I did pretty good with my last chemo treatment--the burns weren't too awful & I was able to do okay with the tiredness. Some good friends of ours, Jeff & Melanie Shaw, invited our family to go to Lake Powell with them during the time of the worst side effects & I handled them pretty well. It was just wonderful to be there relaxing, reading, eating great food & having my boys all completely entertained--thank you Shaw Family!
The new chemo schedule with the Doxil is going to be every 5 weeks--that seems to be the magic formula for letting my white blood counts get high enough to receive it. I received my 4th treament of the Doxil yesterday, & just a few hours ago received the good news that my CA-125 had dropped from 65 to 53. I'm somewhat surprised because I've had some stomach aches the past couple of weeks, & had worked my frenzied mind into thinking that the cancer was having a party inside of me again. I feel sooo relieved & grateful. I wish there were more words I could use besides "grateful" & "thankful" to describe my emotions. I am not articulate, & that is one of the reasons why it takes me so long to write. Your prayers are continuing to be felt & are so (gratefully) appreciated. I know there are many others in need of prayers, & I try to be mindful of them as I pray. I am especially grateful for Vern at this time. He has many heavy burdens to bear, & he willingly & quietly bears them. He has to deal with the worst parts of me, & on this cancer journey has patiently supported & loved me. Heavenly Father & Jesus Christ are continually mindful of us--They love us & are so happy when we love each other. Thank you for loving me.