Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Chemo #4 and CT results

PRAISE THE LORD! Chemo is working!!! A large lymph node in my chest is down to normal size, and a large lymph node in my abdomen has shrunk in half. WOO HOO!!! My doctor said I'm responding very well to treatment!!!

My white blood counts are low - especially my neutrophils, but it was still a go for chemo. I just need to be extremely careful about germs. So I spray down my desk and phone at work every morning (and after others use my phone), use Germ-x 100 times a day, avoid shaking hands, and definitely avoid people who are obviously sick. 

Chemo was another typical day of chemo. I didn't get Benadryl until before my last medicine, so I was able to read for awhile. Daryl brought back Steak 'n Shake for lunch, and then it was nap time! I'll have two more treatments and then a PET scan. Hopefully after that I'll be done, but if they want to do two more treatments, that's fine. Whatever it takes!

I don't always sleep well the night of chemo even though I'm super tired - must be the Prednisone. I woke up singing this Rich Mullins song:

Our God is an awesome God
He reigns from heaven above
With wisdom, power, and love
Our God is an awesome God

I also like a quote I saw on Facebook by Beth Moore:

"When the Spirit of God moves within us, we must move with Him or be miserable."

I'm glad I serve an AWESOME GOD whose Spirit moves within me!

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