- 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

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Cycle 4: Week 1, Day 4 [Saturday]

Rough night.  Finally gave up trying to stay awake past 9pm and closed my eyes at 8:56pm.  Hot flashes and freezing cold... the hot always comes with the nausea that wakes me up.  Chemo-sick.  Ugh.  Shawn brought me the extra-meds which calmed it down but I still had a few more hot/awake/nausea incidences through the night.  Slept through til 7am which was good.  Today is all about figuring out how to eat enough and drink enough to stay hydrated but also to not set off too much new queasy.  In my mind I just want to clean out the toy room, tidy my kitchen, clear off the coffee table and sort the bookshelves.  I don't see much of that getting accomplished in the real.  The next few days are about riding this out and taking the good moments as they come.  My oncologist has given me permission to keep taking the good meds as needed, so I am hopeful that those will help my body to not have the super hard drop for day 4, 5, 6!  [smile]

It's 8am and my family is still sleeping (well, except for B, that kid is our morning glory!) and the house is peaceful and the torrential rain of last night has let up.  Feels like a good Saturday begun. 


  1. Praying that you have a marvelous day! ((hugs))

  2. Praying that you will feel well enough to get at least one of the items on your list accomplished today. Also praying that the good drugs will do their thing. Your strength through all of this is inspiring to me!! Love you my friend!!


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