter or age, or lifestyle or it is all in their heads. OH THAT BURNS ME UP! All in their heads!!! Oh grrrrr. You know what tired feels like, and if you are fatigued it is so much different than tired. You need to trust yourself and make your Dr. listen to you.
You are special! You matter! Your worries and concerns are valid and mean something. Be forceful and get your point across. In some cases, it could be a matter of life and death. My mom ( an R.N. for all of her adult life) used to say the only difference between a Doctor and God is that God knows he isn't a Doctor. Get it.......?
Anyway, it is important to know your body. It is also vitally important to trust your instincts. Don't let others treat you like you are a hypochondriac. If you believe you have something wrong in your body, pursue it vigilantly. That my friends is the best unsolicited advice I have for you or anyone who will listen.
Thank you for stopping by,
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Monday, September 24, 2012
Today is a rotten day for mr to film. I am in a great deal of pain and tired from getting up early with the "baby" puppy. I love her gobs and bunches. She is wearing me out!! So, I had intended to vlog today. My video schedule is for Mondays. But I am quite emo, tearful, and on the lower end of totally bummed. Lots of emotional stuff is happening in life right now. So, i'm blogging
instead. Even though my face is too puffy to film, I know that God will give me beauty for these ashes. Look for a more uplifting vlog from me tomorrow! I will film a bit of Sadie, Mo and I at puppy training class tonight and try to post that for you tomorrow.
Thanks for stopping by,
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Hey People, I made a quick slide show to show the things I talked about on facebook earlier. These are just some decorations and Autumn type items to decorate for the season. Leave comments and let me know what you think! I would like to add 5 or 6 more pillows to the window seat. Do you have any suggestions? I am totally open to hearing what type of decorating advice you have to share. Also, please leave video comments or comments on how you decorate for Fall. Leslie
Hi there People! How is everybody doing? I'm pretty good. I had today off of chemo so I was pretty happy about that. I do get to go tomorrow though. Woot woot! Not too excited, seriously. This little video is about a few of things that I have really enjoyed and found greatly useful this month. I hope that some of this information is helpful to you too. Thanks for stopping by, Leslie
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Monday, September 10, 2012
Hello People, I hope you all are doing well. I'm feeling pretty good all in all. It is a busy time with Fall sneaking up on us and school starting. Everyone is so preoccupied with the busy things that this time of year brings. It can be very stressful. But there are beautiful things all around that can make you smile and laugh. One of the beautiful things that makes me smile lately is my new puppy Sadie. She is so cute, sweet and playful. Plus she is just so Good! She is very trainable and is doing great with not having accidents and is training with the leash, and she is doing really well with crate training. I have made a funny and sweet video of Sadie and Oscar (my daughters dachshund) wrestling. It is so adorable. It will make you smile for sure! Have a beautiful day!!! Thanks for stopping by. I make new videos every Monday. See you then!!! Please take a moment to subscribe. Leslie