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Posted By Mike&Leslie

Good morning.  Happy Saturday!    I don't want to sound like a big bummer here but yesterday from about noon on I felt lousy the rest of the day.  Totally nauseated......don't know what is going on but today is a new day and I am hoping that I feel a lot better.  I am beginning to feel like the chemo is now overpowering my anti-nausea drugs.  So I will try some new things today and see how that goes.....if not I will call the Dr. on Monday.  So if you could pray about that for me I would be so grateful.

Thank you Terrie Olstowski for coming by the house yesterday and for everything!  What you did for me really touched me and meant a lot.

Thank you Coila King for making and sending me some delicious cookies in the mail.  They were perfect and taste wonderful!   What a nice surprise!

Thanks Georgia for taking such good care of Lola!  She looks beautiful with her new hair cut and trim.

Well today is the last day of February.....that passed by fast!  But for those of you that know me well you know that tomorrow is a BIG day for me!  Everyone will have to wait and see tomorrow what that is.  Have an awesome day!  God is Good!

 

You are the God of miracles and wonders!  You still demonstrate your awesome power.  Psalms 77:14

 
Posted By Mike&Leslie

Good morning!  It is Friday!  Yay!  It is the first day of the California Mid-Winter Fair here locally and I know a lot of people are excited about that.  Good luck to all of the kids showing your animals tomorrow!  I would love to be there to see you but can't this year.  The fair was such a great family project when my kids were growing up.  They were both very involved in 4-H and raised animals, did crafts, rocketry, photography etc...  We loved it and have awesome memories from it.  Maybe someone can sneak me out a corndog sometime.  :)

I am feeling a little better today.  Much better then last week.  I seem to have a little more energy.  I'll take it when I can get it that's for sure!  Mike is making sure that I don't over due.  Poor guy.....I am always wanting to do something I shouldn't around the house!  Hee...Hee.

I want to wish my niece Kayanna Gilbert a very Happy Birthday today!!!  Hope you have a lot of fun today!

I also want to thank Ginna Gaddis for bringing me some delicious cookies yesterday!  They are so good!  The container you made to put them in is gorgeous!  Thank you!  So sorry that I missed you yesterday.  It seems like I am always taking little naps!

Have a great day today everyone!  Have some fun!  Eat a corn dog and some funnel cake for me!  God is so Good!!

 
Posted By Mike&Leslie

Leslie & George
Good morning!!  This is a picture of my chemo nurse George who I adore!  He is the nicest, most compassionate and funny man.  He is happily married with three beautiful kids. He also loves Charger football like I do.  George has been a heaven sent blessing to me and I am so grateful.  It takes a special kind of person to be able to work in a place like that and I am so happy that George is one of those people.  His heart is pure gold.

I slept really well last night and don't feel too bad this morning.  Just mainly tired.  Mike is home with me today making sure that I take things easy.  Thank you for your awesome and encouraging comments, e-mails, cards and phone calls to me.  It really lifts my spirits.  Can't begin to tell you how much I appreciate that.  I know it has been a long journey, but I want to thank you all for sticking it out with me and taking good care of me and my family.  I am blessed beyond measure.  Yay....I am half way done with this second round.....only three more to go before I get another two week break! :)

Hope you all have a terriic day.  Take care.  BIG (((HUGS)))  God is so Good!!

 

Anxious hearts are very heavy but a word of encouragement does wonders!  Proverbs 12:25

 
Posted By Mike&Leslie

UPDATE:  We are home now.  They went ahead and gave her the chemo treatment and they gave her a shot of Procrit to boost her red cell count.  She has to go back to the hospital on Tuesday to have more blood work done to see if her levels have improved.  Everything else (except the white cell count) looks good for her.  If the white cell count drops any more she will have a shot for that too.  She is resting now and will have to lay low for a few days.  Thank you for your prayers and love for Leslie.  Prayers were answered.  God is Good!

 

Good morning!   Oooohhhh do I need your prayers this morning!  I got the results back yesterday from the blood work and not only is my red blood cell count low, so is my white cell count.  So I am not sure if they will proceed with the treatment or not.  I know I am getting a booster shot today to up the cells......just don't know about the chemo.  I am praying that they will give me the treatment so I can stay on schedule.  I know that God has His hand in all of this and it is His timing on everything.  I also know that God knows what is best.  Please also pray that I do not get sick right now.  My immune system is down so that is really going to limit my activities for a while.  Mike will come on later with an update.  My appointment is at 8:30 this morning.

Thanks to Pastor's Ed and Clay for the visit yesterday.  That was great!

Thanks to you all for everything.  I treasure your prayers and encouragement.  It has meant so much to me and my family.  God is Good!

 
Posted By Mike&Leslie

Ellis Island

Good morning!  You are probably wondering why I am posting a picture from my New York trip last November.  This picture is for my dear friend Fred.  It is proof that yes.....my brother Donald and sister-in-law Noni were in New York with us. :)  I guess when I had posted pictures before I didn't put any in that had my brother in them too.  So here you are Fred!  All I can say is wow.....my hair has grown a lot since then.  Yay!! (See pics below)  :)

How are you all today?  I am going to the hospital this morning to have the blood work done again.  Yuck....not looking forward to that at all.  Please pray that my red cell count has improved.  I am really worried that they will delay my treatment tomorrow if it is too low and I want to stay on schedule.  It is mentally hard on me to get to the cancer center all ready to go and then they say they can't.  Please also pray that my spirit stays strong.  I haven't been feeling all that great and that has been wearing on me this week.  I sure do appreciate it!

Have a terrific day today!  Keeping everyone in my prayers!  God is good!!

1 Corinthians 13:13
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

 


 
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