Friday, January 8, 2010

Getting Ready

News Flash: I put my boots on the right feet today!! : )

The every other week schedule of chemotherapy has become routine now. I have learned that there are certain things that I need to make sure are done before I go back for chemotherapy on Monday. So, today I ventured out to the grocery store. It was a much more successful outing than my last one! It was very cold, so I bundled up with multiple gloves, boots, coat and scarf. Isn't this Houston? Where did this cold come from? I did not feel quite as weak as I did the other day. I walked slowly through the store, depending on my cart to keep me upright! I purchased the necessities: dog food, cat food, cat litter, and food for the pantry so that Ashley will have something to eat next week. Made it home without a single tear! 

Medical update: Apparently I ate something during our staff meeting last Wednesday that has caused problems with my digestive system. - Stop reading now and just pray if you don't want any detailed information. - In spite of the long acting anti-diarrhea injection that I had on Monday, I have had diarrhea  and massive amounts of gas since Wednesday night. Immodium is working to stop the diarrhea, I am faithfully drinking pedialyte, but nothing has helped to get rid of the gas!! This is especially fun with an ileostomy. I have to get up multiple times during the night to empty the bag which swells up like a giant balloon! I'm honestly surprised it hasn't popped yet, which really would be fun! All that to say, please pray that this issue will resolve itself. I really don't want it to effect whether or not I can get my next chemo treatment on Monday. Sorry for all the gory details, thank you for walking through this with me, and thank you so much for praying!


  1. Praying for you!! Listen to your body and REST! No college football to watch, so I guess you will be going for the NFL playoffs? Love you!

  2. ianholl65@gmail.comJanuary 9, 2010 at 1:29 PM

    Laura, no this is not Ian but "the wife" as I am referred to!....(no comment at times I feel like a sack of groceries.) I have been looking into Ians' blog and have spent time on your site and had to respond to you.You, Laura,are what so many of us need to be. strong in our Lord when all is not well with your world. I have so many friends who seem to be the "christian picture" until their world falls apart and then it's a different story. you seem to be handling your illness so well, I'd really like to encourage you and to say that you are a shining light! just what we are called to be in this world. May your light continue to shine, wonder how many lives have been changed, attitudes adjusted by following your blog? Way to go! Wish you all the best for your next round of chemo, keep resting, praying, praying, praying. my prayers are with you and your family. God is good and with you in your trials. Will keep following your blog.Elaine.

  3. You sound just like me.... I'd probably kinda get a bit of a kick if my bag popped because it blew out with gas... I would probably laugh and cry at the same time.