My Latest News

It’s been a while since I’ve posted here. I’ve had some struggles and have had some days where I’m just hanging by my fingertips. I had my third treatment of this new chemo on June 17th. In a few days after that, I was a mess. I could barely stand and was just feeling horrible. We found out why after the blood work. My hemoglobin, red blood cells and white blood cells were all in a horrible way. My doctor ordered a blood transfusion, so I did that the following week, followed the next day by a magnesium infusion. I felt so much better after the transfusion, and I don’t doubt I’ll have to do it again. However, to be honest, I think we are going to have to change up the chemo again. My cancer markers are up and I’m having pain in my right lung as well as having a cough and raspy breathing. Not fun. He has ordered 3 more treatments, of which I’ve already had one, and then we will do a cat scan after the 3 treatments are done. So that will be on July 20th. Of course, I’m praying for a good report. My doctor also ordered some kind of genetic testing to see if he could pin-point what kind of treatment will work best on this cancer. I’m so very grateful for a doctor who doesn’t give up on me and he really cares.

On a brighter note, I’ve been working on my crochet, and I’ve been reading more. I’ve read some really good books lately, which has been nice. I was so tired on Sunday, I read one of my books in one setting! It was very hard to put down, so I didn’t! lol

I’m doing a CAL (crochet-a-long) in a group on Facebook and I’m quite excited about it. Here’s what the finished product will look like

Here are the colors I chose. I had this yarn on hand and waned to use yarn I already had in my stash.

I am going to add a little darker blue to go with the blue on the right and possibly a little darker green. I’m very happy I had so much on hand that I could pull from. This is a very soft yarn, which will be so nice when I’m done.

I also had to show you the cute pouch that I got from Hobby Lobby. I do love a clear pouch as I like to see what’s in there. I just think it’s adorable! I keep all my crochet stitch markers, needles, etc. in it for easy access.

Last but not least, we must have a picture of Bunty! Here she is in her dress. She loves looking out the window at all the birds feeding at the feeders. She’s quite enthralled with it! Her ears are huge and crack me up because she is so expressive with them. She’s a typical Yorkie in that she doesn’t come when she’s called and it’s frustrating, to say the least, but it’s just how she is. I’m hoping she will get better about it as she gets out of the puppy stage. She’s so adorable, though, I just ignore it. Kind of like she does me! lol

Finally, I want to assure you that I have not lost heart. I trust the Lord in all these things I’ve been going through. He has a plan, and although I don’t understand it, I trust Him! That’s the wonderful thing about Jesus – we can trust Him in all circumstances and know that He has everything in His hands and under control.

i pray God’s blessings over you and that you will always look to Him for your strength and comfort!

2 thoughts on “My Latest News

  1. Vickie

    Good Morning Julie. I am sorry you are in pain. I am hoping your doctor is doing well with your pain management now? Brian and I are praying for you. Bunty is so very cute in her dress. That blanket is going to be amazing!

  2. MarshaMarshaMarsha

    That yarn looks so soft- love the colors. I can’t wait to see how your blanket turns out. Living up here in PA now, I want to learn how to knit… but I really need someone to show me in person. I don’t think it’s something I can pick up from YouTube.

    I’m so sorry for your continued struggles. I am thankful for your doctor! What a blessing! Praying for your next treatments and wisdom for what they should be.

    Totally laughing at the adorable pic of Bunty in her dress. 🙂 Ummm… can’t say I blame her for ignoring you! haha What if she’s more of a tutu tulle pup rather than a seersucker?

    Much love and prayers for you, my precious friend.

    PS Not sure if you’re on instagram… but I did start an account there again. Find me if you are! I’m itsalwaysmarshamarshamarsha


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