- Peace for Shawn and I, for Kyle and Miranda and Braden and Connor, for our parents and siblings and nieces and nephews and inner circle friends watching and hurting as we go through this
- that God would keep soft our children's hearts toward Him through all the emotions of this hard journey
- strength and stamina; physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually
- that the cancer shrinks to gone, gone, gone!
- gentle side effects to this second round of chemo
- family unity, harmony, love, strength, joy, happiness
- anything else you feel God puts on your heart

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Weekend wonderings

Because my chemo is Tuesdays, and because 'the good meds' are done by Thursday, and because the cancer agency is closed for weekends except for the on call oncologist... don'tcha know the weekends post-chemo are the ones that have me questioning every symptom and thing going on in this body.  With all the hoopla of the last emergency visit, and with new symptoms and things to watch for... I find myself checking and rechecking my neck and chest for swelling.  Is my throat tight?  How's my jaw?  Am I more dizzy or blurred-visioned than usual or is this just the normal?  Oi.  I don't tend to be a panicker, which last time landed me in trouble because I should have panicked (and got to the hospital) faster. 

So today I pray wisdom and discernment and peace and no symptoms.  I am definitely weak, last night I fell asleep on the couch at 8:00 and then barely was able to get up the stairs to bed at heart was pounding so hard by the time I fell onto my bed.  Slept fitfully through the night with nausea and fits of comfort/discomfort regarding how to lay down in a way that kept my tummy calm, my hot flashes and cold bursts managed, and my sore-back-stabby-port-thing under control. Nothing too horrible, but still, was an interrupted sleep.   Today, super blurry eye sight and light headed.

Watching HighSch00l Musical with C (music and sports together: he's in!) and then planning to sit on the deck and watch the kids play OUTSIDE cuz it's sunny today!!!  Hooray for blue skies on a Saturday!

What "something fun" are you doing today??!


  1. Washing the car...not FUN exactly but boy is my baby every FILTHY DIRTY!

  2. Devon Nurseries... to get some color in my flower pots!!! Blessings to you. Margie

    1. Oops... they aren't open till March 23 :(

  3. Maybe I should have brought you home sooner yesterday! Glad we got to enjoy the day together but sorry it made for an uncomfortable night :(

    Heavenly sunshine for all!

  4. We're just going out to plant the very early stuff in the veggie garden. Beautiful day deserves some attention. We'll rotovate a small area and plant early potatoes, broad beans and multiplier onion, and anything else we've got that COULD tolerate very cold nights if they had to. Not many veggies can go in this early. We love to get out there and enjoy the sound of the birds, the warmth of the sun and some hard work. It's good for the soul. Judy

  5. I wish I could have spent it outside on a deck like you, but it was Mock Day. There were some surprises, but great people. It gives me hope. Tonight I ribboned t-shirts for the LITSA Quiz Night next Friday. I wish you could come. Smitty is our quiz master, so it should be a blast.

    Your posts can be quite funny as well as to the point uncomfortable truths. I think I understand how you chose the LIBIT program. Perhaps you could consider writing a book about your experiences.

    Healing warmth and energy being sent to you and your family - I wish I could order more sunny days like today.



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