Hello sweet friends.
I know I am past an update for you, but I wanted to wait until I made another trip to the Moffitt Cancer Center to “assess” where we stand.
Praise God…..He has answered prayer, To God be the Glory, great things He has done… thanks to your many prayers going to Him on my behalf.
First, my cancer has shrunk another 15%…..whoopee!
Unfortunately, it is still there among the many veins, etc…but it is a little smaller.
My radiation doctor put me through the ropes yesterday to determine if I was strong enough to withstand the upcoming 5 straight days of radiation and I passed the test!
Another Praise for our wonderful Father, because driving up to Tampa…I could barely walk without the Captain’s assistance and yet, God allowed me to be strong in my weakness.
The radiation is scheduled to start on the 27th of January and will last an hour and a half each day…..this will be the routine for 5 straight days.
The Captain and I will stay in Tampa at a hotel during this time.
My Chemo doctor wanted me to have one more chemo treatment just before the radiation treatments and I decided not to do that.
Sweet friends, I do not see how one more treatment will change anything and the radiation doctor is all set to go. (I had all her purple marker sites all over my belly, and she has plenty of pictures… so I could remove them when showering) lol
I feel I need that time (around 15th of January) to recoup and feel better before the radiation begins.
One of the nurses asked if I had plenty of nausea tablets….which leads me to believe the radiation might be tough.
But nothing is too tough for our God.
And then I will have the whole month of February to be “normal” or as normal as I can be….LOL!
Hopefully, I will be able to reach into the fridge without gloves or drink a cold drink with ice without it feeling like glass fragments going down my throat and also, I will be able to get through the day without taking Imodium…for diarrhea caused by the chemo, and my feet will not be suffering from neuropathy. I am praying for that and more during that romantic month of February.
And finally, the surgery is scheduled for the first week of March.
I am praying the radiation will take care of all the cancer and surgery will not be necessary, but surgery still has to fit into the treatment plan.
So, please keep praying….God is in control and He has a plan.
I love you all and above all…we have an amazing God, if we but trust Him.
Psalm 92:2 “It is good to proclaim your unfailing love in the morning.”
Psalm 92 continues…..”He admonishes us to begin our days reflecting on His unfailing love. His intent is that we would be strengthened in our Spirit to know that no matter what comes our way, we have been loved with a love that is incapable of failure. Each day remembering that we are loved, so we dwell in Grace and Peace instead of anxiety and fear.”
You are all in my prayers daily.
I will keep you posted.
God Bless you.