Brrrrr………….. Winter, go away! – January 24, 2014

Hey! Just a quick update this time (I promise this time).

I put some new pictures on the photo page. Dear friend Elizabeth Honeycutt and two of her granddaughters, Shirley (Rish) and James Henry Holland, our great niece Kasey (Dani’s granddaughter), and, of course, Lucy. And the figurine I had made for Mike for Christmas this year. I completely forgot to get pictures of Debbie Youngman while she was here visiting. Another time…………….

Quickly: the new chemo went OK. I had a reaction to it when they started it. Apparently I could not tolerate it going in as fast as it looked like I could. After what looked like an allergic reaction, they got it under control with Benadryl, some other pre med, and cutting the drip to 1/2 rate so it went into my system at a slower rate. That worked. Hallelujah. You hate to have to give up on something before really trying it to see if it works.

I’ve had few side effects from it. The usual slight bad taste, and some fatigue. But other than that I’m fine. In fact, I’ve been out for lunch a couple of times this week. Trying to stay kind of away from people. The flu really is running wild out there. Even a head cold would not be pleasant, so I’m keeping my distance. I’ll have the next treatment in 3 more weeks. Cross your fingers and say a prayer that this drug does its job more effectively.

The real reason I’m writing is to ask for prayers for our friend Betty Satterfield. She was diagnosed with bladder cancer, and after surgery is recovering at home. Her margins came back clear, so hopefully this will take care of it! Please keep her in your prayers as she continues to recover.

And Dr. Bill Russell needs everyone’s continued prayers. His lung disease has progressed to the point he is very uncomfortable. Pray for comfort and peace. He is one of the dearest men I know. Pray for his family as well. They’ve had more than their share this year. Strong as they are, they need all our prayers.

Thanks, everyone. Try to stay warm. I told someone, this 1890 house is full of character. But no insulation. Two degree weather is no fun when there are no sub floors, 🙂 We spend a lot of time upstairs. But enough complaining. We have shelter, food, and plenty of clothes to keep us warm and comfortable. Pray for those that must suffer this weather.

Love to everyone. Thank you for all you do–for everyone every day. Blessings.