Second Round of Chemo’s Over

my first round of chemo didn’t give us the results that we were hoping so I had to undergo a second round. it was a very difficult and scary journey. i had blood transfusions most of the time and there were “passing out” episodes too. i went back to “soft” and “liquid” diet and my hickman line was re-installed. my blood count was fluctuating and my spirit, was, most of the time, low. the result of this “repeated treatment” is of great importance as this will tell us if i still have to undergo a bone marrow transplant.

thank GOD, the chemo sessions are over now and my doctor will remove my hickman line by tomorrow. yipee! my blood count is slowly picking up and by faith, i claim that i’ll have remission this time. i’ll have my bone marrow biopsy by thursday morning and if everything goes well (of which i’m sure it will) then i’m all set to go home. double yipee!

BUT…….bad news: i still have to undergo 5 sessions of radiation therapy. good news: i have an option to take the radiation sessions as an out-patient. yahoo!

again, i want to say thank you to those who prayed for me, offered healing masses, sent encouraging sms, funny mms, etcetera. words are inadequate to express my gratitude.

and to my LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST, my JEHOVAH ROPHI, i want to offer my highest praise. You have again demonstrated Your great love for me. my heart is overwhelmed with Your faithfulness. i am in AWE of You!

indeed, “the steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is Thy faithfulness” Lamentations 3:22-23

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  1. 1

    dec said,

    wow cuz!!! thank GOD!!! He’s indeed an awesome GOD!! i’m sure you will have remission this time. naiiyak naman ako dito. love yah!

  2. 2

    topher said,

    ayos yan dude! mukhang malapit na ang heineken at siomai party natin! he he he

  3. 3

    Jovi said,

    Uy Labteam! Buti na lang you updated your blog. Everyday nandito ako e, hinihintay kita… I practically live here na nga e. 😉

    Seriously, I’m glad to hear your good news.. I’m looking forward to seeing you soon… You keep the faith and stay strong… Miss you!

  4. 4

    lou said,

    wooooohooooo!!!PRAISE GOD!!! hayyysss theres so much to celebrate this christmas…we’re so happy bout your progress lex, galeng galeng…basta keep that faith burning…ingats

    love you…
    lou n family

  5. 5

    pia said,

    i’m so proud of you tsi! i know God will heal you completely and you will have remission na. you take care always. hugs!!!!

  6. 6

    bang at bing said,

    wow kuya lex! kakabilib talaga ang faith mo kay God. so happy na tapos na ang treatment mo. we miss you na talaga. see you soon. labs you!

  7. 7

    Yey lex!!! You are a brave man, a better man!

    I hope to see you soon! God bless you!

  8. 8

    finch said,

    more power 🙂

  9. 9

    sabby said,

    oh my god!! i’m so happy lex. i cant wait to see you. please let’s have dinner. your place or mine? mwah!

  10. 10

    kengkay said,

    go, go, go betterman 🙂

  11. 11

    claire said,

    like the rain that can’t stop falling, God’s love and blessings will keep on pouring.may you be safe and blessed in the loving arms of God. love you friend.i’m so happy na you are now on your way to recovery. God bless.

  12. 12

    mitch said,

    hi lex. i’m praying na magtuloy-tuloy na ang paggaling mo. wag ka ng malungkot. ang daming naniniwala at nagmamahal sa iyo. God bless.

  13. 13

    olivia said,

    way to go lex! so happy for this update. will i see more of you now? i miss you. muah!

  14. 14

    eLJhaey said,

    wow! such that good news Lex! keep it coming dude… i’ll see you and pia when i went back home by next year ok? take care and God Bless!

  15. 15

    satchie said,

    ang kasunod nyan tyak remission na. grabe lex ang tapang mo, biro mo nakaya mo lahat. crush na crush talaga kita. lol. gwapo na, matapang pa at higit sa lahat single (pero available ka pa ba?)lol!!! see yah around!

  16. 16

    cham said,

    hi cuz. so glad to read about this update. can’t wait to see you here. God bless. love yah!

  17. 17

    godo said,

    way to go biggie bro!!!! keep the faith! see you soon! God bless.

  18. 18

    brokenman said,

    @dec, amen to that. thanks for the prayers cuz!

    @topher, he he he

    @jovi, hey labteam. thanks for “living here” 🙂

    @lou, thanks also for the prayers. regards to your family

    @pia, thanks. God bless

    @cousins bang and bing, salamat. God bless

    @kristine, thanks for the prayers. God bless.

    @finch, thanks. God bless.

    @sabby, thanks also. God bless.

    @kengkay, thanks for always lifting my spirit. glad to have found a friend in you. God bless keng.

    @claire, amen to that. God bless

    @mitch, thanks. God bless

    @olivia, thanks for visiting my blog. God bless

    @eljhaey, thanks. so, uwi ka pala next year?

    @satchie, salamat. nag-blush ako sa comment mo 🙂

    @cousin cham, yeah, see you soon!

    @godo, thanks baby bro!

  19. 19

    ladyracer said,

    chanced upon your blog… read a few info about you… hope you get well soon 🙂 happy holidays!

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