Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Round 3

On Thursday, April 1, I will be receiving the third round of chemo. It is hard to believe that nearly 3 weeks has passed already. I have been feeling so good and life seems so normal! I am trying to look at this round optimistically. I know that “my” nurse will be in Florida, so I will have someone new. I am sure it will be fine. I have great friends who are willing to give up the amazing weather we have to come and keep me company during the treatment. After this round, I will be half- way done with the nasty treatments! A supply of lemon drops and anise candy is waiting in the cupboard to help alleviate the nasty taste in my mouth following chemo. Keagan will be coming home on Thursday as well. What more could one ask for?

Easter, that’s what! Easter is truly my favorite holiday. Just think, Jesus was nailed to the cross, covering all of our sins with his precious blood. If we believe in him, accept his gift of salvation, then we too will see him in glory one day! Easter is a day to celebrate the victory of Life over death and declare that Jesus Christ is Lord indeed! May you all enjoy a blessed Easter!

The verse I will take with me to chemo treatment #3 comes from “Dude” – eronomy (that’s what fifth graders call it) Seriously, the verse is from Deuteronomy 31:6

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you."

Please keep me in your prayers. I picture an inservice with a bunch of cell phone alarms going off at various times to remind you to pray for me! Can someone video tape it, please?

Enjoy this awesome weather!


  1. Hooray! The half-way point and Easter to celebrate! May you continue to feel good and enjoy a normal life. God bless and I'll see you tomorrow (& Thur.)

    Love ya,

  2. I, too, was thinking about after this treatment you would be half-way. That sounds so good!! I'm so glad you have made it through the rough points and are now enjoying feeling good and life as it should be. This will truly be a wonderful Easter for you and your family. Love the verse you are taking with you to treatment...you (with God's help of course!) definitely have been strong and courageous. He is so faithful!!! Rest well! I'll see you Thursday.

    Corla :)

  3. Robin- You get the award for lengths people will go to to get out of an in-service. lol. But seriously, I will be praying for you and hoping this round goes well. Just go in swinging!

  4. Hi Robin,
    It so nice to hear that life is "normal" again for you and your family. I pray that you will feel all our prayers tomorrow and use the sunshine God's giving us to brighten your day. May you feel peace in know He is great.

    Love, Krystle

  5. We'll be "moodling" about you all day tomorrow. I am so thankful for your "normal" days and glad that you'll have a nice long break after this treatment. Let us all know if you feel like company over break.
    Laurie :)

  6. So good to know that you are just about half way there Robin!!! I will pray that your treatment goes well and that Keagan comes home safely! What a great Easter and weekend you will have-family and friends!
    I know we haven't seen eachother, but please know I pray and think of you often.
    Writing on your blog like this makes me feel like we keep in touch, thank you for writing!!
    Love to you!!

  7. Robin,
    Half way! what a good feeling,I hope for you the best of days on the 2nd half of this course as you keep the finish line in sight. We are headed south so tell Keagan to look for us as she travels on Thursday!!! Our trip will take a little longer than hers. We will be thinking and praying for u in the car on Thursday. Have a great spring break with much rest and whatever you want to do !!!

    Love the Vander Lees

  8. Your 5th grade team is sending you a message from HHS. We can't wait to hear from you. Best of luck and have a wonderful, restful Break!

    Love, Laurie