Tuesday, 16 August 2011

You know, I have so much time in my day and yet I still never seem to get anything done. I do have some excuses for that though. My body has slowed down so much and everything takes double the amount of time. This past week has been especially hard. I won't say that it has been easy. Mom and I have been trying to go for a walk every day around Mill Lake Park in Abbotsford. Before I was on chemo we were able to go twice around in about 40 min. and now takes it me 40 min. to get once around having to stop at least 3 times. :( That is how slow I am. It's pathetic. 
This past week has actually probably been the hardest. Having my hair fall out. Crazy dizziness. I had two really bad nightmares that freaked the bejeebees out of me. My blood counts were lower than normal which made me really weak. On top of that I'm now a bunch of skin and bones and the dietitians are worried about me. 
Now to try and look on the bright side. :) Hallelujah!! Phase 1 of chemo is done. Phase 2 starts in 2 weeks. I get to slowly wean myself off that horrible drug called prednisone which makes me have chubby cheeks and last but I'm sure it is not least, I get to have a bit of a break before the intenseness of phase 2 starts.

 my new pixie haircut.
This picture was taken a week ago already but it gives a bit of an idea of what I now look like. Today it is quite a bit thinner though. 

I do have some prayer requests: 
-that I would have restful sleep and that I would sleep straight through the night. 
-that I would gain weight. I am eating a lot but not gaining anything.
-that God would give me the strength I need to go through phase 2 which is going to be quite a bit more intense than phase 1 was. 

Isaiah 41:10
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. 

7 comments:

  1. Our family is praying for you! May the Lord bless you and give you His peace <3

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  2. You are continually in my prayers, Rebecca! God will give you the strength you need to get through this. And the haircut is super cute btw ;) Thank you for the updates.

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  3. Our whole family is praying for you every day Rebecca!

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  4. Continuing to pray for you! I was glad to see that you got to spend some time at the picnic on Saturday - I hope that you were able to enjoy it. Keep leaning on Him!

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  5. hi rebecca. i feel for ya, girl! us takenakas are praying for you. don't loose heart. phil 4 says "be anxious for nothing, but in everything, by prayer and supplication let your requests be made known to god, (here's my fave part) and the peace that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in christ jesus." god will give you strength, and he works all things out for the good of those who love him. cast all your cares upon him, for he cares for you. trust in the lord.
    ~kirsten

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  6. Rebecca, you're so strong. This world needs people like you! :) Always remember to stay strong and keep trusting in God. His hand is at work in this and He does everything for a reason! One of my favourite Scripture verses is probably Proverbs 3:5-6: "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight."
    My family and I are praying for you every day! God bless you!
    ~Julia

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