I know it has been a while since I gave an update on my cancer journey – the road has been a little bumpy over the last few weeks. If you had seen me in October, unless you knew me personally, you probably wouldn’t even know I was sick. Even the chemo drugs were not wreaking havoc on me like they do some. However, right before Thanksgiving I started having some pain and also my tumor marker was increasing, signs that the cancer might have started to spread. A CT scan in December confirmed this, and so the Dr. decided to change my treatment drugs to two that had proven to be effective in others with my diagnosis. She said that typically the side effects were supposed to be less severe than the side effects of the three previous drugs I had been taking
However, for me that hasn’t been the case. Twice now, I have had to postpone the treatment due to my platelets being too low. Not only can I not get my scheduled treatment, but having low platelets makes me feel pretty rough. I can already tell my platelets have gone back up just by the way I am feeling, so let’s hope they are high enough for me to get my scheduled treatment on Wednesday. The treatment has also made me borderline anemic, so there’s the associated tiredness that goes along with that. And the hair loss – now why would I be so devastated by that with everything else happening to me? Thank goodness for wigs and hats!
As always, I know God is holding me in his hand during all this. It will be His will that is done. However, I continue to pray for physical healing, yet I am ready to face whatever lies before me. Your continued prayers for healing and peace are appreciated.
“The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective” James 5:16.
“Let your faith be bigger than your fear”.