Well, I see I have made my bald debut on the Internet!!! Thanks Steph, Teresa and Punky :)
It's Wednesday morning and I just found out I will be spending another night here at Baptist West. Not what I consider exciting news:(
As Stephanie has said, I woke up about 3:00 am Saturday morning freezing, with a fever of 101*. The Doctors had told us, at the beginning of this Radiation/Chemo trip, that if I developed a fever of 100.5* or greater I would have to be admitted into the hospital. My mouth and throat were so sore I did not have a voice. So off we went to the hospital and have been here since. I'm going to be honest, this past weekend I reached my lowest point so far, on this journey. My mouth, tongue and throat are covered in blisters. I have had one blister on my tongue before that has made me miserable, but a mouth full of them is a whole new ball game!!! The pain was pretty intense, and it took quite a while for the doctors to get it to a manageable level. My voice was pretty much inaudible and swallowing was almost unbearable!!! I did not eat anything from Thursday until Tuesday night. I have to admit I have done a lot of crying this weekend, so much for being strong!!! I can't say I understand all the "whys?" but I do know my God has a purpose. Please continue to pray that my eyes will be open to anything the Lord intends for me to learn. It is still my desire to walk this path in His will. Even through my tears His grace has shown through.
I have eight more radiation treatments to go. I don't know when they will resume them. The Radiation doctors do not like to skip treatments and I know they will be anxious for me to continue as soon as I get out of here. On the other hand the other doctors feel the need for me to recover more. Please pray the Lord will give Wendell and I and the doctors wisdom in making these decisions. The radiation doctors have stressed the importance of not missing or delaying any treatments, especially the ones near the end. We sure do not want to make a decision that would set us backwards or make the treatments already endured, less effective.
I hope to get out of here tomorrow. The reason he wouldn't let me go today was because I had ate and drunk very little. Once again my Mother in Law has came to the rescue and sent me potato soup today. After numbing my throat I was able to eat one and a half cups!!!!
Well, some things haven't changed, like my nap times!!! Please continue to ask the Lord for His will in my life.