Monday, November 13, 2006

Treatment Monday

I'm sitting next to Patty as she gets her 4th treatment. The treatments usually take about 2 1/2 to 3 hours. She's nodded off for a few minutes. Since she got so sick with the last treatment they're trying some new anti-nausea drugs which I think is what is making her sleepy. Hopefully they will be effective. She has been really dreading this treatment due to the effects of the last one. Pray that these new drugs help.

We had a good day yesterday. It started off with church where our pastor delivered a great sermon on confession. For those of you who weren't there, I'll try to sum it up in a few sentences. He basically taught that our confessions should not be only to God. It should occur with the individuals of whom it affected or affects as well. The Bible talks about confession to others as much as it does confessing your sins to God. Afterward, we took the kids to see the family symphony concert at the Tennessee theater. Katie is taking violin lessons at school and we thought it might increase her interest in it. They had an instrument petting zoo which was cool and they also had a craft where they made rain sticks. It was a lot of fun.

As usual I'll post often this week to keep you updated on Patty's condition. Thank you for your prayers. I just heard today from one of our sisters here at the hospital that one of our retired sisters (the famous one who starred in the commercials with Peyton) is praying for us as well. I am so thankful for these prayers as sometimes I am so overwhelmed I can't find the words to say. That might sound crazy but its true.

1 comment:

Kimberly said...

I am so glad that the Race for the Cure was a success. We were at the stage part because Laura was performing with the Knoxville Children's Choir for the closing/ending of the race. I loved the songs that Laura had been practicing with the choir but they really didn't hit home until they were singing them on stage with the doves being released. I just found out that one of my friends that I grew up with has just been diagnosed with breast cancer. Three weeks ago, she rolled over in bed and her breast was sore. She went to have it checked and after all of the tests, they found that the cancer had spread and attached to the liver so she is in stage 4. It has been such a blessing to follow and learn from your journey. I have passed several of these items on to my friend. I also watched the movie "Why I wore Red Lipstick" and read the book. Thank you for sharing with us through each step. I am hoping that some of what I have read and learned will be of some help to my friend. Thanks.