Several glitches need prayer

(1) Fluid re-buildup in my chest could complicate radiation therapy. Following therapy Monday I saw Dr. Grubb (weekly checkup). He ordered a CT scan to be done before I left the building. I had to wait about an hour to be worked in. After looking at the images Dr. Grubb decided that nothing needs to be changed for now (angle, strength of beam, etc.) but he’ll keep an eye on it. Dr. Sonfield may need to drain it again before my scheduled FU on the 30th. Wish this would taper off and stop.

(2) Shoulder pain has steadily gotten worse. Positioning the arm over my head for therapy gets more painful every time and Tylenol doesn’t help much. Since I still have to drive a good bit I can’t take anything stronger than Tylenol most days. Dr. Grubb ordered an MRI of the shoulder for today to rule out structural damage before recommending referral to an orthopedist, Cortisone shot, etc.

(3) Arm swelling is back somewhat. I’ve stopped wrapping the arm at night and wearing the sleeve during the day since that worsened the chest fluid buildup problem. This is a catch-22. I do the home massages to reduce the arm swelling now and then but can’t do it too much or it will interfere with the radiation protocol. After radiation therapy is finished I can resume sleeve / wrapping, but the fluid build-up problem may be a chronic situation.

I’d appreciate prayer for all these little glitches! Many thanks.


1 Response to “Several glitches need prayer”

  1. 1 Diane Brown
    November 12, 2011 at 12:55 am

    I am continuing to pray for you and thank God for His Resurrection Life as it quickens you!

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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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