"I urge you, brothers and sisters, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to join me in my struggle by praying to God for me."
We knew when we first got the diagnosis that the Leukemia had returned that we would be in for another long road toward recovery. We feel like we are better prepared, because we've been through it before. But at the same time, we knew there would be new challenges, because the treatment is different.
Today Tammy is fighting extreme fatigue. The doctor said it's because her blood pressure is low. Tammy asked him if this was a problem, and he emphatically said, "No. The medicine will take care of it." It's just a side effect of the treatment.
The doctors have been quite encouraging throughout this process. They applaud every positive step she takes, and build her up on those rare occasions when she gets down.
She was able to keep down a chocolate milk today, something that has given her trouble as recently as a week ago. Not only is that a good sign, she loves chocolate. (In her mind, the four basic food groups are chocolate, chocolate, chocolate and hot chocolate.)
Please keep her in your prayers. Even though she has a very positive attitude, there are still days when she gets discouraged and wonders how long she'll feel like this.