The Health Journey Continues

I’ll be heading to Duke Medical Center again this week, mainly for followup to the recent episodes of rejection following my 2008 double-lung transplant.  Rejection has been a common theme throughout my health journey.  Not sure if this is just another “bump in the road” or something more significant.  I never know until they have done all the testing, poking and prodding they do each time I visit.

Lately though, I have not been feeling great.  I know something is going on but not sure what.  I’ve been having issues I’ve never had before.  In early September I had the second of two Solumedrol infusions within less than two months of each other, and don’t think I’ve bounced back from those.  In case you don’t know, Solumedrol is an infusion (IV) of 1500mg of Prednisone spread out over three days.  (500mg per day)  It REALLY can affect you in some not so pleasant ways, although my body usually bounces back fairly quick.  Not so much this time.

So, off to Duke I go this week to what’s in store.  Each time I go, I’m reminded just how fragile this life I now live really is.  But I am grateful for the time the Lord has given me up to now.  Borrowed time that I didn’t deserve, yet God, in His mercy and grace, has allowed.

Grateful for this journey!

About DGaines

I am a follower of Jesus Christ and try to live a life worthy of that calling. I am a mess up, a failure and in desperate need of grace and mercy, and that becomes clearer each and every day that I live. My goal is to treasure Jesus Christ and help others to consider Him. Life has thrown me some major curveballs. I am a double-lung transplant survivor and grateful for life, love and a second chance. I am an adopted child who is very thankful for a birth mom I never knew that gave me a chance in this life. As a professional musician, I've been blessed to be a part of some amazing ventures throughout my life. I've had some wonderful mentors throughout my lifetime and I am forever grateful. I play ALL kinds of music and love every minute of each genre or style. My blog posts will hopefully run the gambit of all things that are life. I think a lot, sometimes a blessing, sometimes a curse. :-) I love camping, hiking (as I'm able), going to the beach, music and reading. I'm a bit of a tech junkie, mainly when it comes to music technology. If you like what you read, please share it if you don't, I would love to know! I'm learning to grow from constructive criticism, something I haven't always been good with. Soli Deo Gloria Sola Scriptura Solo Christo Sola Gratia Sola Fide
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3 Responses to The Health Journey Continues

  1. Within a loved heart, does one feel the strength to take yet… another step, whereas the body may not. I feel your precious heart this morning, and mine is with you. * hugs*

    May I never take you’re
    beautiful love for granted.
    May it always delight my
    heart when it senses you’re
    Never to worry, knowing you
    walk with me;
    that you’re peace is my peace
    unwavering and steady…
    just like you’re love.


  2. cindy ovokaitys says:

    I want to speak words that will bring you hope, words to comfort, words that bring you healing. My mind can not come up with the right phrase with such a responsibility weighted behind it. So, instead, I will simply let you know that I am praying. You are a courageous individual to walk this battle. May the Lord use it for something amazing for His Kingdom! Love and hugs – Cindy O.


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