Hair Loss

Over the past two days I have slowly been losing my hair. It isn’t coming out in big clumps like I was afraid. So, I guess that was one answer to prayer. Although I tried to bargain with God that I would like to be one of those people that doesn’t lose their hair; God is merciful even when He answers “No”. My hair loss is more like a lot of shedding every time I shower or comb. I’m not sure how many more days I can go without buzzing it all off. That is still a strange thought, but I’m slowly coming to the acceptance it will have to be done whether I like it or not.

I’m also trying to get my mind prepared for the next round of chemo this coming week.  As I look back on the first round, I see in hindsight what I didn’t see at the time I was going through it.  That was probably God’s grace and mercy that I couldn’t realize what I was going through at the moment. Now I know what I’m in for and I know I need to rest much more than I did before. I also have some small experience on how to prepare beforehand and what meds to have stocked in my medicine cabinet to get me through the first week.  I’m definitely not looking forward to it, but at this point I’m not dreading it either.

Continue to pray for my family.  We are feeling weary and worn from the small bit of battle we have endured.  We still have a long way to go and need your prayers for strength.  There has been a heaviness in our house for the past week and it is emotionally draining.  There is a spiritual battle being fought over my health and my family.  I need your prayers to help sustain us physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.  We ARE in the fight for our lives and we can’t do this alone.

I’m thankful for each of you and appreciate you more than you know. Please know that we pray for your families as you pray for ours. Much love to you all.

Fighting and believing!


  1. Sister says:

    Oh sister. I lOve you so much. My heart is so heavy for you and Rick and kids. Praying God will see you through this. And although I don’t know what other trials He has for you, I know only that our Lord Almighty is the only one who will help. I pray that a year from now you will look back in hindsight and see all He has done for you that you can’t see know just like with your first chemo. Know I love you and want to take it all away. But I can’t. Only He can. Keep fighting

  2. Sherry McElroy says:


    I don’t know if you remember me or not but we are first cosins once removed, at least I think that is what we are. Your dad is my first cousin. None of that matters you are family.
    I have been reading your blogs and I am praying daily for you. Your name is on our prayer lis at church.

    I have been trying to think if anyone in our family has had to go through what you are going through, and I don’t think so. I know you have heard God will never give you more than you can handle and I believe that. You stay strong in your faith and rest when you can.

    Even though we haven’t seen each other in a long time, I love you, but more important God loves you more!


    Btw. I think my mom knows how to make that hot dog chili….but I have a felling you will be making chili for along time.

  3. gladell says:

    We are praying for all of you.This has been one of the thngs in life I do not understand,but my God is able to sustain you in what you are facing.
    Love and prayers! mom adams

  4. Mom says:

    My heart hurts for my daughter. I don’t know everything you are dealing with but I know alot. Your kids are hurting and they just don’t know how to react, deal with the pain their Mom is going through. Even I don’t, but I know God does and he is there holding your hand and wrapping his arms around us all. I love you and can not fix this as Mom’s always try to but I am here 200% for you. Just tell me what is on your mind and what you need. Again I say I love you and we all care and God is in control. He has been from the beginning when you were even in my womb. Rest!!!!!

  5. Sherry says:

    Stephanie your hair was beautiful today at church! I know they say hair is a womans crowning glory…But yours is your smile it can light up a room and can be seen in your eyes…my prayers are with you throughout this journey and beyond! Love ya lady!!

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