Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Remicade and Pedicure

Today’s treatment was successful and I am still feeling pretty good tonight. Mom had the idea to take along the items needed to give me a pedicure during my treatment. I chose princess pink for my toenails. Mom and I had our own ideas about redeeming the time, but Paul Burton really made it fun because he came to visit us twice on his shift.

Although the Remicade gives me a feeling of being poisoned for a couple of days afterwards, I have to say this treatment has been the easiest by far. I was able to walk out of the hospital at the end of the day. The nurses were pleased to see me looking so well before and after the treatment.

Thank you very much for all of your prayers today. The Lord answered them. His lovingkindness endureth forever!

Isaiah 38:15-17:

15 But what can I say?
He has spoken to me, and he himself has done this.
I will walk humbly all my years
because of this anguish of my soul.

16 Lord, by such things men live;
and my spirit finds life in them too.
You restored me to health
and let me live.

17 Surely it was for my benefit
that I suffered such anguish.
In your love you kept me
from the pit of destruction;
you have put all my sins
behind your back.


  1. Heather Kirkwood Says:

    I’m glad it went so well! I probably won’t be able to check out the blog for a few days. I’m getting ready to leave to go to the American Thoracic Society meeting. These are all lung doctors and researchers, so we’re trying to build awareness so people get accurately diagnosed. We’re also trying to get the word out about the drug trial in case anyone has a patient that fits the criteria. It’s always a very busy, busy week and internet access is fleeting. So, stay well okay!

  2. Trisha Ferris Says:

    How good it is to read a medical post written by you! Thank the Lord for Remicade & for His servants who developed it. Every good & perfect gift comes from Him. The Psalm you quoted was a blessing to me.

  3. Jes Says:

    Hey Katy!
    I agree w/ Trisha - it is so great to get a post from you! I’m glad you had a chance to get a pedicure and redeem the time a little! And how thoughtful of PB to come see you twice! You have such an amazing family!! :) We love ya and I hope this treatment kicks in quickly and you are able to get out there and weed those beds and kill those dust bunnies! :)


  4. Karen Tillman Says:

    Dear Katy,
    WOW, a post from you!!! Something I have truly missed. I am so happy that the Remicade went so well, and hope that you continue on the path to recovery!!! Take care and I will try to check a couple more times before I leave.
    Karen Tillman

  5. Sandy Says:


    I’m so glad that your treatment went well and you were able to be online afterward! My cousin’s little boy (who is almost 2) would love your toenails — he’s currently fascinated by painted toenails and was so disappointed when he had me take off my shoes the other day that my toes were so ordinary!

    Take good care, my friend! Prayers continue from here.

    Sandy B.

  6. Jennifer Blugerman Says:

    OK, so now we know the formula — prayer, bananas, more prayer, donuts, pray some more, veggie sub, repeat…. ;-)

    So thankful that you’re feeling well enough to post a message yourself! We are rejoicing with you and pray that God will indeed reveal to you a consistent, predictable pattern that will enable you to manage your health long term. Thank you all for blessing us daily!


  7. Linda Kochendarfer Says:

    What a blessing to hear from you personally! A pedicure while you get your treatment? Your mom has ideas the rest of us would only dream of! Thank you for the verses from Isaiah, they were a particular blessing to me today. I have written one of them on an index card where I can refer to it often. You continue to be such a bright light for all of us who know you.

    Mrs. K

  8. Jennifer S. :) Says:

    Hooray!! What a blessing. And a pedicure? How fun! What a great idea. I’m glad you’re feeling well and your spirits are so high. You are a blessing to all of us! :)
    Love and prayers,
    Jen :)