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Monday, June 28, 2010

June 28 (entry 11)

Ever since my turnaround this week I have been feeling better.
Not my old self by a long shot so here is a short Litany of Woe you won't find in the B.A.S. folks.
I have been living with throat and jaw pain ever since the biopsy,and some of the side effects of the chemotherepy are hanging on. Eating is a chore;sometimes I have to gargle this lovely pink stuff that numbs the mouth so I can swallow.

More than once this week I was reminded of the Saviour's words we find in Psalm 22 verse 15
My strength is dried up like a potsherd,
and my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth;
you lay me in the dust of death.

Not that I am feeling down or morose. I 'm doing okay.
I believe our Lord has felt our suffering in so many ways. Isn't it wonderful to have friends who can relate?
Looks like some great family time coming up for us. Lacey and Delilah are coming for a visit on Thursday for a few days. Chanda and Jason have parked their camper by our door so they can be close by.
I hope I can keep my fingernails through this . I was told to expect some problems. Not everybody does. The hair however is another matter. It's going. Fast. Strange feeling really, because even though I have known so many who have lost their hair through treatment,I have never actually seen it happen.
I will probably get a friend to come shave it off for me. Karen figures that maybe when it grows back it might re-cover that big ole shiny spot on the top of my noggin.
We'll see
God Bless and Good Night

3 comments:

Sarah Holmes said...

I am so glad to hear you are feeling "okay". I love how you use this to share the love of our Savior with others. It is good to know that He carries our burdens with us. I am praying for you continually. Good night to you and Karen and your family! Can't wait to see you with your head shaved haha! God bless you!

Stephanie said...

Hi,
Glad to hear Lacey and Delilah are coming to visit. I'm sure she is so anxious to get home and will feel better when she gets to see you and get some long awaited hugs.
Thinking of you, Karen and the family.
Enjoy every minute of your visit.
Take care
Stephanie

Sandy said...

There is nothing like having your family around to cheer you up!!! Enjoy their visits...and don't worry about the hair. It's only hair! It grows back...usually nicer than ever and maybe Karen is right...it just might take care of the big ole shiny spot!! LOL
Sandy & Keith