Tuesday, January 28, 2014

January 28th, 2014

Woke up this morning feeling much better.  Thank you for your continued prayers.  A little tired since one of my Littles woke me up in the middle of the night & then I had a tickle in my throat & had a hard time falling back to sleep because I was coughing.  My friend came over to watch the kids since school was canceled again from the frigid temperatures but I still had to get my monthly shots and see the doctor today.  So I started the van in hopes that it would warm up even a little.  It really wasn't that bad in the van but walking to & from buildings was a bit cold.  And I had a hard time warming up once I got home.  Nothing a warm pair of jammie pants & slippers & a sweatshirt couldn't cure. :)

As expected from the virus, I had lost a little weight for lack of keeping things in me. Nothing to be concerned about.  Got the port accessed, blood drawn, and then the doctor came in to see me.  He asked me a few questions & then allowed me time to go over my list with him.  We talked about the tumor marker number and he said that he wasn't concerned that the number had not changed. He said that it can take some time for that to happen.  Everything is very S-L-O-W in this department when one doesn't go by way of Chemo. He asked how the pain level was & I said most days I have little or no pain. He reiterated how important that was and said that it is a better indication that things are moving in the right direction than anything else.  He seemed pleased with that.  We will talk about surgery probably in the summer.  He said that chemo reduces the tumor size in like 12 weeks but when hormone therapy is used, it takes longer. So this is normal and seem to be doing good.  Blood was drawn to measure my calcium, which is still normal but has gotten lower, so I'm to make sure I take my calcium all the time.  I actually decided to up it a little to see if that helps.  They also measured my estrogen. Not sure how quickly that one changes but our aim is to get that number to 0.  So prayer for those numbers to be good and get even better is appreciated.  I know some people ask me what they can pray for specifically and those are just a few things.  All in all, it was a pretty good report today and I am thanking God for that!  To Him be ALL the glory!
Proverbs 4:20-22
My child, be attentive to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them escape from your sight; keep them within your heart. For they are life to those who find them, and healing to all their flesh.

Proverbs 3:7–8

Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom.
Instead, fear the Lord and turn away from evil.
Then you will have healing for your body
and strength for your bones.

May each of you have a sweet sleep and a lovely tomorrow with a fresh new start.
~Jeannette :)


  1. Thank you for the update. Our prayers are being answered as your pain subsides. We wait patiently (or at least try to be patient) and trust in God's timing in our lives as we remain faithful.

  2. So glad you had a good appointment and stayed warm for the most part. God is faithful!! Will keep praying. <3

  3. So happy to hear you are in almost no pain!! And also glad that's an indication that things are working the way they should!! Lots of prayers for calcium up and estrogen WAY DOWN! <3