Tuesday, September 27, 2011


The meeting with Reece's teacher was postponed until tomorrow (Cyrise wasn't feeling well this morning). Reece has been happy the past two days; he mentioned having lunch with a little boy yesterday, and told me about a little girl with curly hair who is nice. Those seem like good signs, and I pray that he continues to interact well with the other children. Thank you all for praying, too!

I had the staples removed from my head this afternoon. Also had lab tests, which showed that I didn't need a transfusion of any kind today, but will probably need platelets on Thursday when I go back. I talked to my doctor, and will see him on Thursday, when we'll discuss our updated plan of attack and I'll probably start on the Rituxan. The radiation has affected my bone marrow's ability to make cells, so we are having to delay some of the chemo for now. Dr. B is thinking I may need the stem cell transplant sooner rather than later.

I'm so tired of all of it.

I saw Mom today for the first time in a few weeks. It was so good to see her, and she was delighted to see my face, too. We had a nice visit. She looks wonderful. She said that Ron, Kelly and Josh have been taking good care of her. We're blessed to have such a wonderful family to help out.

Cyrise has made a roast beef for supper and it smells heavenly! She and Josh are both good cooks and keep me well fed. :o) My appetite is not bad, but not as good as it was. I've lost about 20 pounds since this all started, but you wouldn't call me skinny.



Kelly said...

Glad to hear Reece is making some friends. I was worried about him while reading your last blog post.

I'm also glad you were able to see Gran today, she's really been missing you.

We are getting some rain tonight! It's blowing and thundering and lightning outside. (:

Love you!

Jennifer Mulkey said...

I'm sure you are tired of it all. I can't imagine what you are going through. Our prayers for you continue. Have you ever heard of Fr. Peter Mary Rookey? He's a priest who has had several healings attributed to him. You can find him online, if you want. I"ve written him several times and even talked to him over the phone when I had cancer. He gave me a blessing.

Hoping things start to look up for you. St. Rafael is good for those who are ill, or traveling, and with what you have and are going through, you are a traveler.

Prayers ongoing, and I always send you hugs.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Praying for strength & endurance for you during these hard times. I'm praying for precious Reece too, every day. I love you so much. Love & Hugs Sandi

Jennifer L. Mulkey said...

Thinking of you today. Prayers continuing. Hoping you are doing ok. Much love sent your way.