Wednesday, November 08, 2006

T minus 5 and counting

I just finished my last round of radiation. I haven't had any side effects so far other than maybe a bit of a tan, so praise God. I'm very, very grateful that I haven't been so sick and have been able to eat. My main complaint at the moment is a pulled muscle in my side. A visit to the chiropractor indicated a rib out of place in my back, but he said the muscle was pulled in front and that would just take time to heal. Thankfully I have access to pain killers and muscle relaxers.

I'll start chemo tomorrow. Two days of two hour long treatments. The drug is Cytoxin. I haven't looked it up but I think it has the potential to be pretty nasty so I would appreciate continued prayers that side effects would be mild.

Thank you all for your love and support. Just in case you didn't notice, I did put my Barnes address on the sidebar. It's quite lengthy, but that should get a note here if you were wanting to send one.

Oh, oh, and one more praise. I have a room with a view! After spending 5 weeks approx. at MU staring at a brick wall, this was an answer to prayer, so I wanted to be sure to share it with you. (The praise...sorry I can't a pic at the moment.) I brought in pictures and stuff from home, and my room is quite comfortable. So far being here has been a great experience. Wish I could have brought my favorite nurses from MU along, though. :-)

Blessings,
Amy

18 comments:

Barb said...

I'll pray specifically that the side affects of this new round of chemo are not too difficult, Amy.

I never stop praying for you but it's nice to know one specific thing I can pray for, too.

God Bless You.

eurogirl75 said...

Amy,
I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers--

Amy in AZ

Anonymous said...

Amy,

So pleased you have a room with "The View" of St. Louis. I am sure you have found window entertainment quite helpful in times of needed distraction. Very pleased your radiation treatment ended without rough side effects. Thanks for dropping by and keeping me posted on your journey. I certainly will pray this round of chemo will be just a brief moment in time.
In Christ,

Lynn Hensel
Karis Community Church

Lacey said...

You have been in my thoughts & prayers since I first came upon your blog through Barb AKA "A Chelsea Morning". I will continue praying for you & your family. Much strength to you for the days & weeks ahead.

God Bless,
Lacey in AL

Holly said...

God has carried you so far already, He'll continue to carry you through the remaining trials.

I am praying for you.

Bless you for fighting to stay with your family.

Anonymous said...

Amy, YOU gave me ENCOURAGEMENT reading your words today. I thought of your courage and I thought of this saying: Courage is fear that has said its prayers. I just wrote it in a card I am doing for you, and decided I wanted to share it with you now. God bless Daniel and you while you are going through everything this next couple of weeks. He has done a super, great job so far . . . He will continue guiding everyone through this. We love you, Meam & Papa.

Rachel Davis said...

SO glad to hear that it's gone relatively well! The rib though...ouch.

Definitely praying for the chemo.

Rachel

Anonymous said...

Great to hear the side effects have been somewhat mild! Praying that continues...love,
Rachel E

Anonymous said...

Praying for you tonight, Amy!
Love,
Donna McDonald

Pamela said...

Amy, it is a blessing to hear to excepted the radiation so well. I am thrilled to hear you are able to tolerate food as well. Your angels are working overtime on you girl!

What a wonderful supportive family you have! That hubby of yours really loves you! Stay positive! God has you all in his arms. Our prayers are with you too! Your positive upbeat spirit is very inspirational! :)

Carrie said...

Psalm 91:1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High Will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say to the LORD, "My refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust!" 3 For it is He who delivers you from the snare of the trapper And from the deadly pestilence. 4 He will cover you with His pinions, And under His wings you may seek refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark. 5 You will not be afraid of the terror by night, Or of the arrow that flies by day;

Stay there! We are praying often for you (my kids and I) and I am knitting a hat for you.

:o)

Amber D.M. said...

Hello Amy! I'm so glad to hear that the side effects have been better for you. I pray it will be the same with the next round of chemo.

You're continually in my thoughts and prayers.

My love to all,
Amber

Lauren said...

Just letting you know I'm praying for you.

Anonymous said...

I love you Amy!
Love your little sis,
Lizzie :)

Anonymous said...

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Gary

Abby Ymker said...

Amy,
I'm so glad to hear that you have a view!! That really must be so nice!
You are SO encouraging to me Amy!
I think of you many times a day.
Praying for you!
Love,Abby

Anonymous said...

You and your family are on our minds and hearts continually. We pray these treatments will do the work intended by the grace of God.

May He continue to sustain you all and give you strength this day.

So glad you have a room with a window to look out at interesting things.

We love you,
Don and Lilan

Teresa said...

Dear Amy,

We are assuming tomorrow is the day for the bone marrow transplant. We are all in prayer for this to go well and for better health than you have ever known. Daniel in the Bible is a man of courage and conviction. We are praying this for Daniel and are so proud of him. God bless you all. Teresa

Amy,
We think of you and pray for you. Please don't ever feel forgotten. We will be praying for you tomorrow. May the peace of the Lord be yours.
Love, Jessica