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Journal entry by Bertha Martell

I’ve made the decision to stop chemo therapy. The purpose of chemo was to extend my life.  The problem was that chemo had taken over my life.

the side affects of chemo left me tired and in a fog for 6 days. I’d have one good day and then it was time for chemo. A vicious cycle.

Today, I was scheduled for chemo but didn’t go.  I called and cancelled today’s and all future chemo.  It wasn’t an easy decision for me to make.  I’d thought about it for well over a week. It was hard for me to concentrate on anything. Going to the store, was a chore. After walking around for 5 minutes, I’d have to sit down. This is not living.

Today, is a good day.  I’m a little tired but can think clearly. I’ve always known what the end result of this terrible cancer is. I’m still praying for a miracle.  I know anything is possible with God. It’s in God’s hands. It always has been.

Im thankful and very grateful for every prayer that has and is coming my way.  They have helped me through some hard difficult days.  I’m chocked at how many people are praying for me.

The side affects of chemo was robbing me of quality of life.  The one thing it was suppose to do didn’t happen.

I’m at peace with my decision. Yes, I’m scared. Everyday the good Lord gives me really is a miracle.

Thank you for your prayers.  Continue to pray for all who suffer.

God Bless
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