Sunday, September 26, 2010

Another Day Almost Over

One more day down. I won't lie; it's been a trial, but I keep looking forward and leaning on my Jesus.

I woke up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom, and while I was in there I suddenly thought to myself, "Hey, I feel better!"

I ate a tiny slice of a biscuit with some butter and jam for breakfast. My doctor came in while I was eating and asked if that was the first food I'd had in days and I told him it was. He said my white count had gone up a little, to 0.07, so we're headed the right direction now! A normal white count is 4+.

I ate the mac and cheese that came with my lunch and one bite of cheesecake, and was sorry later.

Ron brought me a sugar donut and a mocha frappachino this afternoon (cause that's what I wanted and I'm spoiled). I had about 1/4 of each. He finished my frappachino after having one of his own, and was wired for the rest of the afternoon. :o)

Now the diarrhea is causing me untold troubles, but they don't want to give me anything to stop it because it is getting out the chemo and dead cells. It's not a pretty situation.

Ron went to Mass while he was here. I didn't go because of the aforementioned problem.

I know I've asked so much prayer from you, but I am under spiritual attack and really need them now. I may write more about it tomorrow, but if I do half my readers will think I'm insane. Besides, I don't want to give it too much attention.

Thanks, dear ones!

PS: Johnnie, I'm fighting like a girl! :o)

PPS: Mike L, thanks for sending your patron saint to my side.

PPS again: Jennifer, I need your Angel tonight, please. Thank you!


H F J said...

Many prayers from us, Sharon. I have to tell you what your friend Jacob has been doing. He has had tummy troubles for some time; he even has his own GI doc. Stomach aches are a daily issue, usually at night. Almost all week, when his tummy hurts, he whines a bit about it, and then stops and says "I don't want to forget!" Then he bows his head and asks God to help you feel better soon. He makes me cry every time!
It's ok if you are struggling right now. I don't know that anyone can imagine what you are physically, mentally and emotionally going through right now. Just know that there are bunches and bunches of people praying for you when you cannot find the strength to do it yourself.

Angela M. said...

Again today I received a piece of the main Host - I offered up my Communion for you. Prayers continue. Keep saying Jesus, I trust in You.

Anonymous said...

Hey Kalona. I love to read your blog, but I haven't commented in a long time. I wanted to let you know that I am praying for you. This has been a real trial in every way! God bless you and keep you and give you courage and strength for the battle. You are such a dear and kind woman. I am always encouraged by your posts.

Rachel from Dallas

Jennifer Mulkey said...

Kalona, I left you a long message on the Catholic site :) I gave my guardian angel permission when you started through all of this to fly to your side if ever you should need him, to aid you in whatever way he can :) So he will be there if you are in need of him :) Then he can fly back to me when he knows you are safe :)

So glad you were able to eat something... YEA!!!! on the blood counts :D Keep your Rosary close at hand also :)

I had to deal with the big D from chemo too, although probably not nearly as much as you are right now, you've had much more than I did, and probably much higher doses, but it's not fun at any time. It will get better, it just takes time and you are right in that your body needs to get the stuff out of your system. Make sure you don't get dehydrated. Do they have you on IV fluids?

Prayers ongoing here for you :)

God Bless and keep you safe in His loving arms :)


Anonymous said...

Hi! I just made lunch for me & Mom and wanted to check to see how you're doing. I'm so sorry about the side effects - I know it's all part of what you have to go through to be healed but I'm praying that you will get past it soon. We love you so much! Big Hugs & All our Love, Sandi & Mom.

Sarah Oldham said...

I send you my angel as well -
Pray about sharing your spiritual struggle. I like that you are cautious about sharing 'cos you do not want to give it more "power" than it may or may not have over you. Yes? I will keep you in my morning prayers (which i am going to go pray now).
Stay strong. Jesus, we trust in YOU.

Kalona said...

Oh D, that made me cry, too! Please thank Jacob very much for his prayers for me, and let him know that they help me so much. He is such a wonderful little boy. I'll pray for his "tummy troubles" too. That is a miserable thing for a little guy to have to deal with.

Thank you for you faithful, constant support. I know that I can always count on you to hold me up when I need help. Hugs!

Kalona said...

Dear Angela, thank you so much! I will keep saying "Jesus, I trust in You!" He is so good.

Kalona said...

Rachel, I'm so happy to see your comment. Thank you for your prayers and support!

Kalona said...

Jennifer, I left a reply for you at DCF, also. As always, you are such a wonderful source of encouragement. Thank you!

Kalona said...

Sandi and Mom, you are in my thoughts and prayers every day. I'm so glad you are together, and always happy to know that you are praying for me. Give each other a big hug from me!

Kalona said...

Sarah, my room was absolutely filled with guardian angels last night! I felt totally safe and loved, and dreamt of feasts of wonderful food and Christmas. :o) Thank you for your prayers and for sending your angel to my side.

Julia Dunning said...

Sharon, I read this line in the Liturgy of the Hours earlier today and thought of you. From St Paul's second letter to the Corinthians, chapter 7 verse 16 (?): "We do not lose heart, because our inner being is renewed each day even though our body is being destroyed at the same time."

And tomorrow is the feast of St Michael and the Archangels! They have the power of God at their hands. Put yourself under their care.