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Psalm 23:2 "He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restoreth my soul."


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Friday, January 4, 2013

Time Heals

I just realized it has been a very long time since I wrote anything. Another new year is here already? This past year has been a very busy one for me with many visits to the doctors to manage my Sarcoidosis. In May I began being treated with Methotrexate. I had read articles verifying that it could help in the management of Sarcoidosis and since Prednisone did not help me,and
my symptoms were continuing to worsen, I decided to give it a try in spite of the dreadful side effects. I knew I would probably lose my hair so even before it began to fall out I ordered a few wigs and began wearing bandannas. I was at a pain level of 9 or 10 every single day and coughing constantly. Something had to be done...so out of desperation,I began. I have to admit that after reading about all of the serious potential side effects I did have some reservations and was a little bit nervous about taking it. The first few months were the most difficult to get past as every Tuesday night I would take the pills and then every Wednesday and Thursday would feel as if I had a bad hangover or the flu. I continued to cough and have terrible bone pain and strange rashes from the Sarcoidosis and was doubtful if this treatment would ever work for me. In December I thought I may have to quit taking it since my liver enzymes were too high and my kidneys were showing signs of insufficiency. I have now been taking Methotrexate for seven months, I no longer have such severe bone pain, coughing, rashes and overall my level of pain is down to a 3! The side effects are not as severe as the first few months. I am hoping that I can continue on this treatment since it does seem to be finally helping me. If you can just be a little tolerant and patient then sometimes time heals.
This past year has truly been a tough year for many people both physically and emotionally and I am sure some feel it will never get any better. Just be a little tolerant and patient....time heals.
~Isaiah41:10 "Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed;for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness."

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