Update: 25 Feb 2019

Hey y’all,

I’m sitting in bed at NHRMC this sunny Monday morning, thinking through my priorities for the day – shower, daily prayer practice, read, update you… Today is day 16! here and I don’t have much to show for all this time here.

I am grateful for the outpouring of encouragement from friends and family. I’m glad you like the blog!

Several days ago, I was making progress towards pain medication weaning until I wasn’t – I became pretty miserable, well past my breaking point. Thankfully, the doctor could see it, could see me, in my pain. With some discussion among this doctor and a palliative care provider, we were able to change course and treat my pain again. For the last few days, I’ve been on a pretty solid pain medication regimen  –  pain was minimal most of the time.

Starting ~ noon today, my pain medication will decrease per a protocol from the gastroenterology group at UNC. I’ll have additional medications available to make the decreases less uncomfortable. It should take 5 days; ending with little to no pain even without medication.


These next few days will likely be rough. I could use continued encouragement, prayers & hugs (in person or virtual). THANKS!


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