Prelude

Posted on April 12th, 2008 by Cam.
Categories: Let's talk.

We have been doing a lot lately, especially catching up with people and getting things in place for the next few months. We have only got a few things to do before Tuesday. One is choosing a hat.

On Wednesday we went to an information day on Multiple Myeloma organised by the Leukemia Foundation of Western Australia. A pharmacist spoke first and explained the chemotherapy drugs that are currently used today for MM treatment and then a specialist doctor presented on the topic of the treatment itself. It was quite helpful getting a bit more background. I was definitely the youngest one in the room.

I am feeling my body getting sore again. I don’t know if it is just because I am tired or my body is craving the steroids it was expecting last week. I just need to make it to Tuesday and I can relax, so it seems, for the next phase to start.

This last week or so has been highlighting to me how much I love my family and friends. Being able to spend time with them has been the priority, and I plan to continue this habit.

I am just realizing how difficult I am finding it to think at the moment. This simple post has taken almost an hour to write. I guess I have a lot on my mind.

8 comments.

Toddy

Comment on April 12th, 2008.

I trust that the chemo goes well, and that the integrity and character you have shown thus far continues to sustain you.
The integrity/character is of God. Shown to you by J&R, honed by self-practice, but it is of God. God will continue to be glorified throughout as you practice these traits.

In relation to the last post (healing), I reckon that God healing bodies is cool. However – God finding a way across the abyss that is eternal separation between us & Him is simply awesome.

I’d still like your body to be healed. It will make me feel good, and that Someone is ‘fighting for the little guys’ in the world (no doubt it will make you feel good too!)

I’m not convinced that this is the right reason for me to pray/hope for healing… I keep trying to see a bigger picture – bigger than me, bigger than you, bigger than the ’4 score & 20′ we are meant to get…

I still want you to get better.

‘Take this cup from Cam, but Your will be done’

Jan Farmer

Comment on April 13th, 2008.

Hi
it sounds as if we are in about the same place in treatment for MM. I am a female in USA, age 50 and I will be going for the stem cell transplant on May 1st, although prior to that I will be receiving the port in my chest, the neupogen shots to increase WBC and then they will do the collection for the transplant. My thoughts are with you. Keep in touch and we can be support for one another, being in the same place at the same time. You are in my prayers. Jan

Bill @ Maureen Gardner

Comment on April 13th, 2008.

Hello Cameron,
We’ve been following your posts and have been deeply moved and inspired by how the Lord has been leading you through all this.
Our prayers are with you, Elizabeth and all the family, especially for Tuesday.

Love,
Bill and Maureen Gardner

Elise

Comment on April 13th, 2008.

Cam, Sorry but I haven’t written anything for a while. It’s like that with me sometimes. That’s why it’s good for me to let my husband do the talking while I clean the toilets and wash the clothes. I’d like to give you some encouragement but mostly that’s not easy when you find yourself in this MM situation (not referring to M&Ms or minties moments-that would just be too much to take right now!) Many people have stories of healing after prayer. And yet just as many remain ill or die. We don’t know the reasons, perhaps we never will until we meet our Maker. I know I have prayed and prayed on different occassions for healing from 2 illnesses I have and it seems God hasn’t answered my prayers. I must say though that I have come to the conclusion that God is so much more interested in our spiritual healing than our physical healing. And maybe not just spiritual healing but spiritual journey and that journey sometimes cannot be made when physical healing takes place. To know our mortality is to know our limitations and find our God. I’m also always reminded that Paul was never healed from that “thorn” in his side. Do I like having to live with my body’s decrepid state? Of course I don’t, but I know God, in his grace and love will always, always be there holding my hand till I meet with him in heaven. Take good care Cam and I will pray with you and for you that your chemo will not hurt you too much.
Much love, Elise

cons

Comment on April 14th, 2008.

Cam, we will all be praying for you tomorrow. Make sure you remember when you get there tomorrow, that you are fit and strong and ready to tackle it. All of your hard work, physical, spiritual and mental, over the last 10 or so months has been leading up to this moment, and its about to pay off. You are still jumping in the ring with barry hall, but unlike this time last year, you are strong enough to come out swinging. All the best Cam, I will be thinking of you heeeeeeeeeaps xxxxx

Keryl

Comment on April 14th, 2008.

Cam, I am Keryl Thomas (Nicole’s mum and Warrick Briggs mother-in-law). They join me in wishing you all the best over the next stage of your treatment. Our prayers are with you.

Lynne Warrington

Comment on April 14th, 2008.

Dearest Cam And Elizabeth
I will be praying for you both as you go throught this next stage.Just remember there is a purpose for everything God allows to happen.Sometimes we may never find out what that purpose is but I’m quite sure that part of his purpose for you is the many,many lives you have touched through this blog and if you weren’t sick would you have done this anyway, I think not.You truly have a wonderful gift and have used it for His Glory by declaring your continued faith throughout. May you continue to feel his presence and gain continued strength during this next phase in you treatment.
Love & God bless
Lynne

Mark & Bonnie

Comment on April 14th, 2008.

Dear Cam & Elizabeth sorry it’s been a while,You are both on our minds and in our prayers,we love you both heaps.We feel so privileged to know you and call you our friends.We pray for our Lord to sustain you both through this extra difficult part of your journey and to bring healing to you Cam.LOVE Mark,Bonnie,Levi & Samuel

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