Now Playing: Day 720-The Final Road To Survival
I have quite a few things in common with fellow GP'ers, their family and friends. Words of advice we all share:
"Expect the worst case scenario and the unexpected with Gastroparesis. This way you will never be disappointed and when you do get good news it will turn out instead to be GREAT NEWS!"
Life is strange and nothing too crazy surprises me anymore. I am almost to the point of seeing it all. Sadly sometimes even being put in the middle or blunt of it all. Not a fun place to be but life allows you to go out the exit door and not partake. My doctors have continued to be a very strong support team making sure I am as comfortable as possible and no matter how bad things might get they have my back.
I didn't sleep very good last night. Between not finding a comfortable sleeping position and things weighing on my mind I got around 4 hours of sleep before my cell phone alarm went off at 11:45am. I had an appointment at 1:30pm however I had a strong gut and hunch it would be canceled. I also thought I heard the home phone ring and guess what? Once again my gut was right on target! Not only did the phone ring but a message on the recorder clearly stated my appointment had been rescheduled for next month. Honestly I wasn't a bit surprised seeing when people question your level of intelligence being sick those same people end up making things harder on themselves. Amen. So me and my friend-Caregiver instead decided to jump ahead on house chores and let the fur kids play outside in the backyard. At this point between having to make three phone calls regarding other matters I was finally tired enough to go back to sleep. It also helped having some assistance from pain medication my specialists called into the pharmacy.
My friend-Caregiver initially went to pick it up for me but guess what? Since I had medication stolen from me and actually taken up to the pharmacy and filled they now have a new policy with narcotics that you must show your ID. Times that policy by 100 on my account seeing it was that one time having medically necessary medication and prescriptions stolen from me that forever changed the pharmacies policy regarding controlled substances and showing your ID. If I ever wanted to put that part of my life behind me sadly it won't be anytime soon. I deal with it every time I pick up a medication. Seeing like most who have dealt first hand with those who are addicted you hope they will change for the better and for themselves but you can't change people. Learning experience #110 on my end.
Since I finished the rest of my treatment the other day I forget to empty the rest sitting in the refrigerator down the drain. It was interesting watching the toxic mixture literally go down the sink drain and see the reaction when I turned on the water. It bubbled for around five minutes so just imagine the power it does to your insides. It sure made my jaw drop! YIKES! No wonder my stomach and intestines get so darn inflamed for the next three days and I get gastritis on more than a few occasions. No wonder my teeth are also suffering! If it can do this to your sink and drain I am sure it can easily eat away your insides. So....My friend-Caregiver picked up some new Listerine today that actually helps prevent tooth decay. Now the great question is can it stop decay due to liquid Drano treatments? Only time will tell but you can call me, "The first guinea pig" this evening.
My friend Kevin sent me a few messages today regarding the new Jesus statue they are going to rebuild up north that he saw on his way home from work. This is the same church where a record tall statue of Jesus holding his hands up to Heaven caught fire during a horrible storm a few years ago. They start work on it next week. We always talk about the statue since it is so well known in the city. He said, "Hopefully this time they put plastic sandals on Jesus in case of another electric storm and they don't make him out of fiber glass. WHEW!" I can only imagine how much this new one will cost that they already named, "The light of the world." Kinda strange to name it that seeing wasn't it lightening that took the last towering statue down? UMMMMM?....
My poor friend John who moved from up north down to Ft. Knox this past fall is having one heck of a time with the transition and all the horrible storms. Unfortunately he moved right in the middle of the Midwest line of fire for nasty weather. He is already wanting to move but more importantly just misses his friends. Much like myself he dreads the holidays anymore since he doesn't have any family. I always tell him my door is open and the fur kids said to stop on by but I know its hard and sometimes its just easier to be by yourself. We have fun though exchanging funny text messages and photos. These were just too cute and true not to share!
Here's to a happy upcoming Easter holiday weekend even if you have to celebrate in your own unique way. Amen!