Saturday, October 23, 2010

Update After a Difficult Week

Well here we are Oct 23rd, I can’t believe how time just keeps flying. Thanksgiving Weekend has come and gone. I didn’t update since then so I will add a few pics below and like they say “a picture is worth a thousand words”

When I was sitting and soaking this all in, all I could do was be overwhelmed that God has given me another year and God has given me such an awesome family….what a blessed woman I am.

Well on to the update, for the last 3 weeks I have been waiting for my chemo treatment. Things have gone pretty much how they should but this last week everything just started peaking, either too much or too little. My calcium was too high Sat so they kept me in for a while to rehydrate me and sent me home…they wanted to check next day so I went in Sunday morning. Calcium came down a little, defiantly not to the desired level but I still got to go home/ church. I left so fast that they forgot to take the intravenous needle out of my arm…so here I am Sunday morning this crazy woman running back in to ER waving her arm, telling them to hurry because I will be late for church… By Mon afternoon I was feeling really bad again and Nandor brought me back to ER. This time the issue was very low levels of Magnesium….they kept me overnight to replenish that in the ER…there was no room to be admitted so we all decided its best for me to come home instead of being exposed to everything in the ER. Wednesday back for bloodwork and found out there will be no chemo because platelets are too low but Doc ordered an intravenous drug for my high calcium for Thursday. Then Friday I got a blood transfusion because my hemoglobin was very low. So how is that for a full week of work?....well that’s what it felt like.
I wonder and ask the Lord what is all this accomplishing…what is this good for? Then he tenderly reminds me…I work through the little things…I have adopted you, you are my child, I love you and I am working on your heart…making you more patient…more confident in Me….giving more hope and faith…and giving you the eyes to walk by faith and not by sight. Then if that’s what you are doing Lord….I give You this “week of work”.

Only one life to offer – Jesus, my Lord and King
Only one tongue to praise Thee – And of Thy mercy sing
Only one hearts devotions – Saviour O may it be
Consecrated alone to Thy matchless glory,
Yielding fully to Thee

Only one hour is mine, Lord –May it be used for Thee
May ev’ry passing moment Count for eternity
Souls all about are dying, Dying in sin and shame
Help me bring them the message of Calvry’s redemption, In thy glorious Name.
A hymn by: M.Dunlop

Before I close here is a verse that we can cling onto as we go through difficulties…another awesome promise.
The Lord, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you; He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed (worry). Duet 31:8

In His Hands,


  1. Beautiful family Miriam...and Happy Thanksgiving!
    Thanks for sharing that poem and for the encouraging and comforting Word.
    He shows Himself strong in and through you...

    Much love,
    Deborah xoxoxoox hugs

  2. Hi Miriam

    Gee, you seem to be having a rough time my dear. Just know that I am praying for you and others every day to get and stay well. Call/email me if you like or want/need a "pep talk". Do take care and stay strong.

    Marian & Leo xxx ooo

  3. Hi Miriam,

    Thank you for the update. You're on my mind often and it's good to hear your voice through these posts.
    My heart goes out to you and your family as you walk through these trying times. Thank you for sharing the ways you see God drawing and shaping you. It is truly encouraging, uplifting and yet sobering as well.

    Much love to you... Velinka

  4. Thank you for the update. I talked to Christina last week and have and will continue to pray for you!
    Thanks for allowing us to see what God is doing in you.

  5. Dear Miriam, Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures and the poem. I'm so glad the Lord gave you another Thanksgiving! And He gave you the strength go through such a rough week and still count it all joy! May His glorious name be praised!! Love, Lorna

  6. We hope that you are keeping well Miriam. We are praying every day, and thinking good thoughts of you and your family. Take care and keep well.

    Marian & Leo xxx ooo