Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Here goes nothing . . .

It has been several months since I have posted for several reasons. There have been multiple technical problems, but hopefully they have been corrected. It's really hard to keep up with all the new technology.

Briefly, since my last post the end of July, my health issues have caused a little concern. There have been a few bouts of some random virus that have interfered with recovering from the chemo. Honestly, that has been a bit frustrating, but certainly not insurmountable. I continue to trust that God is in charge and that He will provide for all my needs. Blood counts do not recover as well as they once did and that means more fatigue, but scans show no new growth. The tumor marker had begun to increase, but has gone down recently. Treatment will continue unless and until there is a new development. That's it in a nutshell.

Gradually, I have been moving more and more of my treatment to Hattiesburg.  The doctor is excellent, it eliminates the added stress of trips to Jackson for scans and I cannot say enough positive things about the nurses and the infusion room. That's a really good thing since I spend seven hours in an infusion chair two days a month. (Tomorrow is one of those days.)

The first service back in our church since the tornado on February 10, 2013 was Christmas Eve. It's good to be home, but we are so grateful for the hospitality of our Methodist friends and the way God has worked in the midst of disaster. Facilities have been restored, much needed space has been added and it will be dedicated this Sunday. What a wonderful celebration it will be!

Please join us in our prayers of thanksgiving and please join my family and me as we thank God for His grace in my health concerns.

Pastor Margaret

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