All that is within me cries for You alone be glorified. Emmanuel, God with us.
My heart sings a brand new song. The debt is paid, these chains are gone. Emmanuel, God with us.
Thank you, Lord, for a good night's sleep and a brand new day. Thank you that Sarah is home. Thank you that David and Sydneyann are safely on their way to Africa.
Yesterday we met with the medical oncologist. I liked him. He was very positive and encouraging. His whole staff was very supportive. His plan is to start me on chemotherapy beginning Monday to go along with the radiation. The two enhance each other in my case when used simultaneously. It will be a moderate dose of oral chemotherapy and the doctor expects minimal side effects. That's good news! No hair loss, mild nausea, fatigue. The biggest problem that they see me having is diarrhea as a result of the radiation (written in small letters so as not to say it out loud!). I have been told that within a couple of weeks I will want to stay close to a bathroom at all times! This will last 5-6 weeks. He also said that with this dose of chemo that my immune system will not be compromised like it is with higher doses - more good news! I can still see and hug everyone at COF!
There is the possibility of adding an IV chemotherapy medication depending on the results of some genetic testing on the biopsy that was taken earlier this week. If that happens it will be a once a week procedure in his office.
So, radiation and chemotherapy will be daily, Monday through Friday, beginning Monday or Tuesday for 28 days. I will get good use of my parking pass as I make daily trips to the radiation center!
"Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness." Lamentations 3:22-23