Monday, February 18, 2008


Since my last post, I have been pondering how to delicately word what a long time friend is dealing with in Texas. I had her information in hand since I wrote my last blog and couldn't seem to allow myself to complain about my situation with chemo. I personally struggled through my last series of the oral pills. The headache was more than what I wanted to endure. My friend is going to have to endure more in the next few weeks. She had found out that her cancer (orginally in breast) is now in her liver and will be changing her chemo regimen to be more aggressive. In turn, causing her hair to completely come out again, severe fatigue, finger and toe nail beds to lift off from the skin. Losing hair is a huge battle for she states: "When you have hair, you don't feel like you're sick. But when you lose your hair and everyone starts staring, you start to feel like you're sick. It becomes a much harder mental battle when you look in the mirror and all your hair is gone."

I am choosing not to tell you her name for privacy reasons. You can pray - for God knows who she is.

I hate cancer!


Anonymous said...

Kate...yeah, you're right. God certainly DOES know who she is (as do a majority of your blog readers). All of us who love you both agonize, seeing you two go through your own private battles with cancer and chemotherapy. Don't minimize your side effects just because they're "less severe" than hers...they're still disruptive to you. Pain, cramping, fatigue on your front are YOUR private battles. Hair loss and toe and fingernail bed issues are hers. Sadly, you are both battling together...a bond you wish you never had to share with anyone, huh? I love you and continue to pray for you each day. You are a blessing to so many...perhaps getting the word out about our Texas friend will send blessings and prayers her way, too. Hugs. Laura Joback

Anonymous said...

I hate cancer too!

Anonymous said...

Praying for you, Kate, and your friend in Texas, too. Another friend of mine lost her hair two weeks ago due to chemo, and she said it was a huge loss, emotionally, because of the "sickness" look.

God bless,

Ramona Lisa said...

Let's all pray that God grants us cures for the many types of cancer. I hate cancer, too!

Shari said...

Kate: I will be praying for her and I have been praying for you, too. I have been following your blog, but haven't commented. I, too, hate cancer. I battled and am now in remission, but the drs. don't give me a long time for remission. But we know God knows what will happen. Take care, honey.



Anonymous said...

I'm with ya! I hate it too, and it angers me to know that people I love are suffering because of it. I KNOW that God can bring good things from ANY situation, but I'm so sad to know you (and our friend) are struggling, and there's nothing I can do to make it better.
I love you, and I continue to pray for you and your sweet family.
Tiffani G

"In my anguish I cried to the Lord, and He answered by setting me free. The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid. What can man[cancer] do to me? The Lord is with me; He is my helper. I will look in triumph on my enemies.
I was pushed back and about to fall, but the Lord helped me. The Lord is my strength and my song; He has become my salvation." Psalm 117:5-7,13,14

Anonymous said...

Praying for you and your friend. I'm sure that God is grieving right along with all of you as you battle this terrible disease. Praying that He draws you amazingly close to Him through all of this.
Diane D (friend of your moms (CTA)

Anonymous said...

Isaiah 46:4 "Even to your old age and gray hairs I am He, I am He who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you."

Praying for you to feel sustained by our powerful, almighty God who loves you so much.

Judy K.