The egg retrieval went well last week & we have 11 embryos on their way to cryopreservation. I won’t be able to carry a child after all of my treatments, but we can use a gestational carrier. We’ll make those decisions later down the road, but we wanted to at least preserve our options.
Tomorrow I’ll get my chemo port & then start chemo next Thursday, May 21. I’ll have my chemo treatments on Thursdays. (Not sure yet if I’ll have a regular starting time or if it will vary.) Provided everything goes smoothly, I expect to be done with chemo around Thanksgiving.
On Monday Mom & I went to see what the chemo area looks like. There are a bunch of small, dorm-like rooms with curtains & glass doors. I’d expected it to be a more communal setting, but this way, family & friends can come sit with the patient for a while, play games, chat, etc.
1. Peace. Tomorrow’s procedure kind of makes everything really real. It’s a little overwhelming to think about what’s ahead.
2. For my medical team, particularly, Dr. Brown as he installs my port tomorrow & Dr. Koenig as she creates a plan for my chemotherapy. For them to have sharp minds, skilled and healing hands. That the Lord would show favor on them and bless them with supernatural wisdom and insight. And that God would allow me to be a blessing to them.
3. For me to have no nausea or pain following the procedure tomorrow.
5. For a path to adding a child to our family once we finish this fight.
6. That God’s grace would be evident and that He would be glorified.