Gwen Davies

First post: Feb 15, 2022 Latest post: Jun 21, 2022
Gwen Davies began a journey of treatment for breast cancer on December 15, 2021. Four infusions of the initial “hard core” chemo over eight weeks has taken a toll on her body, and even oncologists were surprised at how hard it has been on her physically. The breast cancer diagnosis was out of left field (as those things are), but the physical effects were far worse than she ever anticipated. From a bout of strep throat after the first infusion, to hospitalization for neutropenia (very low white blood cell count) and fever a week after the fourth treatment, it’s been a journey of progressive challenges with an assortment of unpleasant and painful side effects that has left her depleted and yet relieved, at last, to have “the worst over”.

 The second round of chemo, a different and supposedly less harsh medication, will begin on 17 Feb (12 weeks, every week). After that another PET/CT scan and about 4 weeks to let the chemo finish its work, then surgery. Gwen is on medical leave from her assignment with Wycliffe, and grateful for her sister who has arranged to be here to help care for her and their Mom June who is 92. Gwen is also grateful for her retired nurse friend Jeanne who has been at her side (literally) throughout this journey, taking her to appointments, advocating for her with doctors, and sitting through the infusion sessions. Gwen is thankful too for so many of you who have prayed, encouraged, cared, given gifts of food, finances, and sent cards!

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