Dad

My father will turn 91 this August. 91! Many would say that he has lived a long and happy life. I know he’s lived a long life.  Happy is debatable but nonetheless, the cliché provides little comfort to those of us left behind. My dad has been sick for a very long time now. Nearly…

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Perceptions vs Reality

I prefer online shopping these days not only for the ease and convenience but also because of the social anxiety I have been struggling with. I cannot seem to adjust to this new body…this fat that has deposited itself around my frame and made itself at home with no sign of leaving any time soon.…

Coartem 👿

This has been an incredibly rough few months. I battled several infections for a month or two (sinusitis, bronchitis, UTIs, suspected pneumonia, etc) which resulted in having to delay my protocol for several months.  I was finally able to start my protocol last week.  After getting a few days into the protocol, I realized that…

Burden or blessing

I am truly struggling. Treatment is wearing on me. There are many moments when I have to remind myself why I am fighting. Every day, I swallow 50+ pills. I have tinctures, nausea meds, nausea patches, pain meds, lotions and gels for pain, etc. I literally have THREE 3 drawer containers full of my medical…

Seen But Not Heard

Get over it. Stop dwelling on the past. A lot of people have been through worse things. You clearly have unconfessed sin in your life and you need to repent. Jesus was right there with you while it was happening… I have heard every one of these at one time or another.  Walking into a…

My One Word

Around New Year’s, I began hearing about choosing “one word” for the year. I don’t recall ever hearing about this before and honestly, I was confused when people just began posting their word.  I decided to research the concept and see what it was all about. The one-word phenomenon began as an alternative to New…

Beauty in the Broken

For the past month or two, I have been in a fog. (Nutrex Hawaii defines brain fog, also commonly known as brain fatigue, as a mild to severe episode of mental confusion that can strike without warning. When this occurs, it is common to experience a lack of focus, poor memory recall and reduced mental…

The TIG Monster

It has been much longer than I'd promised myself since my last post. Sometimes life and treatment get in the way. I just finished my first protocol since restarting IV antibiotics. It went fairly well. No serious side-effects. Some herxing (which is a good thing). I met with Dr. J this past week to review my…