An update on radiation, which started on Tuesday of this week. It's going alright. Lots of lotion and p/t help keep me from having side effects.
They have it streamlined pretty well, I go
straight in, get gowned and sit in a "gowned waiting room". They
typically barely let me sit, I go lay on a table (called a couch, but
it's hard and not real comfy), they have a contraption that has me rest
my arms above my head and they rubber band my feet together so I won't
cross my legs. Then they leave the 8" concrete walled room. I take my
little afternoon ciesta/prayer time, while machines buzz, rotate around
me and whirl at a very low volume. 10ish minutes later, I'm released to
go. The drive to and from total is longer than the treatment itself,
which is fine with me, I get to listen to talk radio.
repeat this procedure another 29ish times over the next 5.5 weeks, M-F
each day. But I won't allow myself to complain about that. I have two
acquaintances, both named Jamie who are battling different cancers than
mine. Both homeschooling, life loving, Jesus following mamas. Both
would love to have the news I have, which is that cancer
can't be found in my body at this time. This radiation treatment will
hopefully successfully zap any minuscule remaining molecule(s) of cancer
that might remain in my body. I diligently pray for miracles for both
these mamas. Please join me in doing so.
Day I'll go for my "ministry day" at the chemo infusion lab and get my
own drugs that help keep cancer away. I'll seek to love on and share
God's love with all I interact with that day, as I pray I do each day,
being more so sensitive that day. Last time, it was pretty much just me
and the staff, so I sought to love them all well. They encounter so
much each day, a true ministry they provide themselves. Tough work.
So that's the latest update.
Thank you again for reading, caring and loving me and my family so beautifully.
for joy, O heavens, and exult, O earth; break forth, O mountains, into
singing! For the Lord has comforted his people and will have
compassion on his afflicted.”