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Jun. 22nd, 2008 | 08:35 am

So, being that I've been gone for what seems like ages, none of you really know what has went on. Here are some crib notes:

May 9, 2007 my father was killed in a motorcycle accident. Tragic, unexpected, and all-around devastating to myself and my family. I was made executor of the estate, and continue to heft that weight on my shoulders... as there was and still is a lot to take care of.

Towards the end of November, having worn down my body between work, the estate, and the traveling back and forth I took an extreme turn for the worse and ended up in the hospital. It was an extremely scary experience... and the consequences of which I will continue to face for the rest of my life. The resulting diagnosis... an auto-immune disease that I will get to fight for the rest of my life.

Which brings me to medication. Scary stuff. There are the standard things like antibiotics, pain relievers, etc. Those are nothing to worry about. Immune system suppressant drugs like what I am on, are flat out scary. So many severe side effects and possibilities of death... ick.

Medicine is supposed to be better than the sickness, but with drugs like these... it's arguable. Nevertheless, I drudge on... pill after pill.

I am about to go on "vacation", which is really a chunk of free time to work on estate stuff. There will be some time for fun, and I get to see my family which is always a good thing. Other than that though, a bunch of hard work,

One day at a time...

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jennifer Kent

dude i am sorry

from: jenny_15
date: Jun. 24th, 2008 10:07 am (UTC)
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hey man hope stuff gets better i think i talked to ya on aim or somethin once, it was a while back I will be prayig for ya. I seriously hope things will be all right. Just keep your mind off the side evffects, thats what i do for my meds.

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Naceena Salteris

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from: salteris
date: Jun. 25th, 2008 05:57 am (UTC)
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You've made it this far and you will have a happy healthy life. I know the meds thing myself, having to have my dosage increased once again which sucks. My mom had lupus and i know that there are other forms of it out there... but at least the doctors figured out what was up before it get even worse then it was. Your are in my prayers and I'm here most days if you need to talk.

Peace, Love and Cookies

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Kerrie

hey stranger

from: thisipromiseu03
date: Aug. 19th, 2008 12:24 am (UTC)
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I'm really sorry to hear about your dad. What's kind of messed up is that May 9th is my birthday. I haven't lost a parent, yet, but I can empathize with what you're feeling. It's sucks to be a member of a club that you never wanted to be in. I hope that your luck has started to turn around since you wrote this. If it makes you feel any better(i hate this expression, it really makes no sense, but i say it all the time for some reason) my life has really sucked for the past several months. I'm familiar with medications. My... guy i used to date and still wanna be with.. (i knoow what you're thinking, but im not ready to call him that) is epileptic, and it was a battle everyday getting him to take his meds. anyways, i didnt mean to go on and on, but i hope everything is well. write me back sometime. :)

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Tim

Re: hey stranger

from: visions
date: Aug. 19th, 2008 05:06 am (UTC)
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I'm still taking tons of meds.. so nothing really turned around ;)

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Vortex

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from: vortex
date: Sep. 5th, 2008 08:00 pm (UTC)
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Wow!
It's been a Long time!

I'm so sorry to hear about your father, my condolances to you and your family.

I feel you on the medicine.
Back in Oct. 2006, I came down with Pneumonia at which point I found out I was HIV Positive, so I am on some heavy prescriptions as well.

I added you back to keep up :)...

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jaded

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from: flown
date: Dec. 20th, 2008 07:51 am (UTC)
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So sorry to hear about everything. I haven't been on this thing in ages, but it's good to see you're still around. A friend of mine is a transplant receipient, so he's on all kinds of corticosteroids and other immunosuppressants....I know how limiting it can be. Keep safe and stay compliant, k? Not that I have to tell you, but I'd be in the wrong profession if I didn't. =)

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the horrors of modern medicine

from: sanrazer
date: Sep. 19th, 2010 04:09 am (UTC)
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the immune system is designed to protect us from harm if you are open minded read two books the first "the power of infinite love and gratitude" then read "awakening to the secrete code of the mind" both by Dr. Darren R Weissman
these two book will change the way you view illness and to heal from them

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