My friends, consider yourselves fortunate when all kinds of trials come your way, for you know that when your faith succeeds in facing such trials, the result is the ability to endure.
James 1:2-3 (NLT)
As usual, I am slow in posting an update but as they say, better late than never. It has been a busy couple of weeks, so this will be a pretty lengthy post. Continue reading
- “When Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to him, asking for help. “Lord,” he said, “my servant lies at home paralyzed, suffering terribly.” Jesus said to him, “Shall I come and heal him?” The centurion replied, “Lord, I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. But just say the word, and my servant will be healed.” Matthew 8:5-8 NIV
I received another call from the PA at the cancer center letting me know that she had just received the test results from Saturday. She explained that she didn’t tealize how large the DVT actually was before receiving the ultrasound. Continue reading
Lord, I know you will never stop being merciful to me. Your love and loyalty will always keep me safe.
Psalm 40:11 (GNT)
This past weekend didn’t quite turn out the way we had planned. Continue reading
“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”Romans 12:12 NIV
I know it has been some time since my last update. I could suggest that there really hasn’t been enough newsworthy items to make it worthwhile of your time. In reality though, it is more of a laziness factor than anything else.
The last I left you, I believe I was scheduled for my second PET scan to evaluate the progress of the chemotherapy. Continue reading
He who lives in the safe place of the Most High will be in the shadow of the All-powerful. 2 I will say to the Lord, “You are my safe and strong place, my God, in Whom I trust.” 3 For it is He Who takes you away from the trap, and from the killing sickness. 4 He will cover you with His wings. And under His wings you will be safe. He is faithful like a safe-covering and a strong wall.Psalm 91 (NLV)
It has been quite some time since I have updated my blog. I honestly have no legitimate excuse other than laziness. I know they say that chemo causes fatigue and yes, I have definitely experienced some serious fatigue, Continue reading
“This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it” Psalm 118:24
I woke up this morning feeling great! I don’t mean that my nausea wasn’t too bad or the pain was bearable… I felt great! To top it off, I had a night of restful sleep without memorable dreams and woke up next to the love of my life. Continue reading
“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”
1 Corinthians 10:31 NIV
Today was a good day. I have lab work done each Monday and Thursday morning. The numbers from today’s labs came back very good so no infusions were needed. Thankfully, I haven’t needed any infusions so far. Continue reading
“Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their opponents in court.”
Psalm 127:3-5 NIV
It’s been some time since my last post. I’ve been feeling a little under the weather the past week or so but will try to catch everyone up.
Last Tuesday Continue reading
“So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds in the sky and all the wild animals. But for Adam no suitable helper was found. So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and then closed up the place with flesh. Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. The man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.” That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.”Genesis 2:20-24 NIV
Something that folks who have not been affected by cancer may not realize is the toll it takes on the loved ones of a cancer patient. Of course, grief and worry exists for the family and friends and that is something, if I could take away, Continue reading
I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them.”
The last couple of days have been something of a blur. The Dr visit on Wednesday went well. However, it brought up a concern. The Dr explained that considering the size of the tumor and the aggressiveness of the cancer, I needed something in addition to the standard R-CHOP chemo regimen. Continue reading