Saturday, June 20, 2009

Treatment and home




Sorry I haven't posted sooner. Forester was able to come home Thursday morning! We had no complications during his 3 day treatment. I wouldn't say Forester enjoyed it...he was very ready to come home, but he did get to play in the atrium playroom and that helped pass the time quickly. So far, we've been able to stay on top of the nausea and vomiting with medication and we haven't had any episodes. Yippee! We are continuing to give him drugs every 3 hours to stave off those side effects. To be honest, it's been a lot smoother and easier than I was anticipating. Forester has been pretty tired and weak and has had some aches but isn't in any way feeling bad. He's even done some swimming. Thank you, Lord! Our prayers are working -keep praying!

Our church is hosting a conference this weekend called, New Wine http://www.newwineusa.org/index.php, and I have been so fortunate not only to attend this conference but also help lead worship with Robin Mark from Belfast! What a stellar guy. And, the teaching from Kenny Borthwick has been amazing. I can't wait to hear him today. It's been so good for me to be with my church family and in God's presence! Last night, Pete and Forester were able to be there and many sweet prayers of healing were prayed over Forester. Especially for his ears and hearing. As was mentioned in a previous post, many children who take Cisplatin, which Forester will take for the next 6 months, end up with permanent hearing loss and hearing aids. This is a very common side effect. I am not willing to accept this and I believe God wants Forester to not only be cancer free but whole. So, we will continue to pray blessing upon every cell in his body and protection from all side effects!
(Forester's temporary bed in the corner of our bedroom. His favorite place these days.)

So.... since I tell you guys just about everything going on with me, I have a selfish prayer request. Tomorrow I am beginning a new workout routine (P90X) and eating plan. I must, must, get in shape and lose weight. Not only am I still carrying around baby weight but now I'm also carrying around a few extra "feel sorry for myself" pounds. I look and feel awful. It's ridiculous but this consumes 80% of my thoughts. Just getting dressed in the morning is so depressing and a horrible way to start the day each day. One should not focus on themselves this much! YUCK! But, I honestly just want to be healthy. Most moms know that making yourself a priority can be a challenge when you're taking care of your little ones. Of course my situation is magnified. There are some days where it seems so trivial to even be thinking about exercise or spending time making a healthy meal when my son is miserable fighting cancer. And then there are other days where I know I have to do this to be the best mom I can be! Blah.... Will you please pray for me? Seriously. Pray that I can discipline myself each day to make the right food choices and also find a hour a day to exercise. Be my friend and keep me accountable! :-) I want to feel good about myself again and be HEALTHY.

Thanks for listening to me and praying for all of us,
Whitney

4 comments:

Shannon said...

New Wine conference sounds wonderful! Wish I had known about it.
Glad to hear the good news on Forester's week!!

Destiny said...

Forester is so handsome and such a trooper! I love this picture of him. I love ya'll and we are praying! You all are a true testament and a blessing! XOXO

Alise Nettles said...

Good luck the P90x! I have done it and it is awesome! I'll be praying for you! I know how you feel and the p90x made a huge difference for me! (I met you once at Zack and Katy's house years ago on new year's eve)!

Aunt Brenda said...

You are so beautiful! Good luck with P90X. I know you can do it. I love you.
Great news about our boy. No nausea, yeah!!!!!!
Love you all,
Aunt B