Sunday, March 27, 2011

27th March Chemo Day 34

Another challenging day as Jane has felt totally exhausted again, so much so that we had to limit a visit by our two youngest grandchildren. It was not that long ago that she persuaded me to cook play-doh for their visit whereas today 20 minutes without moving from her recliner was about all she could cope with. Jane’s spent most of the day dozing, sleeping off the worst of the chemo side effects, though it’s strange how even the simplest of ideas can put a smile on her face; she’s had a really sore mouth again today and had been struggling to cope with drinks until I produced a glass of sparkling grape juice which she loved. Of course that meant another quick shop to stock up for a couple of days!

After many years of zero interest Jane has finally succumbed to the lure of a hand-held games machine… she’s appropriated my Times Crossword game along with our son’s DS and will not get out of bed each morning until she’s finishes at least one. And yes it does have a cheat button to speed things along! Living through chemotherapy is a bit like working out a puzzle. New complications seem to occur quite regularly and we have to continually work things through to find solutions. Juggling different medicines, exploring all sorts of aids and reorganising our home to make Jane as comfortable as possible means she is coping much better now than previously. Quality of life is seriously degraded and so we do everything we can to help her get through this as best as we can.

Philippians 4:19 And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.’ (NASB)

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