Thursday, October 1, 2009

Thursday 10-1-09 Sanoviv

The schedule is getting a little much.  Shelly did much better with the hyperthermia treatment last night (it was only 35 minutes instead of 50 minutes) but it still takes so much out of her. 

The hyperbaric chamber was not good yesterday.  She is placed in a pressured capsule with a breathing mask.  She was supposed to be in for 90 minutes but could only stand an hour.  It is on her schedule again today but she is meeting with the Dr. early to tell him she doesn't feel comfortable with it.  Supposedly oxygen kills cancer cells.  In this state it pushes oxygen into her body.  The breathing through the mask was extremely difficult. 

At this point the only dreaded procedures are the IV and the hyperbaric chamber.  For some reason they did not give her the IV catheter in her chest earlier this week that was suggested but we are going to demand it today.  The pain of some of the cocktails and especially the chemo are pretty intense.  She is scheduled for 2 more IV treatments today and will continue with them for the next 2 1/2 weeks.  It makes sense to do this now. 

Shell was so wiped out yesterday we didn't get our sun time. We are going to squeeze some in today. 

As for is liquids day.  We started off with an avocado and lime protein shake.  If it were colder it would have tasted better. It wasn't bad but it got me hungry for chips.  :-)  Apparently we will get soup and smoothies throughout with snacks often throughout the day. 

Shell is up to 80 pills a day which is getting to be too much. She is asking her Dr. what options she has since it fills her up so much she can hardly eat.

The devotion today was all about rest...

Matt 11:28  "Come to me all of you who are tired and weary...I'll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won't lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you'll learn to live freely and lightly."  

We long to find that place of rest in Him.  Thanks for your prayers!


  1. Oh Shelly! If I could take your place, I would! I am so sorry you are going through this! :(

    Rest in Him today! Read the devotion a hundred times over! EVERYTHING else be a liar..God tells the truth...He NEVER leaves you. He is right there in the thing with you!

    PEACE PEACE PEACE in Jesus' MIGHTY name. My thoughts and prayers are with you all day and through the night.
    God bless you Kathie for your support of her.
    Strength to both of you!

  2. Dearest Shelly, I can hardly bear your suffering and would be there to lend my strength to you if I could. Listen to this "by His divine power you have been give all things pertaining to life and Him have been given to you exceedingly great and precious promises.. that thru these you may be a partaker of the divine nature." From Him to you, right now where you are. 2Pet.3&4. I love you and all here are praying and believing for a complete healing. (the boys pray daily for you too). I hope you get this as my other blog didn't seem to go thru. Love to you Kathie. Auntie Mart

  3. Shelly, my heart is with you. I was just in Roseburg this week and was going to try to connect with you when I found out what you're going through. I'm so sorry. We will have to get together when you're back home. I know God is there walking through this journey with you. You are in my prayers. Tracey


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