Friday, May 12, 2006

The results are in

My serum calcium level has risen -- a medium-size rise, according to the doctor. As requested, she didn't give me specific numbers. So, my medication dosage has been increased, and she will consult with my endocrinologist Monday to find out if I also need an intravenous drug to manage the calcium levels.
I'm growing very weary of this whole process.
I have lots of major decisions to make about a range of circumstances in my life.

19 comments:

Zenmom, aspiring said...

Thanks for letting us know what's going on with you Michael...living with a chronic illness is stressful. I don't but my husband does and I hear him talk about feeling weary too. Then sometimes the weariness just goes away for a time.

Still I wish I could arrange for all good results.

isabel said...

the praying continues. (O)

Patry Francis said...

May the friendship of people who know you and people who have never met you
ease some of your weariness, Michael. As always, I'm inspired by your strength.

Phats said...

I am sorry to hear this, but I will totally continue to keep ya in my thoughts and prayers buddy.

Hang in there! you have a lot of people pulling for ya

jo(e) said...

Oh, Michael. I'm sending good energy your way.

Michael said...

Thank you, everyone! Your support is truly inspiring and I'm extremely grateful. I try to rest comfortably in the knowledge that things usually turn out the way they should. Thanks for keeping me in your thoughts and prayers.

Kitty said...

*big hug*

Kitty

Michael said...

Thanks, Kitty. How's your dad doing?

Tamar said...

Yes. I cannot imagine what it feels like but I can understand your feeling weary. Thank you for letting us know how you are, Michael. I continue to hold you in my thoughts.

Michael said...

Thank you very much, Tamar.

Kitty said...

Michael, thanks for asking about my dad. They did a biopsy on Friday and most likely won't have the results til next Weds.

Pierre Turlur said...

You are a living example of courage, bold, beautiful and strong. We believe in you, we believe in living Buddhas. Somewhere there is a fucked uo monk thinking of you too.

Love

Kuma San

Michael said...

Kitty, please keep me posted.

Pierre, the love and respect are mutual. Thank you!

Jean said...

Weary is a hard word, isn't it? - in some ways harder than pain or fear. Wishing you whatever helps to ease your weariness, Michael, and thinking of you lots. And loving your intensely beautiful pictures of Japan

Michael said...

Thanks on all counts, Jean!

Matt Kohai said...

May all your setbacks be temporary. Good luck, and I'm pulling for you.

Michael said...

Thanks, KNY! May all of our setbacks be temporary ones.

Beth said...

Michael,

I am so sorry I have been away from the internet for awhile due to packing and moving, and I just checked your blog today...I am thinking of you. I hope the increase in meds helps to get this under control. This must be awful for you. All the best,

Kim

Michael said...

Hi Kim,
I understand completely! I suspected as much; I was thinking of contacting you but thought I should wait a while. Drop me a line when you're all settled.