Half of Chemo is Behind Me!

June 29, 2011 at 1:34 am Leave a comment

God continues to smile on me.  It’s 8  hours since the third round of chemo was finished.  I’ve had two big meals and Haagen-Dazs Mint ice cream since then.  Nausea can’t find it’s way to my door!   There’s a light covering of hair on my head.  A beige baseball cap with a pink flower on it, and turbans are waiting in the wings.

9:00 a.m. Wednesday will find me in the infusion clinic again, but this time receiving Rutuxin, a healing  medicine that builds new, healthy bone marrow.  The Rutuxin will be followed by a nearly pain free shot of Neulasta – also a “health builder.”   After going through struggles about this latest challenge in my life, God has helped me find peace.  Why has God favored me with such peace and kept me free from harsh side effects?   I’ll believe for the rest of my life that He is doing this in answer to the prayers on my behalf.

A quote by Oswald Chambers came to me from a FaceBook Friend today that encourages me to keep on clinging to God.  I dedicate it to all of you who have had your own struggles, or are in the midst of struggle even as I write. — Anne

Sometimes life feels so dark that it's hard to see the Light.

“Sorrow removes a great deal of a person’s shallowness, but it does not always make that person better. Suffering either gives me to myself or it destroys me. You cannot find or receive yourself through success, because you lose your head over pride. And you cannot receive yourself through the monotony of your daily life, because you give in to complaining. The only way to find yourself is in the fires of sorrow. Why it should be this way is immaterial. The fact is that it is true in the Scriptures and in human experience. You can always recognize who has been through the fires of sorrow and received himself, and you know that you can go to him in your moment of trouble and find that he has plenty of time for you. But if a person has not been through the fires of sorrow, he is apt to be contemptuous, having no respect or time for you, only turning you away. If you will receive yourself in the fires of sorrow, God will make you nourishment for other people.” (Oswald Chambers)

Will you let God help you find and receive yourself through rocky times of sorrow?

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