Friday, April 8, 2011

24 hours after first dose of chemo....

Feeling like a bright beam of sunshine today. No nausea or the other end effects yet. No flu like symptoms....BUT, by Sunday, I figure they will have knocked on my door....I hope to be at work on Monday even if I have to wear my pj's. My blood work is all good so far to keep getting chemo and I pray it will stay that way forever! My doctor said Wednesday that he has had 4 cholangiocarcenoma patients in the last 4 weeks and I am the only one without jaundice and in good health. So that is a good thing!
I had a friend who I have became aquainted with again after probably 10 years of very little contact (she was a bike riding partner). Her name is Cindy Bateman and she has been in constant communication throughout all of experience. This morning, she Facebooked me and said something I thought I should share.....might shock some of you. She states "My prayer is that if I ever must go through anything like you are, that I also have the strength and faith that you are exhibiting. God is using you! He knew how strong you were without Him, and He truly knows how strong you are with Him!"  He knows that you will continue to give Him the glory for your strength, faith, and good reports!!  She always leaves me with a piece of scripture (which is my favorite part from her) and today it was very simple but has HUGE meaning. Psalm 46:10 Be still and know that I am God (the Lord).   That scripture has made my outlook so much better/easier. I do NOT ever worry about dying...if and when it will happen. I worry about my children without either parent on earth to guide them, and my husband who is alway there for me no matter what, but I do not worry about being sick or leaving this earth. It will all be ok when God says it is time to go to a better place.
All that being said, I am NOT dying for atleast 10 years if I have anything to do with it. I feel good....people come up to me and don't look like you're dying.... THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!
On another note, my daughters and I are have a Relay for Life team this year and are selling t-Shirts (not the ones they see at the Relay for Life Event) that are awesome. Anyone wanting to purchase one should call Jennifer 843-5278 or Samantha 843-5012 and order one. We are also taking donations of course for our relay team. Thanks to all who have sent cards, called, e-mailed, brought food, gave food gift cards, bought my lunch, or just volunteered to come over and talk. Each and every one of you are very valuable to me!! Probably won't blog tomorrow but will on Sunday if I can get to the computer upstairs.....I will!!  HUGS!!  Patty


  1. I think you are awesome! I know you are awesome! And our God is awesome! Prayers for you and your family. I Love You Patty!!!!!

  2. I added this to your Facebook but thought it very appropriate for here also:

    I know that you say that He is right beside you. Here is a scripture that I thought you'd like: Psalm 16:7-8 "I will bless the Lord who guides me; even at night my heart instructs me. I know the Lord is always with me. I will not be shaken, for He is right beside me."

  3. How are U doing now, its been a while since U wrote this, idk where to find your updates (if u have any)