When your husband takes your 7 year old into urgent care with a sore throat and tells them his wife is going through chemotherapy for breast cancer, it’s really amazing how fast they can get that strep throat culture back and a prescribe a very strong dose of antibiotics.  🙁  They even sent them home with masks.  Nice.  This is the second time I have gotten test results back for the kids really fast thanks to the C word.  No one messes around with it or with another sickness in the family.  I am very thankful for that.

So that happened after school today.

Earlier in the day . . .

We enjoyed sitting in traffic thanks to road construction on the way to the hospital for chemo.  That’s always a fun way to start the day.  The nurse accessed my port (AKA sticking me with the thumbtack needle) and was able to draw blood right away!  Woohoo!  The medicine I received yesterday did it’s job.  Praise God!  After looking at the labs from yesterday, the nurse said that the labs didn’t look like those of someone who had received chemo.  Woohoo again!!  They were very similar to two weeks ago and also to some taken in September.

My chemo dose was 10% more this time, but the Dr. didn’t think I would notice any difference.  We’ll see about that.  I was tired and a little weak when we got home so I laid down for a few hours.

As soon as the girls got home from school, Tom rushed out the door to Urgent Care with our 7 year old (see story above) and just got home with the prescription (6:45 pm).  Of course God’s timing is perfect as Kim showed up with a meal for us and then just stayed and helped with the girls so I could continue to rest.  And Crystal drove the girls to AWANA for us which was sooooooooo helpful!

I’m feeling OK.  Not fantastic.  I can’t decide if I’m going to feel nauseous or just feely yucky.  I’m trying to hold off on the Zofran ’til 10 pm if I can so I don’t have to wake up in the middle of the night to take it.  But if I need it, I’ll take it.  So far, eating a little and sucking on a candy (thanks Debbie) is making me think I’m fine.

Tomorrow I would love to go to Bible Study if possible and then I have a noon appointment for the white blood cell booster shot.

In other news . . . my hair is starting to fall out slowly. No big chunks yet, but a decent amount after getting ready this morning.  No need to shave my legs today.  Nice!  One day soon my hand will do the job of a razor – lol.  Soft legs here I come!!  The nurse said if that is starting to happen the huge hair loss will probably be in a couple days.  So Friday at 4 pm I’m having a hair cutting/shaving party.  I have some video ideas for the “party” and will try to make it as fun as possible.  Oh my . . .

For specific prayer requests, Praise God that our 6 year old’s cough is still just a cough and is getting better.  No asthma problems yet.  Please pray for our 7 year old that the antibiotics will kill the strep throat fast and that the rest of us will stay healthy.  Please pray my body will tolerate this round of chemo well.  I would love to be able to go to Bible Study tomorrow and also to a Women’s Conference on Saturday if possible.  Also, our oldest also turns 11 on Sunday.  CRAZY!!  Please pray for a relaxing, but fun day celebrating.

I Kings 8:61 “Let you heart therefore be wholly devoted to the Lord our God, to walk in His statutes and keep His commandments, as at this day.”