Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Going to Plan C

Today was Oncology day...and the doctor decided the cancer is advancing rapidly and we should not wait the 6-8 weeks involved in the liver chemo and go ahead with the "full-body chemo". This is the third of plans proposed for treating this cancer ---this growing entity within my body that is NOT supposed to be here!! Part of this treatment is experimental and part of it is already approved. There are some serious side effects as with all chemo treatments...and yes, I will lose my hair again. The first time I cried--very traumatic--then the second time, I just wanted to get the buzzcut and get rid of the falling out hair...I guess that will be my reaction this time, so the wig comes out of the closet and here we go again. As we prayed fervently for God to guide the doctors and for the perfect chemo to be found, this one has less side effects than some of them. I will have low blood counts, digestive problems and they will watch for heart problems...but no neuropathy, and that is good. So life will pretty much be consumed with going for chemo, blood work, ekg's, and praying I will not have too much weakness and can function at a near-normal pace. So we have to be ready to switch plans at a moment's notice and be ready to do what it takes to stay alive. Life is exciting and the ministry that this blog is helping promote, starts tomorrow night 5:30-6:20 in the Comfort Zone House behind our church. It is for cancer survivors, families and those who are suffering. "Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever"..Ephesians 3:20-21


  1. Love that verse! Love you! So proud of your blog and the work that the Lord is doing in you! You are strong g'ma and we are in constant prayer for you and Pa John!

  2. Thanks for sharing this with us. We are thinking of you and praying for you every day. I look forward to reading this blog as you beat this monster once again. We love you.
    Kirk, Beth, Gavin, and Fife Powell