Thursday, March 24, 2011

24th March Chemo Day 31

It’s been wonderful enjoying the sunshine today and Jane felt well enough to sit in the garden for an hour which was great. We had our first outdoor meal of the year and it’s only March! Unfortunately Jane then began to feel the onset of chemo side effects although so far she still seems rather stronger than previously, but still very weak and can only walk a few steps. Having a double infusion this week makes it particularly toxic and therefore challenging, but this time around we have more support with a supply of oxygen as well as a better routine using morphine at night which helps with sleep. It’s quite probable Jane had some sort of lung infection last time which antibiotics seem to have cleared up and hopefully a timely use of injections to boost her immune system will prevent a recurrence of that problem. We need to be so careful not to be exposed to anyone with a bug as this could cause a serious problem.

We recently started using a set of daily readings which is not something we normally do. This morning it was talking about how sometimes there is a set time for God’s favour, a set time for deliverance which is a concept I’ve occasionally wondered about. We have to keep believing in the favour of God for our lives and persevering through this particular trial makes much more sense if we can keep a hold of the hope of restoration in this life and not just in the one to come. We pray every day ‘Let your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as in heaven’, knowing full well that there is no sickness in heaven so let there be no sickness in this little part of the earth!

Deuteronomy 28v6 ‘Wherever you go and whatever you do, you will be blessed’ (NLT)

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