- 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

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Cycle 3: Week 1, Day 1

Chemo today at 12:15.

We are praying that the port will work on the first try.  I pray fervently that there will be no surprises regarding blood clots and no trips to the emergency room.  I have my chemo meds (anti-nausea meds) ready to go (I count and recount those little suckers the day before chemo to be sure I have enough!).  I am ready to start again... the first few days are okay because of the meds, day 4, 5, 6 are typically very hard where I am extremely weak and also taking the extra meds for nausea and need to be very careful with enough fluid intake and eating to avoid constipation from the chemo.... a balancing act because I don't typically feel too hungry those days.  I am still quite annoyingly physically weakened from the 12 days laying about in hospital and the blood clot (it's in the junction where jugular and artery from right arm meet and form a Y) but feeling incrementally stronger (hooray!) each day... praying the increased strength keeps moving me forward even in the harder chemo days.

If ever you are looking for a fun Bible-based website for your kids, check out What's In The Bible, created by Phil Vischer of VeggieTales!

May your day have gladness, may it surprise you and make your face hurt from all the smiling!  Every day has blessings waiting to be discovered, named, claimed as our own, tucked in our heart and for sharing with others... praying that for you today!!!

I feel scared.  I am worried that something will go bad when they access the port.  I just want the port to work.  I am smiling and happy and glad and nervous and scared all at once.  Oi. 


  1. Praying for you today friend and expecting nothing but good news.

  2. Praying that the port will work and there will be no surprises today!! Love you my friend.


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