- 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

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Radiation: pelvis

Radiation therapy starts this afternoon on my pelvis (tailbone).  I will have five appointments.  There is also some cancer at the top of my back which will be dealt with next.  My right hip is fairly stuck and very painful so treating that first.

The radiation worked successfully on my right shoulder last year so we are hoping and expecting the same.  

Yesterday I ended up with a bad urinary tract infection, antibiotics are working on that.

For the most part I am sleeping most of each day and night.  This body is chemo tired and also didn't sleep much the last two weeks due to pain so am playing catch-up.  

The pain is fairly managed but flares up when I move or pivot.  

The doctor and nurses here are incredible. I will be in hospital for awhile yet.  No visitors at this time, please. 

Thank you for your messages and prayers and texts. I read them all but have been too weak to respond.  Thank you for your prayers!  Please remember my extended family in your prayers, too, as they have added even more "helping Shawn and Kristin" into their day during this time.  How they find time, I don't know.

I have peace and I am grateful to have this hospital bed.


  1. I think about you so very often, dear Kristin and say prayers as God lays it on my heart. I feel for you and as much as I cannot truly know what you are going through I can imagine it's inexplicably tough. I'm grateful that you are getting the best care where you are and hope that the radiation does wonders for your back as it did your shoulder.

  2. Angel Forrest FooksJanuary 8, 2014 at 4:08 PM

    You are on my heart more than you know Kristin, and our family prays for you as well. Keep fighting. May God Bless you and your family. :)

  3. Kristin, I think of you everyday and pray for you and your family. I believe every therapy will work successfully. I hope you will have good sleep without pain. I heard that the north-east america is experiencing heavy snow fall with the arrival of the bitterest cold wave of the winter. I guess that it is freezing in Canada, too. Please take care.

  4. I'm praying for you and your family every single day. Hoping to hear really good news soon. Hang in there!

  5. Kris, got a new bible study group of ladies praying for you today at Central Heights! Noone had heard of you yet...HOW CAN THIS BE? So I was proud to tell them all about your amazing heart and courageous joy! Love you lots and praying every day that the radiation will work quickly and effectively! HUGS from Cher

  6. Kristin, thank you for continuing to open up your heart to all of us. I'm praying for peace for each moment of each day for you, Shawn, your children and extended family. I love you.

  7. thinking of you lots. praying for your support people too :) hugs, Devana

  8. Kristin, thanks for your updates. It really gives me specific things to pray. I was awake a lot last night and you came to mind. Praying for you and all your support people. Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified.

    1. I seem to have pushed enter too soon because the crux of this verse is.... wait for it...
      The Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:7
      Love the Van Egmonds


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