|Posted on May 6, 2012 at 3:35 PM|
Hello everyone! Sorry it has been so long since we updated the blog, but we have been playing the wait and see game over the past few months. I am having difficulty with eating again. My whole GI tract is very sensitive, and eating and drinking can be very painful experiences. Since February, I have just been eating the little bit that I can handle each day. Some days are better, and some days are worse. I am also back in the wheelchair full-time because I pinched my sciatic nerve in my left leg. As a result, I have pins and needles, dulled sensation, shooting pains, and difficulty with movement from my hip all the way down to my foot. I have experienced similar problems in the past such as the GI sensitivity and pinched nerves, and I know that ketamine is the answer to calming everything down. I have decided to go through with getting a port placed and receiving the high dose ketamine boosters in Mexico. We are still waiting to hear when I can go, but we are hoping to go in the middle of June. I will be finishing up my library classes this week, and then I will have a few weeks to relax and prepare for my next Mexican adventure.
I wanted to share a very special story with everyone today. Back in the fall, I made a friend, James, at the grocery store. He is a vegan like me and has always been so sweet and helpful when I check out. He always asks how I am feeling and tells me he is praying for me all the time. We recently had a Whole Foods store open, and now my good friend is working there! Whenever I see him, he brightens my day with a handshake or a hug and a wonderful smile. Yesterday, I went with my family to have lunch at Whole Foods and to pick up some groceries. When we went to check out, there was James at the counter smiling. He told me to hang on a minute, and the next thing I know he is bringing me a beautiful bouquet of flowers! As we were checking out, he asked how I am feeling, and we let him know of our plans to travel back to Mexico. He said he has been praying for me. I am so fortunate to have so many kind and special people in my life helping me along the way. Waiting for treatment can be difficult, but all the random acts of kindness help me get through. Thank you everyone! We will update the blog again once arrangements are made for me in Mexico.
P.S. My good friend, Jessica Stevens, has been in the news recently spreading awarness of RSD and the Ketamine Coma. She even got to meet the First Lady, Michelle Obama! Click on the Links and Resources section to see her videos.