ISAIAH 61:1-4

ISAIAH 61:1-4

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me and has anointed me to
Preach the good news to the poor. .
Bind up the brokenhearted,
Proclaim freedom for the captives,
Proclaim release from darkness for the prisoners,
Comfort all who mourn
Provide for those who grieve in Zion to bestow on them
The oil of gladness for mourning
And a garment of praise for a spirit of heaviness

Friday, April 25, 2008

At least I'm not dead!

Lord, save me from doctors!!!

I was wondering what to post about. It's been a busy, busy week. My mind is numb. Okay...more numb than usual? And my sister reminded me that the last time we talked, I was on my way to a doctor and asked for status. Let's see:

Rheumatologist: Your pain isn't arthritis or rheumatism. It isn't vitamin D deficiency. You have more restricted movement than myofacial disorder (Official diagnosis). I don't know what it is. Here have more pain killers. Let's double the dosage.

Primary Care Physician: Your blood pressure is a little high. Your cholesterol is high. Call for an appointment. Me: Oh sure. Soon.

Gynecologist: We can't get a good tissue sample. Everything is too dry. You probably need some estrogen...oh, you can't take that, you're on estrogen-killers, aren't you? Come back soon, now!

Oncologist: Your red and white blood cells are good. No cancer markers. Yes, you need to take the estrogen-killers for 4 more years. The symptoms will lessen with time. The neuropathy in hands and feet may or may not get better. Your blood pressure is within normal range. Everybody has high cholesterol these days because they changed the numbers. Used to over 200 was high. Then they changed it to 150. Soon it will be 100 and everybody will have high cholesterol. And good luck losing weight on these pills. They make it very difficult to lose weight.

Good News: No cancer
(And I don't say that lightly, I'm grateful!!!)
Bad News: Unidentified muscle pain and restricted range of motion; dried up plumbing; high blood pressure, sort of; high cholesterol, maybe; peripheral neuropathy.

Diagnosis: old and dried up; battered and overweight.
Overall: It's better than the alternative!!!!


  1. Oh, PJ Bless your heart you have been through sooooo-much! I unserstand grilfriend about all those doctor's app. they are a killer and they all say something different or send you to anohter doctor I just went to see my gynecolist these week to along with my upper GI and she said I too need estrogen and progestin so they put me on Femhrt . My husband say's as we get older the more doctor's we well have to see (he is a baby bommer)love,marina

  2. Oh, sweet friend, I'm so sorry. But I rejoice over no cancer markers. You look like you're having so much fun with you group. I can't help but praise God that you are able to enjoy life like this. But still, pain is pain, and I'm sorry you're going through this.

  3. Oh my goodness...I hope you are feeling better soon!

  4. ugh. can't wait to get to heaven :) new bodies are just such an exciting thing to look forward to, no?

  5. I think my attempt at humor may have fallen short!!! Linda, I do enjoy life. I refuse to let a bit of pain keep me down. A side effect of being an abuse survivor is the ability to ignore pain!!! (Another attempt at humor!) And thanks for all your well wishes. Robert, I will look up Alistrol. Sounds like a good alternative. Thanks.

  6. Okay, so I caught the humor and laughed out loud.

  7. I can see why that would be a little mind numbing. Hooray for the good news. Hope things change with the other stuff.


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