Tuesday, January 16, 2018

My First Radiation Treatment Report

I made it through my first radiation treatment Tuesday morning! I felt like I was in a Star Trek movie with the strange machine and sounds. It's definitely space age! I prayed and worshiped as I drove to the Radiology Oncology Center. 


When I lay down on the table, and they positioned me in the molded form, an old song came to mind. "Thou oh LORD art a shield for me, my glory and the lifter of my head." I've been praying He would be my shield. I've prayed that He will shield my heart, my lungs, my good cells, my skin, my lymph nodes, and so on. I'm praying that only cancer cells and any meany cells will be destroyed.


CANCER DIE THE DEATH IN JESUS' NAME!
I PLEAD THE BLOOD OF JESUS OVER MY BODY FOR PROTECTION!

I just lay there in that mold being still for maybe 15 or 20 minutes while they got ready and did the treatment. I whispered "Jesus" a couple times, then sang the song in my head every time they told me to hold my breath while they zapped me. God got me through. 

I wonder if this will make me more radiant? I'm tired tonight from the emotion of it all, and sore from holding my arms over my head, but otherwise I am fine. 

I'll have treatments every weekday morning until March 2nd now. 

Thank you for praying! 

Laura

P.S. Yes, I will be going to bed earlier tomorrow night!









Friday at the Fire Station

41 comments:

  1. Amen to your prayer!
    Continuing to lift you up for peace, strength, and healing.

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  2. Laura, I had no idea you were going through all of this. I am so sorry for being such a bad blogging friend. I am keeping you in my deepest heartfelt prayers. My husband went through radiotherapy for Prostrate cancer last year and thankfully the radiation did the trick. He was very tired for a time afterwards, but it now starting to feel somewhat normal again. God bless you in your battle. May you be victorious. Love and hugs. xoxo

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    1. No troubles Marie. I understand. Since all this started last spring, I haven't been visiting blogs as much. I appreciate your prayers. I don't have your email address, so I hope you see this.

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  3. Many thoughtful prayers are going your way.......

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  4. Hi, this is the first time I have ever commented on any blog, but
    I have been following your journey with cancer. I just want you to know I am impressed with your courage, your faith. I know it
    can't be easy. God bless you and yours.

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    1. I am honored that you wrote to me. I do wish I'd had a happier topic for you! Don't be a stranger.
      God bless you!
      Laura

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  5. Bless you! I thought of you during the day and whispered a prayer for you. God is going to bring you through this part of it, too! Now that you know what to expect, maybe today will be easier. Hugs to you and continued prayer!!

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    1. Thank you Penny. I needed it. I'm sure it will be easier and quicker today.
      I just have to keep my focus on God. It's a bit scary lying there knowing
      how powerful those machines are.
      Laura

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  6. Continuing to pray for complete healing. God has this.
    Blessings

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  7. Praying for you Laura! ((((((hugs)))))

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  8. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. :-)

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  9. So happy that things went so well. Singing a hymn in your head works for me too when I am afraid of tests. Praying that all continues to go smoothly for you Laura. God bless!

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  10. Hello! Relatively new to your blog, but enjoying it. Have you heard the song- I Am The God That Healeth Thee by Don Moen? Love that song, brought me through some trying times. Take care, will be praying for you, as you undergo your treatment.

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  11. You are a prayer in my heart my brave wonder woman.

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    1. Thank you so much, Kim. I appreciate your kindness.
      Today was easier. I knew where to go and what to do.
      I still didn't want to look at the machine. It's a lot
      of power that I hope doesn't malfunction.
      Blessings,
      Laura

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  12. Laura, I hope you have someone who can drive you back & forth for your treatments. As a breast cancer survivor I can share that radiation knocks the wind out of your sails. Blessings to you & yours for this journey.
    Sandy in California

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  13. Prayers for you Laura to have a complete cure and strength.
    God Bless
    Marion

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  14. Laura, I thank God that you have made it through the first radiation treatment. The first is ALWAYS the worse.. The not knowning..eeeh..Praying that God continue to bless and give you extra strength. May you feel His loving arms around you as you go through each phase of these treatments.
    Hugs..

