Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Doing Well

Last Wednesday I changed chemo again and I must say that it wasn't that bad. I am now on Doxil which is actually a chemo for ovarian cancer. My prayers were for strength as the timing was not great since we had Zoe's first communion this past Saturday. God is good because I felt great and really enjoyed the incredible weekend. It was such an emotional day witnessing not only Zoe but all of her friends receiving the Eucharist for the first time. Those little people are just so stinking cute! We had a house full afterwards and it just was an awesome day. Thanks to Hal's parents and sister Amy along with my mom and brother Tim for coming and making it even more special. You can check out my little darling on You Tube and see what a bang up job she did at singing the psalm. It was quite the honor for her to be asked and it was quite the honor for us to witness. I am just so moved every time she gets up and shares the gift that God has graced her with.
I am just laying low right now and following directions. My BP is still running a bit high and so I am back and forth seeing the cardiologist as we adjust meds. I actually took a walk this afternoon which felt really good as I haven't exercised at all and have noticed my muscle mass is depleting.
I am not sure how much more chemo I will have but hope we soon can take a break. Hal and I would love to take the girls somewhere this summer and create some fun memories.
Much love and huge thanks go out to all of you as you continue to care for the Schierts family. The house cleaning, meals, and little surprises are so generous and thoughtful. We love you all and appreciate you so much.


Anonymous said...

Schierts ~ You are blessed with a wonderful husband and two little angels. Zoe is just as amazing as you are! She did a beautiful job with her first communion - thanks for sharing the video. You and Hal have a lot to be proud of.

Thinking of you ~ Anna

CChriste said...

I am so happy that you were able to experience Zoe's first Eucharist. Good to hear that you are feeling better with the new chemo. I pray for you and your family every day. I know God is watching over all of you and that He loves you all so very much. Now -- I will go watch the video. Much love to you - Candace

Anonymous said...

Praying the results are good today!!!