16 November 2015

Day -4 and -3 ... the hardest yet

Saturday and Sunday were the toughest days yet.
Finished the 16 doses of the first chemotherapy.  
Started the next chemo Sunday. With awful premeds to protect my bladder. 
Then the chemo.
Then the antigen. 
And I'm so nauseous. 
And diarrhea has joined the party. 
This is so hard.

I can't stop thinking of my donor. 

I need prayers for strength.  Right now. Please, stop what you're doing and cover me with strength?

And did I had the most amazing visitors this weekend. :)

Lindsey, me and Melissa.

Rare picture from my 20-year friendship with Cindy.

These two. Oh, how I love them.


  1. Dear, sweet Patti. I am praying for you right now. Love and hugs.

  2. Patti - the tough days have begun...and while they may get tougher and you feel like there is no end in sight...KNOW - that as soon as engraftment begins you will begin to feel better. Sending prayers your way from here in Ontario...from someone who has walked this road and made it to the other side!! Hang in there!

    Cheryl Thornton - SCT -Haplo trial Jan 21, 2011

  3. Praying for you, Patti. Hard, pleading prayers to the Great Physician for strength. This is such a hard battle...fighting the beast of cancer. But God is bigger and stronger than the beast. Hold onto this promise from 2 Corinthians 12:8: ..."My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Much love, Lena

  4. Hang in there. I'm sending love and prayers from Lubbock

  5. Thinking and praying for you. Covering you with love and strength! Love you!��

  6. Gaudio Domini Fortis Sum - The joy of the Lord is my strength... May your joy in Him give you everything you need to persevere - Hope our love buoys you as well!!!

  7. The Lord is my light and my salvation. Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life. Of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1. Sending lots of love and healing prayers your way. - Stephanie Warnecke Adams

  8. Praying for you and the family.

  9. Praying protection for your bladder and no more diarrhea! Thinking of you and praying for you daily. Praying for this treatment to be successful in healing your body.

  10. Sending love and prayers for protection, strength, and healing.

  11. 2 Corinthians 12:9-10: But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.

    Keeping you and your family in my prayers today and everday.