Apr 5, 2009

Taking a breather





Well, I am trying to keep the peace in my head, by dealing with what is dealt to me on a daily basis. The cancer diagnosis will be official on Monday. Next step is the treatment plan. I have learned one thing in life and that is some things can change, others can't. So just for today, I am going to live my life as normally as possible, enjoy what simple pleasures I have and regroup. To conquer any beast in life you have to be strong. Worrying myself to the point of no sleep and not eating is not going to help anyone. In order to take care of another human being you must take good care of yourself first. I don't mean that to sound selfish, it is just advice that has served me well in the past. I am in a strange area with doctors that I am unfamiliar with. They are moving this process along so quickly that I haven't had time to truly absorb the facts of the matter. Monday morning I am getting on the phone and start doing what I do best. Research. If you have to fight an enemy you need to have as much ammunition as possible. I want to read and absorb and much information as humanly possible. I am a fighter, have been my whole life. I want answers, but first I need to know what the questions are. Everyone of you who reads my writings, the support I receive is so important to me. I am being sincere. So for now, please just continue to offer support and prayers.

3 comments:

the walking man said...

Lori...Cancer is beatable. It is good that they are moving at lightning paces not dragging their feet. Every drug they prescribe if not covered by insurance go to the Medicare website and you may find that it is covered not under part D but B. If you need help in finding info or resources you have my e-mail. I have some free time.

Also do not hesitate to ask the doc for some Valium fives for you...you are going to need to sleep and to be able to do that chemical intervention of a muscle relaxer is not a bad thing. you are older now and better able to not use them recreational but rather sparingly.

Your health is more important than ever now.

Lori said...

Mark,

I will probably take you up on that private email offer. I am Kenny's payee representative. He never wanted B or D because he never thought he would need it. I have to call them and find out if I can enroll him now or if there is a waiting period for enrollment. Thanks again for everything.

Patricia said...

Prayers are still happening and here's a cyber hug (((( hug)))))

Meemaw