Well, today was supposed to be the last day of treatment, and the last Link of Hope. But, I actually have two more treatments (the next two Monday’s), then I’m all done. Fortunately the Vonk’s provided me with another two links to take me all the way through the end.
Today’s Link Of Hope is Psalm 27:1, which reads:
The Lord is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?
This is a very appropriate passage for this week, given chemo (which there is much to be afraid of, if you really think about it) and the fact that we’ve sold our house, need to be out by Thursday night, and literally have no place to go yet (but we’re close, I think, on getting a rental). Plenty to be afraid of, but we’re handing all that over to the Lord, completely trusting in him to work everything out. And it will happen!
Chemo today was pretty much uneventful…with the exception of my blood draw being more difficult than usual. For some reason, the blood just wouldn’t flow until I did some arm rotations and some toe touches! Other than that, we did meet with Karen and discussed the normal things, including what life will look like after my treatments are done. Basically, lots of follow up blood draws and PET scans to ensure that the cancer hasn’t returned. I think I’ll be doing that for most of the rest of my life, but after 5 years, I’m considered a “survivor,” so that will be cool!
As far the the treatment itself…nothing interesting to report. I was in and out of the treatment part itself in about 2 hours. Joshua came to spend some time with me, so Michelle and I spent the better part of treatment time just talking with him. As soon as we knew it, treatment was done!
Wish I had more interesting stuff to report this time, but I think the fact that I don’t is also a good thing. Two more left, and this portion of my life experience will be wrapped up! So grateful to God for making it much easier to tolerate than I thought it would be. And I’m very much looking forward to having all the side effects wear off after treatment is done. I’m tired of my legs looking like giant sausage links! And I would love to have my eyelashes back as well!
As an aside, if you’re a parent at Grace who has a child attending The Blender, or you are somebody who wants to know more about The Blender youth ministry at Grace, the official Blender app is now available! You can find more about it by going to http://www.gracetucson.org/blenderapp. Any suggestions for content or improvements would be greatly appreciated!
Well, that’s it for this update! Hope all is well with everybody, and that you all have an amazing week!