Thursday, April 5, 2012

Hope in a Bottle

Well those of you who live in my life, as I see it, already know that I received a little bottle of hope 2 weeks ago by Fed Ex! Yes, I came home from errands with both children on my heels when Mica spotted a box on the porch. I had no idea what it was, and had to snatch it back as the minions attempted to rip it open. They watched expectantly as I ripped the box open and pulled out a plastic bag with paperwork... and a bottle of pills. I was perplexed, but then I saw the word VOTRIENT on the label and knew it was going to be a good day.

From the moment I met Dr. Barth, I knew good things would come. Through the testing, and results, and now getting such quick approval from Medicare for a drug that is not FDA approved for my specific use (it is actually used to treat kidney cancer.) Now I have been dutifully swallowing my little pills each morning, never missing a dose and "following the directions to a T." I have had no ill effects so far whatsoever! There was potential for loss of appetite, fatigue, hair loss, and headaches. So far I am only as fatigued as I usually am, no worse, and my appetite seems to have increased! (A complete coincidence and good excuse I am sure!)

We just moved into our beautiful new house with plenty of room for the kids. My family and friends have been helping so much, going out of their way to be supportive and jumping in to roll their sleeves up right along with me. I am beyond appreciative to the Universe for my current state of existence. This medication will not cure me, or even make all of my tumors stop growing and shrink. Do you know what it will do? What it has already done? It has allowed me to think that maybe, just maybe, Hope is not so unattainable after all. I already have it.

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