Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Update - April 10

So.. here I am, 8 days later. Things went pretty good for the first 3-4 days. No anticipatory nausea... in fact, no nausea at all. And my energy was pretty good too. Thank you for your prayers - they worked! Then Sunday hit... nausea and extreme fatigue again. I've said it before, and I'll likely say it again, this is so frustrating!!! I wish I could figure out what is going on! Why do I feel half decent for 3-5 days and then feel worse on day 6? Yesterday and today I'm still dealing with the fatigue and trying to go with the flow and not get too upset about it.

Nuff about that.

CT Scan results: I had a scan done at the beginning of March and found out the results last week. The same... as the time before...and the time before that...and the time before that. So, we continue with the chemo regime and continue to fight the beast.


I was able to make it out long enough yesterday to attend the funeral of a long-time friend of my parents. He passed away after his battle with cancer at the age of 73. Although there was obviously sadness at the funeral, there was also such incredible hope that came through. Having just celebrated Easter, we were reminded how Jesus has conquered Death. Cancer, although it may take our mortal body, has no affect on our eternal life - Jesus made sure of that, once and for all, by dying for us. How blessed we are. At the funeral, we recited a "creed" of our church (Question and answer 1). I'm sharing it here as it is so important to me and the words mean the world to me:

Question: What is your only comfort in life and in death?
Answer: That I am not my own, but belong - body and soul, in life and in death - to my faithful Saviour Jesus Christ. He has fully paid for all my sins with His precious blood and has set me free from the tyranny of the devil. He also watches over me in such a way that not a hair can fall from head without the will of my Father in heaven; in fact, all things must work together for my salvation. Because I belong to Him, Christ, by his Holy Spirit, assures me of eternal life and makes me wholeheartedly willing and ready from now on to live for Him.

5 comments:

Christie's Corner said...

While I'm glad the nausea wasn't as bad as anticipated, I can only imagine how frustrating it is to have the same scan results time after time.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the whole Lammer family.

Thanks for being so diligent about posting, even when you aren't thrilled with news you post.

Charmian

Nicole said...

Amen.

Love you Annette. I hope next time day 6 on is great! Prayers continue.

Anonymous said...

Hi Annettte, Thanks so much for reminding me of the joy and hope that is found through Christ's death and resurrection. It is SO much bigger than whatever hope or joy we can create.
Rooting for you from this end of the country. :)
Alice

Lisa - Lily's mommy! said...

I just wanted you to know that we are still thinking of you and praying for you! I know what an incredible battle you continue to fight and I know somehow that you are going to beat the beast!

Your strength and belief in Christ they will get you through this!!!! And know you have so many of us here praying for you and keeping you so close to our hearts!!!!

Love,

Lisa and Lily

Anonymous said...

Hi Annette, what can I say, but that I stand in awe of you, what a Mom, what a Kurtis, what a cake!!
Not easy to hear the same test results over and over again. Yes our strength is in Him and Him only. We do not know what the future holds, but we do know who holds our future. I am learning from your strength each time I read your blog, love Peter & Susan