" I implore you, my child; observe heaven and earth, consider all that is in them, and acknowledge that God made them out of nothing (ex nihilo), and that mankind comes into being in the same way..." 2 Maccabees 7:28

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Intravenous Encouragement

Every time I go in for a chemo infusion, my oncologist comes in and checks my heartbeat, takes my pulse, etc. She also checks my lips and mouth to check for excessive dryness (a side effect of chemo). It's not uncommon for her to say "you look a little dry. WHy don't I just order an extra bag of saline in your drip"? THat extra bag of saline really does the trick. Even my skin looks better when I leave from that extra hydration.

SOmetimes I wish someone could come in and check my vitals and say "hmm... you're looking a bit discouraged and tired. Why don't I just hook you up to this extra bag of hope and feed it directly into your veins? You'll feel better in no time!"

5 comments:

Amy said...

Amen, sista! lol

hopeyg said...

Well come on home and hope'll whip up a bag of hummus or guacamole and we can pump it through an IV, once you bring back some cumin that is :)

sheshe said...

I know.

Br. Robert, OP said...

Hopey, I think you've got the solution right there!

Meanwhile, give that sis of yours a hug for me. Not quite IV, but maybe epidermal hope (from Hope) will do some good, too.

Colleen said...

Sign me up for that IV of hope!