Quick Update

Just a quick update since I’m getting lots of questions lately. I have been getting chemotherapy treatments since my diagnosis of colon cancer three months ago. Chemo isn’t fun, but I’m tolerating it pretty well, all things considered. I have a little nausea and fatigue but nothing overwhelming. I get an infusion every two weeks, and following the four hour infusion they attach a pump to my port with more medication in it and send me home. Two days later I go back and get the pump removed, and the two days that follow are generally the days when I have the most fatigue and don’t feel quite right. I nap a lot during those couple of days. I’m having one of those days right now. I got up at 7am and did some work, then went back to bed for an hour. That pattern will likely continue for the rest of the day.

They say they want me to do one more round of chemo and then they can do a CT scan to see if the treatments are working and what kind of progress there might be. What comes after that is anyone’s guess – more chemo, surgery, whatever it is we’ll just keep trucking along and go with the flow. The important thing is that I remember who’s in control, and it’s not me. God’s in control and I just keep praying for His will to be done. I hope that I learn what it is He wants to teach me through this quickly, though!

I’ve been working from home, reduced hours of course but I get to stay as busy as I am able, which helps a lot. I’m sure there’s nothing worse than sitting home with nothing to do but dwell on some medical issue. We have a young man who lives across the street who has liver cancer. He’s yellow with jaundice. He’s young. He’s a nice kid. He’s not expected to be here in a few weeks time. Hospice comes to help him manage his pain. My heart breaks for the family who already has struggles to face every day. Every day I see people in worse predicaments than I’m in and it keeps me humble, and from feeling sorry for myself.

My husband continues to be a super-trooper. He handles so much now I don’t know how he does it. He keeps life running here and never complains no matter how much his work load has increased. He keeps me grounded.

All I really ask for is prayer, because that’s the most powerful thing in the universe, and I sincerely appreciate all that I’ve received already!

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