Friday, June 20, 2014


Things can change quickly in Cancerland, and they have done so again in the past few days.  As I mentioned in my last post, my last clinical trial didn't work, so we decided on a new chemo, which I started a week ago today.  In the five days after that, I had weird symptoms and even a trip to urgent care, which told us nothing.  On Wednesday I saw my doc finally and got some not-so-great news.

The cancer is growing quickly, particularly in my liver.  Because I just got some chemo, I have to wait until next Wed at least to be able to get any other treatment, so it's going to be a long week or two as we sort this out and see if the chemo is working.  I feel pretty crappy with sore bones and a swollen liver, which tires me out.  I'm horizontal more than I'm upright right now.  They gave me some morphine in case I needed it to be comfortable.  I took it once (without food, dumb me) and wound up sick for the next 12 hours!

So, for those of you who are kind enough to pray for me, a nice specific prayer would be for a "healthy and protected liver", as damage to my liver is the biggest risk right now.

If you send me notes, I promise I'm seeing them but may not always have the energy to respond right now.  Feel free to reach out to Jason, too.


  1. You said it well, things can change quickly. With faith we are praying for a healthy and protected liver. For good rest for you and your husband.....We trust and believe that the Lord will act. Stay strong !

  2. My sister,
    "Cancerland" is not a place you or I want to play in. God has a purpose for us and it is not to hurt us. I picked up your blog from my wife Lisa Q that passed last year. Jason, I am a surviving spouse of a great lady with metastatic breast cancer. Reach out to me if you have a need. I am praying for your family as you struggle with what is coming up next week. Every day is a gift so spend time doing what in truly important. Take care!!!

  3. Prayerful for you as always Jill.