Monday, December 22, 2008

Merry Christmas

We are on the road today, heading out of town to spend time with family. I want to wish each of you a wonderful Christmas time, full of warmth, love and blessings.
I also wanted to express my heartfelt thank you to each who spoke a special prayer on Tracy's behalf. I feel truly blessed to belong to such a caring and supportive community. Giving of yourself is the greatest gift any of us can give, and so again I say "Thank you" for taking the time to lift her up before the Lord.
Merry Christmas, my friends~ Rhonda

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Prayer for Tracy

Today I am sending out a call to prayer for a wonderful young woman~Tracy.
Tracy is a dear friend of our family that has been diagnosed with a malignant tumor in her left breast, T5 bone cancer which came from the breast cancer and a kidney tumor. She is undergoing a 3 phase treatment plan which includes:
1st - strong, triple-drug chemotherapy
2nd - surgery after chemo is completed
3rd - radiation to take care of any remaining cancerous cells
She is currently in the 1st phase of treatment and has been since November 5th. I chide myself for not bringing her before the wonderful prayer warriors I have come to know here in the blogging community before now. The latest update that I received yesterday said this~
Well, God is good!
After good lab results (I was really worried about them because I am trying to catch a cold again) and a positive doctor's appointment (he really thinks the tumor is totally shrinking), I was able to start my 3rd session of chemo today.
So, I am staying on schedule - yippie!!!

My Neulasta shot is scheduled for late afternoon on Thursday, 12/18.
I ask that you pray for me especially on that day and a few days after.
This is the shot that kicks the production of bone marrow into high gear.
This is the one that "kicks my butt" each time due to horrific bone pains.

We will keep you posted if anything changes.

Won't you please join me and the rest of Tracy's family and friends in prayers on her behalf for the success of the treatments and the easing of the pain that the necessary treatments cause.
Tracy does not have a blog, but I know she would appreciate any prayers and words of encouragement you would like to share.
~ Rhonda

Friday, December 12, 2008

Moon Watching

A Wonderful Sight
December 12 — The Full Cold Moon
Sky watchers will be dazzled by an exceptionally high, bright, and large Moon. In fact, this Moon is 14% bigger and 30% brighter than other full Moons this year. Why? The Moon is both in its full phase and at a point in its orbit that is nearest Earth, called its perigee. When these events occur together, the Moon is closer to Earth than usual. The effect? The Full Cold Moon will appear especially large near the horizon as the Sun sets. The Moon is also high at this time of year; when it's overhead (near midnight), it will light up the landscape. Take a magical stroll and see your world at night. You won't need a flashlight!

Thought I would pass along this note from the Almanac Bulletin~Enjoy!

Article and Photos~The Old Farmer's Almanac