I'm writing today to say.... that I have nothing to say. Well, nothing to say about what I normally write about, anyway because nothing new has happened. Today was a plain, old boring day but don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining. I'd rather have a plain, old, boring day than a day full of hospital visits, blood draws, waiting in the E.R. or sitting in a dialysis center. According to my siblings, however, I can talk the ear off of anybody so don't worry, I haven't run out of things to say.
I have decided to (finally!) post a picture here. I love blogs with pictures, and eventually I hope to add lots and lots of pictures here but it does take a bit of work and I just haven't wanted to mess with the tediously long download/upload process to put them up just yet. This one, I took with my computer's web-cam, right after I did dialysis and it was quick and easy... so I might take a few more with the web-cam and put up a couple more pictures like this.
I pulled out one of my syringes just to be dramatic. And yes, the cap is still on, I didn't get THAT dramatic because I didn't want to risk dropping it and/or stabbing myself unnecessarily. :-P I look like I'm a nurse trying to be upbeat and positive while giving some poor patient their shot... "Hi! How are you? I'm going to stick this very long needle into your stomach but don't worry, this won't hurt a bit!" I always want to say to them "Oh really, why don't you stick it into your stomach first and let me see how you react and then maybe I'll let you stick me" Actually, I'm always told that it's going to feel like a little pinch, or an ant bite and I think to myself, "That's a pretty hard pinch or a really big ant that we're talking about here, cause this HURTS!" Ok, enough about shots now...
Except for sometimes getting a little hot and making my face feel stuffy, I usually forget that I'm even wearing a face-mask. I think I'm going to make it a new fashion statement and design them with cool, awesome patterns with diamonds and bright crazy colors that will revolutionize the face-mask and make me rich and famous. When I get my transplant, I'm going to have to wear one of these whenever I go out anywhere since I will have basically no immune system (I've never had a really good one anyway but whatever I have left is probably going to be completely wiped out with the medications I'll have after the transplant...) and I'll have to keep myself protected against the germs and stuff flying around.
Hehe, I'm going to have a lot of fun walking around Wal-mart with my face mask and making everyone think that I've got some terrible contagious disease and they're all going to probably avoid me as if I've got a plague or something and then I won't have anybody in my way when I'm trying to look through the sales racks... Maybe I should keep one with me in my purse from now on so whenever I need people to get out of my way, I'll put it on and start coughing and breathing like Darth Vader and then laugh as everyone backs off. Haha, that would be funny!
On a more serious note, my mom decided to buy a brand new copy of Hind's Feet on High Places and the sequel to that called Mountains of Spices. I'm going to be reading those very in depth and posting my thoughts about it here on days like this when I don't have anything else to write about. I highly, highly, highly, HIGHLY recommend this book to everyone, but especially to those who, like myself, are in a difficult season in life. I've read this book 3 - 4 times now and I never get tired of it, it's one of those that you need to re-read on occasion.