So, as you may recall from yesterday’s post, chemo was delayed a day. But we’re here now, and after waiting an hour in the waiting room, finally made it to to a chair! This place is packed in the afternoons. Sad sign that so many people need cancer treatment.
Today’s beautiful Link of Hope from the super cute Vonk kids is Joshua 1:9.This passage states:
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
This is actually super relevant to us today, for many reasons. First, It’s pretty easy to get discouraged this long into chemo. Not so much because there aren’t any visible results to see, but because the whole thing gets kinda wearisome, and the side affects start to get a bit old. But knowing that God, and Michelle, are literally by my side each treatment, makes it easier to handle.
It’s also relevant because, as Michelle tells me, it’s related to when the Hebrews are about to enter into the promised land. They have to take their land according to God’s instructions. Basically, it boils down to them having to believe in God’s word, following His instructions, and knowing that everything will work out. That’s kinda where we are with our house. It’s basically sold, we have to be out on the 27th, and we have no new house to move to. But, we’re trusting that God has led us to this point, that he will provide what we need, when we need it. We just have to be strong and courageous in the face of this massive uncertainty!
On to chemo for today. Got here at 11:15AM, was taken back for vitals after about 15 minutes. Then we had to go back to the waiting room for a good 45 minutes before a chair was available that would accommodate both of us (I don’t do chemo without my beautiful wife!). Then we waited about another 30 minutes, and finally got hooked up. Looks like we’ll be done around 2:30PM at the current rate. Crazy long to be here! But, aside from the wait, nothing unusual about this particular treatment. Only three more after this!
I ran across this on Instagram yesterday, and though it was also very appropriate to the circumstances in our life:
Last weekend I had zero energy, and was more tired that I have been in a long, long time. I think it was a case of the stomach bug that’s been going around, and it’s what delayed my treatment until today. But, as of today, I’m basically feeling 100% better (maybe still not totally hungry), and have tons of energy! God rocks!
That’s pretty much it for today! We could use continued prayer from people on things like improved health for the family…patience in waiting for God’s plan on where we’re moving to…and opportunities to open up at the exact right time! Lots of craziness in our family these days…but at least we have spring break next week!
Have a great day!