Hello everybody, we are sad to report that Autumn our beautiful golden retriever has passed and went to heaven. Her brain cancer progressed, so it was time to let go. When I took care of my father, we went walking everyday and Autumn was always the leader, so I know my mom and dad are walking with her in heaven, and she is leading the way. Rest in Peace my sweet girl.
Now to my health and my CT scan that I had in April. The scan showed the cancer scalloped the lining of my liver. Not in the liver, or I would definitely be in trouble, we have to keep it away from the inside of the liver. My oncologist suggested we continue with the same chemo and see what the next CT scan shows.
The Dr. also reduced my chemo from 100% down to 80% because the last time they tried giving me 100% I ended up at the hospital two straight days getting dehydration liquids. Reducing my chemo to 80% should help in my recovery.
UPDATE: New CT on May 31st now shows I have new areas of concern in my right lung, about a ¼ of my lung has fluids that need to be drained, which I had drained on June 3rd. I do feel better now, not so winded when I walk up stairs. The CT also showed my ovarian cyst was back, it was about 4 inches long and it was very uncomfortable, my stomach was bloated and hard as a rock. So on June 8th they drained two liters of fluid from my cyst and stomach. Now I am much more comfortable and now feel like I can take Dave on in tennis.
My chemo treatments are more challenging, they are making me more tired and weaker and I find myself taking longer to feel good again. It seems like the day I start to feel good it’s time for my next treatment.
I have a trip to California planned, Dave and Greg have a Jugs tournament and Wendy and I plan on tagging along, can’t wait for the sunshine! Please pray that I have enough energy and strength to make the trip.
Dave and I finished reading the book “Jesus Today” now we are on to “Jesus Calling” another wonderful book by Sarah Young.
Right before I had my Ovarian cyst drained we came upon this passage in Jesus Calling, taken from Mathew 11:28-30. I think this passage talks to all of us.
COME TO ME, and rest in my loving presence. You know this day will bring difficulties, and you are trying to think your way through those trials. As you anticipate what is ahead of you, you forget that I AM WITH YOU -NOW AND ALWAYS. Rehearsing your troubles result in experiencing them many times, whereas you are meant to go through them only when they actually occur. Do not multiply your suffering in this way! Instead, come to me, and relax in my peace. I will strengthen you and prepare you for this day, transforming your fear into confident trust.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart! For all the prayers, the cards, the gifts, the food, the phone calls, the texts, you are all so wonderful and thoughtful! This is a tough journey and I know I could not do it without you. All my love - Amy