Saturday, October 30, 2010

please pray

Dear Friends and Family,

Please keep us in your prayers and pray for Mom's Doctors to have wisdom. On Monday Mom will meet with Dr. Forrest to assess whether it is safe or not for her to finish her current round of Chemo and what is the best way for them to proceed. The reason for this is that the Chemo she is on has been creating a chemical imbalance which twice has caused Mom periods of confusion where she is not herself and has difficulty finding her words. The last time this happened was on Monday, they have given her a break from the chemo for the last few days and though she is herself again, and able to articulate they still want to know why this is happening and continue her treatment the best way possible. Please pray for Mom to have peace and to be encouraged and for the Doctors to have wisdom.

with affection Jessica

New Hair

Lorna with Lynn and New Wig!!
and Lorna with her own new hair growing in!
It is getting thick!!

Thank you to everyone who put $ towards the wig. It looks very real!!
Angela and Leah... for cutting you hair for a wig for me... Thank you! Even though your beautiful hair will go to bless someone else with cancer. I am blessed beyond measure! The Leukemia Mamma

Saturday, October 23, 2010

He is Able...

I am so grateful to be feeling more "normal" and very grateful for an amazing Doctor that 'caught' me being "off".
So I begin the remainder of this protocol of chemo: Mon Oct 25 - Thurs October 28th, and Mon Nov 1 - Thurs November 4th. As well, I have an oral chemo drug to take for 14 days.
Thanks for your prayers and care! Lorna

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Greater is He who is in me....

Wednesday October 13th, Mom went into the hospital for her regular outpatient treatment. Very quickly the doctors and nurses noticed that Mom was not herself, she was very quiet. They were so worried that they put the chemo on hold and called Rob to come to the hospital. They started running tests and admitted Mom to "T-15" the Leukemia and Bone Marrow Transplant inpatient unit, where she stayed for five days. The medical team spent Wednesday and Thursday trying to figure out what had caused the significant change in Mom. They were worried because Mom was not 'presenting' normally. Internally, Mom knew something was wrong but did not know what, she felt as though she was fighting a battle in her mind. Ultimately the doctors ruled out all physical causes of illness and have determined that it was related to the chemotherapy. The drugs created a chemical imbalance in Mom's brain. It has taken Mom eight days to begin to feel normal again, and she has quite a journey ahead of her. The doctor's will not start chemotherapy again until they are sure that Mom's body and mind can handle it. Please continue to keep us in your prayers and continue to pray for Mom's healing. We have so appreciated your love and support on this journey.

Amy (with Mom)

Friday, October 15, 2010

San Fransico Bound

As I type this Jessica is boarding her flight for San Fransico and the NIKE Women's Half Marathon. After all of her training and fundraising the weekend has finally come! Thank you for your part in supporting Jessica, helping her reach her fundraising goal.

Jessica will run on Sunday. She has to be at the start line at 5:30 am with the run starting at 7:00. She anticipates that she will finish around 10:00. I am excited for her as this is her first half-marathon and so proud of her for the hard work she's put in to get here. GO JESS GO!


Thursday, October 7, 2010

Little Visitor!

Well Today was a special blessing... having Christina bring me in and a most big welcome for little Ava Lynn to join us! What Fun! She was on her best behavior and such a delight. God works out so many of the details when we just trust Him. What a day! Though I did sleep three hours when I got home!! My body is just so weary! So grateful that this is short term and will pass!
I do not have to go in on saturday and will be able to enjoy thanksgiving Dinner out on sunday with Mike and Larissa. A Gift.
So much to be thankful for this thanksgiving. Such wonderful Family, Friends... and a great team of Doctors looking after this weary body! Praise God! Praying Rich blessings to each of you this weekend. May your hearts be full. We have so much. Happy Thanksgiving to each of you!
The Leukemia Mamma!!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Amazing Day

Saturday... into VGH and then a wonderful walk and lunch along the water! Warmth of the sun... boats on the bay... friends! Such Gifts! I am so blessed! Then, to be able to worship in church again today. Such rich worship. The Band was so anointed. My cup is full to overflowing! Praise God from whom ALL blessings flow!
Blessings to each of you where you are in your journey. May you know the richness of God's good gifts in your lives! Tomorrow is my last dose of the Vincristine and Daunarobison!! Praise God! Just waiting to taper off of the steriods and get some strength back!
~ the Leukemia Mamma!