Well, Round #2 of chemo was pretty uneventful. I felt fine that evening and even the next morning. We had several things we needed to get done out of town and I even felt like taking care of business on Thursday. I lasted awhile – then I got really tired…..but thankfully we got all of our business taken care of without any complications.
I take a lot of flack because I’m a “mini-van mom”. Apparently it isn’t “cool” to drive a mini-van. I’ll be honest, when I was in my early 20’s, driving into the church parking lot one Sunday and seeing all the mini-van’s there……..I remember saying, “Lord, please don’t ever let me drive a mini-van”!
Fast forward many years after the birth of my son – all it took was one trip to the beach in a cramped Volvo S80 to change my opinion. I’ve driven a mini-van since 2004 and my son is now 14 and honestly……I can’t imagine driving anything else. I’m 5’9″ and officially the shortest person in the family. It takes a lottttt of leg room for this family. And talk about storage! It’s enough room in there for us and all of our STUFF!
Yesterday on the way home, I was so very thankful for my mini-van. I sat in the 2nd row of seats and reclined them and I was able to stretch out and relax and get some sleep on the way home. No shame here!
After we got home, I laid down awhile just to rest.
Thankfully, we had some great friends bring us dinner last night. It was such a blessing not to have to worry about dinner for my family. I had a great appetite and was able to enjoy the meal. That is always a plus!
Today, I woke up feeling fine. I have to eat as soon as I get up so I can start taking my meds. That is still one of the worst things for me – I am NOT a fan of eating as soon as I get up and I’m definitely not one to wake up early just so I can wait awhile to eat and take my medicine! 🙂 Afterwards, I was able to write some checks, get them mailed and run by the bank and that little run of energy slap wore me out. I came home and took a 2 hour nap after only being up 3 hours. That’s crazy how it can just jump on you like that. I honestly think I could nap right now but I surely don’t want to be up all night!
Nothing really tastes good today…..soups and fruits tend to be my “go-to” foods but even some days they don’t taste good. So if you ask me at lunch what sounds good for dinner – well, chances are whatever sounds good at lunch will taste like crap by the time dinner rolls around. But….I keep trying to eat SOMETHING just because I know I need to.
Praying this will pass quickly – but all in all – I am doing good. These hiccups are to be expected, and I think the best thing I can do is listen to my body and praise God for the strength to get through each day with whatever challenges the day brings. So far, He has not let me down – and I don’t anticipate that He will.
This morning – within about 30 mins of each other – I had two friends send me this song. That’s not coincidence, my friends. Listen to this song when you get a moment – it’s an awesome song and a great inspiration to me and many others fighting this nasty disease. I’ve been blessed with having “my tribe” of friends and family near and far loving me through this mess….. and I will never, ever be able to adequately express how much I appreciate all of you who have shown up in so many different ways. Bringing food, sending cards, texts, meals, transportation, prayers…….Saying “thank you” just doesn’t seem to be enough.
God sends us just what we need……in just the right time. I needed to hear this song today and I’m thankful for you two ladies who shared this with me! Thanks Diane and Ginny!
Wishing each of you a safe, happy and blessed week end.
Job 2:11New Life Version (NLV)
Job’s Friends Come to Him
11 Now when Job’s three friends heard of all this trouble that had come upon him, they came each from his own place. They were Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite. They agreed to meet together to come to share Job’s sorrow and comfort him.