Wednesday, January 06, 2010

A Weird Day (out) of Sorts...

Just wanted to update on Terri... she underwent her first chemo treatment for her lungs and even though she is allergic to it, she gutted it out and went through it. She sent me a note afterwards to describe it: "It wasn't as bad as we thought. I only had one episode where I had a tight chest and trouble breathing. but I told them I wanted to keep going. The nurse told me that with each cycle, the chances for a reaction increases... But I wouldn't quit."
If you really want to know about Terri... that last sentence pretty much says it all... "I have faith Mickey" she continued. "I'm in a lot of pain and I'm weak and tired and got sick only once, but I know I can do this."

What more do I need to say? I think she said it all... She is an inspiration.

It seems only weird that today was the anniversary of my mom's passing. I was just a kid when she passed. I feel like I know less about her as I get older, but I know she had a hard and rough life. I'm glad she's in paradise. I know her and my dad are together up there. I believe that with all that I am. I know they are happy. I know they are complete up there. I don't know... right now with everything going on, I don't feel worry. I'm stressed out but I'm not wigging out on anyone or anything. But even though this is a tough time right now, I feel a sense of peace. More accurately, I'm choosing peace over pain. And I feel like God has calmed me down and is giving me the courage to stand on faith. To believe when to others, there might not seem like a reason to believe. I'm good with that...

5 comments:

madcobug said...

Glad to hear that you and Terri both are keeping your faith. God will be able to give you peace when no one else can as you continue to believe in him. Sending prayers for for her that the chemo will make her well. Sending prayers up for all of you that you will continue to travel with Terri in peace through this rough time.
Thanks for coming by my blog and leaving a comment. Hugs to you all, Helen

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Terri sure sounds like a rock, continuing to keep her in my thoughts.

Joann said...

I'm so glad that Terri is such a fighter, she's tough.... and so are YOU!! I'm glad that you have the faith it takes to get through this, Terri needs you to be strong for her!! I'm keeping you BOTH in my prayers!!

Carolyn said...

Mik, I'm glad Terry is so positive about the treatments- If you don't mind, I'm going to paste that first paragraph to my prayer group for an update and to keep them praying!
As for your sense of peace, I'm finding much the same over situations I KNOW that if I didn't have the Lord's strenght and peace, I'd be going out of my head with stress and worry. It's nothing compared to what your family is facing with such an illness, but it's a hard time for us this year- but I am so grateful for the Lord's providing for us through it all!!!
As for the weather, Michael said he's gonna sue Algore because we lost our tomato plants (even though we covered them!) it's been so cold down here but it's staying! Tomorrow, won't get out of the lower 40s during the day. I know it's laughable compared to the north, but for the deep south- it's hard on us and our crops. Besides having no heat- well, thanking God for electric blankets! :-) God Bless you Mik! You keep warm too eh!

Barbara said...

That is a gift Mik. A real fruit of the Spirit sort of thing.

I am pulling and praying for you all. And happy to read in your previous post you are trying to make healthier choices for yourself.