Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Today, after I had been out of bed for about an hour, I began having a hard time breathing. I felt exhausted and nauseated. These are all symptoms of the anemia I’m fighting. I was planning to drive myself to the OB checkup today. I kept wishing I had asked someone else to drive me, and I wished that Jeremiah could just stay in his pajamas all day, so I didn’t have to hunt the clean laundry to find jeans for him. I wished I could stay in my pajamas all day. But I didn’t suppose it would be appropriate to go to the OB’s in pj’s.

I did lay down for as long as I possibly could before dragging myself back out of bed to get ready for the doctor’s appointment. By that time my stomach had calmed down, and I was feeling slightly better. Jeremiah was excited to be dropped off at Elijah’s house again, and I went on to the appointment. I honestly thought I might end up getting that blood transfusion after all. I arrived while the office staff was still on lunch break and had to wait about 30 minutes before the office reopened. After I was inside and waiting to sign in, I saw a notice on the office wall that made me double check today’s date. Then I realized that I had my days mixed up, and my appointment isn’t until tomorrow.

It actually felt good to laugh at myself. And Jon made me feel even better by laughing at me too. So, here’s hoping that tomorrow I feel better than I did this morning. And I sure was glad I didn’t ask anyone to drive me.

13 comments:

Daniel said...

Amy, I'm sorry to hear that... will pray that you don't have any more breathing problems.

I just wanted to "publicly" thank you all for being such a blessing to so many people.

We will continue to pray for you regularly.

Donna said...

Glad you could laugh at yourself. I'd have probably been yelling at myself! :-)

SHERI said...

You are a blessing, friend! We are praying for you daily! Please tell the children hello from my children! They miss them and pray for them daily too!
Sheri

Brandi said...

It makes it so much better when you can laugh at yourself instead of getting upset! I laughed at it too! Hope all goes well tomorrow.

Jendi said...

Laughter is the best medicine!
Praying you feel better tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

Oh Amy! That sounds like something I would do--and actually have done. How did your appointment go on Thursday? I am glad you could laugh at yourself. My granchildren tell me I laugh too much at things they do not even think are funny. Do you remember when you told your Mom pretty much the same thing about her and her sisters?? When my grands informed me of that, I thought of you. The other day, Christopher, the oldest informed Kristina and I that we have too much fun. He said it shaking his head as if he did not understand a thing we were laughing about. I love you and am praying for you, Amy. Aunt Sarah

Anonymous said...

correction....Kristina and me. ; )

Aunt Sarah

Cynthia said...

I ached for you, as I read your post. I probably wouldn't have had such a good attitude about it! Thanks for your sweet example. We love you and pray much for you, Jon, and the kids!

Cousin Cynthia (in Brazil)

Anonymous said...

Amy, It has been good to see you at church lately - an encouragement that God is answering prayers for your strength. At the same time, I am sure you are tired. We will keep you all in our prayers - and that little baby boy too!

Candy

Rhonae said...

Will be praying for you tomorrow as you go in for your treatment. Thank you for sharing with us.

Shannon said...

As I sit here awaiting my third chemotherapy, I know you are in the chair of your own chemo. room today, too! The last for you for awhile, I understand from talking to Teresa. Today is my half-way point! 3 down, 3 to go! I pray for you daily as I lift up myself and other family and friends who are fighting the same battle. I pray a special prayer for blessing #7, that God will hide you both under his wing.
Shannon

Donna said...

Amy, just realized that you are having your treatment today--probably about now. I have paused to pray for special strength and fewer side effects. Lots of love. DRB

~Me said...

Been praying for and thinking of you. Love to all of you!