" I implore you, my child; observe heaven and earth, consider all that is in them, and acknowledge that God made them out of nothing (ex nihilo), and that mankind comes into being in the same way..." 2 Maccabees 7:28

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Tomorrow is the big day...

Well, it's almost here. Tomorrow I start chemo at 1:30. Emotions are mixed, but overall I just want to get it started so that I will be finished with it that much sooner. There is a laundry list of potential side effects you can get from chemo; from loss of nails to hair loss to mouth sores. But not everyone gets all the side effects, nor do they have the same degree of fatigue or nausea. UNfortunately the group that gets the worst nausea are younger women (not near their menopause years) who don't drink. Great. And they've informed me it's too late to start drinking now...

Too tired to write a full post, but I will set this up so my sister Charity can post my progress when I'm not up for it.
I feel the effects of and am deeply appreciative of all your prayers. PLEASE when you pray for me remember to pray also for all the intentions that people have sent in. God bless you all, and thanks! I'll write again soon.
Love, Faith

4 comments:

Xerofall said...

I am praying for you right now...

Love, Jeff

Br. Robert, OP said...

You are much in my prayers today. I'll give you a call later.

grace, peace, and love,
Robert, OP

Virginia said...

I've been reading and enjoying your blog very much, and keeping you in my prayers. Fr. Tom Kraft, OP is also going through chemo for cancer and he is living at our parish, so you and he get prayed for together whenever I think of either of you. I especially am praying that you are protected from all the negative side effects and that the chemo does exactly what it is intended to do - get rid of every cancer cell in your body!

Anonymous said...

Faith, I am praying for you. Once you're finished w/chemo, we have to get together. Lots of love and prayers, Nellie