Apr 11, 2002 - 10:50 am
I apologize for not being on much in the last week. I just can't get back in the swing of things since the last surgery. On Monday, I go for a bone scan. After the bonescan results come in my doctors will decide whether to continue on the current course or if we need to make changes to the protocal. I really do plan to catch up on the postings very soon!
Pam thank you for the note about the morphine pump. I have been VERY reluctant to try it. I don't know why morphine scares me so much. In reality I guess it is because I know that my father didn't have morphine until the night before he died. However, my doctor's have been asking me to try it, and you have given me the courage to do it. Does it make you feel spaced out or sick?
Has anyone heard from Grandma recently? She has really been on my mind.
Now to the point of this message - right after my surgery I read an article in the newspaper about a young woman who was suffering from Parkinson's disease. The article was about her struggles with the disease and it really struck home with me. When I read the main points of her message, I found that she and I have both been on a very similar journey. Her points ran true to me and as I read them to the husband we found that her six main points were the same one that we follow every day. I just wanted to share them from her article as they apply to us all. I also hope that they might help all of the new women who have joined this site in the last few weeks.
Deborah Seltzer - Parkinson's Disease
I hope that you are all having the beautiful weather that we have. I am making BIG PLANS for my husband to help me with our garden. I already sent him to purchase hanging baskets of flowers and ferns for our front porch. Yesterday, he put up hooks and hung them. He also got geraniums and hibiscus for the steps. It has transformed our porch. Now I am preparing him for my great plans in our vegetable garden. Ever since reading "The Secret Garden" as a child, I have loved to garden. I find such HOPE in watching plants grow. This year I have decided to create a paradise out of our yard with a lot of help). As my husband knows, I am never short on plans.
Love, Prayers and Hugs!