September 29th Update
I had my blood retested yesterday and the platelets are still too low for chemo. So, I need to wait another week and get it retested before I do another round of chemo. The abdominal drain was successfully removed this morning. It is going to be freedom not having a tail hanging out of me. I am feeling well. We went for an 1 ½ hour bike ride yesterday. Feet are still winy brats and that just is the way it is. The peeling has really decreased and I can momentarily walk barefoot. Dry eyes seem to want to stay permanently and eye drops are my BFF. I never leave home without them.
Feeling at peace and feeling patient. I just need some more time for my body to do some more healing and get the cancer more controlled. I know there is no cure for stage 4 at this time in the world but pray one day there will be. I pray that mine can be controlled with various types of drugs for many years and also be able to have a good quality of life.
God is beside me every step. He is giving me direction in the paths that he wants me to take. Most times when I go in for a procedure I come across someone with an amazing story who also has a strong faith and they choose to tell me their story without me asking anything. When I had my last MRI, the nurse who gave me an IV had been in a wheelchair for years due to meningitis. Today, my nurse’s daughter had leukemia when she was 8 years old and was on chemo for 2 years. Now, she is doing well and is in nursing. Love hearing stories of healing.
Feeling confident that I will be able to do another round of chemo next week. Enjoying every day!