Thursday, March 8, 2012

"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow..."

"..for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. " Matthew 6:34

Well it seems I go one step forward and two backwards. The pain is relatively gone, and I am going to sleep without pain pills tonight. My feet and legs are very swollen and I am to have a dopler tomorrow, to rule out blood clots. He does not think there are any but wants to be sure. My oncologist believes the cancer in the lower pelvis is pressing on the lymph nodes in my abdomen and legs and closing them up, causing the swelling. In about 10 days I am to see a lymph doctor...I hate getting involved with another doctor! I may have to wear "stockings" ...that will be fun! Maybe this is short lived, I pray it is...I had chemo #3 today, one more in this series, then 3 weeks "off" and I will have a CT around April 1 and see what is happening. When I come home from all day chemo, I am really wiped out! I sure do hate missing art class, but maybe the three weeks of "off" I can go.

Our grandaughter 's family is raising chickens and a cat ate one of them! First catastrophy in the chicken business. The boys were devastated. John got our potatoes planted yesterday and today has rained like crazy. John found our "grandog" lying in the middle of the potato patch--in the rain--and when John scolded her, she could not find her way out and messed it up even more! I guess we will have to find them and re-plant them!

Well I just pray for God to guide us through another small "whatever" and pray for the chemo to have a chance to work!

1 comment:

  1. Barbara Johnson-ClarkMarch 9, 2012 at 12:00 AM

    Oh those dreadful stockings! But this is minor in the scheme of things I guess. Since my badly broken leg and the pulmonary embolism that began as blood clots in that leg, I have been stuck with the "granny" stocking. In winter it's not bad. I just wear one on the other leg, too. But in summer when we have our 98 degrees in the shade Tennessee days, oh my goodness that nylon stocking does get hot! I just keep telling myself this is a minor inconvenience. That little white lie works most of the time (well, at least some of the time-LOL).

    Sorry about the chicken. And tell big John I hope he finds all the potato plants. Too funny!

    We pray every day and more times a day than I stop to count. I am VERY SURE God is leaning our way on this one!

    Hugs, prayers, and love,
    Barbara

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