- Peace for Shawn and I, for Kyle and Miranda and Braden and Connor, for our parents and siblings and nieces and nephews and inner circle friends watching and hurting as we go through this
- that God would keep soft our children's hearts toward Him through all the emotions of this hard journey
- strength and stamina; physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually
- that the cancer shrinks to gone, gone, gone!
- gentle side effects to this second round of chemo
- family unity, harmony, love, strength, joy, happiness
- anything else you feel God puts on your heart

Monday, December 10, 2012


Woke up at 4:30 as seems to be the new norm. Took time to pray. Put my left hand gently on my right shoulder, was feeling good. Touched on a spot at the tip of my shoulder that set off fireworks of pain that have not let up. The pain runs down my arm, up my neck, it's throbbing and stabbing. It is now 11:22am and I am waiting to hear from the Cancer Agency Radiation Nursing line, took heavy meds at 7:00, didn't even touch the pain but let me sleep an hour or so. Please pray wisdom and the right meds and that this pain will stop. It's an 8 out of 10, that's pretty harsh.

Mom came because Shawn wouldn't leave me alone. Pray for him, he is a good man. Pray for my mom, she has to listen to my moaning.

Prayers appreciated so much!!!

Mom took me to the doctor at 1:00.  The pain stayed high and I was not able to manage it at all.  My doctor has put me back onto the big meds and I came home pretty drugged and feeling a little loopy.  I don't like it.  Apparently my body wasn't ready to be off everything yet.  I have had a nice two hours nap and am up feeling headachy and a little groggy.  I don't like the meds.  I'm going to figure out a compromise and try once in 24 hrs, not once in 12 hrs.  Don't tell my Mom on me, she'll be mad.  I was in a hard-to-watch level of pain.  Glad for the rest, grateful for meds to try.  Please pray that we can find a compromise as these are the drugs that are extremely constipating and I have no desire to go back to that side effect either!  The pain is definitely way lower, I have discomfort constantly on these meds, but the pain is gone.  So that's awesome.  Thank you for your prayers!!!


  1. Praying Kristin, you're always on my mind

  2. My heart just goes out to you. I can't help but think about you and pray for you every time I take a tylenol for a simple headache or wake up and can't sleep just because there is lots on my mind..and not because I'm in pain.
    Praying for you Kristen...and your family too.

  3. Hi Kristin, I just wanted to write a quick note to let you know we're praying from North Carolina! Also wanted to say how great it is that you write detailed updates here on your blog. I have another friend going through a similar situation, but we don't hear any news on how things are going and it makes it really tricky to know what to pray for (besides blanket prayers for healing of course). You're such a good writer and your detailed updates make it easy to know what to pray for. It's probably therapeutic for you as well, so we all win! At any rate, we will continue to follow your updates and continue to pray. ~Melissa

  4. hugs this evening...hope it's a low-key one for you, in all ways. xox & prayers

  5. Love you Kristin. When I was praying today Lex, my granddaughter asked what I was doing and when I said I was praying for Kristin,she asked is that my daddy's cousin Kristin.I said yes and she prayed with me too and said we pray every day and at bedtime for her. Lex is 4 yrs old. You have many prayer warriors, all ages, and God hears them all. God loves you more than we do and knows every step you will be taking and is with you always.A Judy

  6. Kristin, I love reading what others write to you. You are very loved and very covered in prayer. You have a great big team on your side and I'm proud to be a part of it. Gentle hugs and big prayers, Kim


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