Wednesday, May 03, 2006

waiting....waiting...waiting...

It's that time again. 3 weeks have just flown by and it's chemo time. Tom and I saw my oncologist yesterday and blood counts are up to par, so we were good to go. But, once again, they have no bed for me. So here I sit, at 11:45 am the next day waiting for the phone to ring to let me know if I can come down. We're going to have to talk to my doctor about a different method of admitting me because this waiting is incredibly frustrating - for me, Tom and the kids. But I have a feeling this is how the "system" here works.

Please keep me in your prayers this time that the nausea and fatigue can be minimized again. Also, I ask that you keep Kurtis in your prayers as well. He's having a hard time with me going to the hospital. On Monday night, he prayed "that there won't be a bed available" as he didn't want me to go to the hospital (and yes, he believes very strongly in the power of prayer now). His biggest challenge is bedtime as we have a routine that seems to be very important to him. So we're going to try "tucking in" over the phone and see how that goes.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

You are all definitely in our prayers...big time! Thanks so much for posting on this Blog, it is so good to be able to "check in" on how things are going for you...We will pray extra hard for you all...but especially Curtis at bed time...Bless him...Take care... Jen, John, Meg and Max

lisa said...

Hope you are there and comfy and feeling great! Love you and talk to you soon
Lisa

Anonymous said...

Hi Annette, As Lisa says, "Hope you are there and comfy." Oh, and by the way, Happy Half-Birthday!!! (Lisa, Happy Whole Birthday!)We will continue to surround you... and Tom and the children in prayer. The home life routine is so important for all involved. I can appreciate Kurtis not wanting a bed to be available for you. Dear child! Love, Alice

Michelle said...

Sending you lots of prayers! I can only imagine how frustrating that must be to "not have a bed" and then you have to sit and wait by the phone! Sending extra prayers for all of you during this time.

mum2brady said...

Annette - you are in our thoughts and prayers. I hope the nausea is better this time. We'll be thinking of you!!! HUGS!

Chris from T21 online said...

Annette,
Strongest, best, most positive thoughts coming your way- along with a big hug from Ariana!
Take good care of yourself.

Mis said...

Of course we'll send you lots of prayers. I'm so sorry that you have to go through all of this. Garrett is sending you lots of big hugs and kisses.

Tara Marie said...

Annette....keeping you in my thoughts and prayers and sending extra love to Kurtis.

I hope that 'tucking in' by phone will help ease his mind.

Much love to you dear friend.

Kerri said...

Hello my friend! We're baaaaaaaack! Hoping to plan a visit to see you when you feel well enough and I'm bringing lunch this time!!! Keep in touch. Tell Kurtis that his buddy Joel sends night-night hugs. Hugs, Kerri

coby said...

Annette,
Know that we are praying for you and the boys always. We pray that each visit to the hospital gets easier for all.
Love ya lots,
Coby

Tara Marie said...

Hey Annette.....just wanted to let you know that you have been on my mind all day. Hoping you are feeling strong and comfortable.

Lots of love and cyber hugs,

TM