Thursday, December 11, 2008

First Chemo Treatment

The oncologist outlined more specifics of treatment yesterday. My first treatment will be given on December 18. I'll receive both drugs (Adriomycin and Cytoxan) in one treatment that will last for about 3 hours. The treatment will be repeated about every 21 days if my blood counts are high enough.

To help keep my blood counts high, I am drinking a concoction of juices - one head of romaine lettuce, carrots, and one apple. All this makes about one 18-ounce glass of juice. It looks unappetizing, unless you're already used to Barley Green or something like that. But it actually tastes good. The apple helps a lot.

Baby is doing well. We had another check-up and ultrasound on Wednesday. Please pray that this little one will be protected from the bad effects of the chemo.

Many people we have never met have reached out to us in such sweet ways. One un-met friend, who recently finished chemo treatments for breast cancer, sent me her wig, shampoo, spray, books, hints, ideas, encouragement, and other things that are such a help. My aunt's church friends have been so kind with their cards, gifts, and care in different forms. You all are helping us see what a blessing we can be to God's children anywhere. You have been a wonderful expression of God's love.

5 comments:

Matt and Emily Sealy said...

Amy, want to let you know we still pray for you constantly. My church is praying too. Someone asks me about you almost every service, and some even look at your blog. I hope that is an encouragement to you that people are praying.

Suzy said...

Will continue to pray, especially for the baby! Well not especially really..for all of you...but I know how scary it is to worry about a little baby you can't see inside of you. God will protect...

Siberians said...

We check in several times a day and continue to pray. We will especially be praying on Thursday (which will be Friday for us).
Lots and lots of love to ALL of you! The Jones clan

Debbie Glenning Rinehart said...

We will be praying for you all in our church tonight, and also tomorrow. We check your blog often, and pray pray pray.

Debbie

Rhonae said...

Pray God's sustaining grace during treatment and beyond!