Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Health Update~

Hi all~ today I had my monthly Zometa treatment and Lupron injection. Not sure why but this time I am really feeling it, starting with my hip where they gave me the injection. It is extremely sore, much worse than the others. The Zometa gives you a flu like feeling. Usually I feel well enough to run even on Zometa days, not this time :) So I begin the Advil/Tylenol every 4 hours till I feel better routine.

Maybe going into it after a very physical weekend has something to do with it. We hiked for 6 miles on Saturday, my toes are killing from that ~ time for new hiking boots :) We then went mountain biking for 3 hours on Sunday until Chris's bike broke down. My neck and shoulders are killing from all that jarring on rocks, trees, stumps,etc. :) But... we sure had fun!

With the exception of the self inflicted pain :) and the side effects from my treatment today I have been feeling very good lately! My blood pressure is up a bit these last couple of days but for the most part I have not had to take my BP medicine. All other meds remain the same and I am finally adjusting to living life while on them.
Some other improvements we have noticed; my strength and energy are much better and the pain in my rib and spine come and go but mostly my body feels much stronger now. I notice it throughout the day as well as in my running. I plan to begin training around April/May for the Dallas marathon in December! Meanwhile we are easily running 4 miles 3-4 times a week to keep in shape.
I have started training clients and love it! Planning to begin a 5k run/walk group in April which will end on June 6th with the Komen Race For The Cure!
Usually I meet with my counselor once a week, I have now graduated to once a month! So big improvements with anxiety, fears and peace~
It has been a very long time since I have felt well in ALL these areas at the same time. We continue to pray for Gods healing, recovery and peace that only He can give.

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

7 comments:

Racn4acure said...

I hope you are feeling better soon, Elayne. The hiking and biking sounds like fun, and your trip pictures are nice memories of a great mid-winter get-away it appears. Nothing like breaking in new boots! I am looking forward to more hiking once my TNT event is over and spring arrives about the same time. Carpe Diem! Art

Storms Family said...

I'm so glad you are doing so well (other than the temporary pain)! - Emy

Anonymous said...

By the way – I was able to catch your latest blog before leaving for work this morning – so sorry about the difficulty with the Zometa treatment, but I’m really glad that you’ve been doing so well as a whole. Are the effects of the treatment starting to wear off?
Michelle

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Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work, glad you are doing well, we will all keep praying for our familys and you.

Charlotte

Nikki Minich in 3 months and 11 days! said...

Hi Mama! I'm sorry to hear about your pain--I'm praying constantly for your healing and comfort.
I feel like I haven't seen you in awhile. . .school has taken over my life! :) But I miss you so much, and I think we are in dire need of a Little Women night! Complete with comfy PJ pants and pints of ice cream. Ah the healing powers of Jesus Christ and ice cream! :)
I love you and miss you!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi there. Glad to read that overall you are feeling better. I enjoyed your photos of your weekend vacation. It looked cold there. I'm enjoying Florida. Weather has been sunny but cooler. It's fine with me. I still manage to sun. Today, I finally went in the ocean. It was a picture perfect day. About it. Love to all your men and Nikki. Love, Dena

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