Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Mama Said There'd Be Days Like This

Tomorrow marks two weeks since surgery, and inevitably, I have had a not-so-great day.  First of all, I see this as a blessing, because I realize that I'm so lucky not to have had bad days prior to this.  It appears I may have overdone it a bit.  (I know...big surprise.)

My left side has crazy pains when I bend or move in certain ways.  I've attempted to take it easy most of the day.  I write this, not to complain, but if any of you end up having this surgery, you may know what to expect.  I'm sure it will clear up soon.  I just need to be gentle with myself.

The few hours today that I didn't spend reclining, were spent with my mother visiting her doctors.  Unfortunately, it appears that her Multiple Myeloma has returned, and she will resume her chemo regimen soon.

Step One will be on Thursday when she receives two units of blood.  I have been present during every transfusion, but this week I will have to take a pass.  I'm pretty confident that sitting in their chairs for six hours would not be a good move.  It will be quite difficult for me to not be there.  Please keep her in your prayers, as she begins treatment.  Thank you so much; it is greatly appreciated!

I'll end with a quick positive.  My goal for protein intake in the first month is 60 grams a day.  In the months to follow, the goal is 80-120 grams.  Today, I consumed 92 grams!  Woo hoo!  A week ago, I would have told you that would never be possible.  What a difference a week makes!

1 comment:

  1. Did my comment show? What are you eating I need to increase protein! Prayers for your sweet mama. Where does she live?