Four years ago, when I had my first chemotherapy treatment, it kicked my butt...So much so, that 4 days after I had received the dose, I had to call oncology clinic because I was so weak. They encouraged me to come to the infusion center for some IV fluids, the doc was thinking I was probably dehydrated. Previously to that visit to the infusion center, I had never seen anyone close to my age. Until that day. A day I will never forget. There she was...sitting in a chair--surrounded by several other ladies--and they were all laughing. (I remember thinking--am I ever going to laugh again?) Well, the only chair open was next to this giggling group of girls, and I was too sick to walk much farther so I sat down.
As I was waiting for my labs to be drawn, I overheard their conversation. (Okay, ya all--I tried hard to NOT listen--but, there was no way that would happen--the chairs in that place were close together.) Anyways, they were talking about the Beth Moore bible study they were doing. Since Beth has been one of my favorite bible study leaders, I was quickly drawn into their conversation...and thus a friendship between Kerri and I was formed. We traveled the chemo highway together...our cancer journey and our faith--a bond that busy lives didn't break.
A few months back we learned Kerri's cancer has returned? It wasn't supposed to happen...I don't understand why? As I try to process this, I can't even imagine how hard it is for Kerri to process.
Why am I sharing this with you all?
Last week, Kerri wasn't feeling well, so they did a scan that was scheduled for mid March, early. Unfortunately, it showed that her liver tumor has grown, despite being on chemotherapy. URGGGHhhh....seriously? Again, Why?
I know, I know...Some times there just isn't an answer. So--although, I know there doesn't seem to be answer to this why, I do know that God is with Kerri and her family. He alone provides the hope! Kerri and I both trust--He has her safely wrapped in His arms--even if at times we don't understand the why...
I asked Kerri for permission to post her family picture and a prayer request!
|Please pray for Kerri and her family|
Last evening, after I returned home from visiting with Kerri--I read an update from Vicky (a blogger friend)...let's just say...she too, needs our prayers.
|Please pray for Vicky. Vicky blogs at Westra World|
Another life story that has me pondering why...