Sunday, November 19, 2006

Day Six Update

Sorry for the delay in updating my blog. Overall it has been a good week. The Dr. has been pleased with my progress so far though I am still dealing with a very sore throat and the mucositis. The mucositis is a side effect of a drug that I finished today, so hopefully that should start improving over the next few days.

I've been spending time daily either walking the halls or using the treadmill in the exercise room. My neutrophil count hasn't hit its lowest point yet, so the next few days may still be hard until my counts begin to rise again. My days have been filled mostly with trying to eat as much as possible, a slow, painful process, and just sleeping.

If all continues to progress well I should be released from the hospital to the housing provided by the American Cancer Society by the end of the month or so. The doctors will want me to stay within the St. Louis area for about the first 100 days, though they did say they will transfer me back to my doctors at Ellis Fischel as soon as possible.

There is still a lot that time will tell. For now, we continually thank you for your prayers on our behalf. I have received far too many cards to list, but do want to thank the Wassons and PHCers for blessing us. Also to Emily for the very cool pink fuzzy hat. It's all the rage. :-)

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Amy and Family,

Good to hear from you today and trust the painful mouth and throat will heal when off the medication.

We continue in prayer for you all.
Gary Lee is a very sweet little boy with a precious Mom, Dad and Family.

May the Lord give and be your strength as He is "The same yesterday, and today, and for ever."

Love to you All,
Don and Lilan

Linda said...

I don't know you, but a request for prayer for you was forwarded to me from a friend of a good friend of yours. I am touched by your story and have read some of your entries with interest, compassion over your suffering, thankfulness for your honesty, joy in sharing Jesus with you, my sister. I would like to join the others who are praying for you, Amy. Linda

april said...

I am so excited to see that you are feeling better and that your health seems to be returning. I will continue to pray for you daily, and trust that God is blessing you in ways more abundant than we can see!

Carrie said...

So glad to get your update. Glad to hear you are doing well, hope your mouth gets better soon. We continue to pray for you and to praise the Lord for sustaining your faith.

Anonymous said...

Amy,
Thank you for the update. I check your site several times a day to see if there is anything new.
I am praising God that you are doing so well and will continue to pray without ceasing!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! We both truly have much to be thankful for this year!
Love,
Gina

Barbie said...

Glad to hear your week has been overall good. Still praying for your healing and that eating starts to come easier!

Rachel Davis said...

Yay, yay, yay for progress!!

So, hospital food for Thanksgiving. Yum. :)

Mom said that YOUR mom said that Daniel's stem cells seem to be going to bat. Horrah.

Still praying, and love always.

Rachel

Monica C. said...

What a blessing that things are going well so far. You are in my continuous thoughts and prayers. May this be an absolutely new beginning for you - the beginning of the post-cancer era of your life. God bless you,

Anonymous said...

We're so thankful that your week has gone better than others before. We're praying for your mouth to heal so eating can be enjoyed again.
We know that this thanksgiving season has given us (all those partipating in this "journey" with you) a new meaning of thanksgiving -- the mercy, provision, and strength that the Lord has given to you these last months is truly a blessing for us to witness. He is strengthening many as we petition our Lord on your behalf; always seeking and acknowledging His will in all. The testimony you continue to "share" with people all over the world through this blog is truly worthy of thanksgiving, as it is bringing honor and glory to the Lord, even in your suffering.
Our thoughts will continue to be with you as you "wait and see".

Love,
Clayton, Lisa, Sadie, and Maggie

J R Phillips said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Amy. You might not get to celebrate it with very much tradition or with the dear family who love you so much but I am praying that God blesses your heart with all the many things you have to be grateful for, even amidst this trial. I'm thankful for your faithfulness and testimony and pray you will see a lifetime of Thanksgivings after this battle is over.

Rachel Davis said...

Hey....just dropping by to say Hello and Happy Thanksgiving! Love you, dear friend!

Rachel

Teresa said...

Dear Amy,

Thinking and praying for you today. We are thankful for all the prayers God has answered for you. Have a happy day of thanksgiving.
Love,
Teresa

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