For me each Friday begins with coffee and worship/prayer, but there is something I do only on Fridays. Friday mornings are the time I inject my medication methotrexate.
I had actually thought about making a video of me injecting like I see some of my fellow chronic illness warriors do in Instagram, but my friend and pastor told me. “no one wants to see that.” 🙂
It is amazing that only half of the vial can pack so much punch. Thanks to this medicine I can stand for more than a few minutes. It is slowly helping me to reclaim parts of my life. But it also means coming home to take a nap after my classes on Friday because I am wiped out by that time.
Why put myself through that? Good question.
For me it comes back to the truth of Philippians chapter 1
For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. If I am to go on living in the body, this will mean fruitful labor for me. Yet what shall I choose? I do not know! I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far; but it is more necessary for you that I remain in the body.
I want to squeeze as much as I can out this life, so I can share the love of Jesus with others. The daily pain and fatigue cannot compare with the glories of heaven. My desire is for others to join me there. For now, it is more necessary for those who do not know Jesus that I stay in this life.
So I will inject the medication this morning, go to the school and mooch some candy to get ride of the aftertaste, teach, and then come home for a nap. That is my Friday routine, so I can do things like have hamburgers with my friends from Bosnia tomorrow.
Thank you for reading. God Bless.
18 thoughts on “My Friday Morning Routine”
Self injecting does not sound fun for a Friday
So glad this medicine helps you so much. But I agree with your friend… NO shot videos!!!!
Are you sure no shot videos? lol
OMG. Yes, I’m sure.
I do not need to see a video BUT I am glad that you have found a medication that helps you!
Are you sure no shot video? lol
I’m very sure…thank any way
so put you down as a no or a maybe? lol
You seem like a guy who puts up with things he doesn’t like (self-injections) so he can do the things he likes (helping others).
That’s me. One day Jesus will take me home and I won’t have to worry about the things I don’t like but hopefully others will be there with me who I had a small part in their lives
Your life encourages me big Bro. Reading your post helped me refocus. It’s been challenging days for me healthwise but I am thankful for all I still have going. I am choosing gratitude just as you are. 😊🙌🏼
You have my email. You can email me for prayer about your health
Thanks bro. I wasn’t too well but I’m good now. I just needed to rest more intentionally. 🤗
Happy Sunday. 🤗
Greetings Matt. Catching up to your Friday about a week late, and I can’t even blame the time change.
Good to hear from you