Dear Bone Marrow,
I only have 11 ileostomy bags left. Please get yourself together and produce some platelets so I can have that last chemo treatment and surgery before I have to buy more bags. Thank you.
I woke up today with the lyrics from one of the songs we sang at COF this weekend playing over and over in my head: "You make all things work together for my good." I was looking forward to starting my last chemotherapy treatment today, and these lyrics reminded me to trust completely. Mark and I drove to the oncologist's office with perfect peace in our hearts.
Big Sigh... unfortunately my platelets were STILL too low to receive chemotherapy this week. They did jump up from last week - all the way from 88 to 89!! LOL! So, again, we wait. Honestly, I am OK with waiting. I think everyone around me is more disappointed than I am. If I have learned anything over the last nine months it is that God works on His time table and not mine.
I saw Dr. Campos in the hallway, he looked at me and said, "You failed!" It made me laugh out loud! I love my doctor! He always makes me laugh and in spite of how that statement sounds, he is always positive about my treatment and recovery. He is awesome!
After seeing the doctor I spent the next hour rescheduling chemo appointments, doctor's appointments, lab tests, and the PET scan. I'm sure they are probably all tired of hearing me call and say, "I need to reschedule my appointment, again!"
If I actually receive chemo next week then I will finish my last treatment on Ashley's 19th birthday! What a nice birthday present for her and for me!
Special Prayer Request:
Please join me in praying for Edd and Nina Hindee whose son, Edd Jr., died in a skiing accident on Saturday. He was 33 years old and leaves three young children. The Hindee's are neighbor's of my parents and they own the Taste of Texas restaurant. They provided free meals for Mark and me from Taste of Texas all through my radiation treatments last summer. They are leaders in our city and beautiful examples of the love of Christ to everyone around them. Please pray for God's comfort and strength during these difficult days. Thank you!