So…. tomorrow is the big day! I start radiation and chemo and so begins the journey. I’ve been prodded, poked, stabbed and had things put in all sorts of places. I’ve even been tattooed! (Unfortunately, just little dots for the radiation; I asked for a butterfly but they said No!).
Some of the news we’ve learnt recently for anyone who may be medically minded or interested…..
The chemo drug is Xeloda which is a pill (yeah!).
Radiation is everyday Mon-Fri for 28 sessions.
Side effects will be cumulative but I’m hoping not too bad.
Then 6-10 week break depending on how Im doing, before surgery. Mid June?
Then another break before more chemo – Xeloda and Oxaliplatin
Everyone is being so amazingly kind and helpful. Thankyou for all your offers of help in so many different ways. I have a couple of friends who are going to spear head the organization of the help so I may give them your emails if you’ve offered!! I’m hoping to be fine for the next month but the last week or so may be tough.
I’ve had to step back from coaching lacrosse which I hate, but I have to focus on my health and the kids. I’ll be there in spirit and may a manage to get to a couple of games….GO HAWKS! (For you Brits, that’s our school mascot!).
Someone sent me this quote.
“In the words of my favorite cousin, God does not give you more than you can handle..but he sure does load your ass up sometimes!”
I have to say that I disagree! He has given me way more than I can handle! For a start I just don’t have the time to have cancer right now! Let alone deal with all the hard emotional and physical side to it. BUT….With Him, I can handle it. With Him and with Al and the kids we can do this. As a family we can do hard. Because we have a God we can trust….totally.
My prayer for me and for all of us is this;
“Dear Lord, Help me to know that there is nothing that is going to happen today that you and I can’t handle together. And help me to let you handle it first, not the other way round. Amen.”