Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Woo Hoo!

I had my oncologist appointment earlier today and my hemoglobin level is up to 11.7 and all other blood counts look good for Round 5 of chemo tomorrow!!

Thank you so much for your prayers this week. Yes, I am still really fatigued despite the rise in my red count. Today my eyes just burned and my body was calling for a nap all day. As my oncologist said this morning...."Stacy, we are putting poison in your body. Your body can only fight so hard before it gets tired."

Oh and to think I have 3 more to go after tomorrow.....BUT GOD!

Oh, He is merciful, gracious and loving and has fought this fight and won. He is my strength and my hope. And so I say, woo hoo for my blood counts. Not sure if it was all that wheatgrass (and oh does it turn my stomach right now!) but I will keep plugging away with it as I know it does the body good. Was it all those beans or the mighty hand of God upon my body? I'm giving Him the glory and the credit due His name. He is my sustainer and all else is used by Him to accomplish His purposes.

And so another day dawns and with it another round of chemo. Tomorrow morning I teach through the last 10 verses of Ephesians 2 at our Women's Bible study and then scoot out for the Cancer Center. I'm moving into the Taxol portion of my treatment. With that comes a longer infusion....about 4 hours and the possibility of an allergic reaction to the new drug. May I ask for your prayers for tomorrow that my body would receive the Taxol without a reaction and that it would do the job intended on any lingering cancer cells. Thank you so much for bringing my name before the Lord. I know He hears and answers prayers according to His will.

I have chosen to go alone tomorrow to the Cancer lounge and just "Be still before God." I need that time. It is a big step for me to go alone. I'm not much of a loner. But God continues to teach me that with Him, I am never alone.

How can I pray for you tomorrow as I'm receiving my treatment? Please let me know, as it is an honor and a privilege to in turn, bring you before the Lord.

"But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen and settle you. To Him be the glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen." 1 Peter 5:10,11

Much love,
Stacy

14 comments:

babyrndeb said...

whoo hoo for higher blood counts and I will be praying for you tomorrow as your start your new regimen!

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Techsupport said...

Prayers going up. You are precious in the Lord's sight. Love, Jerry & Kathy

Mom to 9 Blessings! said...

Praise GOD! That is great news Stacy!

Praying for you today and asking God to quiet you with His love.

Sending hugs and love today!
Jill

Lynn said...
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Lynn said...

You are a wonderful demonstration of HOPE to a lost and dying world, Stacy. (1 Peter 3:15)

And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, HOPE. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us. (Romans 5:3-5)

Hugs,
Lynn

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Praise God and you continue to be in my prayers and I rejoice at bringing you before the throne!
Blessings....may He carry you!!

Debbie said...

Have lifted you up already this morning Stacy and will continue to do so. How brave you are to go on your own and I pray the Lord will meet you in a mighty way today as you seek Him. My requests are long but I have something in particular that He knows all about. A quick prayer for this would be sooo appreciated. Praying all goes well. Much love to you, Debbie

LisaShaw said...

Sis, you are probably already at your appointment but please know that I'm praying and I rejoice with you in the news.

I continue to pray...

You are precious to ask how you can pray for us. In the midst of your time of need to pray for others is beautiful and it's representative of the Holy Spirit within you.

Love you...praying for you.

A multi-dimensional life said...

I'm dancing with delight over your hemoglobin count! Thanking God for answering this prayer and for His constant comfort and protection over you! You art too cute with the beans...I believe it was the Hand of God...placing those beans into yours :)...and the wheatgrass too!
Stacy, I literally got chills when I read your sweet question to us wanting to know if we had something we want you to pray for us! Chills and tears! God is so good to place your strong, faithful spirit into my life! You are a gift! I would ask that you just tell Him how much I love Him and how grateful I am for His majesty!
Meanwhile, I am praying for His continued strength and protection over you!

He & Me + 3 said...

That is awesome Stacy. I am so glad that our prayers worked. Praying for you to have a round this time. Praying for strength & for rest.
Hugs,
Mimi

Cherie Hill said...

Praying for COMPLETE healing in your body by the hand of Almighty God! You are such an encouragement to my faith!
Blessings,
Cherie

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

Wow, Stacy. You have such an amazing attitude. I am blessed by visiting your blog tonight.

P.S. LOVE all of the names you chose for your children! I have a Samuel and Luke, myself. :)

Sara said...

Praise God for the good counts. That is such good news. Stacy, I am praying that yesterdays infusion went well and that you had no allergic reaction to any of the new drugs that you received.

Praising God for your good news... Laughing at the wheatgrass comment:)(That would totally be me too:) I love to use God's naturally ways of healing even though yes, they can churn your stomach sometimes:) Praying for the Lord to continue to sustain you and be your strength and for all the meds to be doing exactly what they are meant to do... destroy every last bit of that cancer.

You are in His hands:) The very best place to be:)
sara