I continue to think about this subject. Unforgiveness is one of the major hindrances that can hinder your healing. Listen to what Jesus says in Mark 11:25-26. "And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him and [let it drop](leave it, let it go), in order that your Father who is in heaven may also forgive you your [own] failings and shortcomings and let them drop. But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your failings and shortcomings." Happy New Year 2011, I still think this an important message! A quote by Author: Tami Hoag 2007... What purpose does it serve to hold that anger? What good does it do? Hatred is like taking poison and expecting the other person to die of it."

An Opinion... Isn't it amazing that almost everyone has an opinion to offer about the bible (as well as other subjects), and yet so few have studied it (or the subject)? R. C. Sproul, If only one would read before speaking, they would not look so foolish. Yet, I don't want to get in anyone's face... so I keep dropping hints. Does it help? I hope so...)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Coming up on another week...

After my trip back to Royal City on Friday, I felt puny (weak, aches, dull pain) and have had bright red urine.  It seems that everytime I bounce around, or do anything mildly strenous the ureter stent bothers me.  Saturday morning I called the doctor.  Of course he was out of his office, but called me back right away.  His answer, "to be expected..."  I guess that is why he prescribed Vicodin.  I had not been taking the prescription as it makes me alert, ready to go, go, go!  So, I am trying to remain inactive and drink more water which is helping to flush out the blood and keep my urine moderately clear.  It feels like waddle, not walk, because of the liquid I  have consumed, and have frequency of urination.  So, a long nap is out of the question.

Kidney ureteral stent, one end in the bladder, up through the ureter, ending in the kidney.
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 I have been reading up on ureteral stent removal.  That is coming up on November 4th.  First of all, let me say that I have read on more than one site the procedure for men and women are different.  Of course, due to the anatomy... but, many men get general anesthesia for the removal and women get a local if they are lucky?  Sorry, but I want something for the "moderately uncomfortable, but usually not intolerable" procedure!  I didn't even do natural child birth.  I like drugs that stop pain... call me a coward. 

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The first part of this coming week, my oncologist is supposed to call me with an appointment to get a PET/CT scan.  I believe he wants the results back for our meeting on Thursday.  The PET/CT is a continuous full body scan, and both can be completed at the same time.  The PET takes pictures of the very small changes in the body metabolism.  This change is caused by growing abnormal cells.  The CT part pictures can let the doctor pinpoint the exact location, size and shape of cancer growths. No pain... and doesn't bother my claustrophobia!  If you notice, the tube is short in length. 

I am remembering my brother, Robert, today.  Birthdays come and go, but this is the first since his passing away recently.  Cancer is having an impact on our family this year...

Life, we can't choose what happens.  But, we can choose how we react to it. (author unknown)

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