Now I start a new chemo (RICE) on August 6th. I am being told that this time I will be hospitilized for 5 days during each treatment and there will be 3 total treatments every 21 days with a stem cell transplant at the end of the 3rd treatment. The stem cells they will be using will be from my blood. I am not placing a lot of faith in my doctors, but I am placing all my faith in God. He is the Great Physician.
I am a little nervous about this new, more intense, chemotherapy, but I know that God will show mercy on me as He did during the last treatments. To be quite honest, my biggest issue is being hospitilized for 5 days. I will miss Wrigley and Scout terribly although I know they will be in good hands as my best friend Perry will be staying at my house to take care of them. I couldn't ask for a better person to watch over Wrigley and Scout. Perry has a love for all animals as I do.
As I think back over the past 6 months, I can't help but praise God for His mercy and goodness He has shown me. He kept my mind at peace and the chemo side effects bearable. He surrounded me with compassionate, kind, generous, understanding and loving friends, both in person and in my extended social media family. I couldn't ask for more. I know that when this is all said and done, He will be glorified and I will be healed whether here on this earth or in His presence.