I think I told you that Laura is a
VERY PRIVATE person.
I think there is a certain security
that surrounds you when you are
used to being a private person.
Cancer takes that security away
and Laura asked for prayers.
On Thursday I got an update from her.
I asked permission to see
what I could post as an update.
She replied that I can
post anything I wanted to post.
So, I am posting this email from her
because then I won't have to explain things
If you get queasy reading about blood
or details you might want to skip
this email and just pray for her.
Just wanted to warn you.
I, again, got home from the hospital yesterday (Wed.). At about , I started coughing up large amounts of blood. I don't think I have ever been so scared in my life. Anyway, a trip to the ER (1/2 hour away) and they slapped me into the hospital almost immediately. I was really, really down about it because I had just been discharged on Friday and here it was Tues. and I'm back in again (I've spent 29 days in the hospital since the 24th of August). I had stopped coughing up blood for a while so nobody really knew what to think, but they all seemed worried or concerned.
Everyone loves to hear positive feedback, even Prayer Warriors, and I think all of you wonderful people who took the time, on my behalf, to pray need to know that GOD really does hear your prayers.
Now here's the really cool part..............only GOD could take a bad, scary negative experience like that and turn it into a positive. Hours later that day (Tues. afternoon), all the drs I have (my cancer dr., my lung dr., my primary care dr. and an infectious disease expert) looked at my recent x-ray, taken in the ER that morning, and compared it to one taken last week and all came to the conclusion that my latest x-ray was much improved over the one earlier. Could it be that the coughing up of that stuff could have been needed to help get rid of the cyst & infection I am still fighting? Apparently it was, but even the drs. were baffled. I'm on these 'horse sized pills' (antibiotics) and the drs were expecting me to get rid of the remaining infection through coughing, but didn't imagine it would take the form it did. Soooooo.........my scary, bad experience turned into a really good outcome. Isn't GOD great? All those prayers everyone is sending up for me are really working!!! Thank you all from the bottom of my heart!
I was told yesterday, before they released me, that I could resume chemo next week (if all goes well) and I'm looking forward to it because it was working before this other stuff got in the way of the treatments. Please keep praying that I stay well and don't catch anything else, or for a full cure if you feel led to ask for that. Thanks so much again!
Hugs and love,
Please, Please, Please
continue to pray for Laura
whenever you have a moment to do so.