Monday, March 27, 2006

Chemo Today 3-27-06

Last week Andrea said that her eyes changed dramatically. She claims that she can see all the color in the world now and everything is a little blurry. She visited the Low Vision Clinic in Houston early last week and they gave her a prescription for glasses. On Friday we went to Eye Masters and picked out frames for her lenses. They should be in this week so we'll see how she does with those. This is a huge improvement and one I honestly didn't always expect. Truly another miracle has occurred and will continue to occur forever.

Last Friday Andrea and I went to an Italian restaurant with a group of friends to celebrate her 25th birthday. Her birthday is not till Wednesday of this week, but we wanted to do it before she started her chemo treatment. We all had a great time and she loved it. On Saturday Andrea and I went to Fort Worth for one of her friend's wedding reception (Alex and Bart Hall). We stayed at her friend Erin's house in Bedford and had a wonderful time.

Today Andrea begins her second chemo treatment. She will be able to do it at home as long as there are no complications or precautions that must be taken. Please stop sometime today and say a prayer for Andrea. Continue these prayers throughout her treatment and we will keep her out of the hospital and on the road to complete recovery. Thank you so much for your support and prayers. God Bless.


jadyn said...


we are thinking of you, and we are hoping that everything goes o.k. with the treatments you are recieving today.

jadyn, chasity, jason calvary

Raven Platt said...

Hey Andrea!
Just wanted to let you know I'm thinkin about you today as you start chemo again. I know everything is gonna go smoothly. Can't wait to see ya this week!

Anonymous said...

Dear Andrea,

We will pray daily for the success of your treatment. We are so happy with all of your progress and know that God has great plans for you.

Alice and Art Henderson

Anonymous said...

Andrea, so thankful for answered prayers and good news. The pictures J. posted of you are beautiful...I know you have always been your parents' miracle - every child is, but now we're all blessed to share in your continued miraculous life as you fight for a full recovery. What a journey life can take us on! Please know you and your family are in our prayers daily and we can't wait until we can share a real hug (not a Care Bear blanket one:) with you all.
Love you.
Tracey, Sam and Vanessa

Anonymous said...


I am so glad to hear that you are doing much better. Randi has been keeping me informed and I have been praying for you. Continue to stay strong, I wish you all the best.

Pi Phi Love and Mine.
Tessa Olsen

Mary Martin said...

Hey girlie, I just wanted to drop you a line and let you know I was thinking about you. I know the next week is going to be rough with the chemo but hangin in there and be strong, I know you will. I continue to pray for you all the time. Love you to you soon. Love, Mary

Carolyn Frazier said...

Dear Andrea,
My prayers are especially coming your way during the chemo. I'm familiar with that route. I'm just glad you are getting it behind you and you are moving forward with everything. I'm also glad about your vision too. Hang in there, and I will keep praying for a speedy week for you.

Love, Carolyn

Anonymous said...

Could you please provide a current address to send cards to Andrea?


Terri Reed said...

Andrea, J., mom's & dad's,

We are keeping you all in our prayers. This week especially for your tolerance of and comfort during the chemo. Thank you so much for posting the pictures of Andrea, WOW! what a gorgeous girl (and handsome guy)! Keep the faith~we believe in you and we believe in God's power to heal. Love you all, Terri & TIm Reed

Randi said...

Hey grand big! I just wanted to say hi and that I love you and am thinking about you! i was also thinking that i need to come down there soon for a "family reunion" with you and Perry and Marsha (I'm not sure where she's at!!) Anyways, stay strong, smile a lot, and remember I love you!! randi

Cheryl & Dustin said...

Hey Beautiful!,

You will always be in our prayers-we love you so much! It was so wonderful to see your smiling face at our wedding-The best gift in the WHOLE WORLD!!! You have done so well through this extremely hard battle! I have never met anyone so strong! Know that we are always here if you need anything...

Trust in the Lord...

We love you girl!
Cheryl & Dustin Duhon

Darby Berra said...


Dan and I continue to pray for your recovery. We are so happy to hear that you are seeing color! Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Much Love,

Melissa Brown said...

Hi Andrea,

Thinking of you as you embark on a new round of treatments. I trust that you'll get through them with flying colors. Look at how far you've come! You should be quite proud of yourself...everyone else certainly is.

Enjoyed the new pictures. You look absolutely beautiful, and I can't wait to see pics of your new fun glasses!

Take care and have a great birthday...there is so much to celebrate! Many thanks to Jay for keeping us posted on your progress.

Much love,


Anonymous said...

