16
Jul
11

Last chemo is over

Tuesday was the last chemotherapy session, for which I’m very grateful. Side effects so far (usually delayed with Taxotere) are manageable with over-the-counter stuff except for a bit of fatigue. Grateful for that too! WBC and platelet counts had dropped pretty low again. RBC’s were normal this time so fatigue isn’t as bad.

Lymphadema (LE) therapy continues to shrink my swollen left arm. Except for having to wear the heavy wrapping 23 hours a day that makes me look like a mummy, so far so good. These sessions will go through the end of the month and then I will need to order a couple of sets of LE sleeves and gloves to wear daily. LE is not curable, just treatable, they say… although with God all things are possible.

Very expensive, these LE garments are not covered by Medicare. I have applied for financial assistance but haven’t heard back yet — please pray with me about this situation.

MRI is scheduled for 7/26 with surgeon appt. on 7/27 to discuss results and plan surgery. I will continue to see Dr. Bajaj on a regular basis he says, with next appt. 8/2.

Typing with one hand is not too efficient but I’ll do the best I can with updates. I really appreciate your prayers of faith and ask you to continue!

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Bette’s Journal

Bette Cox 2010

Christ is the "Big C" in my life!

That was told to me by a good friend recently, and it's so very true.

Jesus says in John 10:10, "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full."

I believe Jesus. I hope you do too.

I have one request of other believers reading this journal:

Agree with me that the invader will shrink, shrivel, die and disappear from my body, whatever method the Lord uses to accomplish that.

Thanks in advance.

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