Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Last Chemo Treatment!!

Monday morning I woke up with Kim Walker's "How He Loves Us" playing over and over in my head:

He is jealous for me. Love's like a hurricane, 
I am a tree bending beneath the weight of 
His wind and mercy 
When all of a sudden, I am unaware of these afflictions eclipsed by glory 
and I realize just how beautiful You are and how great your affections are for me. 

Oh, how He loves us so 
Oh, how He loves us 
How He loves us so. 

Yeah, He loves us 
Oh, how He loves us 
Oh, how He loves us 
Oh, how He loves. 

I am excited, hoping that I will be able to begin my last chemo treatment today. We arrive at the doctor's office, have blood drawn and wait for the results. The nurse comes and tells us that my platelet count is 145!! Then she says, "But your white blood cell count is low, I'm going to go show it to the doctor." 

"Noooooooooo!!!" I think to myself. God, please don't let my white cells keep me from getting treatment today...

The nurse returns and gives me the "thumbs up" sign! Finally! I feel like sobbing, but stifle my tears, knowing if I start crying I'll never stop!

Tuesday morning, I wake up and wish I didn't have to get out of bed. I really think they 
should come to my house to give me today's infusion! I roll out of bed and the minute my feet 
hit the ground I am vomiting! This continues all day, every time I move, in spite of all the 
nausea medications I have taken. I guess I am going to finish with a bang!

Not a fun day, but TOMORROW I will receive the last of the drugs and RING THE BELL!! I am 
so thrilled that I will be finished with this part of my treatment! 

Thank you for your faithfulness to pray for me and for all the love and encouragement you 
have given to me. You have carried us through!! Please continue to pray this week as my 
body processes all the chemicals.


  1. You did it!! Praying for this week and all the side effects to be over quickly..NO MORE TREATMENTS!! I so very happy for you and Mark that this part of your journey is soon to be over!! You have remained an inspiration to us all in spite of everything you have been going through...With much love and respect!
    Vickie D

  2. I'm so Happy !!!!!!!!! Happy dance... brief pause and moment of sadness in tribute to your vomiting... back to the happy dance!!!!!!!!

    And that Song...Oh How He Loves Us... My favorite...Love it,listen to it over and over and over and over...just love it.

    Happy dance again !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. YAHOO!!
    I am so very excited~rejoicing in His faithfulness! Thank you for sharing this entire journey with us. I know that He is going to continue to use this platform to bless, encourage, and challenge us.

  4. YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!! SO happy! Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers this week as always. I hope you feel better very soon!

  5. RING THAT BELL!!! I am so happy for you! As soon as the nausea stops, Do your happy dance!

  6. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so happy for you!! This is amazing. YOU are amazing!! We are praying for you today. And we will rejoice with you when we hear that you've rung the bell!! LOVE YOU!!! And we're wrapping you in prayer right now!!

  7. I am praying for you. So happy to hear it's your last!

  8. I hear that bell ringing today!!!! WOO HOO!!!!!

  9. So happy for you! God is so amazing and so good! Believing you are HEALED! By his stripes you have been healed! Love that song! Blessings to you and through all of it, God has been glorified.

  10. Livestrong Laura....
    You have tested us, O God; you have purified us like silver.