Monday was a busy day – not what I was expecting. I was late for my Dr.’s appointment by about 30 minutes. I had blood work and then the Dr. and I discussed the past cycle and side effects, etc. I was slightly anemic and borderline on the white blood cell count. So for the time being we are going to wait a few days and see how the symptoms I have been experiencing pan out. I did, however, receive AVASTIN via the port. It is not a chemo drug, but a monoclonal antibody designed to prevent blood vessel development to any tumors present. It does have side effects, but usually not as bad as the chemo. I did go by my work (CVT) in between the appointment and the infusion to eat lunch. The group all brought food for a big get together for me, Jill and Dr. Hackler. Dr. Hackler told me they cannot find any more tumors in his abdominal cavity and that there are only a few other small ones detected in other areas. Jill could not make it since she was receiving treatment. The food was great – I was able to taste some stuff, but it was aggravating to have all of this food and not be able to get the full flavor. I finally left the hospital after 6 pm – I started at 9 am – that makes for a long day.
Slept good last night. This is going to another busy month for our family. A lot of school stuff is lined up – including the weekends.
Church was great. I am glad I was able to go, but I missed worship since I had to spend some time in the privy. That is why I sat in the balcony because I had been experiencing the “big D” every morning over the previous week. There is a bathroom right outside the balcony door, which is a convenient set up for me. Also, with the immunity numbers on the borderline, I need to be limiting exposure. Sunday night was just over the top. It must have been something I ate. Praise God it passed.
Both Robin and my youngest and my mother in law were complaining of ear/throat problems. Robin went to the Dr. and he gave her a shot of cortisone. He did not put her on antibiotics.
God’s WORD says,
“and let us not lose heart in doing good,
for in due time we shall reap
if we do not grow weary.
So then, while we have the opportunity;
Let us do good to all men,
And especially to those who
are of the household of faith.”
Today is another day to do good in Jesus name.
Have a great week. GW