Friday, October 15, 2010

"...In the day of my troubles I will call on You..."

I went to Sarah Cannon this morning for blood work and my white cell level was even lower. The nurse said it was "deathly low" and that I could not withstand any infection. I cannot eat out, go in crowds, eat any raw foods (salads, fruits) even those fixed at home. I cannot go to church Sunday but I can go to the wedding which is outdoors. I cannot eat the buffet dinner here...because someone could have breathed on the food. I will have the chef fix me a plate before putting the food out. I go to Centennial Hospital Sunday morning early for blood work to see what the level is by then. I am to wear a mask in the hospital Sunday morning. If it is still low, they can lower the experimental chemo to lesser strength on Tuesday when I go for regular blood draw. I personally think this is "Custer's last stand" because I think my body is worn out with the chemo... not my mind, but my body. So I pray I can take a lower dose and it will work and kill the cancer cells just like it is killing my good cells!

I know I am repeating myself about all the happenings, sorry about that...I am kind of in shock about being this "sick".

"You are forgiving and good, O Lord, abounding in love to all who call to you. Hear my prayer, O Lord; listen to my cry for mercy. In the day of my troubles, I will call on you, for you will answer me." Psalm 86:5-7


  1. Beverly - I am praying for you, as I know many others are also. I always look up the Bible references you give; they are a comfort to me also. I went for my 4th chemo this last Thursday. So far I am tolerating it okay; not much energy, however, this early morning. I have to have a pet scan Nov. 1st to see how the chemo is working. That will be followed by my 5th chemo on the 4th. Hang in there! God is powerful and merciful! Hugs, Beverly Stokely

  2. Praying for you. I've been there...and how many times have YOU, been in this place. So grateful this is an outdoor wedding...breathe in the fresh air and out with the bad.
    I pray for the lower dose - that it will be what is needed and you will start the move 'up'.