just a quick update

Yesterday:

  • i had another round of chemo.
  • high dose ara-c was pumped into my body for two hours and the clear liquid felt like hell 😦 
  • ara-c is actually an anti-metabolites which is similar to normal body molecules. they stop the cells from making cancer cells and repairs DNA
  • as expected, i was exhausted, thirsty, was throwing up and irritated after the session
  • i got hives (sore, red spots on my neck, feet and arms)
  • i have 2 big mouth sores and it is so hard to drink water even with a straw. ang sakit! damn!

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Today:

  • i was throwing up the whole morning.
  • early afternoon: my blood count dropped and was given platelets.
  • middle of the transfusion: i had an allergic reaction so they gave me 100 mg of benadryl
  • at this moment: i feel so tired and grouchy
  • praying that the Lord restores the spirit of submission, patience and hope within me
  • saw the assessment of my medical bill and felt sad about it (we need to pay at least half of it within the week)
  • i want to sleep, sleep, sleep, sleep and sleep

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Tomorrow:

  • another round of chemo—- a date with ara-c
  • anticipating a good result from my cardiologist, re: 2D echo

Please keep those prayers coming.

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23 Tugon so far »

  1. 1

    etzhel said,

    Hugging MssB so tight 🙂
    I’m so proud of you! You’re no doubt everyone’s source of inspiration. May God’s loving heart bring you health in body and spirit. Thank you for always making me smile. You never fail to lift my spirits up. Do continue chasing rainbows as often as you normally save dreams. Smile for me & TcB… wink wink! 😉

    lex: thanks 🙂 smiling back at you wink! wink!

  2. 2

    sabby said,

    aww lex 😦

    come here lemme hug you na lang

    take care ha. praying for you. mwah!

    lex: thanks for the prayers sabs. God bless.

  3. 3

    pinky said,

    naiyak naman ako sa post na ito. feel na feel ko ang pagiging “bratinello” mo. joke. pinapatawa lang kita. i’m really praying na mawala na yung mga pains na nararamdaman mo. i know ang hirap ng mga nararanasan mo ngayon pero i know din naman na hindi ka mag-gi-give up. i’m always here for you my friend. God bless.

    lex: ha ha ha “bratinello” talaga eh 🙂 thanks pinky. God bless.

  4. 4

    dec said,

    cuz 😦 i’m always praying for you. God bless sa chemo tomorrow. na-survive mo nga yung mga chemo sessions mo before kaya i’m so sure na kakayanin mo din yung mga natitira mo pang sessions. kapit lang sa Kanya. i miss you na talaga promise as in naiiyak na ako. you take care my dear kuya. love yah always.

    lex: thanks cuz. o wag ka na umiyak. here, lemme hug you. take care too.

  5. 5

    chuvaness said,

    my prayers will be with you always, lex.

    lex: thanks chuvaness. God bless.

  6. 6

    ella said,

    Hang in there, dear Lex. Listen, I also have one dream. To see you in person one day. To see this man, at long last, who emerged triumphant because of God’s love and mercy.

    I know this dream of mine will come true. And I can’t wait. We are always praying for you, my friend.

    lex: thanks for the prayers ella. that dream will definitely come true 🙂 God bless friend.

  7. 7

    danna said,

    Your warmth, thoughtfullness and appreciation are a gift to all of us! I, too, get a big smile on my face every time that I read the comments that your friends and family post for you – in this crazy world there is so much love out there and so many good and caring people! You deserve all the love and positive energy that has come your way!

    love you cuz!

    lex: love you too cuz! thanks for everything. God bless.

  8. 8

    yang said,

    God bless sa chemo mo. I know you can survive this phase and you’ll come out victorious. take care always. we miss you.

    lex: thanks yang. kumusta na? how’s bret and the kids? take care. God bless.

  9. 9

    tsk… di ko akalain ganyan pala ang process ng chemo… pagaling ka agad tol!

    lex: salamat raymond. God bless.

  10. 10

    annemarie17 said,

    take care…

    lex: salamat po 🙂

  11. 11

    angel said,

    kuya.. Get well soon.. nakakiyak naman.. Pero kaya mo yan. Isa ako sa mga nagp-pray para sa’yo.. Kaya mo yan!

    lex: salamat angel. God bless. wag ka na iyak ha! 🙂

  12. 12

    lex…

    thank you for your text message last new year or christmas ata yun…really appreciate it…

    I apologize for not being around the past months, I was in shambles, broken and all of a sudden i felt i needed time to be anonymous for a while….the reason for my being in hiatus….

    but now, like in my first post for 2008,

    “Slowly…

    i am slowly

    emerging from my self-made cocoon

    from what seemed to be

    a long hiatus

    i am about to fly…

    slowly…

    slowly… ”

    You are always in my prayers, lex….dami pa ako kwento…now I’m back to tell my side of the story….slowly..i’m getting back online….

    You are loved! Your are special in wondrous ways! We are here for you!

    lex: hi tin. thanks. Glad you are back. God bless 🙂

  13. 13

    martha said,

    saludos de Madrid. espero usted se esté sintiendo que la subsistencia la fe lex. usted toma mucho mejor ahora siempre el cuidado que le envía todos mis amors y buenos deseos. El dios bendice.

    lex: gracias martha.

  14. 14

    bryan said,

    kuya, kaya mo yan. wag kang bibitaw. we are always here for you and our prayers are with you.God bless. nakakamiss kwentuhan natin.

    lex: salamat bri. God bless.

  15. 15

    lizette said,

    i’m loving your blog. you take care always my dear lex. mwah mwah mwah

    lex: thanks liz. God bless.

  16. 16

    your blog is very inspiring and rest assured of my prayers…

    lex: thank you po. God bless.

  17. 17

    pia said,

    hugs for my tsi. you still have fever pa ba? you take care please.

    lex: thanks. yes, may fever pa pero konti na lang. God bless.

  18. 18

    lou said,

    please keep the fight lex…d2 lang kami for you,love you my friend…

    lex: thanks lou. God bless. warm hugs sa family mo.

  19. 19

    thuy said,

    kumusta na pinsan? pagaling ka ha. God bless.

    lex: i’m doing well so far. salamat pinsan. ingat.

  20. 20

    coldman said,

    take care of yourself man.

    God bless. =)

    lex: salamat man. God bless din.

  21. 21

    foobarph said,

    This is for our valentine blogging activity! Have fun posting your own date of date of birth, together with the name of your love one on the first string! See my whole post and comment for more information. Have fun! (year of birth not included! ^^)

    http://foobarph.wordpress.com/2008/02/02/days-of-love/

    lex: salamat ha. sa akin yata eh romancing sa roof 🙂

  22. 22

    repah said,

    grabe kuya lex.. cge ibigay mo na skin ung iba mong skit pra mbwasan naman yang hirap mo.. grabe kung ako yan di ko kyang ikeri yan… bilib tlga ako sau

    lex: na-touched naman ako sa comment mo 🙂 salamat repah. God bless.

  23. 23

    pao said,

    hang in there, lex! God is good, He’ll see you through.

    lex: salamat pao. God bless.


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