Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Chemo update

Chemo kicked my butt for a couple of days, but now I'm on my way to fighting back with a vengeance. I went in today and my blood counts all look great! The nurse seemed overly pleased with this...as if she didn't expect them to look as good as they did. Thanks be to God!

I lost some weight, so they gave me IV fluids and changed my anti-nausea meds. I am currently eating a big bowl of mac and cheese from Noodles, and it tastes SO good.

I noticed during the days I was sick from chemo that it's hard for me to fight back against the sickness emotionally, so I ask for your prayers especially during those times. I want to hate this cancer and the place it has in my body with every ounce of my being, but when I am so fatigued it's hard to do much of anything with a passion.

Thanks to Liz for watching Eva on Friday, to my mom and brother and grandma who were with me over the weekend, and to Aunt Cheryl who was with me yesterday and to Jessica who was with me today, and to Karen (my mother-in-law's cousin) who made me the most gorgeous quilt! I am so touched by all of your kindness. And thank you to everyone who offered to help after we already had the days covered. You're all amazing! Thank you for being the hands and feet of Jesus.


  1. continuing to pray and think of you often!

  2. So glad to hear you're feeling better and eating food! We pray for you both during your difficult times and positive times. You will beat this.

  3. That's great news, Rachel! Praying for strength and healing :-)