Tuesday, March 08, 2011

8th March Chemo Day 15

I’m just so glad Jane has a week off from chemo now; I don’t think I could have made it to Nottingham today. We both feel really exhausted at the moment though I have to say that Jane is again just slightly brighter than yesterday. Continual difficult symptoms are very draining and for some reason Jane has been coughing a little more this afternoon which is not good. But again and again we have to remind ourselves of how severe Jane’s situation was less than two weeks ago when she first started chemo. She was really struggling to breathe in a fair amount of pain and coughing at the slightest exertion or even when trying to talk… we even had oxygen on order to provide support when needed. I’ve been able to suspend this delivery with a four hour option for supply if needed which I trust won’t be! Although extremely tired and fairly uncomfortable Jane’s condition is not quite in this category at this time, but we really do need to see more improvement right now. Continually battling simply to get through each day is quite distressing and in itself can lead to deterioration in health.

On the plus side we’ve been looking at the recommended chemo diet which suggests energy foods such as honey, treacle, double cream and trifle which can’t be too bad can it? Our eldest daughter turned up with grandchildren after school and made a very tasty spicy (vegetarian) meat ball and rice dish. We even persuaded our son to cook pancakes and what a good job he did too. God has blessed us with some wonderful children!

Another little bit of good news my 11 year old car passed its MOT needing only two new wiper blades which is a relief.

Psalm 127vs3-5 ‘Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him. Children born to a young man are like arrows in a warrior’s hands. How joyful is the man whose quiver is full of them!’ (NLT)

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