Sunday, March 13, 2011

13th March Chemo Day 20

A fairly good night’s sleep followed by a reasonable day and life feels much easier to cope with. Indeed, this afternoon Jane made a passing remark that it had been an almost ‘normal’ day! I have to disagree as she had me cooking home-made play-doh… an activity far removed from my idea of a normal day. Anyway I was able to escape modelling the stuff with our youngest grandchildren when they arrived; Jane loves that sort of thing whereas I prefer to reserve my energy for scraping it out of the carpet before it gets trampled!

Jane still has a bad cough and some breathing problems but medication and careful activity management seem to bring some sort of control and quite a lot of relief from the worst of her symptoms. One more night to get through and then Monday afternoon she’ll see her doctor for an informed assessment with an x-ray. She needs a good outcome from this and blood tests in order to get the go-ahead to continue chemo on Tuesday.

Psalm 23
The Lord is my shepherd;
I have all that I need.
He lets me rest in green meadows;
he leads me beside peaceful streams.
He renews my strength.
He guides me along right paths,
bringing honor to his name.
Even when I walk
through the darkest valley,
I will not be afraid,
for you are close beside me.
Your rod and your staff
protect and comfort me.
You prepare a feast for me
in the presence of my enemies.
You honor me by anointing my head with oil.
My cup overflows with blessings.
Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me
all the days of my life,
and I will live in the house of the Lord
forever. (NLT)

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