Saturday, June 26, 2010

Blahs, Birthdays, Baggage, and Break Ups

Blahs - this last chemo left me a tremendous amount of fatigue.  I also think that my body is just getting to the point where the cells have had quite enough!!  Despite being so fatigued, the Lord has allowed me some fun, frivolous, and fruitful days.

Birthdays - On June 19 the ladies of Foundations all met at the Macaroni Grill on one of the bases to celebrate my upcoming birthday!  Christa did it up like a tea party and so most of the ladies wore hats.  We had a lot of fun and I got to see our two newest babies!  They are so adorable.  It was so nice to be out of the house and doing some laughing.  The ladies did their best to load me up with new Hoops & Yoyo items!!!  Thank you to all of you FBC ladies for making the day so special.

Baggage - On June 20th we had kindergarten graduation.  Christa did a great job with the students this year.  After school let out for the summer, we began the task of packing our belongings.  Christa leaves on July 16th and I need her help to get the shipment ready.  We will load the container around August 13th.  Our departure flight is September 3.  There is much to do and the container is going to cost quite a bit.  Please pray that the Lord will supply for this need.  One huge answer to prayer is that the Lord took care of the medical needs at the Cleveland Clinic.  I am all set up for my care.  This took a lot of late night phone calls, but God gave me a Christian on the other side of the phone and she was a huge blessing.  My father is trying to get a ticket to come here the end of August to help Randy on our flight back to the States.  August is the Japanese holiday month and tickets are quite difficult to come by.  I know the Lord is able to take care of this.  Please be in prayer that he will be able to get a ticket with his miles or that the Lord will supply the finances to pay for a very expensive ticket! 

Break Up - You read right!  Chemo and I are breaking up!!!  Tomorrow will be my last day of chemotherapy!!  Whoo Hoo!!!  I still have the herceptin infusions until April, but this chemo is going bye bye!!  My hair is starting to grow back.  In two weeks I will be going topless again!!  I am so excited about this.  It is still VERY short, but it has just gotten so hot and I am ready to be done with the hats for a while.  I will still need to wear them, just not all the time in public.

Well, I think that is all I have for now.  Hope this fills you all in sufficiently!  Thank you for your love, prayers, and encouragment.  Don't stop!!  This battle is not over and I need to keep fighting.  I cannot do it alone!

Doing their memory passage for this quarter.


Nancy M. said...

Thank you for the updates. I will be in prayer for all the needs requested
esp for August. I am glad last Chemo! Yeah! You are so strong and I am proud of you and know God is too!
What a blessing you are to many...
love, nancy

Tori said...

Wow, what an encouraging post. Things are looking up a bit. So glad to see you smiling and having such a nice time with friends.

YEA, no more chemo!!! I bet you thought this time would never come.
So is the hair growing back the same color and texture? I heard it often comes back different.

I'm praying for you and think about you often. We are so gonna need to hook up in the states. I'm gonna have to read back to find out where you'll be based.

Anyhow, Have a WONDERFUL Lord's Day!

Amy Sue said...

so many good things in this post...will be in prayer about the ticket for your Dad, and also that you will NOT TRY TO PACK! HELLO?!!! Your body is weak from all this do NOT need to be stressing out and packing! You may just be back in bed soon if you try to do too much! Take it will all come together. Love you!