Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Pre-Labor Day

Yesterday I began my third round of chemo maintenance. While my PLT number has improved, it still needs to be higher. My WBC also needs to be higher, too. Day 1 (yesterday): so far, so good!

Traditionally, Labor Day is celebrated by most Americans as the symbolic end of the summer. The holiday is often regarded as a day of rest and parades.

Here's wishing you a restful holiday weekend!

Monday, August 23, 2010

No. 3

Had my monthly check up with my chemo doctor this morning. Doctor delayed my third round of chemo maintenance until next week because my PLT number was too low. He wrote me a prescription for folic acid to hopefully help raise my PLT number. He will re-check my numbers next Monday. He really thinks I am having this problem because of my sensitivity to the medication(s) I am on. He also indicated that he mostly likely will reduce my chemo dosage by 25%.

Please pray with me that PLT number will fall into the normal range. Thanks for all your support!!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


"I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

I often refer to this stage of my life as a journey. I bought this plaque at Family Christian Stores and wanted to share it on here.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Round 2 Completed

Last Friday, I completed Round 2 of my chemo maintenence. All 5 days were successful in keeping the pills intact...PTL! By Friday afternoon, I realized how powerful the higher dosage was. It pretty much wiped me out (sleepy) for the next several days.

I am still struggling with my blood work numbers. They monitor them every week. Please pray with me that they will fall into the normal ranges and stay there.

Cannot express in words how much we appreciate the continued support and prayers. We hope everyone is having a GREAT summer!