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Archive for February, 2012

Feb 28, 2012

Ok, truth time. Hard day. I’d be so grateful some “whole person” prayers today. Thank you.

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Feb. 9, 2012

I saw my oncologist yesterday after the DexaScan on Monday. Everything is going amazingly well, and I have been given the ok to NOT go back to the Cancer Center for 6 months! This is a huge praise!

The doctor also is giving me some meds to help with the massive hot flashes (we call them solar flares – lol!). The hair loss and joint pain … well, the hope is that they will diminish with some time, but if not – it’s a reminder the medicine is working and I’m alive!

My brain is still rather fuzzy at times. I have good days and bad days (or alert days and fuzzy days), but I understand that’s normal, too. If I communicate with you and sound like I’m in another world – I may be. Please don’t take it personally – I’ll be back to earth soon. :-&

Reconstruction is progressing on schedule. It takes time, and there really is no exact schedule, but it looks like the process should be complete by summer.

God continues to encourage and provide for needs I don’t even know I have. He has challenged me and “not let me off the hook” just cause I have/had a nasty disease. He reminds me that, whatever my circumstances, my walk with Him is my TOP priority – and I’m thankful – for that really IS what I need most!

My updates will likely be less frequent. But that does not mean I’m any less grateful for your care and prayers.

2/2 – DexaScan

Hi! Quick update. On Monday, Feb. 6, I will be having my DexaScan*. It is a bone density scan. One of the side effects of the med I’m on is bone loss. With this scan we will set a baseline and, hopefully, restore my bone density to this level in 5 years when I come off the med. I will also see my oncologist later in the week to discuss the results and my continuing course of treatment.   Thanks for keeping me in your prayers. *http://www.osteopenia3.com/dexa-scans.html