Wow! I didn’t think it would be this long between posts….forgive me dear readers.
I will give you a quick update with more to come later.
I am preparing for my third round of chemo…each chemo session begins at the Cancer Center, where I get hooked up to IV tubes that spend the next 4-5 hours shooting the “poison” into my body.
I receive 4 different chemos at this time.
At the end of the 5 hours, the nurses hook me up with a “pump” that will continue to shoot the different chemos into my body with the use of the port.
I get to take this home with me and for the next three days, the chemo is surging through my body.
After three days, I return to the cancer center to have the chemo drip pump removed…and my body gets a few days to recoup.
Now here comes the best part….
I have blood work done weekly.
Normally with chemo treatments, the white blood cells and red blood cells …and all the other parts of the blood work drop in counts dramatically.
Which becomes another area to treat.
My Oncologist continues to be amazed that all my bloodwork is very close to normal.
Yesterday, she commented again that she would almost think I am not receiving the chemo treatments.
Believe me dear readers….I AM receiving all the chemo treatments, and it is not easy.
I just smiled at her and told her I am not surprised.
God is holding my hand…and taking care of me.
You know God never promised us life would be easy, but He did promise to walk with us during times of trials or tribulation.
If you remember a story from the Old Testament….Daniel in the lion’s den?
Daniel still had to go into the Den, but not a hair on his head was touched by a Lion. Daniel chapter 6.
Or what about the fiery furnace and the three men, Shadrach, Meshach and Abendego who went into the furnace with nary a touch of fire to their bodies. Daniel chapter 3.
I have to tell you about my first chemo treatment at the cancer center.
There are so many sweet ones battling a cancer of one kind or another and they all come to the center and we sit in recliners hooked to IV drips .
I am there a long time and of course I have to make a trip to the bathroom….which means pushing my IV holders (which is on rollers)with me.
So as I am inching across the floor, I have to stop and rest and make sure all my tubes are still connected.
I looked around at a few of the other patients as they are watching me intently.
I surveyed the room and I asked in a loud voice if they all wanted to get out of here?
I continued by saying…”there are only 4 nurses and I believe I can take them, if you guys all want to bust out.”
They smiled and some laughed out loud…and then I said, “well, maybe later, I’m tired right now and I am on a mission.”…and I continued on to the bathroom.
My sweet readers, thank you for all your emails, cards and encouragement you are sending to me.
The journey still lies ahead and will most likely get worse before it gets better.
But no matter the outcome, I want you to know that I am truly Blessed by all of you.
Phil 1: 3, 4: “I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy”
Thank you Pam, Bonnie, Jenna, Candis….what sweet blogger friends you are.
Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31.