Friday, November 9, 2018
Monday, October 29, 2018
Hi prayer friends. Please be in prayer for my side effects. I’m not sure if there is something else going on, or if this is all stemming from my treatment, but I am sure struggling with some GI pain, nausea, weakness and fatigue. It’s been going on for a couple weeks and doesn’t seem to want to resolve itself. Saturday I had to take some prescription pain meds and go down way too early for the night. I believe that God knows the source of the problem and can heal me in all aspects. Whether this is from a hidden infection or from treatment side effects, God knows. Join me as we keep asking for healing from cancer, infections and side effects! ✝️🙌🏻🙏🏻
#keepseeking #keepknocking #keepasking
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Completed treatment with both IV Meds today in Fayetteville. Billy and I got to visit several hours with this sweet woman named Beth. Today was her first treatment of chemo. Please keep her in your prayers friends. This could be a tough week for her. She will be there every other Tuesday also! Perhaps we were brought together for a reason! 🙌🏻
Dr B says my treatment is working and it’s giving the research team such joy and purpose in their job! I couldn’t believe it when I found out, but i am taking two of the three meds that recently earned two doctors the Nobel prize! It’s amazing and humbling. I’ve waited and waited for this! Oh how I wish my mom was here to hear this. But then again, she sees with heavenly eyes now, so she’s way ahead of me! I’m just reminded again of how faithful God is to His people. In His timing he always comes through. 👆🏻✝️🙌🏻
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Look! Approved for treatment and comfortably drinking through this iv tube in my recliner! I start a new 6 week cycle today with both immunotherapy meds.
1) After being really sick for 3 1/2 weeks with inflammation causing Pleuritis and sinusitis and a respiratory infection I finally felt all better last Friday! PTL! Please pray that this treatment doesn’t stir any of those issues back up.
2) I also had Ecoli in my urine a couple weeks ago and took antibiotics for that. Do pray against a repeat urinary tract infection though. I am still showing slightly positive for an infection. White blood cells are up a little again also, but they don’t want to give me any antibiotics bc the ecoli can be so tricky that my test actually showed two strands last time and they say I’ll need IV antibiotics if I become symptomatic again! 😬 They consulted an infectious disease doctor on their decision not to treat until I become symptomatic as to not cause my kidneys to be resistant to anymore antibiotics. Pray that I do not become symptomatic or have to do iv meds please!
Appreciate you all so much! 🙏🏻✝️⭐️
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
I had a my CT scan this morning, with IV contrast, and outside of a little itchiness, no allergic reaction! Praise and answer to prayer! What is REALLY AMAZING & HUMBLING is that there is no blood clot in my lung as they recently suspected and my cancer has SHRUNK! It’s shrunk! I can hardly believe it. Just since my last scan two weeks ago. PTL! ✝️🙌🏻 A huge positive answer to prayer!
Also, Dr B. thinks the two antibiotics and the three 50 mg steroids I’ve taken since last night should have me on the mend soon with a minor case of Inflammation in my lungs, probably pleuritis caused more from being so sick with the respiratory infection, rather than the clinical trial meds. This is painful inflammation in the lining of my lungs, which adds to my fatigue and discomfort. The steroids will stay in my body for a few days and keep working on this. Next treatment is in two weeks - skipping today due to inflammation and infections.
Thank you for your prayers. Thank you Mama! (I think she talked to God for me!) Thank you God!💜👆🏻 I’ll be smiling and napping off all my benedryl now!
Satan wants us to wonder if our prayers matter. He wants us to stop asking because we are discouraged. Whatever you face today dear friend, keep seeking Him, keep knocking at His door, Keep asking for what you need and want and hope for! ✝️👆🏻
Today I should be going to have my clinical trial treatment, but following 11 days of feeling really really really crummy I’m on my way to have a CT Angio to look for a possible blood clot in my lungs. I really don’t believe this is going to be the case, but I am concerned I may have their next suspicion of Pleuritis - inflammation in the lining of my lungs.
I will need to be on strong steroids to remedy this and I have to be off of my trial temporarily to take steroids. I feel crummy enough for his is okay with me.
Also I had hives about 8 months ago with my routine Ct scan IV Contrast so they have refused to give me the contrast and just added an MRI to my routine. Today, however, I have taken 13 hours of pre-meds so that I can have the IV contrast and hopefully not go into an allergy attack.
Please pray I have no allergic reaction. Pray there is no blood clot. Pray that my body can recover and heal so I can get back on my clinical trial to fight this cancer, and get back to living. 💜🙏🏻✝️👆🏻
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
At it again! Treatments are about 30 minutes from home in Fayetteville and we are becoming regulars here again. We’ve spent 4 1/2 hours here so far today, but learned that after several scans showing growth before this clinical trial treatment, THIS SCAN shows NO GROWTH! I wish I heard the word - shrinking- but we are thankful for NO GROWTH! My doctor said that immunotherapy doesn’t work in the same way as chemotherapy, so we should expect slow and steady results most likely.
We didn’t get our favorite spot in the back of the room so Billy has to sit across from me this time so he’s over there shopping for trucks. (I wrecked the Tahoe and we have to replace it with a truck that can pull his bass boat - according to him. 😂)
My doctor asked about my mom today and I had to tell him that she passed away. We’ve talked about her at each appointment, and his shock and comment that Mutiple Myeloma should be so treatable just renewed my shock. I’m used to talking to mom on treatment days and answering her hundred questions. I miss that.
I’m so thankful to be here living this life, but I’m so confused why my mom can’t be here as well. It is times like this that test our faith and we can choose to lean into God or pull away. It is only by God’s grace that I am still here alive and well after battling this cancer for almost 8 years. He hasn’t given up on me and I will not give up on Him, but that doesn’t mean I don’t wrestle out my confusion and disappointment with the Lord. I’m learning how to praise him on the mountain and in the valley at the exact same time. ✝️