Sunday, October 03, 2010

'Twas the Night Before Treatment II

'Twas the night before treatment, and I'm soon off to bed
With a pain in my back and a lump on my head.
The Temodar pills once more lined up with care
With other drugs making it easy to bear.

Skilled doctors have made an aggressive new plan.
Temodar, Avastin, Topotecan
In mouth, in my arm, and even through my head
Determined to make all the cancer cells dead.

Insurance and IV poles will be prepared
In hopes that Avastin's fate will soon be spared.
If five years of life doesn't seem worth the cost,
Will FDA's ban mean that this hope is lost?

The spine zapper's ready for me; I'm tattooed,
And surrounded by love and prayers lifting my mood.
I'm forgetting about all the parts in harm's way,
Praying that only tumor cells get every ray.

From the top of my head to the base of my spine,
So far things have gone from bad to fine.
The prayers of the faithful make me quite assured
That any miracles meant for me have been secured.


Kristin said...

I always read your blog but haven't checked in a while because I was out of town. I'm so sorry to hear about your new trial and I want you to know that (even though I don't actually know you in person) I just LOVE you! Your attitude and approach to the life you've been given are inspirational. I too am LDS and I recognize the eternal perspective you share but have to tell you that you live it with an unparalleled grace, charm, and sense of humor. Wow!

Alisa said...

You are amazing Krista...such a wonderful uplifting attitude...many many prayers...

Karen Preator said...

I love your poem! Your spirit and wonderful attitude continue to amaze me and make me want to be a better person, with no complaining. You're always in my prayers. Only the bestest of wishes being sent your way!! Karen Preator

Lara said...

I hope the treatment went well. What a poem! You rock. Always in our family prayers.

Linda said...

Praying for you, Krista. Your positive attitude is amazing!

Anonymous said...

Krista, You are my modern Beethoven. He lost his ability to hear and composed incredible music--symphonies no less! And with a choir in the 9th! You, like him, have been challenged beyond the ordinary. But, through this challenge, you have and will continue to inspire and enlarge the vision of those around you. With heartfelt love and prayers,
Katie Madsen

sandra wilkes said...

Krista, I ran across your name on the BYU alumni page. I helped your parents drive their cars when they moved to TX. I have scanned your blog tonight and just wanted to tell you how inspired I have been by your strength and faith. My prayers are with you. Please tell your folks hello for me. Sandra W.