Thursday, February 23, 2012

"...we have a building from God..."

"For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands.."II Corinthians 5:1

This was a 12 hour day, starting with leaving home at 6:30 and getting back at 6:30...the infusion itself only took two hours. There were 8 blood draws, involving about a dozen "sticks" because they could not get a vein to work. My veins are so used up from 8 years of needles. I cried at some that hurt so badly!. The port can only be used for the chemo and not for blood draws to check its progress....I am so exhausted and yet hate to go to bed because I have sat in a recliner chair all day!

I have a schedule and go at least once a week thru the April 11 day. That takes me through two cycles, I think. We all have high hopes for this to work.

I have sad heart because my friend, Gene, in Florida is in hospice now and it is so sad to see such a vibrant, healthy man being into this. We love the family so much and pray for their strength, and faith to uphold them.

John and I are so blessed to have friends and church to stand behind us and be here for us when we need it. So far, I can still do anything I need to do. I pray the chemo works and gives us many more days together. One family of grandson, grandaughter in law, and their four are coming Saturday and we will get to do "Christmas"...Too much happened in December and January so better now than not at all! Time is what you make it, anyway! The kids and I will make Christmas cookies like last year, so can't wait!

1 comment:

  1. Barbara Johnson-ClarkFebruary 23, 2012 at 11:03 PM

    Bev, I don't know if you've ever gotten the chance to read Sarah Walker's Caringbridge blog site, but you MUST read her today! Go to
    and you will see that there are two entries for today, one written by her entirely, and the last entry is written to her by a friend. Read them both. Bev, we are NOT going to let Satan consume us with our fear of this cancer. We are going to battle him, and we'll fight to the finish. God has given you the golden opportunity with this chemo. This is the one that can wipe out cancer! I cannot let myself think thoughts of giving you to the cancer. I WILL think thoughts of you giving HOPE for a CURE to the world!
    Love you so much. Enjoy those babies, and Merry Christmas!
    Barbara and Alan