02 June 2009

Last Poison

Many kisses to our precious mama, the Maternal Person, today.

Today she goes in for her very last chemotherapy session, what she has dubbed "The Last Poison". Praise the Lord it's almost OVER!

I'm sure you know that chemo has a cumulative effect, so each infusion has had a greater impact. Round one is a doozy, but seems pretty bearable, but they get tougher and more sickening every time. This last round was exceptionally difficult, so she's not looking forward to an even worse couple of weeks after today's treatment. It's the pits.

But, God has been incredibly gracious through this whole season. She is in remission. Her life is not in danger. We get to keep her, and for that we are so grateful to God.

What's next? In three weeks, we think, mother will have surgery to remove the formerly cancerous tissue. Thankfully, it will be an outpatient procedure and she will likely not need reconstructive surgery! After that, she will go through 6 weeks of daily radiation. Yikes!

But first she's got to get through this last round of chemo. So, please pray for our mother today and over these next few weeks when she'll be feeling the worst she has since the beginning of her treatment. She's tough. She doesn't complain. But, I know she's feeling horrid and that it's only going to get worse for a little while. It breaks my heart.

Lord Jesus, be with Mama.


The Redman's said...

Praying for your precious mamma. :)

Lori said...

I have goosebumps because you know this will soon be over and it will be a testiment to the power of God and prayer and faith.

Soon, it will be over.


FHL said...

Praying that this round will NOT be worse. And I'm so glad they're going to remove the old tissue as well.

Anonymous said...

You are such an enormously encouraging daughter, who lifts me up and gives me strength.
I adore you,