Sorry I didn’t report on Friday but it was a looong day at the doctor. Good news … Platelets are up to 90k. Even cute nurse Nancy said ‘your prayers are working…’ when she told me. And then she requested that we also pray for ANC because they were up (to 110,000) but not enough (need 150,000). So, this morning, I head back in to check again. And would love your prayers.
We also did a CT scan of chest, pelvis and neck and, in short, there is more of everything everywhere. Nothing is visibly impeding functions and my liver and kidney numbers are still functioning well (evidenced through blood tests). I was kind of hoping for answers to why I don’t feel better but that’s not yet clear. We also had a bone scan but didn’t get the results. My novice and uneducated opinion is that my bones are weakening from the cancer and that’s the source of the back pain. I needed a lot of pain meds over the weekend and I am torn between sad about not feeling good and overwhelming gratitude (to the point of tears as Scott and I prayed on Sunday) that I have access to such good medicine. BMy heart is heavy for the suffering around the world where medical relief is unavailable. The Lord is using my pain to prompt me to pray for others.
IF we get a good set of numbers today we could possibly start the trial on Wednesday. But there’s lots more paperwork and we have to order and have the medicines shipped so many moving parts. However, all of that is dependent on good blood numbers. Would love prayers. And I can send an update later this morning – I suspect I will know something in the next couple of hours.
Thanks for partnering with us in prayer…