Be gracious to me, O Lord,
for I am pining away;
Heal me, O Lord,
for my bones are dismayed.
And my soul is greatly dismayed;
But You, O Lord—how long?
Return, O Lord, rescue my soul;
Save me because of Your lovingkindness.
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Day 39: Terrible Pain
It was a terribly painful day for Krista. It started with a loss of appetite. Appetite isn't quite the right word for it since she said that she wanted to eat; it was just that nothing sounded good. She tried a piece of toast but could only take one bite before sending it back. The meal shake I made tasted strange to her. (Chemo can do strange things to taste buds.) She asked for a hard boiled egg but could only eat a third of it - and eventually threw that up. I bought all manner of soft foods but those weren't going to work yet. It was quite discouraging for her.
Later she had a different kind if pain localized to her stomach. I gave her some Imodium to stop the intestinal flushing that was starting and that seems to have worked.
But this generalized pain just won't stop. It's kept her in bed all day. Aside from the pain meds she's only been able to take the morning dose of hydrocortisone. There's a cup full of pills she missed because of it. Praying that tomorrow is better.