|A poor quality photo, but an example of some hives on my right arm.|
So anyway, what is the moral of this story? I believe there is a sovereign, big plan for everything single thing that happens in our lives. It gives me extreme peace. If I didn't have this level of extreme miserable hives, then I probably wouldn't have done the extent of research I have done and demanded hormone level testing. What if we uncover something that changes my treatment regimen? If I would not have these hives, we would have continued on the regimen of Tamoxifen with no others changes. Although I can't believe I am now saying this, I can say I am thankful for the miserable hives. God is showing me and the physicians something through these terrible things. I have to get this resolved though, because it is difficult to take care of my two precious kiddos on no sleep. But, I am so thankful that I have been able to get some sleep the past two nights. The hives situation continues to improve and I now only suffer with a number of hives that I can actually count. Yet, I am also on a TON of medication, so this is definitely not a long term solution to the problem. I am thankful that God has helped me to be a good mother and wife through these crazy times on little to no sleep. I am thankful that we will be figuring out a solution soon.
Now, for the prayer requests:
- Please pray that we figure out what is going on in my body.
- Please pray that I can be weaned off all these medications with no issues and no hives outbreak.
- Please pray for guidance for the physicians on how to treat me--for example, do I need to see a new physician expert, such as an endocrinologist?
- I am going to start back up on a new brand of Tamoxifen tonight (my oncologist now is thinking I am probably not allergic to Tamoxifen now since they continued to get worse after stopping the drug a week ago). So, please pray my hives do not get worse from that.