Jan 22, 2019

It's Life ~

Thank you is the best prayer that anyone could say.
I say that one a lot.  Thank you expresses extreme
 gratitude, humility and understanding...

For the rest of the month and the first 10 days of February,
 I will be going through intense treatment all leading up to finding 
out if my body is still cancer free.  I am positive that this will be 
the case, but in the meantime it's a very draining process.

I started a few weeks a go with doctors appointments. 
 Many doctors appointments.  Then came the  blood 
work.  I have lots of blood work scheduled. 

As mentioned a while back, since we have been in Branson
 I never had the time to follow up on all the tests required. 
Fortunately, now I do.  This week is packed.  Started yesterday
 and it will go on until Friday.  One test after another. 

The days are different but this weeks tests follows the
 above schedule.  After I got home yesterday, I did not realize that
 the injection was what was causing me to be so tired and nauseous.
  You see I have a high tolerance for this stuff, but when I fell
 asleep and Arvid had to wake me up, I knew something
 was not right.  I NEVER nap during the day.

I feel better today and am ready for the other injection.
  The right side of my butt is sore from yesterday so 
today will be on the left side.  That will even it out.

I am looking forward to the results of all these test.
 Will hopefully get them by mid February.  That is if all the
tests are done.  On the fifth day of my first week of tests I will
 be having the entire body scan.  Have had one before. 

Just don't like to be still for long, but nothing I can do.
 Have to just lay down and stay still.  That is the
hardest part for me, other than that a total breeze.

This all sounds like a lot of "work" , but the truth is it's not.
 Just have to show up and do the test.  There are others
 going through a much more difficult time right now. 

My aunt is currently going through one of those very
 difficult times in her life.  One day she was fine.  Next thing
you know her life was turned upside down.  I may have a few weeks
of testing.  My aunt has been going through this for months now.

So when you start to complain and say how difficult your
 life is (me included) think about the millions of people, who
you don't know, and some of who you do.  Their lives are lived
day to day.  They have no idea what the next day holds.

Stop and look around you.  Be thankful for what you have,
for what you take for granted someone else is praying for.

There are only two ways to live your life.  One is as
 though nothing is a miracle.  The other is as though everything
 is a miracle.  Be thankful for what you have. Your life, no matter
 how bad you think it is, is someone else's fairytale...