Things were uneventful and smooth today. Mom and I arrived at 7 am and my cocktail was flowing by 7:45. They don’t mix up the chemo drugs until I check in, so there’s always a little bit of a wait. As usual, I was a little drowsy thanks to the Benadryl that is part of my pre-meds so we chatted a little, I snoozed a little, and watched morning talk shows a little. Home before 11. Easy peasy. By this time next week, I will be 1/2 way done!!!
I felt good enough tonight to go to Parent Night at school. Super Grandma Bonnie to the rescue once again – she took all the kids to their last ice skating class, as the times overlapped. Chris and I were talking on our way home about how having the Adryamicin/Cytoxin in the summer was a blessing (if experiencing chemo can be a blessing.) We can’t even imagine going through that set of drugs now with the kids in school. I was really down and out – to the point of pawning off our children so I could sleep all day. This round of Herceptin/Taxol leaves me only tired, but besides that functioning mostly well. While I can’t do everything like I used to, at least I can handle most of my mom duties. Thank God for timing.
Today, like most days, I was feeling grateful for the uncomplicated road I have travelled. When I sit in the lab or the chemo waiting room, I am always reminded that there are people who are feeling all the crappy side effects and struggling. Then I also think about non-cancer struggles that people experience every day. And I say a little prayer for healing to come to all people who are in need.
Tonight, I want to share a song. If you need a little inspiration, if you are going through a tough time, if you are questioning something in your life, if you are just clinging to faith with everything you’ve got, check out this song – click on the title below. I LOVE it! It’s gotten me through some cancer-sucky moments in the last few months. Maybe it will be comforting or inspirational for you today or in one of your tomorrows. Song: What Faith Can Do. Comment on this post with your prayer requests so we can pray for your intentions too!
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