I've waited for 3 full days to let you know how your prayers for me have been answered. I wanted the new chemo drug to have a chance to build up in my body before making any proclamations about me being able to tolerate the lowered dosage. NO NAUSEA!! NO NEON FLASHES OF LIGHT IN MY EYES! NO ARRYTHMIAS THAT I CAN DETECT! NO ABDOMINAL PAIN! It is working! I am pre-medicating with anti-nausea drugs 1/2 hour before dinner, stuff my gut at dinner so there is alot of food in there, then take the chemo. I lay down right afterwards very quietly for an hour. And I have not been sick. Honestly, it is a complete answer to prayer. With the bowel obstruction over, the depression lifted, and the extreme nausea gone, I feel good for the first time since early January. I mean, I am remembering real life again! THANK YOU so much for praying about this.
They will try to bring me up to twice a day dosages as soon as they think I can tolerate it, BUT, the good news is, this is a therapeutic dosage, so even if I cannot go back on the twice a day regime, if I can stay just on this, I am getting the effects from the drug. I know this drug cannot heal incurable cancer-----healing is only from God-----but I have confidence that this drug is hitting on those mutated 2nd chromosomes and eating many of them up. I believe that I will see some tumor shrinkage, or at least some reduced cancer activity at the next PET scan.
We are going to our supper club tonight......the first "event" I have gone to since going to chemo in Sioux Falls on the 3rd of January. I have been too sick to even go to church. It will feel so good to get out!!
Again, I can't tell you how much it has meant to me that my friends and family are keeping my concerns lifted in prayer.