I wouldn’t recommend it, but that’s what happened to me on my dry run day on Tuesday. Let me explain…….
I had been told that I needed to go to this appt, so they could line me up and show me what would happen on the days I go for treatment. I was NOT expecting to get into a gown!! So, on that assumption and having come from a run with a friend, I was wearing one of those work out skirts that have built in undies. To avoid getting too hot when I run I don’t wear an extra pair (fellow runners understand!!). So when they asked me to strip down, put a gown on, but leave my undies on, I had to confess to my lack of under garments! These young cute 20 year olds laughed at this 40 something pastors wife who had come to treatment without her undies!
Needless to say, for treatment this week I have worn the appropriate attire!
So far, all has gone smoothly. It does feel surreal to be officially “in treatment” now. But it’s also good to be doing something to fight proactively. Thank you to everyone who remembered me this week and either emailed, texted, called or prayed….or all 3!!
I learned this week that I won’t be able to drive for 6 weeks post surgery! I think that might drive me (and everyone else) nuts. It sounds like a long recovery time and then more chemo so if your kind offer to help doesn’t get snatched up now, it’s because we may need to save it for the summer and autumn.
I know that for many of us, this has shaken our faith. There are so many questions; Why has this happened, why haven’t I been healed, does God answer our prayers, do we just need more faith, is this from Satan????
I wish I had all the answers! I don’t know why it happened to me and I have no idea why now, when we have only just lost my sister Jo to cancer at New Year. But what I knew about God before my diagnosis is still true now. I’m just looking at those truths from a different place now. He is still good and faithful. He has still changed my life for the better.
So much to ponder……
I started this update on Thursday and I can’t believe the time has flown by and I’m now only pressing “update” on Sunday. So far, the side effects have been minimal, which is great. The number one side effect for both the radiation and the chemo is diarrhea!! Joy! I think i have just bought up the east coast supply of Imodium in anticipation!
Love to you all thank you for your posts. We love getting them and feeling so supported.