Sunday, January 22, 2006

I am a druggie!

Slow down, you move too fast
You gotta make the morning last
Just kickin' down the cobblestones
Got no deeds to do No promises to keep
I'm dappled and drowsy and ready to sleep
Let the morningtime drop all its petals on me...Life, I love you,All is groovy
(Feelin’ groovy –S & G)
It’s Sunday and the effects of steroid withdrawal are way worse than I had expected. Last night was plagued with bad dreams; I’m really tired and losing appetite. Lethargy is an understatement and all my muscles ache, like I’ve run a marathon. This small article on the net suggests there may also be a component of psychological dependence to the withdrawal. Odd, but it’s funny to think of my self as a druggie, fighting to rid my self of a drug that helped me get better. Too much of a good thing…….
Tripti is currently making an elaborate Anatomy quiz for her medical students. She’s pushing PowerPoint to its limits to make an impressive quiz! Hope they enjoy it. That’s the thing in CMC, and many other places too I’m sure. So much investment into the students – it’s how the student responds that makes the exercise worth it!
Will make a short walk today, and hopefully make it to Chapel for the evening service. Just hope this lethargy settles, I have a patient for anal physiology testing to do tomorrow in hospital and Anne needs to have Koby checked for routine follow up. It just won’t do if I’m not up to the trip!
Its great to know what ever the challenge or problem - a druggie or whatever - God's there to sort it out! Just need to keep my speedlimits within his regulation books!


Anonymous said...

Thanks Tarun and Anne for your patience and understanding.It has meant alot to me and you are in my prayers.
Your updates are priceless Tarun.
love you

Anonymous said...

hellooooo dear friend...

Congraats on finshing with the chemo..tiger!! Finally got some time to read through your last week's comments today.. Someday,pretty soon..I'll read thru each one of your posts over the past few months.
When I read these posts, it is just like you are sitting across from me and talking to me coz it reminds me so much about the time when we used to spend hours talking before you started courting anne!![And of course, following that]
Waiting to come back and see you..
In hopkins for two days to catch up with monisha.. She sends her regards and prayers too..
lots of love,eddie

Anonymous said...

The original written by Annabel Gilham, but have taken the liberty to make a few personalized edits

Dear Father,

You are aware of everything that is going on in my world at the present time . . . what has happened in the past . . . and what is to come in my future. That is beyond my comprehension.

You "know all of my needs before I even tell You about them." That, too, is beyond my comprehension. But I accept it as Truth. I know it. And in spite of that " knowing, " I enumerate all of my needs to You time after time. Of course, the presupposition would be that I don’t believe You heard me and You’re doing nothing about these crises of mine. Well, that’s wrong. It’s for my own benefit that I present them to You over and over again. I guess I think this will communicate to You how important they are to me.

Thank You that You have heard me as I talked to You and that You have taken these petitions and You are working Your mighty plan in each of them. In Your timing I will see and understand.

Please confirm to me that You are DOING today.

Pray that this brings hope and comfort to you

Tarun Jacob said...

dear Anonymous,
Thank you for the prayer of Annabel Gilham, it would be great if I knew who you were - if you wish to remain anonymous then thats fine too!
Thanks again to all who write in and visit!

Smoke said...

Drugs are just bad, you should try to use Herbal Alternatives as a temporary replacement to loose the dependance!