Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Join Me in The Battle! 2nd Chemo Day Update and Prayer Requests

Chemo Day 2 went well. I did not have any adverse reactions. Praise God! Thank you all for praying!

Last time, the side effects set in on day 3. That will be Thursday this time. I ask for your continued prayers. My blood work showed that my white blood cells were down. I am therefore getting an injection today that is supposed to tell my bones to make more white blood cells.  One of the side effects can be bone pain. I've talked with the doctor and nurses and have a plan for facing it, as well as some of the flu-like side effects, so I'm prepared for the fight.

Here is what I'd like you all to pray about:
  • The new medicine will cause by bones to cheerfully make white blood cells to fight infection without grumbling or complaining. Philippians 2:14
  • Nausea, heartburn, diarrhea (Ugh did I just write that?), and mouth and throat sores will be non-existent or quickly treated by the medicines I have
  • I will stay hydrated. I hovered on the edge of dehydration last time.
  • And that I will not have excessive fatigue. I know that I need to rest and recover, but I don't want to lose whole days in sleep, or I won't sleep at night.
  • The cancer will shrink and disappear.
All the cards, notes, and comments have been so supportive. Just knowing that so many are praying helps tremendously. One of the tricks of the enemy is to make us feel like we're all alone. He is so wrong. God is good, and God's people are so loving and kind. Thank you all again for helping me remember that truth. 

By the way, I've been asked for my snail mail address. I am happy to give it, but prefer to send it by email directly. So drop me an email at lauraofharvestlane@gmail, and I'll give it to you.

If there is something you'd like me to pray for you about, please tell me by email, on the blog, or by snail mail. I would count it an honor to talk to Father about it.

So many of you have joined me in my battle. I'm sticking to the battle plan though the journaling didn't go so well when I was really sick. I've done a lot of praying, praising, and worshiping. Praising and worshiping God is like slapping the enemy silly. Giggle. I love this War Song. I sing it loud!

Be blessed ladies. Don't wait until a crisis to seek God. He promises to be found when we seek Him! Learning to lean on Jesus is something that you want to do right now—whether you are in good times or bad times. Holy Spirit is waiting to teach you, comfort you, help you pray, be your constant companion, and fill you with His love. 

Love to you all with thanksgiving!
Laura

27 comments:

  1. You have my prayers daily, Laura.

    Since regular ol' ice cubes aren't any fun, lol, can someone pick up a couple of bags of Sonic Ice for you to nibble on? My mouth sees that stuff as almost candy-like, but I was thinking it might be small enough that you can just set some on your tongue regularly for a nice, slow melt that your body can absorb without fuss.
    I certainly pray for you to have an easier time of it all.

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    1. Had hubby get me some Sonic ice. Gonna have some now!

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  2. I am and always will be standing by you in prayer. Some of these days when things have settled down for all of us, we will come see you!

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  3. Just wanted to let you know I've been praying often for you! Girl...you got this because God's got you!

    AMD...WOW!! That war song...WOW!! Never heard it before and oh WOW!! Hair stood straight up on my arms.

    Hugs to you Laura!!
    Amy

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  4. Love you, Laura Lane! You are a blessing! <3

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  5. Laura, so glad to hear you're doing well at this point of your treatment! We're continuing to pray for your renewed health & strength now. God is with us every step of the way! Hallelujah! You are loved by God & by us. We're also holding up your family in prayer. God bless you all!

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  6. Hugs and prayers! Thanks for telling us specifically how to pray!

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  7. Continued prayers for you my friend. Praying for Kristin and baby as well.

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  8. Dearest friend,
    I am praying with you, and for you...
    May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

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  9. Dearest Laura,It is so good to have a plan in place!!
    Praying for you daily and I did listen to that song!
    We need to stand on Christ the only solid Rock...
    Loved chatting with you today!
    God Bless and never give up!!
    Hugs, Roxy

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  10. Praying much! God bless you. :)

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  11. Haven't talked to you in a few days, I am so glad this time seems to be going better.
    My prayers for you & your miracle of healing continue, even tho I go quite! I've just been keeping my sick granddaughter (ear infection!)
    Please know, I may not have energy left to type, but you cross my mind & prayers throughout the day, find peace my friend, Laurie

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    1. Father God, I thank you that Laurie is available to care for her granddaughter. Father I ask for you to bring forth complete full recovery quickly for her. Calm any infection and cause it to disappear. Inflammation calm down right now by the power of the blood of Jesus Christ our healer. Thank you Jesus. Help this child to feel better, to sleep, and to awaken well. I ask it all according to the Name of Jesus Christ and his willingness to heal all who asked Him. In Jesus' Name. Amen.

      Hugs to you both dearie. Thank you for praying.
      Laura

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  12. Father God we come to you in the name of our Savior The Lord Jesus Christ and ask that you help our friend Laura, Lord we ask for strength and a feeling of being well while she is taking this chemo. Please make her bones make the blood cells that will give her strength to kill the cancer cells. We ask that you will get real close to her and let her feel your great power working in her body. We know if you could raise Jesus from the dead you have the power of life in your hands. We just ask as humbly as we know how to accomplish this in Jesus name, the name above all others and the name with all power! In JESUS name, Amen

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  13. Chemo Day 2 was good. I did not have any adverse reactions. Praise God!
    Doing okay, but don't feel really great today, some side effects starting. Feeling pretty tired. Sorry I've not written back to you all. Please forgive me.

    Thank you for praying.
    Laura
    Lane

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  14. Praying sweet Laura.. May God be with you, and these ugly side effects will leave you a lone. May you feel the love and care of our Lord as you have never felt before..And all the people who love you and care for you.
    hugs,hugs.. and prayers going out daily..

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  15. You just rest and get better, don't worry about replying to comments, take care of yourself! No one expects a personal response!

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  16. I'm so sorry you are going through this, Laura! I will be praying for you!

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  17. Hello Laura, I have been blessed by your blog for a couple of years now. I am praying for you and agree in prayer before the Throne of God for what you have listed. Thank you for the updates as it helps me to stay focused in my prayers for your needs. Warm Regards, Helen

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  18. Hi Laura Lane, I have only started following you and sorry to read that you are undergoing treatment for cancer. Know that I will lift you up in prayer for full healing and strength through your treatments. You have a lovely blog :) My daughter is homeschooling our grandchildren, and is finding it a great joy, challenge and blessing. prayers over you ~ Linda

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  19. Will be praying for these things.

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  20. I pray for a higher blood count, for rest from your fatigue but better still for a good sweet sleep at nighttime that is restorative. Your advice is so wise, to come to our Father outside of a crises as well as in one. Thank you.

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    1. Keeping you in my prayers Laura.

      Blessings,
      Khani

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Hello! I love it when y'all talk back!

I read all the comments I receive. I answer as many as I can.

Right now, I'm dealing with the side effects of chemotherapy. Please understand if I don't answer. This is all new to me.

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Be blessed!
Laura