Thursday, August 02, 2007

Living

Still here...battling to keep up with my platelets, which have not been holding at all. They were at 1 on Monday and 2 on Wednesday, so I went in again today for more and will probably have another unit before biopsy tomorrow. If you live in the Columbia, MO, area and are an A+/- platelet donor -- thank you. You've kept me alive this week. I realize the sacrifice of each unit. Donation takes at least two hours and some large needles, but it is truly saving a life. If you can donate blood, platelets or other product, and you aren't doing so, please consider it. There is also the constant need for stem cell donors, and it's a rather simple process to be placed on the national registry (www.marrow.org) and if you are of ethnic origin you are especially needed.

So there's my plea for the day. My lungs have been sounding clear at my visits to Ellis for labs this week, so I am hopeful that the CT scan will be clear tomorrow. It is a very full day and I am still very much lacking energy, so I would appreciate your prayers for strength.

Blessings,
Amy

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Praying for you Amy!!!!! I love you bunches!
Christi

Anonymous said...

What struck me today about your post was your title: Living (versus just "alive"). I think deep down in your spirit, whether subconsious or not, you ARE still LIVING. You are living your life, living the word of God, living the spirit of God.

I pray God blesses you with the energy you need today to face the tests and procedures you must do.

You are an inspiration to so many whether you know it or believe it. My strength and faith in God has been renewed in part to following your example.

In prayer,
Nancy

Anonymous said...

Amy...your strength and honesty are admirable.You are an excellent example of trust in God and the knowledge that he knows the exact second that He will call us home.Until then,your life has such purpose and thank you for sharing your world with us.Know that you are surrounded by prayer.Love in Christ, Kate :)

Don and Lisa Osborn said...

Amy you continue to be on my mind. I am amazed by your thankfulness (to your donors) and touched by your graciousness.

I will pray for your strength and peace.

God bless you,
Lisa

April said...

Continuing to pray for you. It sounds like such a small contribution. If I could give you my platelets, I would. But I will trust God to give you what He will and what He knows you need upon my pleading...

Hugs and prayers...

Tammy C said...

I will keep praying for your requests.

Think of you often.

Monica C. said...

I'm not sure why, but today's post just makes me so thankful to God. Perhaps it just that you are able to write an update? Given what the doctors once told you, the fact that you are still writing, with a post entitled, "Living", no less, is cause for praise, and a real answer to prayer.

I will continue to pray - for more strength and energy and better days ahead. God bless you,

Dunn family said...

Amy,
I was just wondering how you were doing whern I checked your blog. ( I check it daily) I am sorry for the struggle with the plateletts. I will be praying for a clear CT scan tomorrow and that the bone marrow biopsy will go well.

Love, Gina

Chad and Sandy said...

Amy,

Still praying! So good to get an update.

Kim said...

To know that nothing hurts the godly, is a matter of comfort; but to be assured that all things which fall out shall co-operate for their good, that their crosses shall be turned into blessings, that showers of affliction water the withering root of their grace and make it flourish more; this may fill their hearts with joy till they run over.

—Thomas Watson

Praying, Amy!

Kim

Mishel said...

Continuing to pray for you Amy...

Heather said...

Dear Amy, I am praying for you. Praying for some *full* and *beautiful* days ahead. Your example in/during tremendous trial is such an inspiration. I know there must be many hours you have spent in tears on your knees pleading...count us as there next to you dear sister pleading with you. May our prayers be poured out before the Lord and blessed dear Sister. Thank you for fighting. Love, heather

Anonymous said...

Amy, you are constantly on my mind and in my prayers these days. I pray that tomorrow He bathes you with his presence and love as you undergo another biopsy.

On my knees for you,
Sheryl

Sun said...

Oh I will definetly keep praying - it was so good of you to post when you feel so bad! Thank you for doing that - have a great night and know that we are lifting you up! Sunshine

Sun said...

I loved what Sheryl wrote right before I commented "on my knees for you" - what a powerful place to be! Sunshine

Seabolt said...

Amy,
My name is Jennifer and I live in Atlanta, GA. I just "happened" upon your blog yesterday and I spent all night reading it from start to finish. You will be in my constant prayers. I went to bed praying for you and woke up praying for you. I pray that God will comfort you and wrap his loving arms around you and your lovely family.

Take care,
Jennifer S.

Kim said...

"For some of you, the journey has been long. Very stormy. Some of you have shouldered burdens that few of us could ever carry. And you are tired. It's hard to see the City in the midst of the storms. The desire to pull over to the side of the road and get out entices you. You want to go on, but some days the road seems long. Let me encourage you. God never said the journey would be easy, but he did say the arrival would be worthwhile. Remember this: God may not do what you want, but will do what is right, and best.

“Do not give in to despair. It is a dangerous temptation because our adversary has refined it to the point that it is quite subtle. Hopelessness constricts and withers the heart, rendering it unable to sense Gods blessing and grace. It also causes you to exaggerate the adversities in life and makes your burden seem too heavy for you to bear yet God’s plan for your, and His ways of bringing about his plans, are infinitely wise.” Matt 14:27-But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”

Quote from Max Lucado

Praying for you Amy!!!!!
Kim~

Rachel said...

I hope all went well today Amy.
Still praying!

Tammy said...

I found your site through another blog tonight, I just wanted to tell you that although I will probably never meet you this side of eternity, I lifted you and your family up in prayer tonight. Your testimony is so encouraging and convicting! May God continue to strengthen and bless you and use your faithfulness to Him to bring Him glory! Thanks for sharing and may you be encouraged even NOW in knowing that there is a woman in Georgia lifting you up in prayer.

Anonymous said...

Amy,
Praying for you for peace and strength. God is using your testimony in awesome ways. I check your blog multiple times a day, I will be on my knees for you until I hear an update, and back down on my knees I will be then, too!

Praying in Bethlehem, PA

WendyJI said...

Praying for you in Osaka, Japan!

Vaidyan said...

Dear readers,
Here is about, probaly the only center in the world where LEUKEMIA patients get sustainable remission with out side effects. www.jamesvaidyanhealing.com