Quote to Ponder

My platelets took a mighty tumble over the weekend. But I've made it almost one full month without an infusion - so that is a MAJOR success! For awhile there, it was almost weekly. I believe that my holistic approach to wellness is paying off. 

I'll have another blood test Thursday afternoon, and if my numbers are still on the downward trend, I'll get an infusion Thursday night or Friday night. I feel at peace with that because having a monthly infusion really wouldn't be a big deal at all. And the Promacta seems to be helping my body make enough extra platelets which is very helpful. 

But who knows? Maybe my count will go back up without any additional infusion assistance. 

Regardless, I'm sticking with my low-histamine plan because I feel great! And I'm definitely in a better boat than I was 6 weeks ago. 

Two quotes on persistence: 

“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.”-Maya Angelou

“Courage doesn’t always roar, sometimes it’s the quiet voice at the end of the day whispering ‘I will try again tomorrow.’”-Mary Anne Radmacher


  1. Great attitude, Emily! I also appreciated those insightful quotes.

    I find the second half of Joshua 1:9 to be helpful as an aid to persisting: Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

  2. Love these quotes! Thanks for sharing!