Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Catching Up

Did you read my Heaven & Hell post?
If not, I hope you'll read the following two paragraphs, it is very important!!!

"The other day when I was finished with chemo and waiting for Kevin to pick me up I was chatting with one of the super fantastic nurses about the end of life. She used to work in hospice care for several years and told me about one experience she had. The patient had a painful cancer and was on whatever pain meds were available. She did not believe in Jesus or the Bible. She invited all sorts of people into her home at the end to attempt to figure this out: from tarot card readers to a Baptist minister. Finally, at the very end, she was given the same thing a surgery patient is given to 'knock them out'. When she passed a terrible, loud, blood curdling, piercing scream could be heard for 3 blocks. I think she had just fallen into hell's fire. How awful. I've never heard of anything like that, I have heard of people saying that  family members are there to greet them, that they've seen a bright light, of smiles. One of the hospice nurses quit right after that job. Now you know why I want you to believe and to be in heaven with me! You can become a believer in the last 5 minutes of your life, but we don't know when the end of life will come and if you'll have 5 minutes to become a Christ follower.
Hell is an ETERNAL fire, not for me!"

the following is a comment from one of my followers. 

"Our friend, Mike, sat with an old friend of his that was dying. He was an atheist and Mike had been working with him for a long time to get him to believe in God and the bible. He said he KNEW but religion wasn't for him. Mike swears that when he died (he was sitting there with him) that there was a dark "fog" that rolled into the room and hovered over him and he died with an agonized look on his face. Now, if it had been anyone but Mike I might have been hesitant to believe it. However, there was a nurse and relative in the room that also saw it. The nurse said she had never seen anything kike it and it scared her badly." 

Did you survive the first holiday weekend of the summer? We had a quiet weekend........... Saturday night Jalen came over and stayed overnight, we went to church Sunday morning.....it had been months since I've been there. Sunday a couple of my friends came over and helped me pull weeds from my flower garden. Monday was very nice, Kevin drove one of the city 'dignitaries in the parade in our convertible. I wanted to plant my 3 tomato plants, but it was too warm for me so I sat on the deck and did some reading. I did get one plant planted....2 more tomatoes and many flowers to go. After Kevin got home from golfing (yes, I was a golf widow most of the afternoon) we took the convertible and went to eat. Kev was nice enough to allow me to choose the restaurant - the new Mexican place in town. Kev doesn't care for ethnic food....but he had tacos with ONLY cheese and beef. I had seafood enchiladas......that just didn't agree with me, I did not feel good when I went to bed. I actually took an anti-nausea pill before I went to sleep. I think I have that place out of my system for a while.
I was good after that. This morning I had a an appointment with the Home Heath care nurse  and then onto my oncologist. Since I have neuropathy and drop foot he decided to change my chemo to an oral pill.  Hopefully the drop foot will go away and I will be able to walk and drive again. It is really hard not to be able to drive myself around!!!! Dr wanted me to walk on my toes (not happening) and my heels next ( that didn't happen either).Today was a free day. I go back next week for a chest x-ray and find out about the drug. Of course, everything has to be ok'ed with the insurance company.
I'll keep you posted on my new chemo journey! 
Come back soon!


  1. My Sister-in-law starts chemo next week! I will be praying for both of you! Sending HUGS and continued PRAYERS your way!

  2. I have heard several stories like those you mentioned, and yes, I believe in heaven and hell. But those stories should make us bold as you were to share how one can leave this world in peace and now a blood curdling scream.
    Thank you for sharing...not every one would..but the word need to get out!!
    Love and hugs

  3. bless you for sharing, praying for you