Thursday, June 13, 2013

Round 2

It's a good day

Started the second round of chemotherapy this week. There is a list of side effects but, according to Tall Guy (pharmacist at the Oncology Center), one of the most common side effects he sees is a rash that looks like ... acne. Seriously? Of all the things to relive from my teenage years, pimples would not be on that list. In any event, the hope and prayer is the same; that the tumor would be reduced in size and removed. If it happens miraculously or mundanely, the praise remains His.

Over the past few weeks, the pain level increased to where it interferes with my concentration; makes it hard to work. I have new meds now that increase my pain threshold and I started taking it last night. I can't remember the last time I felt this good. I woke up this morning and stood straight up; it felt so good. I can tell I'm feeling better because I've gotten more persnickety which I find hilarious. Surely, He has His hand in all of this. We're stepping through puddles of Joy in the midst of trial and I can't help but smile.

It's our 31st anniversary today and this pain-free day has been a fantastic gift.

In the Palm of His Hand,
Rod Bayron

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