It’s been awhile since I’ve updated here so even though chemo was last week I’ll go ahead and bring you up to speed. Round 2 went SO much more smoothly! Not being post-op I think has made a huge difference. Anna is still here and of course having her around has been great. I’m going to miss her next week. I’m finding I’m a more affectionate person these days and she and I are calling it “cancer cuddles”. 🙂
My hair isn’t falling out as enthusiastically as it was a few days ago. Most of what’s left is pretty blonde. I wouldn’t be surprised if this round of chemo kills it, or I may be left with peach fuzz for the next few months.
Mom got a call today from Barne’s Hospital here in St Louis. Part of the protocol for the course of treatment I’m on involves a “high dose” round of chemo after I finish my normal chemo. I don’t know what exactly that means, but I know it’s severe enough that it requires bone marrow to be drawn before and infused afterwards to recover. It’s kind of a scary prospect. Anyway, the hospital where I’m receiving my chemo doesn’t do bone marrow transplants, and since I’m uninsured I need to be approved to go through some program at Barne’s. I have an appointment there next Monday afternoon and am kinda nervous about it. Prayer’s about this whole high dose chemo thing are much appreciated.
I’ve really been enjoying lately the types of conversations this phase of my life has encouraged me to have with my friends. We’re talking more about things like the purpose of life and God’s sovereignty. Why don’t we have conversations like that more often? Why does it take something like this for us to turn our minds to these topics? I don’t have the answer, but I’m sure it has something to do with our fallen nature. It’s a good thing God knows exactly how He made us and meets us right where we are.