Tuesday, January 24, 2006
I woke up fairly late today, compared to the , steroid supercharged me I’m used to. The tapering dose of Prednisolone has reached 25mg, and continues to make me feel sapped of energy, but I’m not pushing the limits too much either!There is a snap of me trying exercise my proximal muscles fit by climbing up and down stairs in the garden. Anne caught me in the act! – Regular He-Man!
I made a quick trip to hospital in the afternoon, there was a presentation on Laparoscopic hernia repair and hemicolectomy at in the Classroom, by Dr. David Rodda and Dr. Peter Hewett colorectal surgeons here for a colorectal workshop planned at the end of the week. The presentation was nice, and was interesting to see the fancy equipment that they use in Lap work compared to the stuff we use.
I was quite caught up by a tree outside our house today. This tree got me thinking. This is an Indian badham (Almond) tree that is dead, except for a bunch of deceptive green foliage from its lower branches. I guess that’s like ME before the Lymphoma episode. And now, 3 months of chemo, getting to know God better, spending time reading, blogging, thinking and talking about events,-He has really strengthened me from within. I guess I was a poorly nourished tree earlier, looking deceptively good, making the right outward choices, but probably not as alive within as God felt I needed to be. And maybe lymphoma and time off has been God's way to make me grow better Almonds!