Wednesday, March 01, 2006

It's that time again ...

Come Thursday, I have one of my periodic blood tests.
When the parathyroid cancer plays particular havoc with my biochemistry and my blood calcium levels skyrocket, these tests can occur as frequently as once a week. When things are relatively calm and my calcium levels moderate, they occur every other week.
My last test was a month ago, and the results were good enough to earn me a monthlong respite.
Until now.
When I last was tested, the good wishes of my blogosphere friends really helped me get through that trial. I humbly ask you all to keep me in your thoughts Thursday.
It worked a month ago, and it'll work again.
Thanks!

27 comments:

LBseahag said...

HEALTH MIRACLE. Remember, its your name...

And may I recall what you said back in early January:
"The good news is, tomorrow's another day. Better still, it's the weekend and I've got a little cash in my pocket.
The phrase "keep the faith" never meant so much to me as now."

And just that...your faith and will to get through hard times will prevail...

I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers, you are an inspiration, a friend....

Kitty said...

You've got it, Michael. Thanks for reminding us.

*Big hug*

Kitty :)

Jean said...

You'll be in my thoughts, Michael, and in my meditation.

Chris said...

When they stick you-
They'll stick me too...

I'll be there.

Beth said...

i'll definitely keep you in my thoughts.

Mary said...

Will be thinking of you.

Anna said...

Jean guided me over here.
The best of luck, Michael, for Thursday. I'll send you a wave of positive thoughts from across the Atlantic during my meditation.
Anna.

Michael said...

Thank you, everyone! I'm grateful and humbled by your kind thoughts and good wishes.
I'll post the results here as soon as I get them.

mrsbeach said...

Will hold you in my thoughts, as always.
You take care

That Was Zen This Is Tao said...

Best wishes for tomorrow, Michael. You'll be in my thoughts.

MB said...

Here via Jean. I'll be thinking of you, Michael.

Jo said...

I'm glad I checked on you when I did. I will be thinking of you on Thursday.

I took a No Doctors month last month and can't say I regret it. Of course, this month is going to suck but for one month I got to pretend I was normal again.

You hang in there and I get stuck on Friday so we can be bruised arm buddies this week. ;)

Michael said...

Thank you, thank you, everyone!
Jo, I'll be thinking of you, too. It was a great no-doctors month for me, as well. Hopefully, I'll get to do it again in March, depending on tomorrow's outcome. I wish the same for you.

Sujatin said...

Yes, I'll be thinking of you too. Looks like you've got a good, caring cyber-sangha sending you good wishes and holding you in their thoughts. Glad to join them

beth said...

Best wishes, Michael! You'll be in my thoughts and prayers.

Green said...

I hope everything is fine.
You seem to have a very good care of yourself.
And you deserve it.

Michael said...

Thanks, guys!
With all this support, it looks like I need to take another inventory of my many blessings!

Pierre Turlur said...

No need to worry Michaeel,

You are in very good hands.

We are all with you. All along.

Love

Michael said...

Merci Pierre, gassho. :)

Patry Francis said...

I'll be with you tomorrow.

Michael said...

Patry, :)

Phats said...

Done! I will be thinking nothing but great thoughts for you, and I am sure you will be just fine :) If I could I would hop a plane and go with you if that would make ya feel better.

I'll be thinking of ya!

Jean said...

Michael, those who said 'via Jean' are from the meditation blog I'm part of: http://days100.blogspot.com/
You'll be in our meditation today.

Michael said...

Thank you so much ...
A light snow is falling here at 8:50 a.m. I'm just about to drink my morning tea, and then it's off I go.
Thanks for your support!

Zenmom, aspiring said...

Hey Michael,
It's 830pm and you must have had the blood drawn already. I want you to know that I love reading your blog and will say a metta prayer for you now.

May Michael be filled with lovingkindness
May he be free
May he be happy
May he find peace.

anu said...

All my love and energies to you michael. Hugs

Michael said...

Thanks for these wonderful sentiments!

I'm truly touched and humbled by this show of support. Thanks to each and every one of you!