If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Checking In

Hello Everyone!



I know I haven't been around for awhile much, and don't know when I'll be back on a more permanent basis yet. But I thought I'd take a minute and say hello. However, I have been reading your posts and once in a while I comment, but mostly just read. So I am keeping up with you some.

Usually I'm checking from my phone or iPod. Seldom do I come to the computer. I usually just don't feel much like sitting at the computer these days.


I have 2 more chemo treatments to go and then I'll be rescheduled to meet the surgeon again and I'm sure there will be a bunch of scans and stuff I'll have to do so she can make the decision as to what surgery I will need. I'm expecting that to be at the end of July or early August from what they tell me. They like to give you about 4 weeks to recuperate from the chemo. And I'm sure I'll need that time. This part of the chemo has left me extremely weak and I'm now only working 1 day a week. It's really about all I can handle. However, it could be a lot worse and I feel so blessed with how God is taking care of me. Some rash and weakness is so much better than so many people have. So really, I'm not complaining, just telling it as it is.


I appreciate all the prayers you have prayed. I know that's why things are going so well.


Take care and know that I am praying for you too.


Love

Friday, April 22, 2016

Update

How about an update?  I'm doing well.  Good days and not so good days.  But overall, I'm well.

I've completed the 1st round which was the bad chemo (the red devil).  There were 4 of those, 1 every other week and it is done.  I will never have to do that again in my lifetime as I have had the maximum dosage allowed.

I have now started the 2nd round which is Taxol and I have to do that every week for 12 weeks.  I have completed the first 2.  I think the symptoms were a little milder and the Dr. says they should get less and less over the next few weeks and then around week 5 or 6 they may start making me more tired again, but still not be as bad as the others.  That's good news.

I did get to talk to the oncologist yesterday and he seems very pleased.  He said he can tell it's working and that the tumer is shrinking.  Yay!!  Good news!

So life is good and God has everything under control!

So how are you doing?  I've been reading a lot of your posts, but I'm not commenting a lot, just trying to keep up with you.  I'll get back to this blogging thing one of these days.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Thankful Thursday

It's Thursday and time to be intentionally thankful. Click the button to join in.

http://www.knitbygodshand.com/2016/03/thankful-thursday-link-up-61.html


Today I am thankful for:

I now have my second chemo infusion completed. Yay!

Had a late lunch with hubby at Red Lobster. Clam chowder...yummy!



I am so thankful for all my blogging friends who are praying for me and for all the encouraging words, cards and comments.  Each one means so much to me. 

God is so good to me!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Tuesday

Hello Everyone! Just wanted to check in and let you all know, I'm still here! lol

I'm doing well. I had a couple semi-hard days and missed work last week, but I feel almost normal right now. I'm learning to understand the doctors and nurses know what they are talking about. Imagine that! Why am I so hardheaded sometimes? They told me I need to eat and I need to rest. Boy are they right! Wish I'd just do the right thing the first time, instead of having to learn it the hard way on my own. lol I go Thursday for my second treatment. Hoping it will go about like the first one or at least no worse. But however it goes, I know God is with me.

We had the memorial service for my dad on Saturday and it was just so nice. Dad would have loved it!! So many family and friends were there. It was like a family reunion. I can just imagine that someday arriving in heaven will be very similar. Seeing friends and family that have gone on before. Sometimes I just can't wait! And now I have another reason to want to go. I plan to do a post on my dad soon. I'm waiting to get a copy of the video we used first. I want to post it hear as a memory for me.

Our ladies' Bible study starts tonight. I can't wait. I won't be facilitating this one, but will just be there as a student. So looking forward to it. We are doing Beth Moore's, Believing God. We did this several years ago, however, we have a lot of new people who have never done it. So we thought it was definitely time to do it again. It is the one that has most impacted my life and faith. I'm looking forward to what God is going to say to all of us.

Well, that's all for now. Hope you all have a great day!!!

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Thankful Thursday

I love Thankful Thursday. I love praising my Lord and thanking Him for His love and mercy and grace He shows me everyday. 

Right now I'm having my first chemotherapy treatment. And while I wish I didn't need to do this, I am so thankful that it exists, so I can get well and have something else to praise the Lord for. So far I'm doing fine. And I truly do know no matter what Jesus is here with me. 

So is my wonderful hubby. He's right here beside me. I don't know if he truly knows how much that means to me. I wouldn't want to have to do this without him. 

Today is our 27th anniversary. God has so richly blessed me with a man who daily shows me Jesus in his life. Thank you hubby for loving me all the time,no matter what. 

See I have so much to be thankful for.

I'm also thankful for all the medical personnel who are taking care of me. Everyone has been so kind and encouraging.  

So what are you thankful for? Write your own post and link up with Rebecca at Knit By God's Hand. 

Friday, February 12, 2016

Battle Plan

We now have a Battle Plan. Several of you have asked and I don't mind sharing.

Here's the simplified version. We'll be starting with approximately 20 weeks of chemo and then surgery will be after that. Then a decision will be made about more chemo or radiation or whatever from that point. My oncologist says we are going for the cure, so the treatment will be very aggressive. He said he never wants me to have to go through this again. I agree with him 100%.

I still have a couple of tests on Monday, then I get the port put in on Tuesday, and chemo starts Thursday. And so we begin.

Again, I thank you for all your prayers to this point. I would also ask, as God brings it to your mind, we would love your continued prayers over the next months.  Also, please pray for my friend Kathy at Empty Nest but Full Heart who is fight her own battle.  I know we would both appreciate it very much.

Thank you!