Saturday, January 7, 2012


Last week I took my precious niece, Kami, to her fourth chemo. This puts her at the halfway mark. I remember how sweet that halfway point felt, as it is such a mark of much hard work behind you. I had a port in my chest for my infusions, but Kami has her veins in her arm or hand accessed instead.

As you can see, stopping at the closest coffee shop was a must before heading to chemo. There is nothing like a good jolt of caffeine to numb the worries of a full day at the clinic sitting, while poison is being dripped into your bloodstream.

Next to coffee, the most important accessory to have on your being is a trusty Smart Phone. After all, Facebook friends are awaiting an update on our fascinating lives......LOL.

Here in lies the good and the bad. It's very good that there are drugs that kill cancer, but bad that those same drugs that save lives also kill everything good in the body along with it. For that is the way the ball rolls for every cancer patient on chemo. You learn to appreciate all the good, and pray yourself through all the bad. No one is immune to tough times. Whether it be cancer, job loss, divorce, or a myriad of other tragedies, the Bible clearly states that the rain falls on the just and the unjust.

So as I write this post and look at this picture of Kami's hand receiving the drugs that will allow her to watch her children grow up, I can also see the invisible hand of our Savior, Jesus Christ, who is with us wherever we are and through every trial. For nothing can separate us from the love of God which is through Christ Jesus. He was with me every step of the way, He is with Kami as she travels her journey, and he is with you...whatever life throws your way.

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Sherri B. said...

And He gives us loving people to help us through those tough times just like you are doing for Kami. You are a good Aunt! xo

Sherry said...

She's a strong, brave young woman.

pilgrimscottage said...

Kami is blessed to have an aunt like you, Michelle, to care so much for her and be with her in the tough times. May God give you all grace.

Lap Dog Knits said...

We have walked the road of hospitals halls, chemo and radiation treatments.
God came to us directly (in a gas station of all places) and told us what to do and what would happen.
It all ended blessed...I'll continue to pray for Kami, I know God is staying very close to her.

Kami said...

What a great post! The Lord has been so faithful through all of this. Oh, and I love the photodocumenting you did!