Sunday, May 31, 2009

A Chemo a Day

The Captain starts his 1st round of chemo tomorrow. We still have no idea how it is going to look, for sickness, for work, for me....really any of it. So please pray (or continue to) that his body would tolerate the drug well and this week would not be one that he dreads in the future.

I forgot, in my last post, to mention about the Riggeroni, the Riggster, Big Rigg...whichever you prefer. I had a Dr. apt. just that morning. Everything is looking great. I also had an ultrasound the day before because, well...umm...I AM HUGE! seriously people, I am BIG. I am measuring almost 2 and 1/2 weeks big and I am already less than 1/2 and inch away from my total circumference on my due date with Caden...large and in charge...that is me. So we had the ultrasound to measure the little guy. He is about 6 and 1/2 pounds. Which means he will most likely be around 8 or higher when he arrives. Caden was a whopping 8.9 so we will see who is bigger...I think I win!
I asked my doc about inducing me. I would love to wait it out...but I think it wiser to have a plan. The captain still cannot drive and if I go into labor while he is at work we would both have to find a ride to the hospital. And since he is starting chemo, if I was overdue, this could run into his next round of treatments. She was all for the idea. So next Friday at my next apt she is going to give me a date for Rigg's arrival...I know you are all on pins and needles but you will just have to wait.

I would like to say a little something about me and the way I process/write on this blog. I plan nothing. By that I mean usually I know maybe some of what I would like to say, but most posts take on a world of their own once my fingers hit the keys. I write as I think. My last post I realize was a bit of a downer...but it was all true and how I was feeling right at that moment. I long for Heaven every day. It has just been magnified for me lately. Most days I am a happy smiley, giggly, ginormously large pregnant woman. But I do have my down times. This is simply to say, thank you for all of your prayers, but I really do not want you to worry. I am truthful and honest with you because I feel like I can be a better example of Christs power in my life when I point out that I cannot do it myself. Last Friday...I could not do it myself...thank you for all the prayer for me and my family. I am continuously overwhelmed that complete strangers care enough to pray for "little" old me. This is truly a picture of the body of Christ and what it is supposed to work like.

I will post in a day or so and keep you updated on the Captain and how he is reacting to the Chemo...and let y'all know that date for the birth of Rigg!

7 comments:

Jill said...

That's why I am drawn to your blog. You are honest, real and dependent on God in all circumstances. Thank you for that. I will be praying for Andy, for Rigg and for you. Bless you.

Debra Robbins said...

Hi Cari,

I worked with Andi for a few months back a couple years ago, down at the VIC. Ya'll both are so inspirational with the amount of faith you both have. I was reading some of your past blogs and read the one about Andi and the type of chemo he will be taking. My mom had cancer for many years and one of her treatments was chemo in a pill form. She took four pills a day for two weeks and then was off the pills for another three weeks, then went back on the pills for another two weeks. She did the off and on for a long time. She didn't have too many side affects with this form of chemo. Though I know even in pill form there are many types of chemo. Her mouth would get very dry and she would usually get a sore throat. She did have some nausea, but it wasn't extreme. It was actually one of the lighter treatments she had. Like I said there are so many forms of chemo. Andi may be taking a different and stronger form. He many have a totally different reaction to the chemo than she did. However, no matter what may come you both will get through this and there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I will be praying that Andi has very little side affects and everything goes soomthy. Thought though I would just share a little with you since you share so much. I will be praying for both of you. God Bless.

~Debra Robbins

Grandma~rella said...

Praying in Oregon! (((HUGS)))
G'Ma~rella

Bethany said...

Praying for you all during this new challenge. I am so thankful we serve a God is is able to do more than we could ask or imagine. I will be lifting you and yours up during this time.

Extraordinary Ordinary Life said...

So your belly is huge, but you look great. Really you do and I am still amazed at the fact that you were able to paint your toe nails yourself. It is the little things with me.

Just Me - The Champion said...

Your blog is an honest testimony to your daily life and I think it's awesome. I too write "off the cuff" not big planner when it comes to the blog. Like I've said before we are blessed to pray for you and Rigg (love the nickname Big Rigg) and the Captain. Through the good days and the days that are tough. Thank you for sharing your heart and knowing God is in all of it. Still praying... peace. Jen

Jane said...

Yea for plans! I'll keep you all in my prayers ...