Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Chemo Day 6

Isaiah 30:19b How gracious He will be when you cry for help! As soon as He hears, He will answer you.

Today has been a rougher day. I am having lots of bone pain. As the day progressed, so did the pain. I finally took Tylenol just a few minutes ago. It should help me rest tonight. My pain started out today in my teeth--I don't recall my teeth hurting before but it did today. Most of the pain is located in my legs, feet, and back. I have a high tolerance for pain so have tolerated it most of the day but now it's really hurting. I'm also experiencing lots of fatigue. I was really tired yesterday--took 2 naps. Today it really hit when I was driving into town to take my step mom to physical therapy. While at therapy, I took a short power nap on a table thing while my stepmom was sitting for 20 minutes getting heat and some kind of stimulation thing. That helped some but sure wanted a good nap but never got it. Oh, well, should sleep good tonight. I am so happy that this is the last time I should experience these chemo effects. I know we all get tired but this type of fatigue seems different than just being tired. Tomorrow I see the radiation doctor so should find out when radiation therapy starts. I will be glad to start it so that it will be out of the way soon. It will be tiresome to have to go to town every day for radiation , for it will mean going into town twice a day since we also have evening activities 4-5 times a week. But it is okay, for it will last only about 6 weeks. I hear that some have to have radiation for many more weeks than that so I will not complain. I am also happy that my town has radiation therapy clinic. I met a girl who had to travel one hour just to reach the radiation clinic in another town and then the hour back home. She did it every day for more than 6 weeks. I will rejoice in the blessings God has given me and one is that I don't have to travel to another city. Thank you, Lord. Another blessing is the meals that people bring. I haven't had too many but sure is a blessing when we receive one. A family of 4 kids needed to do a 4-H community service project and chose us and another family as their project. We recieved the meal yesterday evening which we ate tonight (what perfect timing since I was feeling so poorly). The meal was delicious along with homemade cheesecake (so yummy). Thanks Hayley, Rachael, and Caleb. I am praying that tomorrow is a better day since it's a busy day. Thanks too for your prayers. God does hear. I think that my chemo effects have been less severe due to all the prayers. Love you.....

James 1:2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perservance.

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