I hope everybody had a great weekend, and are looking towards a great week! I had a very productive time in Houston (worked about 56 hours in 4.5 days) last week, and a nice relaxing weekend!
Today starts my new chemo regimen of three weeks on and one week off, for a four week cycle. No more pump! We also got hit with our bill for chemo today…wow! No idea how we’re going to swing it all, but we trust that God will provide! The ladies in the finance department are both Christian women, and we had a nice talk with them. They rock!
Today’s Link of Hope from the Vonk family is super cute as ever! It’s Isaiah 40:31.
31 but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.
This is particularly relevant today because I’ve been experiencing a lot of muscle weakness in my legs and chest lately. I actually took quite a tumble in Houston while trying to step up on a 2 foot wall on my way back to my hotel – something I’ve done tons of times in my life without any issues! I know it’ll all go away once chemo is done, and I trust the Lord to continue to give us strength to make it through the treatments and the financial challenges.
Here’s how things are going today:
12 Noon : Done! Heading out to lunch with Susan and her husband. Many thanks to Hannah Mason for graciously offering to bring me some Boba Tea!
11:30AMish : Got a visit from a fellow Buzztouch user, Susan Metoxen! It was great catching up with her and getting some geek talk in. I also finally got the treatment rolling, so 90 minutes until we can call it a day…and I WON’T be leaving with a pump! Yeah baby!
11:10AM : Still waiting to start tx!
10:20AMish : Back in the treatment area to get hooked up, labs done, and start treatment. At the time of this writing, I’m still waiting for labs, but I am hooked up to the IV and ready to go!
10:00AMish : Went back and chatted with Karen like we usually do. Mentioned all the things that have been going one, but no huge concerns to speak of. So far, despite the fatigue, muscle weakness, and some potential residual neuropathy, I feel like I’m doing outstanding!
9:25AM : Arrived a few minutes late…not a big deal. Checked in, started my assessment of how I’m doing, and then got called back to the finance department to deal with payment, since we haven’t met out deductible yet. While it was less than we thought it was, it’s still quite a hefty payment. We’re certainly going to have to trust God in how this will all get paid for!
The reference on my shirt is 2 Timothy 4:7, which states:
7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
This is my goal…faith to the very end!