Thursday, August 26, 2010

Summer is almost over

Well the tests came back. I have another lesion in my liver. I am back on the chemo, unfortunately with the side effects slowing me down. I have hand and feet syndrome where my hands and feet get red and very sore. I am unable to walk. I also get nauseous a lot more often. Because of the side effects, I have to go off the chemo for 3-5 days and then start over. The Dr. would like me to be on the meds for 2 weeks straight and then off 1 week. I'm lucky if I make it 5 days in a row.
I have been very busy this summer. I went to Ct. to visit my friend Alice. My cousin Carrie went with me. We had so much fun. I visited New York, it was wonderful, and surprising to many of my friends. the people were very friendly. In 3 weeks I will be joining my cousins, Vicki and Sue, for a trip to Hawaii. Vicki has time share she needs to use or loose. We can't let that happen now can we.
Jack started 1st grade. Its been difficult so far, he cries for mom. It just breaks my heart.
Ok, Friends and family, I need more prayers . 1st my son, Alex. I want him to change the facility he resides at. I am not happy with them. I cry when I see Alex, he looks so skinny. He shakes constantly. They don't return my calls. I want him out. Unfortunately, he is ready to leave but there are no facilities with openings. I would like him to be a resident of Clearbrook.
2nd, my friend and neighbor was surprised to be diagnosed with breast cancer 3 weeks ago. She is getting ready to begin treatment. Unfortunately, she was diagnosed yesterday with lung cancer. She is very scared. I want her to know her faith can carry her through the difficult days. Once she accepts the disease she will find it easier to cope. She needs to believe and be positive. She is only 30. Please pray for her to get the guidance she needs to believe she can beat this. I also pray that her family gives her the hope and care she will need during the coming months. I know all the prayers I've received from you all over the years has got me through some of the worse days and I thank you.
Enjoy the last month or so of summer and enjoy fall.
Love you all, Cathy

5 comments:

Natasha said...

Praying for all of those things, and for you.

Good luck with your treatment xxx

Susan said...

Always keeping the faith for you. You are a very strong person. Hope Alex moves to a new location soon. See you next week! Sue

Anonymous said...

Cathy, I will continue to pray for your health, for your son Jack, and for Alex too. We serve a mighty God and nothing is impossible with Him!

Jerry Semro Jr.

vicki said...

Cathy, you and your family are always in our prayers. Alex will get his new home soon, and will do well there. Keep up the positive thought, thinks will get better soon for you and all. love ya vicki

magic of making up said...

Hi cathy
We are here to pray for your recovery.