Home Sweet Home
Our flight back to Atlanta was very smooth and hassle free. Your prayers worked! We arrived home around 8:30 last night and immediately discovered several "blessings". Our yard had been freshly mowed and it looked awesome. My mother had thoroughly cleaned our house before she returned to Tennessee last weekend, and everything was spotless. (Thanks, Mimi!) Janice and Melanie, from our church, had prepared a meal and dessert for us which was waiting in the fridge to reheat upon our arrival at the house. YUM!!! In my very large "stack" of mail, at least 50 cards & letters of love and encouragement were waiting for us, and we enjoyed reading every one of them before going to sleep. What a blessing! I sure slept soundly!
Today is Chemo Day. I am writing this journal entry as I sit in my chemo recliner, and will send it when I return home this evening. I got some good news today. My white blood cell count had returned to normal, and my body is strong enough for another full treatment with both drugs. In addition, when I weighed in I had gained FIVE POUNDS since last week! That's very important because the combination of the cancer and the chemo treatments usually result in weight loss, so my oncologist had encouraged me to eat often and pile on the calories. WOW! That's the first time in my life that I have ever been "ordered" to GAIN WEIGHT!! Do you think the milkshakes & fries that I ate each evening at Steak & Shake following the evening church services in Indy had anything to do with my extra poundage?????
My youngest daughter, Candi, is moving back home tonight. She has been living in Columbia S.C., but wants to be home to help and encourage us during this difficult time. What a blessing she is with her wonderful sense of humor, and her optimistic attitude that daily reminds us NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE WITH GOD! She has become one of my best prayer warriors!
Thanks for your prayers today. My Prayer Pager has been beeping all afternoon as my worldwide network of prayer partners are bombarding Heaven on my behalf during this treatment. Please know that Vicky and I have also prayed for YOU today! I love you! I am blessed!