Friday, March 27, 2009

The Chemo is Almost Done

Psalm 91:9
"If you make the Most High your dwelling— even the LORD, who is my refuge--then no harm will befall you, no disaster will come near your tent."

Tammy has had a little rougher day today. For the first time, she's been sick to her stomach. She's more tired today than in the past. It's dinner time and she is trying to eat when it doesn't taste good. That's a result of the chemotherapy.

Fortunately, her last chemo treatment will be at 2 a.m. Saturday. She's had treatments every six hours since Tuesday morning. The next medicine will cause her to lose her sense of taste all together.

We knew this would be a long road. She has been relatively free of symptoms so far, so we can't complain about a little bit of nausea or a lack of appetite. If you know Tammy, you know that she's not complaining.

The next medicine is derived from rabbits, so she's probably going to be craving carrots and doing math problems--you know, rabbits like to multiply. The side effects of that medicine are a potentially high fever and body aches.

With the likely fever, she might not want visitors. If you want to visit, please call first (913-588-4104). Please don't be offended if she's not up to it. If she doesn't answer try later. Please don't come without calling.

We appreciate the cards, calls and visits. She tells me about phone calls she got and/or visitors who dropped by. You really lift her spirit. She told Julie tonight on the phone that the prayers of people around the country not only comfort her but inspire her to keep battling to get through this. Keep those prayers going.

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