Monday, March 1, 2010

Numb and Blue

This morning I got out of bed in a pretty good mood for a Monday morning. I was excited to flip the calendar over from February to March thinking this can only be a better month than the last one! I went to MVP to swim a few laps before going to school. While I was swimming, I noticed that my left arm was feeling a bit tingly and numb. I got out of the water and took a closer look only to find that my arm and hand had a bit of a blue tint. I felt fine, so I headed on to school. After showing a few people what I was noticing, I decided I better call the doctor. Dr. VanderWoude sent me straight to ER to have an ultra sound done, concerned that the port may be causing a problem. Six hours, an ultra sound, and a venogram later, it was determined that a blood clot had indeed started where the port is. I will be receiving Lovenox (a rapid blood thinner) for the next several days and will also start taking Coumadin tomorrow.

This was another discouraging day for our family. I think I was prepared for the side effects of chemo, but not at all prepared for the other challenges that seem to keep coming at me.

I leave you with this quote from the book "Footprints."

"Moments of darkness in our lives may be caused by a tragedy. Yet there is a greater darkness in the eyes of one who has not felt God's love, grace, and the assurance of his hope. There is hope for all of us. There is light. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is our hope and light in the darkness."

11 comments:

  1. Robin
    What would we do without our GODS LOVE and GRACE. praying for you =0)
    Joyce

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  2. Dearest Robin,
    I'm not even sure what to say except God loves you and will not forsake you. Right now you must feel a bit like Job. You are in our thoughts and prayers for rest tonight and a better day tomorrow.

    Love,
    Sue & John

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  3. Dear Robin, so sorry to hear about your day-must have been really rough. I wish I could just make this part be all done for you. I wish a good nights sleep for you and a better day tomorrow. All my love to you, Randy, Kylie and Keagan!
    xoxoxoxo
    Kristin

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  4. Amen,

    Love, Lynn

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  5. Oh Robin~ I was hoping for a different post after conferences. Praying for grace & peace for you. Laurie

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  6. Oh Robin~ I was hoping for a different post after conferences. Praying for grace and peace for you. Laurie

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  7. I'm so glad you called!!! Talk to you soon :)

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  8. What a day you had! I will pray for rest for you tonight.

    Love, Krystle

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  9. Dear Friend,

    Continuing to pray for you, Randy, Kylie and Keagan! May you all feel God's love and peace. Rest well, safely in God's arms!!

    Love,
    Corla :)

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  10. So sorry to hear about your setback today Robin. May your strength continue to be renewed by Christ. Hope and prayers for a restful night.

    Haley

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  11. God is in the set backs and go forwards ... hoping the forward motion is right around the corner. Until then, may you trust his strong arms.

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