There’s sort of a lot going on. I had my seventh Taxol treatment and am still doing well. I figured out that the daily side effects I struggle with (something akin to restless leg syndrome that keeps me from sleeping is the worst) are actually from a steroid I get with my pre-drugs. I feel better knowing that, because sometimes I feel like I’m going … Continue reading Update and Biopsy
For the first time in my life, I’m sitting down to prepare what I will say when giving my testimony to people. I’ve given my salvation story to two very large groups, and my cancer one three times. All with minimal amounts of notice. Back in 2004, on two separate occasions I was sitting in a church and the Holy Spirit pressed on my heart … Continue reading Testimony
1 extra week off chemo = a whole new me! I feel so much better. First, I’ve been healthy since Saturday, which is crazy in itself. I’m sure I had healthy times during the first 13 weeks of treatment, but I can only remember one fully healthy day throughout that. So 5 days in a row is a huge gift. The Lord definitely set this … Continue reading Break from chemo = whole new me!
This has been one of the biggest weeks I could imagine, and not at all for the reasons I expected. As I said the other day I was praying and thinking a lot about canceling chemo. Thanks so much for the input and prayers about that decision. I finally know the answer but want to explain a little more background first… First, the PET scan … Continue reading Finally, A Willing Sacrifice
I just got a call back from Dr. Rassam’s office. He said to tell me that my loss of smell is likely from the Taxol and won’t necessarily ever come back. Oh, and that, “we’ll continue to watch it”. What is there to watch? It is gone. Gone. Not desensitized, etc. With a few exceptions I haven’t smelled anything at all for days. During the … Continue reading NEVER Smelling Again?
I had my fifth Taxol treatment last week. It wasn’t bad but I’ve officially lost my sense of smell. I barely have any taste left but can tell if something is salty and one more sensation I can’t exactly label. Close to bitter but not exactly. The smell thing is really weird and I don’t know when it left because I’ve been sick and assumed … Continue reading Chemo…blah blah…God…blah blah…
I am SUCH a schmuck. I just typed three long paragraphs about how miserable I am, eloquently displaying my torturous life and all the problems have. Poor, poor me! I only stopped because I realized I might sound a little suicidal so might need to reword a few things. Thank the good Lord, I re-read that nonsense. What is my problem? Nothing has changed since … Continue reading I am a schmuck
Yesterday I mentioned to Yaacov that it was the first day I felt entirely healthy in a long time. So, it should have been no surprise that right before bed last night I got very sick. Today I’m miserably ill, worse than I have been in a long time. Nice. I am extraordinarily fortunate that it’s a weekend though, and that Yaacov is available to … Continue reading Warfare
I always knew God had big reasons for allowing me to go through this storm. I may never know the full extent of purposes, and I don’t really care anymore. But, there’s one that He’s been blaring at me for days now so I need to share. I think, no, I KNOW that the way my story spread so quickly and inspired so many to … Continue reading One Answer