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Scale of 1-10

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When you go to a medical facility, hospital, medical office, etc., you will be asked “On a scale of 1 to 10, how bad is your…”  I hate that question.

Last week I had a routine CT scan of my chest, abdomen, and pelvis.  Tomorrow Dusty and I will go to U of M and meet with Dr. Schott to get the results. Please pray the chemo is working and doing what it’s supposed to do.

I haven’t been feeling very well lately.  Over the last few days, I’ve had more pain in my chest making it harder to breathe.  Which means more pain meds, which means more sleep.  I’m more nauseous and my hemoglobin is at a 9.  Nine is the number that sits on the fence.  If I get below nine I need a transfusion.  If I stay above nine, I can avoid one.  I feel terrible for Dusty when this happens because this puts more weight on him to bear.

Please pray for:

  • Our kids.
  • Thanks to Aunt Jana and Jill who are watching the twins and Jen who is watching Brooklyn tomorrow.
  • Dustin as he has a lot on his plate.
  • Safe Travels for Dusty and me.
  • No New Cancer.
  • No More Fluid.
  • Pain Will Be Controlled.
  • Hemoglobin will rise so I don’t have to get a transfusion.

16 Responses to “Scale of 1-10”

  1. Deb Huizenga says:

    Thinking of you and will be praying! God IS bigger….

  2. Deb Huizenga says:

    Thinking of you and continue praying! God IS bigger….

  3. Karla and Bruce says:

    Many prayers and much love to you all…

  4. kathyterpstra says:

    ooh lindy – I am praying soooo hard for you, Dusty, kids and family! Safe travels tomorrow and hope you can feel God’s arms and our love around you!

  5. Stacy Wiersma says:

    Sorry to hear that you are not feeling well.

    I will be praying for a quick and safe drive for you both tomorrow. Praying that you get some wonderful news and that you can start feeling better…it is summer you know!

    Just to let you know on a scale of 1-10, we think your a 10!!

  6. Marlys G. says:

    All of you are in our prayers.

  7. Barb Dannenberg says:

    As always, you and your family are in our prayers!

  8. Dani says:

    Praying for you and Dusty!!!!

  9. julie says:

    Praying for all of your requests! Praying for relief for you!

  10. Miska Rynsburger says:

    Praying for you, Dusty, the kids and your families!

  11. Aunt Carole says:

    Lindy, may God’s breathe be in you, His strength be holding you, His presence be calming you, His touch be healing you, His heart be beating for you, His arms be carrying you, and His love be lifting you to a place above whatever cancer has to throw against you! All our love & prayers…

  12. Allison says:

    Continuing to Pray for you and your family!!!

  13. Amy says:

    Continued love and prayers for you and your family!

  14. Joy Koning says:

    Praying for you and your family! Praying for good results and peace for you!

  15. Linda Bosma says:

    Ken and I and the family are praying for you! You and your family have sure been through a lot. Remember that nothing can separate you from the love of God–not even Cancer!

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