Frank here, taking Carol’s dictation.
Thank you for all the encouraging blog and email responses. Please keep the prayers coming. This last week has been, to say the least, difficult. As you know because of my body’s reaction, it was determined best for me to come out of the clinical trial.
But we were told when we started in this journey that there were many arrows in the quiver to address this cancer. So last Monday I was put into a different chemo protocol where I would receive an infusion once every three weeks for several hours and then take chemo pills for another 14 days with a week of rest. We were thrilled as the timing worked really well for Christine’s upcoming wedding. Unfortunately my body hasn’t responded well to this protocol-I’ve been nauseous and sick since starting last week, notwithstanding a number of anti-nausea medications (our shelf looks like a pharmacy!). We fortunately have a previously scheduled appointment tomorrow for an IV hydration and will address all these symptoms and the course forward. The good news I’ve pretty much weaned myself off of the morphine, the bad news is I haven’t felt like eating and what I have has not stayed down. Frank does say that notwithstanding the 30 pound weight loss I look great-he’s biased :☺ so somewhat untrustworthy ☺, I’d rather be able to eat and hold it all down.
All the wedding plans are locked in (we’re also counting on the weather for this out door wedding) and our neighbors on Goose Neck Road have been tremendously supportive and helpful-so I just need to show up.
A friend quoted from a song “Whispering Hope”, which I find encouraging “Will not the deepening darkness brighten the glimmering star”. She went on to remind me that no matter what the situation is now, God has a plan for me to include to completely heal me. I know this as my heart is firmly fixed on our Lord. Ps 112:7
Again, thank you all, your prayers and words of encouragement are awesome and are so inspiring and helpful to me. Stay on your knees!!
Will let you know how tomorrow goes. Love, Carol