Saturday, February 11, 2017

4 down, 29ish to go

An update on radiation, which started on Tuesday of this week.  It's going alright.  Lots of lotion and p/t help keep me from having side effects. 

They have it streamlined pretty well, I go straight in, get gowned and sit in a "gowned waiting room".  They typically barely let me sit, I go lay on a table (called a couch, but it's hard and not real comfy), they have a contraption that has me rest my arms above my head and they rubber band my feet together so I won't cross my legs.  Then they leave the 8" concrete walled room.  I take my little afternoon ciesta/prayer time, while machines buzz, rotate around me and whirl at a very low volume.  10ish minutes later, I'm released to go.  The drive to and from total is longer than the treatment itself, which is fine with me, I get to listen to talk radio.

I'll repeat this procedure another 29ish times over the next 5.5 weeks, M-F each day.  But I won't allow myself to complain about that.  I have two acquaintances, both named Jamie who are battling different cancers than mine.  Both homeschooling, life loving, Jesus following mamas.  Both would love to have the news I have, which is that cancer can't be found in my body at this time.  This radiation treatment will hopefully successfully zap any minuscule remaining molecule(s) of cancer that might remain in my body.   I diligently pray for miracles for both these mamas.  Please join me in doing so. 

Valentines Day I'll go for my "ministry day" at the chemo infusion lab and get my own drugs that help keep cancer away.  I'll seek to love on and share God's love with all I interact with that day, as I pray I do each day, being more so sensitive that day.  Last time, it was pretty much just me and the staff, so I sought to love them all well.  They encounter so much each day, a true ministry they provide themselves.  Tough work. 

So that's the latest update. 

Thank you again for reading, caring and loving me and my family so beautifully.


“Sing for joy, O heavens, and exult, O earth; break forth, O mountains, into singing! For the Lord has comforted his people and will have compassion on his afflicted.”    —Isaiah 49:13


  1. Thanks for the update! A friend from our life group just asked about you last night and has been praying for you. Praying for you and the fam, will focus on your infusion day too. Spread the love of the Lord, dear sister!

  2. Your positive outlook and the gift God gave you in writing is an inspiration. I am not really a positive person and try to put forth that but for you it seems so effortless. Rosanna we continue to keep you and your family in prayer. ❤💕💕💕