Thank you all for the well wishes, emails, cards, calls and concern, but thank you most of all for prayers, healing energy and thoughts to our Father in heaven who showered me in grace and got me through this.
It has been AS hard as we were told it was going to be. I'm so thankful for all the tests that were done on me before I started this process and for the care that I have received from the wonderful staff at Norris Cotton Cancer Center both in Manchester and Lebanon NH. What a huge team and they are all so very nice.
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The Chemo I received back on the 13th was 6 times stronger than anyone gets at one time. I held up really well for the first 4 bags of drugs but in all there were 9 bags of drugs and hydration (I'll not go into detail about how I held up with the other 5 bags). It required that I return on Tuesday for help with dealing with side effects.
Daily shots of stem cell growth drugs and every other day blood draws filled up most of my week. What I was told would happen or even could happen DID happen. Dealing with side effects was no fun either and I will not share that with you.
Through it all, we had God on our side. We knew it and we felt it. We saw Him use other people to let us know that we were not alone. We have a God that Hubby and I have a history with. A history where He is there to comfort, to care, to listen to our tears, to give us strength and to cheer us on and laugh with us. He is not someone "Up there Somewhere", He is personal, He is our savior. It's a long history and long histories are good. We would remember other times when He was holding our hand. We reminded each other about that. Through it all we had HIM, God, Jehovah, King of Kings, Lord of Lords, Yahweh.
We also had each other. We have a 42 plus year history honoring our vows. For Better for Worst, in Sickness and in Health. We knew together - all 3 of us- that no matter the physical outcome, We Were OK
We also had family members and friends who checked on us, kept sick family members away from us, checked our house, took in our mail, and started our pellet stove to warm up the house. Some friends sent IM's to check on me, sent out mass emails to spread the word on us and in so many ways reminded us that we were not fighting this alone.
Battle Scars? Yes, but instead of dwelling on them, I will dwell on the joys and the fun of being alive. I am not the same person.
I am happy to hear that through it all you have felt loved and cared for. Praying often for you!ReplyDelete
Prayers will continue!! Thank you for the update. I feel so blessed to have connected with you here. Your testimony is powerful.ReplyDelete
God has blessed you in a special way, Lynn Marie, for you are such a strong woman! I agree with Terri, your testimony is powerful. I will continue to pray for you and for your husband, as well. Thanks for the updates.ReplyDelete
A wonderful testimony of God's provision and protection against this "storm" of your life and how others rallied around to help you and hubby out during this time, in addition to the love shared between you and your hubby. Will continue to have you in my prayers.ReplyDelete
So glad to know God is with you each step of the way. He always will be because He promised.ReplyDelete
Still praying for you.
Although I have had cancer and all the things connected to it, I can't even begin to understand what you have gone through. I continue to pray for you and your husband. What a wonderful God we have that He is always there with us no matter what and that He understands us so well since He created us. I looked at your blog because the name was so similar to mine, but God knew what He was doing. So glad I can join in the prayers and encouragement for you. Hang in there.ReplyDelete
What a powerful testimony!! Praying here.ReplyDelete
You are in my prayers and I'm thankful for your relationship with Him. I'm sorry it was so hard ((HUGS)) but thankful for all the kindness that was given to you.ReplyDelete