Wednesday, August 5, 2009
"Hey...wait for me, I'm still here"
I am sorry to have ignored all my friends here for the past couple of weeks. I feel bad that I just put you all on hold and went about my life without you.
When in fact, I don't know what I would do if you all did the same to me.
I have been trying to keep up with your blogs and read as many as I could,
and I fell short on even that.
I am due for my next round of blood work in a couple of weeks for my leukemia. I am always a little apprehensive before these tests, because of my past difficulties in finding someone capable of drawing blood without blowing up my veins and sending me on my way with a pressure bandage on, to return the next day to start this very painful process again.
What has changed in this process is that I am much smarted and stronger. I no longer allow anyone to touch my veins without a thorough question and answer session, which usually results in the lab tech bolting for the door to get their supervisor. After explaining my history to the supervisor, I then and ONLY then allow them one stick...just one. If they're not successful, I'm out of there to begin the process again another day.
I remember early on, after my diagnosis, I wrote a post about my experiences with lab techs, and I received so many positive and empowering comments, that I changed my self into my own best advocate and the rest is just a bad dream.
So I'm back and I'm rested and I thank all of you again for caring enough about me and making a difference in my life!
This quote always makes me chuckle a bit.
“Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact.”
George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) (1819–1880)