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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Not So Fun and Relaxing

Today, my plan had been to go to my art class, get a massage, then come home and rest for a few hours before going out to speak to the women's Rosh Chodesh group in Elazar.

Instead, I spent the entire day at the hospital! 

To begin with, even though I am wearing THREE pain patches (12 mg each) and took a Percocet as soon as I woke up, the first thing the pain specialist in the oncology ward had me do was take two more Percocets.  It did shoot me into La-La-Land, but I could finally bare the pain! 

Then, after a brief consult and exam by my oncologist, he sent me for a CT.  After which he invited an amazing (and very nice) oncological orthopedic surgeon for an additional evaluation.  I need to do an MRI of my hip, to make sure I have no fracture, but that will wait for another day.

After I finally got out of the hospital, I had to go to the pharmacy for more pain meds, but they did not have the higher dose pain patches, that the doctor wants me to try.  My mom drove me to another pharmacy, but they did not have the patches either!  I was too tired to make another stop, so we just gave up and will go tomorrow.

By the time I got home, just a few minutes ago, I only had (have) an hour and a half to rest before leaving to speak this evening.

I am so damn tired!

I am counting on the fact that being around people energizes me.  So, I am not too concerned about my ability to give a good presentation.

That said, I am pretty sure I will crash afterwards.  Thankfully, I do not have anything planned for tomorrow, so I can rest.  Though I would really like to do something fun with my mom, who is leaving in two days. 

Being in all this pain has really cramped my style! 

I had planned on doing all these fun things with my mom.  In the end, I did not feel up to doing anything fun!  I am really hoping that we will manage to fit in at least a few fun things during the next two days!

I wanted today to be fun and relaxing.  It really was not!

Anyway, if any of you women live in the Gush, you are certainly welcome to come here me speak this evening at the moadon in Elazar at 8:00 pm.

Please daven (or send happy, healing thoughts) for RivkA bat Teirtzel.

With love and optimism,


Shelly said...

Really hope you'll get to do something fun with your mom before she goes back!

And fun sounds like an excellent goal in general. Eliyahu and I are working on an idea that should provide a fun evening - will let you know more when we have details worked out...

rutimizrachi said...

I did not hear about your talk in Elazar until it was too late to arrange a ride -- but would love to hear how it went! Just that you planned to speak after such a day inspires me. You go, GIRL!

Anonymous said...

I love you, RivkA. Sending happy, healing thoughts! <3


Bernie said...

Hope your speech went well (I'm sure it did)
I also am sure that your mom is enjoying just spending time with you RivkA.....she wouldn't want you being concerned about entertaining her....also you must feel much better having your mum with you when your not feeling well. Mom's are pretty special and only want their children happy.
I want fun things for you both as well but I know if it were me, either as a mother or daughter I would really enjoy just being together.
I do hope you feel better soon my friend, always in my heart and prayers each day......:-) Hugs

rickismom said...

HUGS! Hope you are feeling better today!

Alli said...

Dear Rivka, this is the first time reading your blog and most certainly not the last.
I wish you peace & blessings to help with your healing..
Be blessed!
Take good care Alli ......xx