So far 2002 has been a real bummer for me and my family - it just seems we haven't had anything but sad news. Don't get me wrong, I still feel truly blessed by God, and will continue to follow His lead. It just seems a whole lot has happened in such a short time.
The latest is that I found another lump which is malignant, and was put back on Taxol this past Tuesday. I am already having the side effects and can't believe how much I have forgotten in the last 16 months since my last dose. Kinda like having a baby - your brain tries to forget the pain!
You already know I am about to ask for an extra prayer or two. I couldn't have done this well for this long without the prayers of God fearing people like you. This support group really sends out positive vibes that can truly be felt. I don't ask for prayers without sending them right back to all of you in return.
I haven't been as active on this site in the last few months because of my parents' health, and then the death of my Mother. No matter how old you are it is comforting to have a Mother's concern and love for you; and I am really missing her. She passed right before Rosa, and I got the sweetest sympathy note from her that I will always treasure, because Rosa was so close to her own end when she took her precious time and wrote to me. I'm trying really hard not to have any more pity parties for myself - but my shoulders seem to be drooping a bit low in spite of my best intentions. So,if you can send an encouraging word or a silent little prayer on my behalf - it will be deeply appreciated.
I love all of you like true friends and I appreciate all you have already done for me. Our combined prayers can truly bring peace to our troubled hearts. Special thanks to Jean for all your support and help in reseaching all my problems! God love you all.
With many hugs,