Wrapped up round 6 earlier this morning & am at work this afternoon. Medicine is amazing! This is not what I thought chemo would look like!
Next week I’ll have an ultrasound to see if the Chunk has shrunk at all, meet with my oncologist & then have chemo. It’s possible, even likely, that there will be minimal change in the tumor size at this point, but my team & I are confident that there will be a tipping point at which the Chunk will dramatically respond to the cumulative effect of the chemo.
Along with my normal list of prayer requests, I’d like to ask that you pray specifically against fear. It’s so tempting to try to peer ahead and borrow trouble from what’s coming down the line. A friend who is several treatments ahead of me had a bad reaction to the drug cocktail that I will be taking later this summer and it’s difficult not to let fear creep in.
As always, please pray for:
- Continued peace for me & my loved ones as they care for me.
- Complete healing.
- Continued general health, specifically, that my white blood cell counts would remain in an acceptable range and that my heart would be protected from any damage.
- Healing for Clark. He’s been having some intestinal issues and while I’ve been happy for the opportunity to repay his many kindness as he’s cared for me, we’d rather him feel great! He’s on meds and is improving. Praise God!
- Future Baby H.
- Blessings for my team at MDA. Every single person I encounter there is excellent.
- God’s glory.