Treatment Round #3 Begins

August 5, 2016

"courtneytheportney" was accessed again yesterday and I finished all of the prep to start treatment round #3 this morning last night. I admit that yesterday I had a mini-pity party  and tears. As I shared in my "Notes from the Porch" post on Wednesday, this protocol and treatment round will be rough. It is difficult. It is scary. It comes with a whole host of side effects that I don't want to think about... and in many ways I wish we could just fast forward the weeks on the calendar till this round is done. 

"The Lord stood at my side and gave me strength."

But I have seen so much healing take place this past treatment round and despite the hard, I am excited to see what the Lord will do this round. And more than this I cling to the beautiful truth of 2 Timothy 4:17. This precious verse shouts to my little heart and gives me strength. The Lord is by our side. The Lord is the one who gives us strength for the day. He is the lifter of our heads, our strength in the sorrow, and our joy in our pain. He will carry me each step of the way and show up with grace that I haven't even experienced yet. Thank you so much for all of your prayers. You are truly a blessing! 

"The Lord stood at my side and gave me strength."


  1. Dear friend! It has been a while since I have been able to visit, so I am not sure where you are in your journey, but it sounds like you are really going through some rough things. I trust Jesus to hold you close and give you strength and send the healing you need. Sending you lots of love and hugs!

    1. Cheryl,

      It was wonderful to see your name pop up in my emails. Thank you so much for your sweet note and for all of your prayers. I so appreciate your kindness!