Monday, October 26, 2009

Is Mer Mer MIA?

NO... I'm still here... had my second round of chemo on Thursday and I'm recovering well... my mom is in town taking care of me.

There's so much to say... lots of updates... but it will be a few days... maybe longer before my brain has the energy to say it all...

So, know that I'm still resting in God's hands and keep watching the blog for "the rest of the story."

Thursday, October 8, 2009


I started chemo today... Alyson and my brother Nathan were with me then my mom joined us when she arrived in town. Needless to say I wasn't looking forward to it, but it went relatively smoothly. My appetite spiked and I ate a HUGE lunch with great mexican food... I think it was the IV steroid that did it.

We also had a follow up appointment with the fertility specialist... my mom got to see where her grandbaby eggs live... they retrieved a total of 18 eggs on 9/23/09 and we found out today all but one of them was mature enough to be successfully frozen.... no worries, I'm not going to try for my own show about 17 kids and counting. :)

How am I feeling? Mainly I just feel exhausted. Some nausea starting tonight... have plenty of meds to deal with all the side effects.

The prayer pager went off CONSTANTLY today and was such an encouragement.

I'm off to bed now... Mom is the "charge nurse" the next few days. Please pray Alyson gets some rest tomorrow... she's been "the strong one" for weeks on end.

Tomorrow morning I go back to get my "booster shot" to help my immune system, then it's rest and recovery on the agenda for the weekend.

God is Good... even today when my circumstances are not pleasant... He is the same yesterday, today, and forever... and I am secure in His hands.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Hi everyone (this is Alyson)! Meredith has been kicking herself over not blogging recently, so I thought I would give you a very quick update. Meredith starts chemotherapy tomorrow. She is doing 4-2 week courses followed by 12-1 week courses. They will use Adriamycin and Cytoxin during the 2 week courses and Taxol during the 1 week courses. Please pray for her as this process begins... for peace, strength, and rest. Pray for all of us who will be helping her...that we will rely on God for wisdom and stamina.

Her prayer pager number is 713-200-0069. Please call when you pray-it is a HUGE encouragement!