Thank you for praying! I had an appointment with the oncologist today. Last week they told me to be ready to stay and receive my chemo treatment if my white blood count had come up to a safe level. I brought my "chemo bag" with me that is full of fun things to read and do as well as foods to snack on to ward off nausea. I also had my "Wyrick" blanket that I take every time. It's cold in that room! But...being full of faith, I just left the bag in the car fully expecting my white count to still be low.
My doctor came in the room with a big smile and told me that the count had gone up from 2.0 to 3.5, which was now a safe level to receive chemo. They sent me back to the infusion room to get started today! I was so excited to hear that my blood count had recovered that I was happy to get chemo! How weird is that - feeling happy to get chemo??
Why am I still surprised when God answers our prayers? I should have been expecting it!
David, Sydneyann, and Torrey came to sit with me for awhile today. David and I played scrabble. I lost, of course! If only there were a word that had five "i"s in it!
Tonight, I am very tired, I can feel the irritated nerves in my throat, but otherwise I feel pretty good. I was able to eat, my stomach is calm. So far, so good!
Thank you so much for praying specifically for my white blood cell count! Please pray for minimal and manageable side-effects over the next few days! Thank you for "standing in the gap" for us!