Yup the title pretty much sums up this past week – blah.  Certainly nothing like the nausea I had on Wednesday but I still don’t feel like I’ve sprung back like I did from the first treatment. And I have to admit it’s a bit discouraging when I question if this is the way it’s going to be after the next one too. Sorry to sound like Danny the Downer, it’s just been a long week and given how early we are into my treatments it’s a little disheartening.

So I could use some of your faithful words of encouragement to get me through this week.  I am planning on going to work in the morning and I’m hoping the change of scenery and seeing my co-workers will get me out of the slight funk I now find myself in.


2016-10-31T07:39:04+00:00 August 11th, 2013|Categories: Cancer Update|8 Comments


  1. Keri Jacobs August 12, 2013 at 1:19 am

    “Let Him have all your worries and cares, for He is always thinking about you and watching everything that concerns you. .. After you have suffered a little while, our God, who is full of kindness through Christ, will give you His eternal glory. He personally will come and pick you up, and set you firmly in place, and make you stronger than ever. To Him be all power over all things, forever and ever. Amen.”

    1 Peter 5:7,10-11 Living Bible
    Those verses / that version got me through a crisis a long time ago. Praying that assurance for you.

    • Bobbie August 12, 2013 at 7:46 pm

      That was one of my claiming verses too Mike. Know that you are prayed for every day, several times a day. Don’t be hard on yourself. Your body is taking a beating with the chemo. Just remember, that chemo is like an army in your body killing off the enemy!!!!! It’s normal to have down days and be discouraged brother. Don’t wear yourself out trying to always be on the upside. Praying the change of scenery does you good and praying for 100% healing. Hang tough, we are lifting you and Robin up.

  2. Rose Blondell August 12, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    Sending you a hug via e-mail(and one from John too!) That’s what friends are for.

  3. Joyce Coffin August 12, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    Luke 12:7 “But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.”

  4. Joyce Coffin August 12, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    Dear Mike, This morning I went down to the basement to walk on my tread mill. I have a prayer board in the window sill with all the names of those of you I pray for every day. There was the most amazing thing right before my eyes. There in the window well, the huge garden spider that had hung there day after day suspended in her web, had been transformed. For days, I thought for sure something was terribly wrong with her. She was swelling up something fierce and never moved. It took my 10 year old grandson to say, “Memaw, I think she’s pregnant.” Duh. But this morning, the bloated one had become slim. The inactive one was making up for lost time. And to my surprise,there in the upper corner of the window pane,(outside, thank God) was a big sack shapped like a tan pot-bellied vase. The thing that was so amazing is that every so often this creature would come over to the sack, wrap her many arms around it and (even her whole body) as if to give it a big hug. I’ve never seen anything like it in my life. I left my little sanctuary praising our Creator for even caring about such creatures as spiders. He put inside of her the instinct to care for sack of little spider babies ready to burst forth into the world. Until then, you better believe, she is standing guard.

    “But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: you are of more value than many sparrows.” Luke 12:7 And in Deut. 31:8, “And the Lord, He it is that goes before you. He will be with you. He will not fail you or forsade you. Fear not, neither be dismayed.” The Lord is with you Mike. He has gathered the stretcher barers to carry you through the over spots and present you before Jesus through constant intercession. May the Lord be the glory and the lifter of your head as He reassures you that the battle is His. He will never leave you or forsake you. You are so fearfully and wonderfully made. Our Creator God has His eye on you, wrapping His loving arms around you… Standing by you every step of the way. May He give wisdom to the doctors and reassure you tonight as He hugs you with His Word. Praying for strength, peace and healing to burst forth as you trust and magnify Him. Press into Him as He carries you. Love you brother, Joyce

  5. Sherry August 12, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    Just make sure you tell your doc that the anti nausea drugs didn’t work well. They may be able to try something else. MGaro tried a whole bunch of them.

  6. Jeri and Ron August 13, 2013 at 9:58 am

    Are they still using Kytril for anti-nausea? That was what really worked for me! Even more than Zofran…

    Anyway, there will be crappy days. There is no getting around them. But I really like Bobbie’s comments. Those drugs are hitting hard, and you want them to. They are doing their aggressive work at killing the bad cells. They just are killing some of the good ones too. Listen to your body, rest when it says rest, eat what sounds good to you at the time, nourish it as best you can. And know that our God is bigger than the battle. He is in it with you and with Robin, and is holding you in the palm of His hand. Jeremiah 17:7-8

  7. Molly Bascom August 19, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    Hi Mike and Robin,
    Praying for healing for you Mike, every cell. And praying for you both to feel the Lord’s presence and his joy in you. You are blessing Him with your faithful prayers, blahs, fears, doubts, questions, hurts, joys, thanks, all prayers! And you are encouraging us. Thank you for sharing your heart. The Lord is keeping you both in mine.

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