We are continuing to find a new kind of normal here at our house. I am able to do most things, but I do have my limitations. I feel as though I am walking a fine line between what I can and what I want to do. I am constantly trying to gently find this balance and find joy in each day as it comes despite what may be left undone or altered.
Because my treatment plan right now is not as severe as say doing full blown chemo, there is not the severity of change that you may except. I continue to take my medications while at the same time being faithful to doing the best I can with caring for my body naturally. Each week I get my blood work done and each time my white blood cell count has steadily been going down. My counts are not dangerously low but I do have to be careful. The drug I'm taking is a 28 days on and 7 days off schedule so I have time to bring my wbc count back up. I have one more dosage and then I'm off for my 7 days. I am tired at times and each week I feel just slightly more run down but overall doing well.
One of the more worrisome things that has been going on with me lately, is that I am experiencing ocular migraines without pain. This could be due to stress but it may indicate that something else is going on. I have an appointment with my oncologist on Monday so we will be discussing if there is anything that can be done for this or if I need to have a brain scan since this is a neurological issue.
I would appreciate your prayers...
~That my white blood cell count would recover during this break from my medication
~ I would continue to stay healthy and strong despite the fact that its cold and flu season! So far so good I have not gotten sick even when my son had the stomach bug and my husband had a slight cold.
~That these ocular migraines with stop and that if they are stress related that I would find ways to reduce my stress.
~ My toddler who screams as a form of communication would stop. This causes a good amount of stress in my life ;)
~ Continued prayers for my cancer to stop and my tumor would continue to shrink.
~ That I would be fully present and have the energy needed to care for my family as I can
Thank you all so much! Many blessings