Haven't talked to you in about 10 years, but you have been in my prayers since the day I heard about everything you are going through. I will continue to pray for you and if you ever need anything let me know...once a friend always a friend!!! Happy Birthday!

Ashley Tieman

Janet Holley said...

Happy 25th B-Day Andrea. Wayne Holley's Birthday is March 28 but he is much older. He turned 42 today. He's an old man. I would love to be 25 again. I hope all has went well with the chemo. I know what it's like to dread going to the hospital. This brings back many memories and I'm so thankful to God to show me how Bobby and I should be shouting how God's miracles are still being seen in todays world. Bobby is truly one of God's miracles. Andrea's going to be the next. Praise God.. Love you guys!!!

P.S. Papaw had to be admitted to the hospital for test. We are taking very good care of them so don't worry.

Praying in Corinth

Anonymous said...

Andrea and Jay, love the pictures. Gosh, you're both beautiful, inside and out.

Our prayers for a more than tolerable round of chemo and successful transplant soon. You both deserve the very best. So ...

Thanks again for allowing us to check up on you two.

Prayers and our very best wishes,
Carol and Craig Cowgill

Jennifer Harp said...


It is shortly after midnight on the 29th!!!! I must say are one amazing 25 year old. Just wanted to be one of the first people to wish you greetings on the BIG day! I will call you later today at a decent hour!!!

I hope you have amazing birthday and weekend & the chemo is going well...

We ALL love you so much! HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANDREA!!!!!!



Anonymous said...







Shelia Calvary said...

Happy Birthday to YOU TODAY on the 29th of March!!! You are truly evidence of our Wonderful Lord's Work! I heard your Chemo is going well so far, and I pray it will continue to go well. I spoke with Betty today and learned it was your BIRTHDAY!! Please remember we love you and continue to pray without ceasing. God has big plans for you!!!

Anonymous said...

It is really good to hear about your eyesight. I know you are happy. If your Birthday was Wednesday March the 29th Kaydee's Birthday is the same day. I think about you all the time. And our prayers are with you.
Ms. Kay, Larry and Kaydee

Anonymous said...

Happy belated Birthday....The pictures you posted are some more. I truly hope that you are having a good week. I think of you daily. I wish I could see all of you soon. Hang in there. Love Aunt Peggy

Nicole Holmes said...


We are so glad to hear you are doing much better. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Nicole and Stephen Holmes

Tquinn said...

Dear Andrea:

My name is Terry Quinn and I was told about you through a friend. I have also been diagnosed with Luekemia (AML)and I have already had two Stem Cell Transplants. The first was in Nov of 2001 and the second in June 2005. I am currently in remission and living in the Houston area. I just turned 50 last month and have three children. For me to be here today is a miracle from God and the answer of many prayers. I may never fully understand why I had to go through such a difficult time but I trust God and His plan for my life. I am a patient at The Methodist Hospital and have gone through it all. If you would like to communicate with me about anything related to your Luekemia or anything you can email me at or call me at 832-236-4698. I have had Chemo, Radiation, Transplants and various other treatments and would be avaliable to talk if you have any questions. One thing I know for sure is that prayer makes a difference and I will be praying for you.

Anonymous said...

Andrea, I hope this email finds you well. I continue to pray for you daily and I will not stop until you are completely healed. Thank you for letting me be a part of your healing.

God Bless!!!

Your Brother in Christ!

Erin said...

Hey Dre, I am thinking and praying about you. You looked beautiful the other weekend. Hope to see you soon.
Love you, Gardner

Anonymous said...

Andrea, If you feel like you need to talk to someone about your condition. Someone that has been in your shoes. Call tquinn, he sent you a message yesterday. Terry, is a great man of God and I believe you can gain strength from his testimony and experiences. Twice I watched God deliver Terry from the same afflection you have.

Isaiah 40:29 He (God) gives power to the weak. And to those who have no might He increases strength.
30. Even the youths shall faint and be weary. And the young men shall utterly fall. 31. But those who wait on the Lord, shall renew thier stength. They shall mount up with wings like eagles. They shall run and not be weary. They shall walk and not faint.

Isaiah 41:10 "Fear Not" for I am with you: Be not afraid, for I am YOUR God. I will strengthen you. Yes, I will help you. I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.

Good Night and may God Bless You!!!

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Jessica Stokes said...

Hi Andrea,

Just wanted to write and let you know that I think of you often and you are in my prayers. You are an amazing woman and so strong. God bless you!


Jessica Stokes
(Formerly of Sigma Mortgage Group)