I have come to the end of my dosing of the research drug at home; it was not as easy as I presumed it would be.
Having nurses come to my home everyday to watch me take medication, and record their observations each day did not seem to be so much fun.
They were very friendly and knew their job so maybe I felt it was not fun because I had to change my routine for sometime. I felt privileged to be able to work with them.
I went through the process thinking this could be potentially help a lot of people in the near future; that kept my focus to complete the process with dedication.
I must say that the fact that I was contributing in a tiny way, toward a drug that could help gain even the slightest quality of life for people with sickle cell, made me very determined to go through the process.
I went into hospital each week for blood to be taken to monitor the difference and change in my blood, the needles was not fun, it was part of the process so I had to commit fully.
I ended up in hospital after the last dosing of the drug; I had chest infection, which then triggered sickle crises. This was due to the flu going around due to weather change.
I was discharged with antibiotics and was back again the following week with the same chest infection.
This time it was worse than the first time, I felt the pain was going to kill me.
I was on morphine injections and was still in so much pain for three days; it was an experience I do not wish anyone to go through.
I am really grateful to my family, my pastors and my church members for their continuous prayers love and support.
I know that God alone saw me through that painful episode, as I felt very helpless.
9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
2 Corinthians 12:9-1 (NIV)
I am learning each day to keep pressing on to God for sustenance, I would not let fear of pain overtake my life and distract me from focusing on my healer who is able to do more than I can ever imagine.
I have my mind set on God is God regardless my circumstances, I count my many blessing as I look back and praise God for all he has rescued my family and I from.
I praise God for his protection all these years past, and I thank him for that which he is preparing me for in the future.
I continue to pray that I do not step out from his will for me, I never want to miss the plans he has for me.
In our suffering we lean more on God for strength and rescue and he never fails.
Whatever you are facing today, cry out to God for help, he is a God of miracle and he does not lie.
Delay means trust him more and rely more on him, his answer to your prayers would come after he has prepared you to receive it in Jesus name.