Well...you never know what a day will bring! After all my dread leading up to today, I woke up with perfect peace. I know that is a result of your prayers. We went to the oncologist today expecting to begin treatment number five. Unfortunately my platelet count was too low and I was unable to receive the treatment. I don't like having to postpone treatments, but I feel like I got a reprieve this week - one more week to feel good!
And then the oncologist gave me the best early Christmas present ever!! He told us that we will be doing eight treatments and not twelve! Current research is showing that in cases like mine eight treatments are effective. That means I am now halfway done with chemotherapy!! I am so happy I can hardly stand it!! If I stay on schedule then I should finish by late January or early February!
They are also planning to give me lots of IV fluids with the next treatment, and to set up home health for me so that I can give myself IV fluids in between treatments. This will keep me from becoming dehydrated like last time which will make Mark and I both feel better! As rough as the last treatment was for me, it was even harder for Mark to watch!
God is for me!
Update on Bruce:
Many of you have been praying for my friend, Bruce, as he has been fighting colon cancer. Tomorrow he will receive his last chemotherapy treatment. He is CANCER FREE!! What a great and mighty God we serve! Thank you so much for praying for Bruce and his family! Please continue to pray for strength and endurance this week as he receives this 12th treatment. It won't be fun, but then he will be done!!
God is for Bruce!