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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Prepping for Chemo Round #4

My day started back as normal, I got to go back to work!!!! Yesterday has been two weeks since my surgery and I was so ready to get back to my job. Dr. Ivy said it was okay for me to go back part time since I am doing so well. I am also back to sleeping in my bed again and so thankful for a good night's sleep each night. Tim Sorey stopped by to take Hutch to lunch today and Jordan, Susan Byrum and I joined in on the fun. We all walked down the street to Station Cafe and enjoyed eating outside in the beautiful weather. Thank you Tim for treating all of us to lunch!

Susan Byrum, Hutch, Tim Sorey, Me and Jordan

We were able to go and "early" vote today. Hutch and I got in trouble for talking. (that was an awkward moment to get in trouble from an old man that was working the election) Go Bart Hester and Bear Chaney!!!! We pray you both win.

Tony had back to back appointments all day and I had an appointment to go to my new chemo place, Highland's Oncology, and meet with an oncologist and have my blood work done. My doctor is no longer doing chemo at his office and is sending all of his patients to Rogers, which is actually more convenient for us. I will have my fourth round of chemo this Thursday and I'm trusting and praying all continues to go well. My doctor originally said I would wait 4 to 5 weeks after my surgery but since I am doing so well, it would be okay to start back up again. I know God is in control and my prayer is that maybe only 1 more round of chemo will get my CA 125 down to the teens, then I can begin my weekly preventative treatments. Psalms 57:2 "I cry out to God Most High, to God who fulfills his purpose for me". I know Who is in control and already know He has a purpose for me to move chemo locations for a reason. I pray I didn't miss part of the reason today seeing someone I probably should have said something to, but didn't. Since Tony couldn't go with me, I asked my dear friend Susan Byrum to go with me to help me remember all that was said and for moral support. Thank you Susan for taking a big part of your day to spend with me at Highlands, you mean so much to me.

Susan Byrum and Me

Today is also Grandma's birthday (Tony's mom). She loves Red Lobster and she also loves Pina Coladas. Tony calls her a "sinner" and she thinks that is so funny. I think she would say her birthday was a good day considering how it ended. :)
Grandma loves Pina Coladas!!!

I pray God will continue to show me grace through taking chemo and I pray my eyes stay fixed on Him. It would be so easy to get consumed with your circumstances that you forget what the big picture is. I'm not exited about taking more chemo but I also know I've been given a platform to take a stand for my Lord Jesus Christ and to show others how great He is and that He will never leave me or forsake me. Psalms 56:3-4 "When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me?"

"Today is the day the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it."

1 comment:

  1. Prayers for you, especially as you go through chemo on Thursday!