Sa'ida Kupel

First post: Jul 30, 2017 Latest post: Jun 7, 2018

Hi Dear Friends,

    For some time, though I've been quite ill, I've thought that things would change in a gradual way.  But in the last week, I've heard from my oncologist that there is less time remaining than I had expected.  Essentially, my bone marrow no longer makes white blood cells, so I no longer have white cells, which are my body's immune system.  While red cells and platelets can be transfused, white cells cannot be transfused because they will cause a massive transfusion reaction.    

    I am considering a course of chemotherapy which may or may not allow my immune system a chance to at least partially recover.  However, the chemo itself is very risky for someone in my current condition, so this is a difficult decision to make.

    Right now, as I attempt to make this decision, my primary need is for your prayers and good thoughts.  Once I make the decision about chemo, I should have a better idea what I may need going forward.  If you feel moved to help in other ways, I will soon begin asking for that.  Here are some areas where I'm noticing that I may need additional support:

·     Transportation to and from appointments, etc

·     Shopping

·     Meals/food prep (ask first, I have food allergies)

·     Household chores

·     Watering/yardwork

·     A visit or a phone call

·     Support to take an occasional outing

·     ***Assistance keeping this site current to manage scheduling help when I need it (Is there an  "organizational goddess" out there who finds this kind of task interesting?)

Blessings and thanks to you,
 Sa'ida Beverly





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