Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Praises + Prayers (4/29)

Praises

+ Completed ten months of intense cancer treatments- doctors were able to find chemo that shrunk the tumors enough to do surgery, getting clear margins (all the cancer out) at surgery, and getting the best possible radiation team for IBC

+ We had the most amazing support over the last ten months - so many months of meals delivered to our house, cards of encouragement showing up nearly every day, inspiring gifts from around the world, servant hearts over at my home each night helping take care of the boys, and most recently parents who watched the boys full time while at MDAnderson for radiation

+ God providing unexplainable peace throughout a very rocky and scary journey, He provided overflowing joy in the midst of what should be the saddest time in my life, He has grown Brad and me, increased our wisdom, and improved our perspective

Prayers

+ That miraculously my cancer would not reappear metastatically (in my organs, skin, bones, or brain)- that somehow I would beat all the odds and not die from this disease

+ That I would be able to enroll in the right trial (most likely a vaccine one) at the right location with the right team - that this might be the way God is able to save me from a recurrence

+ That I would heal quickly (my radiation burns continue to get worse, even after radiation stopped...they said it should start to turn a corner and start improving 1-2 weeks after treatment ended); that I would be able to keep my incision clean and infection free (it has completely opened up- currently the open wound is 12in X 1in); that my skin would stop melting away and that my pain would be decreased/managed

+ That I would know the right balance between doing what needs to be done to take care of my kids and not overdoing it/allowing myself to heal (the kids weigh 22 and 33 lbs now and I'm only "suppose to be" lifting 5-10 lbs- oops!)

+ That my scans in 8 (ultrasound of my neck) and 12 weeks (PET scan) would not find cancer in my neck lymph nodes (that were not removed with surgery) or in the rest of my body; that I would finally be "No Evidence of Disease"

10 comments:

  1. We are believing and praying with you, Ashleigh! I had a dream last night that you and I were singing the hymn "How Great Thou Art" together - your beautiful voice with my not-so-beautiful one, but making a joyful noise unto the Lord nonetheless. You're in my heart daily. Xoxo Carrie

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  2. Oh dear sweet Ashleigh, I'm so glad I found your blog. You are a light to the world and my heart is in love with your story.... I can't wait to keep reading...

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  3. Ashleigh, I never comment on the several blogs I read. I found your blog thru Andrea's this morning. I am a wound care nurse and wanted to encourage you if you haven't to seek treatment at an advanced wound care center. There are amazing treatments out there including hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Although it's an intense daily treatment it may be worth it for you. There is hope for your poor tissue!! Praying for you and your family. God bless!!

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  4. Found you through Andrea's post today and have spent the evening reading and re-reading your blog. Your faith, positivity, and courage are an inspiration! What an amazing woman! Thank you for sharing this journey with us. You and your family will be in my prayers!

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  5. I'm praying for you to be completely healed. Your faith is an inspiration. Thank you

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  6. افضل شركة تنظيف خزانات ومنازل وشقق بالمدينة المنورة شركة غسيل خزانات ومكافحة حشرات بالمدينة المنورة ونقل عفش بالمدينة المنورة مؤسسة صفوة المدينة
    شركة غسيل خزانات بالمدينة المنورة

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  7. الشرق الاوسط من اهم شركات نقل العفش بالدمام متحصصه فى نقل عفش واثاث بالدمام ونقل العفش بالخبر كما انها توفر شركة نقل عفش بالجبيل والخبر وشركة نقل عفش بالقطيف والاحساء وجميع خدمات نقل العفش والاثاث بالمنطقة الشرقية بارخص اسعار نقل عفش بالدمام وتقدم ايضا شركة تخزين عفش بالدمام والخبر
    شركة الشرق الاوسط
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    شركة نقل اثاث بالخبر
    شركة نقل اثاث بالجبيل
    شركة نقل عفش بالخبر
    شركة نقل عفش بالقطيف
    شركة نقل اثاث بالاحساء
    شركة نقل عفش الجبيل
    شركة نقل عفش بالدمام
    شركة نقل اثاث بالجبيل
    شركة نقل عفش بالخبر
    شركات النقل البري بالدمام
    شركات نقل العفش بالدمام
    ارقام شركات نقل العفش بالدمام
    ارخص شركة نقل اثاث بالدمام
    شركة تخزين عفش بالدمام
    شركة نقل اثاث بالخبر

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