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one more comment about Monday January 14, 2014

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CynthiaJan13On Monday, January 13, I didn’t expect to receive the study drugs because I never dreamed that I’d surpass the 100,000-platelet threshold, much less by such a huge number. I wasn’t prepared with all of my comforts—book, iPad, headphones, a friend!—so the first hour or so in the lab waiting for the final lab results and for the meds to be ordered was disconcerting for me, to say the least. When my daughter Sarah James brought Sonic treats for lunch, however, we laughed and she took this picture. Note the lovely port tubing taped to my shoulder as I await the arrival of drugs for infusion.

After she left and the drugs were mixed in the lab downstairs and brought up to the unit, I realized that this was truly turning out to be a funny experience. God had taken me completely by surprise, and I felt as if I were part of something so much bigger than I could have imagined. Yes, platelets can rebound quickly, but mine have never done so before. I knew that this was definitely a time for joy and for laughter for the amazing way He had orchestrated everything.

Can you tell that I am still rejoicing over Monday’s news? I think that I may even be better prepared for the inevitable side effects that could begin in the next few days. I can be thankful that I was able to have the treatment, and I can rejoice even if I’m feeling physically lousy—or at least that’s what I can tell myself. After a bleak December, I am ready to rejoice.

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. (Ephesians 3:20-21)

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10 Responses to “one more comment about Monday”

  1. Rob DeRossett Says:

    That is great news and a great picture. Always praying for you, Cindy.

  2. David and Roberta DeRossett Says:

    You look beautiful and HAPPY. Great! rd

  3. Mary Sturgeon Says:

    Rejoicing with you and your great news! You are in my daily prayers!

  4. Allison Says:

    I love this.

  5. Cathy Parkey Says:

    I am so thankful you keep us updated with your progress. Thank you for being so candid with your thoughts, for it helps to know how to pray. And we will continue those prayers!

  6. Monica Cook Says:

    Cindy, I haven’t left a comment in a long time, but I have followed and prayed for you on your courageous journey. I just want you to know that you are an inspiration and blessing to all. I am sure that God has his loving hands on you always. May peace be with you at all times.

  7. Susie Bess Says:

    How sweet that you could share this special time with your daughter! Thank you for sharing your heart with us. Love and Blessings.

  8. Jenny Valle Says:

    I am rejoicing and celebrating with you! I’m so glad Sarah James was able to be there and enjoy the moment with you! Praising the Lord for the blessings you bring to all of us who know you.

  9. Lynne Cargen Says:

    I am rejoicing with you! You and your posts are a gift to me! thank you for sharing your journey. I will hope and pray that the next few days are easy ones that allow you to keep that smile!

  10. Cathy Longeway Says:

    So glad to see that beautiful smile!


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