Sunday, September 26, 2010

A moment of Peace

I am having a moment of inner peace and decided I wanted to share it with the world. Usually evenings  are difficult for me pain wise....and even though i don't feel great pain wise, my spirit is peaceful and strong right at this very moment. This moment is one of those almost perfect moments of reflection. Its pouring with rain outside and I can hear the rain pounding on the ground and the smell of fall is in the air. I got to spend some time with my parents and Adam (my husband) and Kristen (our friend and room mate) and it was great. I really appreciate all the time i get to spend with my family and friends.Especially my best friend and god kids (over the phone) I have such love and joy in my life and i am truly blessed in so many ways. I have incredible support.  I am sitting on my couch typing this, eating a low sugar ice cream bar at one am...(its not cheesecake but it will do)...i just threw in a load of laundry and I am watching a repeat episode of Grey's inspite of the pain,  life is good. I am thankful for this moment....I appreciate all the good ones, do my best to get threw all the hard ones cause sometimes i have to put my head in the sand and give up during the hard ones....but then I find a peaceful moment and start over and try again!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Life in General

Well the last few days have been interesting, my pain level has been kinda high and of course no lidocaine this week as the Docs are away and I couldn't get an appointment. So next week's lido can't come fast enough. We have raised over $600 for the pain clinic so far - our friend and roommate kristen is running the North Shore half marathon and in doing so is raising money for the Surrey Memorial Hospital Pain Clinic that i go to on a weekly basis. So i am so greatful to all my friends and family that have donated.I am struggling between resting and sleeping  when i need to and also trying not to sleep my life away. I see Dr May Ong Oct 19th - and i will likely find out when i have to spend my three or so weeks at the hospital doing a medical detox under walking epidural, do whatever bowel tests i need and then go back on whatever meds i need to go home This is a requirement for TPN as well.. This is not something i am looking forward too but at the same time if there is potential that it will help me in some way then great! But hey you know how i don't like to miss having fun - and three weeks is a long time to not be having fun with my friends and family. Before we know it, it will be the xmas season - one of my favorite times of the year, i am praying that i won't be in the hospital then, i will ask that i not be in the hospital in December if possible. I am kinda hoping that i don't go till next year cause then i can get ready, buy some stuff for the hospital with my xmas or birthday money.Well that is all for today, off to the land of ZZZZ's for now...even if it drug induced. i have tea tomorrow with a dear elderly friend - i will bee back again soon!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

My First Whim!

Hi everyone, well my name is Lisa Armstrong and welcome to my Blog! My best friend Penny (or mamma as i call her) started a blog recently and encouraged me to do the same, so here i am. I am a photographer, a crafty person, housewife, and also due to medical circumstance a professional medical patient. Since i spend a lot of time at the Dr. and at the hospital i thought this blog would allow me to let everyone know how i am doing and not only will it be therapeutic for me but i won't have to repeat myself 10 times after everything that happens. I  can talk about my photography and share that as well as my beading and carving and just life in general.So put on your seat belts and hold on for life's ride.