Saturday, June 15, 2019

This past week

Monday: I think it was a good, quiet day. It's already hard to remember. In the evening--one week since the Keytruda infusion--I noticed that my feet were itching a little.

Tuesday: I woke up with a terribly itchy rash covering my feet and starting on my hands. We wrote back and forth with my doctor in Kyiv, sent her pictures, and got a list of medicines. Will went out to buy them. I took the pills, put on the cream, and enjoyed visiting with friends for a few hours. By evening the rash was completely gone. I am so thankful for an accessible doctor and medicine that works!

Wednesday: As the doctor had planned back when we were in Kyiv, we had blood work done for the halfway point between infusions. We sent her the results, and she was pleased. My iron levels are going up. I'm still anaemic, but getting better.

Thursday: Our landlady is here from Italy (staying out front with the other family), and she had the windows and doors replaced everywhere in the house where they were still the old wooden kind. Bogdan was fascinated and "helped" the workers almost all day long. They were actually really patient with all the kids and got everything done by late evening.


Friday: Raia's birthday! (And cleanup from the aftermath of the windows and doors.) Four of Raia's friends came over, Will grilled chicken, and we had a great time celebrating.


Today: Rest, continue cleaning up, ministry at church for Jaan and Raia, errands for Will, a wedding....

7 comments:

Baba Julie said...

Wow! What a week! So glad you could get the help you needed w/ the rash! What a blessing! And, new windows! Very nice! Happy to see Raia's birthday party! Sounds wonderful! And, seems like today is a busy day, as well!! Praying for you and all of the family! Love, Julie

Anonymous said...

Love the windows! Even the turtle seems impressed! Being able to communicate with doctor is wonderful and so thankful there was a remedy for the rash. We enjoyed the bday pic! Thankful for updates.
mmyers

Lindy Johnson said...

Sounds like an eventful week with positive results. I’m sure Bogdan and the other children were fascinated with the process. Glad you have a responsive medical team. Sending all the good vibes I can.

Mom said...

I so appreciate this update--thank you! Even in "quietness" there is much activity. Along with everyone else, I am very thankful for the resolution of the rash and for the improvement in your blood levels. Our prayers continue. Our love abides.

Alys West said...

Thank you for sharing Phyllis. It's so very evident that God is at work, my He continue to be glorified through you. :-)

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing. We are continuing to pray for you and your family.

Unknown said...

Today on the way to work I had a lovely encounter with a Yellow Swallowtail Butterfly and I thought of you (as well as time working with Dr. Emmel). It made for a pleasant start to my day. I hope you have some healing nature time!