Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Things Are Starting to Click Up

Today it's officially been 3 weeks that I've been in the hospital! Despite my strength and security in the Lord, I was feeling sad and lonely last night...kind of hit me out of the blue. So you can pray for me on that end because here I am today and it's still there...a normal feeling, but not one I want to stick around for a week.

Here's some good news for you to praise God about today! My numbers have started making the climb back up! In the case of my red blood cells, they are doing it on their very own. I went from 8.9 two days ago, to 9.1 yesterday and today it was 9.7! My bone marrow is responding to the Nupogen, which means my white blood cells are making a come back at .8 today (yesterday was .6). My platelets didn't drop much overnight which was lovely of them. Yesterday they were 21K and today they were 19K. I never share Hematocrit with you because I'm not sure what it is, but it's been climbing steadily as well.

I also have had no fevers for over 24 hours! 98.7 this a.m. on the thermometer dial which means my song no longer applies. You know the song "Fever!" which is one of my favorite old standards? Come on, you know the one, Michael Buble remade it in recent years. "Fever in the morning, fever all through the night....FeVER!

I'm about to miss my deadline which is 9 a.m. so I'm going to make this short. My headaches are relentless and I even have one right now. And my mouth is just so painful, until my white blood cells return to fighting capacity. I need your prayers continually and look forward to getting out of here! I just saw an ad for a movie "The Secret Life of Bees" - this was a great book that I've recommended before for a fun read. If you read it and want to see this movie, but don't want to spend money on theater outings, wait for it to come out on DVD and we'll rent it and have a Secret Life of Bees movie night at my house in the future. We have a big screen projector instead of a TV so it's even better than going to the movies!

Philippians 1:18-26
Yes, and I will continue to rejoice, for I know that through your prayers and the help given by the Spirit of Jesus Christ, what has happened to me will turn out for my deliverance. I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death. For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. If I am to go on living in the body, this will mean fruitful labor for me. Yet what shall I choose? I do not know! I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far; but it is more necessary for you that I remain in the body. Convinced of this, I know that I will remain, and I will continue with all of you for your progress and joy in the faith, so that through my being with you again your joy in Christ Jesus will overflow on account of me.

1 comment:

Terri Lynn said...

Dear Krista, As I went about my errands and such yesterday, I thought of you.. As I sat at a stop light, I thought of you. When I bowed my head at meal times, I thought of you. At the end of my hectic, crazy busy day, I with barely eyes still open worked on this wonderful project happening for you, and as my sleepy head hit the pillow, oh so soft pillow.. beckoning me to join it I prayed for you... You are not alone.. We are still here walking with you through this particularly challenging aspect of your journey, called cancer.. spelled with a small c.. as Christ alone is spelled with a big C.... I love you my dear friend.. Terri Lynn