Two Thumbs Up!

πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ» I’m going to give the credit to you & the power of prayers & positive thoughts from #teambeef — my hemoglobin count went up enough today that I didn’t need a blood transfusion! Thanks for rallying around me! And on a side note, whoever told me a port would be my best friend, you were the most right person ever. It doesn’t even hurt to give blood anymore! 

Radiation went smoothly today. I was still having the stomach pain this morning in between pain med rounds but fortunately the pain meds do keep it under control. Sticking with the liquid diet through tomorrow’s appointment. I’ll take the win with the counts though! I’ve also reconnected with my dear friend Melissa from growing up who is a pediatric oncology nurse – she has made herself available to me to become an expert on this cancer learning curve. I’ve already learned that the two times I nearly passed out Sunday would totally have been from the low hemoglobin! I also know now you have to transfuse at 7-8. I was an 8 yesterday, an 11 today. It also explains why Sheila kept saying I looked so pale! Look at all the progress I’ve made on two of my three requests in just 24 short hours! I’m beginning to think this blog has some Christmas magic in it. πŸ™‚ 

My Christmas activity today included my mom finding a perfect pine bush in our backyard with the, according to her, “best pine comes ever!” to complete our dining room table setting for Christmas Eve. I’m obsessed with it. Hosting is my favorite thing in the world, I can’t wait to be healthy to have people over. There will be an epic housewarming party, I promise! 

That’s my quick update for you today. Thank you so much for the prayers yesterday. You all humble me so much, over & over again. Keep those prayers coming for my appt tomorrow and for more good days then bad days. We will get used to all of this, one step at a time! 

All my love,


4 thoughts on “Two Thumbs Up!

  1. SO HAPPY TO READ ABOUT YOUR GREAT DAY! Here’s to the power of prayer and your fighting spirit Bethany! LOTS OF LOVE!

    Aunt Jeanne, Kristen, Will, Mark, Brandies and MattieπŸ’—πŸ’™πŸ’—πŸ’™πŸ’—πŸ’™πŸ’—πŸ’™πŸ’—πŸ’™


  2. My prayer for you during this time is this … “Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. He made the storm be still, and the waves of the sea were hushed. Then they were glad that the waters were quiet, and he brought them to their desired haven.” Psalm 107:28-30. He will quiet the storms and hush the seas and bring you to your desired haven. xoxo Much love from the Cousins family ❀


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