Wednesday, January 28, 2009

11 Down - 2 To Go

And then I get a break. I will have my two scheduled chemo treatments in February and then I will have about a three week break. My body needs it. This round has been okay, a bit more nausea than before, but still controllable. My numbers still look good. This is the first time that I have had any nagging doubts as to whether they were good or not. But what a wonderful surprise when my labs came back strong again.

It is just phenomenal how well I have done with this regimen. Although certainly not my favorite thing to do, I really feel as though I could do this for an extended time. But - the upcoming break is my best news.

Once again, I want to thank all of you who are praying for me. Your prayers are making such a difference. I am well aware of just how much I am blessed. On Monday I sat next to a woman in the chemo room who had only had one treatment. Unfortunately it was a bit too much of a shock to her body and she ended up in the hospital over the weekend. Her platelets were so low that they were afraid she'd bleed out. All of this after only one treatment. She is, I fear, going to have a very long and hard road ahead of her.

Contrast her story with mine. Things like this can really humble you. Thank you God for allowing me such an easy time as I have had of this.


Anonymous said...

Cindy, we join you in praising the Lord! What a testimony you are to the faithfulness of God and what a joy and inspiration you are to those of us praying fervently for you. Thank you so much for sharing this journey which is one more opportunity to prove that the Lord is working! And He is holding you in the palm of his hand!
Love, Betsy

Anonymous said...

That's great news about the break! I'm so glad your numbers are such good ones! Praying for you and sending meditation vibes, too.

Donna (AM)

Anonymous said...

Dear Cindy,
I'm so glad that I found this tonight. I had checked out the old site, and saw that it ended in November. I'm glad to get an update on how things are going. Thank you so much for taking time out of your days to update us on how you are and your specific prayer requests. I know you are looking forward to the break. Have a wonderful time during those 3 weeks! Love, Jackie Wilkerson

EbethW said...

That is such a cute picture....."bottoms Up!"

your neighbor

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