Saturday, September 29, 2012

Where Light Dwells

I think my bruised coccyx is actually improving! Sadly though, my yearly bone scan results indicate my bones are now slowly disappearing, and I have been diagnosed with full blown osteoporosis. If I don't take the medicine, I will soon be a jelly fish. This is very disappointing. What I don't understand is how did I fall down with so much force on my tiny little coccyx bone and NOT break it if my bones are supposedly so light and brittle? It doesn't make sense. I am very anti medication and most medicines make me feel terrible so this little bit of news is not making me jump for joy. In fact, it is making me a little leery of jumping for joy in case I trip and fall and break my brittle bones. Sigh.

ON the plus side, Honeybun's dew claw scar seems to be nicely closed and healing. I think I can remove the cone from her head Monday.

There is always a bit of brightness in the approaching night. A new day will always dawn, and sometimes it will be beautiful, and sometimes it will rain. And through all the vagaries of the weather, and of life, there are always breaks where sunshine and delight poke through. It is good to bottle those for the inevitable storm, to always keep in mind the source of light.

Daniel 2:20-22 (NIV)
and said: “Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are his. [21] He changes times and seasons; he deposes kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning. [22] He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with him.

-save a dog-


  1. I'm so sorry about your bruised coccyx (what a weird word). I too have osteopenia headed into osteoporosis. My recent bone scan said the actonel wasn't helping. Now I need either a once a year infusion of reclast or twice a year shots of something. I'm just happy not to take the stupid pill once a month! Empty stomach first thing in the morning, no laying back down, blah blah blah.. It'll be ok. God is good ALL the time!

  2. hi Judy, I may try the homeopathic treatment route- I am so concerned about all those meds, they all have bad and serious side effects.

  3. Vicky, I feel for you. I have RA and lupus and no one understands, by looking at me, that someone this young can't walk up and down stairs, pick up things (where I was a workaholic and did rehabbing on 'the side'), or sometimes even move. I am on chemo and enbrel. But the pain is there all the time. However, if I don't take the medicine, the pain is there far worse. It is part of what I give up to save souls. Never understood that but that is what I follow. Somehow, if this struggle is helping others, it makes me feel better. You can find me on or They would replace my lost joints (as they tried to w/titanium in my back) but since mine is an ongoing disease 'process' (Don't you love dr speak?), they would just have to do it all over again. They said it would be different if I had your disease. (They didn't say "Vicky's disease" ;) But, as the saying goes, there is always a greener pasture, and one that is not so green. This is meant to boost you up. I would go all out with one (real med) or homeopathic as the two can condradict each other unless you find a doctor who agrees to oversee both. Sending my best, Lee

    1. Thanks Lee, I pray for you and feel for you as well. I will see my doc in a few weeks, after I sort through the research and pray over the best course of action. It is hard to know what is best, isn't it!?