Christmas Cheer!! Not!!
Well DH and I have just returned from his check-up and the news was a bit of a shock. He has to go for a blood transfusion on Monday in an effort to bring his blood tests back in line. As well he starts the sixth session of chemo on Tuesday this week.I am lost and am still trying to comprehend what is happening. I have noticed that during the latest chemo round he has been lacking in strength and struggling to breath and I queried the specialist about this and she confirmed it was probably the 5 sessions of chemo building up in his body. It looks as if I might be a widow sooner rather than later which is something I am not looking forward to but somehow I will survive. Stitching will be my saviour at this time I think plus a few prayers to the Almighty might help as well.
Posted by: deirdre on 12/04/17
I am praying for your dear one as I stitch. The praying gets my mind back on the realities that even stitchers face. I never had to keep a list of those for whom I pray. The stitches are my way of meditating on my prayers. Always have been.
I pray for you, too, Deirdre. You might find that your stitches will become a way for you to talk to the Almighty, too!
by: Su Pitt on 12/04/17
You and your DH are in my prayers Deirdre.
by: Bermuda on 12/04/17
You are in my prayers also- God bless you both!
by: murillome on 12/04/17
Deirdre, I am so sorry to hear this. I have been praying for you and DH. Please know we are all here for you even tho we are Miles away.
by: surt8511 on 12/04/17

You have to take a breath. The weakness and breathlessness can be because he needs a blood transfusion. The need for one is a side effect of the chemo. It will make him stronger and more able to take another round of chemo, to keep fighting. It's just another battle in the war. Cherish your time together, try not to spend every minute of it thinking about being a widow. He needs your strength and faith now more than ever. We are all thinking of you, praying for you both. Just take it one stitch at a time. Isn't it Bermuda who says when a project is overwhelming just lace 20 stitches a day and soon it will be finished? Find time for something fun together, like popcorn and hot chocolate and the first movie you ever saw together, or candlelit dinner with your favorite music, even if you're eating grilled cheese sandwiches or chicken soup. Or cuddle up by the window and watch the stars shoot across the night sky. Those little moments will help you get through the big ones.
by: noah on 12/04/17
Prayers going up! Hang in there! I see such good advice being given here. Stay strong and positive, and remember to take care of yourself too!
by: saintsgal on 12/04/17
This happened a few months ago to a friend of mine from high school that I've reconnected with on Facebook. They had to postpone her chemo for several weeks but once her blood tests came back to normal she was able to finish and is doing well. Will keep my fingers crossed for your husband and hope everything will go well.
by: micolochick on 12/04/17
I'm so sorry for all of the health issues. Stay strong and remember God is in control.
Prayers and good wishes for both of you.
by: maubennett on 12/04/17
You and your husband are in my prayers.
by: ladyj117 on 12/04/17
Deidre, I cannot tell you how sorry I am that you two are going through such a difficult time--sarcasm is my forte and if you need to know how to forage materials from a doctor's office to "hang a tail" on personnel's bums, I'm your gal. That's how I deal with "stuff"...I hope you make your time together uproarious and fun no matter where you are...that the best I can say. My friend threatened to bar me from her room if I came in with one more "positive" and gentle attitude...she needed chuckles...she got them...we once started hanging garments on the file holders outside the treatment room when they had kept her waiting for an hour, with the threat my clothes would be next when we ran out of hers. You can't do that now...with the computers, you would need to carry several Command Hooks. Make your time special by deed or just by sharing...good memories are the healer.
by: VCESS on 12/04/17