Another twist and turn on the chemo ride…

Sitting in the chemotherapy room today, passed my blood test, got hooked up to my IV, premeds are flowing to aid with the nausea and other side effects, but then got pulled in to see the doctor to check out the rash and blisters on my hands. After much discussion he decided I should see a dermatologist before continuing chemo. Just a precaution but he didn’t want to flood my body with those toxic drugs if I am having a serious reaction. Some quick calls to my dermatologist for an emergency appointment tomorrow, the IV was removed, and I was sent on my way.

Feeling disappointed because I thought I would have passed the half-way point today. Praying for a good resolution at the dermatologist office so I can have chemo tomorrow (feels kind of strange that I want chemo especially since I was trying to talk my mom into taking me to the zoo down the street from my oncologist today instead of to my chemo appointment!)

But it also reminded me of my reading this morning in God’s Word. I raise the war cry and say to cancer, “Prepare for battle, and be shattered! Prepare for battle and be shattered! Devise your strategy, but it will be thwarted; propose your plan but it will not stand, for God is with us.” Isaiah 8:10

I am eager for the battle because I know I don’t fight it alone. “You are my lamp, O Lord; the Lord turns my darkness into light. With your help I can advance against a troop; with my God I can scale a wall.” 2 Samuel 22:29,30

I can trust in God to get me through this. “It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect. He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he enables me to stand on the heights. He trains my hands for battle.” 2 Samuel 22:33-35

I will not back down because God is giving me strength. “I pursued my enemies and crushed them; I did not turn back till they were destroyed. I crushed them completely, and they could not rise; they fell beneath my feet. You armed me with strength for the battle; you made my adversaries bow at my feet.” 2 Samuel 22:38-40

Cancer’s goin’ down!!!


27 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kate
    Jul 12, 2012 @ 04:16:13

    I love my mom!


  2. Kim Fredrickson
    Jul 12, 2012 @ 05:15:37

    Thanks so much Erin. I’m sorry for the delay…being halfway through is a huge marker. I’m glad the Doctor is concerned for you and treating you with individual care. I love your verses, and resolve. I join you in your war cry!!!! Cancer is GOING DOWN!


  3. Jenayu
    Jul 12, 2012 @ 05:23:58

    Dear Erin-
    This post brought me a smile (and also a small bit of laughter)
    Keep on fighting. God will always be here to provide for you!!

    If God is for us, who can be against us? (Romans 8:31 NET)


  4. Heather
    Jul 12, 2012 @ 06:32:22

    I remember the day Katie learned of your diagnosis and am amazed that you have already come so far. She told me then that you are a strong and amazing woman – clearly, you are not one to back down from a fight. I will continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers.


    • erinambrose
      Jul 12, 2012 @ 16:46:02

      Thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog, for your warm and encouraging thoughts, and especially for your prayers.
      Blessings to you!


  5. northerneaglet
    Jul 12, 2012 @ 14:13:07

    Erin, These were such cool battle cry affirmations that you found from the Bible, I had to post it on my facebook page! Thanks so very much for sharing them. Who knows how they are going to help so many others.


    • erinambrose
      Jul 12, 2012 @ 16:54:07

      Jane Catherine (Do you go by both names?),
      Thank you for following my blog and for your encouraging words! I love the fierce determination in the battle cry scriptures. I’m glad you did too! I hope they give strength to all who read them.


      • northerneaglet
        Jul 12, 2012 @ 17:53:26

        I just go by “Jane” but answer to just about anything! Those scriptures you shared will arrive with the power in which they were first spoken. Never fear!

  6. Deena Frosaker
    Jul 12, 2012 @ 20:08:32

    So sorry to hear that this session of chemo is delayed, but precaution is always best. You are an amazing woman so I’m not surprised that you are an amazing “warrior” also. Attitude is a choice and we know that God helps those who help themselves. You’re doing everything right to kick this evil disease! Many prayers are being said in Oregon for you.


    • erinambrose
      Jul 18, 2012 @ 00:06:29

      Thanks Deena! I was able to have chemo on Thursday and today starting to feel more normal. Hooray!! I so appreciate your kind words and prayers. I trust God to get me throught this. Hugs to you and the family 🙂


  7. Carolyn Williams
    Jul 12, 2012 @ 20:54:58

    Deena led me to your blog. You are doing such an amazing, inspiring thing, Erin. I am so glad to see that you are able to be positive and maintain faith throughout your cancer fight. I can attest to what Deena said about prayers be said up here in Oregon for you.


    • erinambrose
      Jul 18, 2012 @ 00:09:00

      Hi Carolyn!
      Thank you for taking the time to read my blog and for your encouraging words. I know God is with me and will get me through. Thanks so much for your prayers!
      Big hugs, Erin


  8. Michael Oehler
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 19:50:36

    Keep up the fight and the inspiring attitude!! We love you.
    – Mike, Jena and the boys


  9. Jenayu
    Jul 14, 2012 @ 06:42:54

    Don’t be afraid, for I will protect you. I call you by name, you are mine. (Isaiah 43:1b NET)
    Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. (Isaiah 43:5a NET)


  10. Reality Of Christ
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 03:03:08

    Lord bring that cancer Down!! Amen!


  11. danbalva
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 23:34:09

    Erin, although this must be a difficult time for you, know that you are such a source of inspiration to us and we are all here by your side. Like you said CANCER’S GOIN’ DOWN! And I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Lovely Blog Award! It is much deserved, so congratulations!! 🙂


  12. lessandragr
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 20:39:14

    Go girl go! Thank you for the wonderful spiritual scriptures. They definitely fill one with strength when reading them and will give many encouragement to fight on!


  13. khamneithang
    Jul 20, 2012 @ 04:24:12

    Be strong in the Lord and remember that I’ll be praying for you. I just did it. Over 4 years ago we went through such a phase but things didn’t work out as we anticipated but God is faithful and He knows best… All the best and take care!


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