More Fun Than You Can Shake a Stick At

Just Kidding, This Isn’t Fun
My fever has been coming and going.  Highest was 39.1 (102.4).  I’m also extremely tired.  I’ve been in bed all day and sleeping for most of that.  I would build up enough energy to go pee and then lay back down.  Overall though, the most severe side effects are no where to be seen.  I definitely feel like I have flu symptoms.  My hope is they get better over time, because 28 days of this won’t be a good time.

A Duck Dynasty Prayer
Thank you God for no severe side effects.  Thank you that I appear to be on track clinically for what they would expect.  Please cover me in your grace and comfort.  Thank you for another day.

11 thoughts on “More Fun Than You Can Shake a Stick At

  1. Praying for the fever to decrease, energy to increase and God’s peace and comfort to surround you. I know when you are feeling like this that doing this for another 25 days seems overwhelming, but you can do it with God’s strength. Just remember that every minute is one more minute closer to day 28 and one less minute you will have the side effects. I would like to believe somehow that the side effects are a sign that the Ned is doing its job and killing the cancer and ridding your blood of all leukemia. Stay strong and just focus on resting; we’ll be covering you in prayer in the meantime🙏💙

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  2. prayers for good rest and low side effects. Sleep. It’s ok. What else is there to do? Rest your body… It’s fighting a hard fight. Give it the break it needs to fight as hard as possible. Give it to God to help the fight. Open your eyes to evacuate your bladder then shut them again!!! 😜


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  3. There’s a cancer approach used mostly in Europe called hyperthermia. They put you in a hot tub and rev up body temperature to 107. All under doctor supervision, of course. That temp is toxic to cancer cells, which are less heat tolerant than normal cells. Maybe we can hope that your 102.4 makes life more tenuous for any leukemia cells that dare to remain alive at this point, especially in combination with Ned (you know, that blin-a-whatever stuff).

    Love, Uncle Claude

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  4. God created ‘fever’ for a reason. He is giving you that as a reminder that your body is fighting. Don’t fight the sleep. Rest. God and the medicine infusing are doing their jobs. Praising The Lord for these symptoms you can tolerate and for the strength you have to go potty by yourself. Praying. Praying. Praying.

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    1. Back home again, and so grateful to have spent time with you, Lindsey, and my Culross Sweetie-Pies. I agree with all the replies above, and God is definitely holding you in His arms as you and meds work together to beat this disease. Love you with such pride! Mom

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  5. Just got back from Galveston and the beach. I spent a lot of time listening to the waves and praying for God’s healing hand be placed on you and bring you to remission. When you look out on the ocean and see the vastness of the body of water. it makes one wonder how anyone can understand the vastness of God’s love. Yes He truly does love us and wants the best for us. Unfortunately our human nature does not always lead us in the ways of God.

    But you Rob, are a great example of one following the way of God. You have accepted this journey and have given your suffering up to the Lord. Never give up. Even Jesus prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane in His last hours:

    Matthew 26:36-46New American Standard Bible (NASB)

    The Garden of Gethsemane

    36 Then Jesus *came with them to a place called Gethsemane, and *said to His disciples, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” 37 And He took with Him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be grieved and distressed. 38 Then He *said to them, “My soul is deeply grieved, to the point of death; remain here and keep watch with Me.”

    39 And He went a little beyond them, and fell on His face and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; yet not as I will, but as You will.” 40 And He *came to the disciples and *found them sleeping, and *said to Peter, “So, you men could not keep watch with Me for one hour? 41 Keep watching and praying that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

    42 He went away again a second time and prayed, saying, “My Father, if this cannot pass away unless I drink it, Your will be done.” 43 Again He came and found them sleeping, for their eyes were heavy. 44 And He left them again, and went away and prayed a third time, saying the same thing once more. 45 Then He *came to the disciples and *said to them, “[a]Are you still sleeping and resting? Behold, the hour is at hand and the Son of Man is being betrayed into the hands of sinners. 46 Get up, let us be going; behold, the one who betrays Me is at hand!”

    He did not ask God to take away the crucifixion He would have to endure (although I would think His human nature was questioning whether He was strong enough to endure), He was accepting what He had come to give to all of God’s children and that was sanctification and forgiveness through His blood. As a parent who has lost a Son, I know what a horrible pain that is. I look at Blessed Mary, Mother of Jesus, having to watch all this pain and suffering. Yet knowing in her heart that it had to be. What a burden that must have been. But she from the very beginning when God blessed her with motherhood gave her complete self over to God and prayed that His will be done.

    God Bless You and Lindsey for accepting God’s will and continuing to be an example of His way.

    Love always
    Aunt Liz

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