|At the pumpkin patch awhile back!|
Just want to give an update on some exciting things happening this week. We would LOVE your prayers for:
- Finishing chemo on Thursday! So far the Velcade has done what its supposed to do and has killed off a ton of the myeloma but we are eager to see the final counts and talk about what's next. A big crazy miracle that we ask for often is that the myeloma would just be gone now!!
- Starting the 3rd dendritic cell vaccine from the Health & Wellness Institute today! I'm actually plugged into the iv as I type and will be back everyday to get the rest of the doses. As I've written before, how my body responds to the vaccine is unpredictable and I may experience flu-like symptoms or I could be fine. I was pretty nervous about possible interactions between the Velcade and the vaccine but have had all my questions answered and am going for it. Unless we have a big miracle and God heals me, we will most likely be doing three more of these vaccines over the next year. We are hopeful to put this difficult season behind us and look forward to starting a family in the future!
- We are SO thankful for the ways we have been taken care of by you all and just want to praise God for that (and also say a big Thank You to you also!!). Our tummies have been blessed by delicious meals cooked and delivered once a week. Our house has been getting cleaned by a dear friend so we don't live in a total pig stye. Your generosity through financial support has been a consistent gift to us during a season when I am unable to work regularly. Friends and family have accompanied me to almost every appointment so I have another set of eyes and ears and someone to laugh with me when I'm nervous. Another dear friend gave us her juicer so I am making amazingly nutritious (and often disgusting--not good at following recipes!) juice. I can make you some, wanna try it?! We have so much to be thankful for!!!
- My eyes are almost completely better and I would love some prayers that the styes would finish healing! I was hospitalized a few weeks ago for some vicious styes that took over my eyes and made my face swell up! I looked like I was transforming into a pug, or gollum, or the hunchback of Notre Dame...
Other then that, we are looking forward to some family visiting next week and having a good 'ol time with them!