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  15. I can't imagine how scary and intimidating the machine must be. Praising God for His comfort to you. And for the song He brought to your remembrance!

    Rest, dear one.

    Continuing to pray-
    Love and hugs

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    1. Thank you Kellylynn. It was easier today.

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  16. Hola mi querida hermanita Laura, recién he conocido tu blog . Y al leer esta entradita, decirte que estaré orando al trono de la gracia, para que nuestro amado Señor Jesús, se glorifique en tu situación. Muchos besitos mi preciosa hermanita, Dios te bendiga junto con tu linda family. Seguiré mirando tu hermoso blog ,pues me regocija ver que eres una hermanita en la fe.😘😘👐👐

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    1. Google Translate is wonderful! Here's the translation of this comment.


      Hello my dear little sister Laura, I have just met your blog. And as I read this little entry, I will tell you that I will be praying to the throne of grace, so that our beloved Lord Jesus may be glorified in your situation. Many kisses my precious little sister, God bless you along with your beautiful family. I will continue looking at your beautiful blog, because I rejoice to see that you are a little sister in faith

      My response: Thank you so much for your kind words and your encouragement. God bless you!



      Mi respuesta: muchas gracias por sus amables palabras y su aliento. ¡Dios te bendiga!

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  17. God is Great, Monday's and Tuesday's prayer mirrored your exactly. He brings you to mind during prayer time almost every morning.

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  18. Praying often for you, Laura, and trusting Jesus to continue the healing process and make you completely whole, in His name!

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  19. Dear Laura,

    I am so sorry to hear of your battle with cancer. I admire the way you are dealing with your treatment, and how your faith is shining through and keeping you strong and full of hope.

    I will pray for your healing dear sweet Laura.

    God bless you,

    xTania

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    1. Thank you Tania, I truly appreciate your kindness and your prayers.
      God has been a rock for me in all of this. I don't know what I would
      do without my Jesus.
      Bless you, too,
      Laura

      P.S. I'll meet you Out Back.
      http://outbacktania.blogspot.com/

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  20. You are such an inspiration!
    I adore you.
    Prayers continue!!!

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    1. You are a true sweetheart, Billie Jo.
      It was better today, at least it went quicker.

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  21. Powerful Prayers and Gentle Hugs across the miles dear friend, you and God got this. Rest and leave it up to the Lord.

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    1. Thank you Karla. I feel loved. Trusting in God in a new way.

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  22. I am always late to the party! You handled it just like I knew you would! Praising God for His presence and comfort to you during the treatment and for everyday because He will be there holding you in His mighty arms. Praying for you as you walk this road and are a light to all those who work with you at the cancer center.

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  23. Bless you Laura! Still praying daily for you!

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  24. Laura, I was just wondering about you and how you were doing and had to come find you. My heart goes out to you and I'm praying that you will continue to do well. I can't imagine what this is like, but you are so strong and so brave, a true inspiration for us all. My mother in law is starting radiation for Breast Cancer very shortly, she is also extremely close to God and her faith is astounding. Praying for both of you ladies. *hugs*

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  25. I am praying the Lord's mercy on you dear. I pray He protect and hold you close. I pray also for those treating you in His Name!

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  26. Agreeing with you in prayer...
    "Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven." Matthew 18:19

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  27. Continued prayers for you Laura as you are in the home stretch for treatments. I come into agreement with you in your prayers. I do hope that you have some more help around your home because I know that these treatments can also be draining. Much love to you my friend!

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  28. Prayers sent your way. Please post a pic of rug when it’s done!!!

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  29. Always in my prayers and thoughts dear Laura. God bless you xx

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Thank you for praying for me! Thank you for encouraging me so much through this cancer treatment. I have the best blog friends in the world! Yes! You!

I read all your comments and respond as I can right now.
Please make sure I have your email if you want me to respond or pray for you. For some reason Blogger isn't notifying me of comments right now, so I may be a bit slower.

God bless you all! This life only works with Jesus. The next life is a continuation of this one—make sure you spend it with Jesus. Jesus is the only way to God the Father!

Your blog friend,
Laura Lane
Cancer Survivor