Wednesday, June 10, 2015

It's me, it's me, it's me O Lord! I got something else for you to handle.

So much has happened since my last entry. This illness is trying to get the best of me!
Feeling Blah but still have something to smile about!

Monday I had injections to help with the pain from my bulging disc and muscle spasms. I haven’t had spasms since, however I am still sore and stiff from the injections. This pain should be leaving soon.
 
Last Thursday, I started having severe pains in my left ribs just below my breast. This is the fourth time I’ve experienced pain in this area, however never has it been this excruciating! The pain mimicked that of a heart attack. I didn’t panic, and pretty much took it like a big girl! By Saturday I was contemplating going to the hospital because it became too difficult and painful to get out of the bed. Sunday, I went to Sunday School but not worship services. That was about all I could do. I noticed Sunday afternoon that I had excessive swelling in the area of the pain.
 
A good friend who happens to be a physician told me what to do to help with the inflammation. Because she is a cardiologist and asked several rule out questions, I was relieved that she too didn’t believe my heart was the problem.  After some research, I pretty much knew what the problem was, but was going to wait until my Monday doctor’s visit. After an examination, the doctor diagnosed me with having Coostochondritis. A description from the Mayo Clinic:
  • Costochondritis (kos-toe-kon-DRY-tis) is an inflammation of the cartilage that connects a rib to the breastbone (sternum). Costochondritis is sometimes known as chest wall pain, costosternal syndrome or costosternal chondrodynia. Sometimes, swelling accompanies the pain (Tietze syndrome).
  • Costochondritis usually has no apparent cause. Treatment focuses on easing your pain while you wait for the condition to improve on its own, which can take several weeks or longer. Costochondritis usually goes away on its own, although it might last for several weeks or longer. Treatment focuses on pain relief.
Although there is no real cause for Costochondritis, it can be brought on by a tumor or sarcoidosis, both of which I have. Neurosarcoidosis is no joke! Just another thing to give to the Lord. I’ve pretty much have been in the bed since Thursday. Today I am attempting to cook my family a home cooked meal.

It is well with my soul! God be glorified!

Roline

3 comments:

  1. Roline....you are a inspiration to me...I pray that God bless you with a double portion of what the devil has taken from you....continue to be that God fearing woman that you are....May God also continue to bless and keep you from all evil spirits,plots,plans, and schemes that Satan is trying to do....Be Bless...

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  2. I'm happy to hear you are feeling better and the pain is almost gone. While I sat here getting chemo, tears wail up in my eyes reading your blog and I think to myself, the only thing I have to cope with is nausea and vomiting (not to take this lightly) and occasional back spasm from neupogen shots, and the cancer itself. I dare not complain about my condition because just like you, there are others worst off.
    What keeps me going is, "I believe God"! He promised me "EVERYTHING will be alright"! This is my second round of attack from cancer and He saw me through the 1st round and He will see me through this too. I walk in healing and in victory!
    I know your testimony is "It is well with your soul" and that's what God spoke to you. Stay strong and I pray for you and you pray for me and watch God change thing! Hang in there and continue to bless all who read your post and blog. You are a true soldier for the Lord!

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  3. My heart bleeds for you, and all that you are going through, I pray daily that God bring healing to your body. I have faith that God see's and hear's our cry and he will continue to strengthen you!!!

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