This morning I pulled my Bible off of my computer because I used it to cover the blinking light it lets off when it is in sleep mode. The Word of God is not only filling my heart, but being used in practical ways. 😉 Little did I know that I had it already opened to Nehemiah 8. Nehemiah is one of my favorite books because he was a man after God’s own heart who lived in-tandem with God in order to be a part of the great things God wanted to accomplish in hearts and in rebuilding the wall of Jerusalem. When I skim a page in my Bible usually the verses that stick out to me are the ones already underlined. In this chapter it was Nehemiah 8:10, ” . . . the joy of the Lord is your strength.” I’m not sure what that looks like today, but know that I’ll be meditating on it.
Yesterday I went back to the oncologist and received fluids and a shot to increase my white blood cell count. It was a really good day. I felt good and caught up on some e-mails and a few phone calls. Sorry if I haven’t called you back yet. I will, but today might not be that day. Late last night I started to have a sore throat, which is a typical side effect from the various chemo drugs I received on Tuesday. I didn’t sleep well last night because of that.
Here are some specifics to pray for today: Please pray that I would get sleep today and tonight. I need good sleep. Also, my red blood count was already pretty low before we started chemo so I am taking iron supplements and trying to get iron into my diet as much as I can. Pray that these red blood cells would increase so I won’t have to have a blood transfusion. I would rather that be a last resort. Finally, I am the type of person who rarely goes to the doctor, takes prescription medication or even over-the-counter medication. Now I feel like I’m popping pills left and right. My body doesn’t like it. Pray for this adjustment and that the drugs I’m taking would be effective.
These are the details and specifics for today. I’m overwhelmed by your prayers, love and support. I feel like I’m receiving hugs from all over the world through this journey. Thank you!