Today is another tired day, so what else is new. I did make it to my doctor’s appointment. Dr. Oswari is an MD with alternative care capability (acupuncture, etc.) and probably my favorite doctor. Today’s diagnosis: my hemoglobin is quite low which helps explain my tiredness. There is not adequate oxygen carrying capability to keep my energy up. So do I do a transfusion? It seems like only a band-aid since my next chemo session would again deplete my blood hemoglobin. This is typical of the day-to-day difficult medical decisions. I did make it to the doctor’s office on my own legs but hit the couch as soon as I was home. I am keeping encouraged by a memory project that I started May 6 and hope to finish in a few days.
It is like long distance running. I am striding, one stride after another; pushing off with every stride, focusing on thigh and leg strength to give me the distance but not too much so that I am over-stretched. I keep my shoulders and arms relaxed and pumping. Occasionally dropping my arms down and shaking my hands to keep relaxed. I stay focused, one stride after another, pushing, breathing relaxed, pushing, pushing and then finally the finish line is in sight. I increase my push on each stride, pick up the pace as much as I can, and finally I cross the finish line, exhilarated, satisfied. I high five my fellow runners and those who cheered me on. Praise God for His incredible enduring strength!