Good evening, friends!
Here’s another little update: I got my blood checked today and my white blood cell count is good (I don’t have any infection) and my platelets are 109,000 which is a big improvement from last weeks 41,000. It’s still not ideal, we’d like for them to be closer to 125,000 or higher, but over 100,000 means I can start my 4th round of chemo tonight. Woo! Praise God for this blessing! Thank you Lord!
So if this is the battle God has given me, I’m going to fight hard for him. I can’t be sure I’ll always have a good attitude, if fact I’m sure I won’t, but I’m taking one day at a time, trying to be thankful for my blessings and not worry or try to control what God has in His hands. I can’t understand what he’s doing, but it’s kind of a relief to know that I don’t have to understand or worry about it. In fact, he wants me NOT to worry. I just have to have faith and trust in him. I’m going to just keep at it one day at a time.
Additionally, I’m scheduled to have an MRI and see Dr. Krisht on November 7th. I’m really not looking forward to that, because dad can’t go with (he can’t miss so much work). I understand why he can’t, but that doesn’t mean I like it lol. Anyways, Brandon and I will probably fly for that appointment instead of driving because that last driving trip was really exhausting.
Dillard’s, you click the link and you search by either my first and last name, or Brandon’s. https://www.dillards.com/registry/RegistryNames.do
Bed Bath & Beyond, you click the link and you search by either my first and last name, or Brandon’s and if it asks for event state, it’s Illinois. https://m.bedbathandbeyond.com/m/giftRegistry?registryId=543186579#FINEDININGGIFTWARE_is
Lastly, yesterday, the 24th, was my parents 24th anniversary so please join me in wishing them a happy anniversary and in praying that they have at least another 24! Thank you Lord for such a wonderful example of marriage and such great parents. Go ahead and send them a card, an email, drop them a line, or message them on Facebook!
That’s it for now, but let’s please keep praying for healing, improved platelets, toleration of my round of chemo I’m starting tonight, and good, no great, MRI and appointment results with Krisht on the 7th. Additionally, please keep praying for mom with her pain and add that she’s struggling with quitting pop (she’s been cheating! Lol). Please keep praying for Fern (I don’t have an update on her, but I’ll try to get one for next week) And I’m going to add one last prayer request: for Judy G. She is a longtime family friend and a Christian sister. She is battling cancer all over her body and is suffering a lot, physically and emotionally (the kind of chemo she is on really messes with one’s mind and can be very upsetting). She is a great example of a strong and Godly woman, we could all stand to be a little more like Judy.