Monday, August 4, 2008

My Fourth Chemo

I had my last heavy Chemo treatment Friday July 25th. I will admit last week was a very long week; I was very tired. I had so much to do and not a lot of energy to do it.

Let me back up a bit! Because of the fifth Sunday we had in June it moved all my Chemo treatments to the Friday I lead Worship. I think it just took more out of me then what I was willing to admit. By Monday I was drained of all my my energy. All last week I was just trying to get through the day. I also had to get my twins ready for camp. They went with their best friend's camping for 10 days.

I'm feeling a lot better now; I've just been really busy. I'll try and update this blog more often.

I still want to write about how they administered my Third Chemo treatment and how sick I got and why it is important to have someone that really knows what they are doing administering your Chemo.

I start my next set of Chemo this coming Friday. I don't know yet all the side effects I will have. I think each person is different and they really have to go through it to tell how it will effect them. I could name all the side effects but I still really won't know how it is going to effect me yet. Time will tell!

God carried me through the hardest Chemo and I lived...Plus, I didn't get sick. I won't say that it's not really getting on my nerves to have to take time off work, putting a wig on my head everyday, being tired and having to sleep more. It's very frustrating for me BUT I'm making it through. I'm really just taking it one day at a time. I make it through ecah day and rejoice that God has allowed me to have another day hear on earth with the people that I love.

I still need pray! Please pray that when this is all said and done that I will be Cancer free. I still have a long year ahead of me. Three more months of Chemo and then a month and a half of radiation treatments.

3 comments:

MelindaI said...

Lori,

You have been such a blessing to us while you've suffered through the first part of chemo. No one would ever guess from your beautiful, rejoicing, smiling face that you are suffering. You are a reminder to us, as you stand up and lead worship, that God is good, He is in control, and that all our days are in His hands.

We pray for you and your family, and will continue to do so. May the Lord strengthen and bless you every minute in every day.

Tammy said...

Lori, I received your blog link today from PR. I just finished reading it from start to finish. You made me laugh & cry all at the same time. Please know that your strength and faith are an inspiration to so many. I wish I was there to hear you sing, and to worship our Almighty God with you. May you continue to be strengthened and healed more and more each day by our Lord and Savior! We love you, miss you, and are praying for you.
Tammy Johns & family

Lori said...

Melindai,

Thank you for your prayers and encouragement. God is my strength.
You sure had me laughing on Saturday at the pig roast. I know I must have sounded pretty silly when I was telling you how I gained so much weight when I first found out I had cancer. My body has now just adjusted back down to the weight I have been at for years. I really didn't want to worry about my weight along with everything else.

Blessings,

Lori

Tammy,

I received your email yesterday and was reminded that I come to this blog and write down my thoughts but I forget to update the people that are praying for me. I thought maybe this opening this blog up to my friend's would be a way for all of you to really know how I am doing so you can pray for me.

I miss you and your family,

Lori