Thursday, September 18, 2008

A brief respite and a new book!

We're having a low-key celebration here! Yesterday marked the end of my Sweet Hubby's first round of chemo! Woohooooo! So now we'll enjoy a two week respite during which we'll be hard at work on recovering some of the strength and stamina that these past seven weeks have cost him. The effects of chemotherapy are cumulative and it sure has taken a heavy toll. To the point where even the stairs here at home are a challenge. Our goal is for my Sweet Hubby to be as strong as possible for Round 2!

The results from yesterday's labs were less than stellar, I'm afraid. His white count has now entered the "high" range, which could indicate he's beginning to brew an infection somewhere. His hemoglobin has been dropping again for the past two weeks; down from 9.0 two weeks ago, to 8.4 last week to 8.3 yesterday. His oncologist didn't feel that a transfusion (or two!) was necessary at this point in time...we'll just be watchful for any symptoms of a bleed. So far, so good.

It's going to be a bit nerve wracking - going these next two weeks without lab work to kind of let us know what's going on...but I'm determined to just leave that worry at the foot of the Cross. Thank you Jesus.

We are so grateful to all of you who have been in prayer with us through this time! As you can see, we're still standing!! Amen! (So don't stop, OK?!)
"I tell you the truth, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them." Matthew 18:18-20

I'd like to tell you about a new fact, it was just released on September 16th.

The Greatest Words Ever Spoken Everything Jesus said about you, your life, and everything else
Written by Steven K. Scott with a foreword by Gary Smalley
Over 1,900 statements of Jesus organized under more than 200 topics

It seems like this is a familiar concept, but the publishers researched it and found that this had never been done before! And it is awesome!! Here's an excerpt from the jacket:
"When you read The Greatest Words Ever Spoken, you come face-to-face with the truth and power of Jesus Christ. No matter what you are struggling with or what your question might be, Jesus provides wisdom and direction that will meet your need.

Reading Jesus' statements without the interruption or commentary or explanation intensifies the impact of His words on your life. This book is a unique guide for personal and family devotions, inspirational reading, and Bible study preparation. It is a valuable resource for pastors and other speakers, for Bible teachers, and for anyone who shares the power of the Savior's teachings with others."
Hey! How about that last line there..."and for anyone who shares the power of the Savior's teachings with others." That should be all of us, right?

Be blessed and be a blessing to others!


Putz said...

yep, what you said what you and your hubby bind here on earth will be of force in heaven, i am convinced of that, in fact i just said so on my last comment on your pervious blog

Gigi said...

Thanks putz...we know the Lord stands on His promises. And so do we! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Darlene said...

Enjoy the next two weeks and try not to worry about anything.

Putting you worries at the foot of the cross sounds like a good idea to me.

Love and prayers. God Bless.