May 14, 2019

Today I begin round two of my bout with cancer. I am headed to upstate Medical Center in Syracuse for a round of immunotherapy infusion.  In reality this is my second treatment but the first was during my initial stay in the hospital and everything was such a blur at that point in time, I don’t recall if it was good, bad, or indifferent.  Since my last post, I have been trying to recover as best possible from my first stay in the hospital and the radiation treatment. My belly size has gone down from about eight months pregnant to about two months. Radiation treatment had burned my esophagus and made it very hard to swallow anything. It appears that has now gone away and I can eat somewhat normal again! I have lost about 15 pounds since this ordeal began on April 11 but my energy level is starting to pick up again and I am feeling better. This makes me somewhat leery of today’s treatment. I’m starting to feel “normal” again and eating better, so I’m nervous about what “joys” today’s treatment will bring.  I have 3 more of these treatments to go including todays.  They are spaced about 3 weeks apart.  Sometime within the next 2 to 3 weeks I will have another PET scan completed to see what all this work is doing to the cancer.

I truly appreciate everyone’s concerns, including the prayers from all the prayer warriors.

Matthew 26:39“My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.”

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