Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Your Prayers

Your prayers are working.  Your prayers have protected me from allergic reactions to the chemo.  Your prayers have placed me under the care of amazing nurses and doctors.  Your prayers have led to minimal side effects in both chemo rounds.  Your prayers have clothed me with strength, peace and joy.  Your prayers have encouraged my spirit on difficult days.  Your prayers have equipped Andy to be such a kind and loving husband, making me laugh as he shaved my head.  Your prayers have helped us navigate difficult decisions around my upcoming surgery at the end of the summer.  Your prayers have surrounded our families and friends, filling each one with strength to support and encourage us daily.  Your prayers are working, and this is only what I see with my feeble human eyesight.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Hiking the Alps

We met with my Oncologist at the Juravinski Cancer Centre yesterday morning to discuss my treatment plan.  My situation is rather puzzling to oncologists, because I do not have any family history of women with cancer and my age does not fit the profile for ovarian cancer.  The textbook treatment plan for women in their 60s with stage 3c epithelial ovarian cancer is to do three rounds of chemo, surgery and three rounds of chemo.  The data supports this treatment plan, and so that is my treatment plan.