Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Long Day at Sarah Cannon Cancer Ctr.
We left home at 7 am and got back home after 4pm---long day....blood letting, chemical infusion (not to be confused with chemotheraphy) and two heart tests. Heart problems seems to be the major side effect of the experimental chemical. How blessed and fortunate I am to be able to have this chemical and this chemo...Just think how many thousands all over the world do not have this blessing. We (John and I) had a private "room" for the day, TV/VCR at our disposal, cold drinks and coffee whenever we want them, nurses who really care and do all they can to make me comfortable, and doctors/PAs available to talk to. We have wonderful health care that also takes care of our needs--expensive, but worth every penny! I may complain and talk about how tired I am, and how weary of treatments, but "let's face it", with this care and God's blessings, I have lived 5 1/2 years longer than nature would have dictated. So I am home and gloriously thankful for all this day has afforded. Tomorrow is another "lab" day--blood letting! So we will see how that goes. "And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God." Micah 6:8