Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Gearing up for my last chemo treatment! Yeah!

Well, today I gear myself up both mentally and physically for my chemo treatment tomorrow.

This is the first time I'm actually looking forward to it. Well, not really looking forward to all the pain but just getting this completed.

I was so happy with the last couple of delays because it helped me physically to go through the treatment, however that is until my last chemo nurse said the delay was not good. They set up these treatments to hit the cancer cells that are being formed, are already active and those that are moving around. The delay allow the cells to start moving around....UGH! I had not thought of that.....

I know this chemo treatment is not the end of my journey. I have alot of testing to see how the treatments affected the cancer cells, my body, etc. and depending on the testing; I may have to start the treatments all over again. It is only a possibility that every patient goes through. It seems most patients I meet are on several rounds of chemo. I just pray that all the prayer that has surrounded us, remove that option forever.

They will let my body rest for a short while and then all the testing will begin. I actually believe the testing is going to prove what all the prayer has done. I will be going through testing every 3 months for quite awhile, after all the initial testing, which will eventually lead to yearly testing and then testing every 3 years or so. I think...the testing schedule has changed a few times.

I also received a letter and they want me to have breast testing again. I just had a biopsy done on 1 lump but I had 3 but they determined a couple of months ago they were okay. However, they are requesting testing again. So, if I look a little blue from all the radioactive dyes, don't be alarmed....I'm not turning into a Smurf! ha.

I guess in our journey we have to go through the testing. This is what ultimately will show our strength and perserverance. You have to make it through the trial and be tested to really get through the journey. So, HI, HO, HI, HO......it is off to testing I GO.... You don't know how strong a rubberband is until it is stretched. This is a reminder to us that when we are stretched as tight as possible in life troubles and issues, by holding on; we are using our strength. No matter where your strength comes from, it is what ultimately gets you through your journey. I'm just glad my is through prayer.

Thank you again to all who pray and support the family in so many ways. Words are so inadequate to ever show how much it all means to us. I could never have guessed it to be as overwhelming, heart warming and as meaniful as it truly is.....I realize that I really had a small glimpse of what life is all about and it sure isn't the things we spend most of our time on. It is people relationships!

As always,
Love to all,

1 comment:

Linda Shanks said...

Good morning Leah,
The finish line in just in sight. I thought about the song that says "I can almost see the lights of that city." You can see your finish line and you have been strong in your faith through it all. You are a great testimony of faith and believing in your God. He is Faithful.
A person can hear, but a friend listens for the meaning.
A person can look, but a friend sees the heart.
A person can know, but a friend understands your dreams.
Thank God for the friends we have and for the difference they make in our lives. You are one of those friends. You are very special to me and your blogs have truly inspired me and given me encourgement every day. Thank you for the testimony of faith that you have.
Love & Prayers,