Monday, May 08, 2006

Update number two

I apologize for leaving, y'all hang on for about a week about what I'm doing healthwise. It's been a rough week. My doc took me of all the medications that she could, because just about every medication I'm on has a potential side effect of dizziness. Dizziness is one of those side effects like nausea and vomiting that can be a potential for any medication. I've been on a high dose of prednisone as part of the treatment regimen that goes with the chemotherapy. She had may go down from 20 mg to 10 mg, but I will still need to be on 10 mg for another three weeks. One has to go off high-dose prednisone gradually or you can get into real trouble. However, from past experience, I know I'm still pretty sensitive to 10 mg of prednisone. My emotions have been all over the place this week, and I think a big part of that is the dose of prednisone I'm on. Again, this is based on past experience. The prednisone could also be what's causing my dizziness. The dizziness or vertigo continued at about pretty much the same level and sometimes even worse until Friday. It has been ever so gradually decreasing since then. At its present rate, it will probably take several more days to go away, but at least it's going in the right direction.

So I’m doing my best to cope with all this. I do so appreciate everyone’s prayers.

On other topic – in regards to the Diocese of California’s election of a new bishop, read this account from an excellent and wise woman who as there.


Anonymous said...

Howdy, Sis!

I just read your posting and also the link to the report of the election meeting. The election report was great reading. But I had to wonder why the media was there in full force. Was there a homosexual candidate? If not (and apparently NOT), did they expect the issue to arise anyway?

Well, bravo for the attendees sticking to the business at hand! Which included the Lord's Supper - bravo again! And I truly appreciated the reporter's final paragraph. Oh, if only Christians could take that attitude more frequently, even in the midst of controversies. We might see more unity and much less division coming out of such denominational meetings.

While I was in seminary I attended a Disciples of Christ General Assembly in K.C. Homosexuality was a burning issue there and it very definitely divided the house. And the other two CC(DC) General Assemblies I attended seemed to get side-tracked with positions regarding social issues of the day. I confess, I was part of that, because at our last Assembly here in San Antonio, I spoke to the thousands of people (it was scary to address so many!) concerning the proper (i.e., biblical) Christian position against abortion on demand.

But things are turning around for the better in the CC(DC), at least here in Texas. While I was riding to First Thursday prayer meeting at the Dolph Briscoe Prison in Dilley with two other Kairos Prison Ministry volunteers, the driver gave us a detailed report about the Bulebonnet Area (South Texas) CC(DC) Assembly that had just taken place in Corpus Christi. He told us how even the (fairly) new Regional Minister, a woman, had joined a keynote speaker in declaring that the business of the church in assembly was worship & fellowship & info - NOT taking votes on social issues, usually phrased from the ultra-liberal side of any given issue. Bravo!

Anonymous said...

Hi Debbie, thank you for your update. Your lessons in life help all of us. I wish you new health and healing. Love,Gloria