As I mentioned previously, I’ve been waiting for my feet to heal before starting back on chemo. I talked with the doctor’s office today, and we’ve decided to restart chemo on Friday even though my feet aren’t completely back to normal. I’m actually glad to get restarted. Because it’s working so well, I want to keep the chemo coming.
I meant to mention this in my last post, but forgot. It is amazing to me that four rounds of less intense chemo this time worked so much better than nearly 12 rounds of stronger chemo last time. The main difference between then and now is that I now have almost no stress in my life. I’m a big believer that stress can have a huge negative impact your health, and medical research I’ve done for my writing with Moxley Carmichael bears that out. I won’t bore you with the details, but if you’re curious look up information about the effects of stress, especially as it relates to the microbiome.
On another note, I am again reminded that God’s timing is always perfect. While I’ve been off chemo and feeling much better I’ve had two speaking engagements and hosted a party. I scheduled all three thinking I’d still be on chemo and trusting that I would feel up to the task when it arrived. I never dreamed I’d be off chemo and feeling so much better, but it sure was helpful.
Then, after spending nearly the entire day on my feet on Saturday, I looked down at the carnage on the soles of my feet and thought I should probably stay off them entirely on Sunday if I wanted them to get better. Saturday night I came down with a stomach bug. Guess what? I stayed off my feet all day on Sunday. Today, I’m back to normal and feeling fine. I have lots of big commitments this week, so it would have been a huge problem if I had gotten sick today or tomorrow instead of Saturday. While I’m not thankful I got sick, I am thankful that it happened when it did and kept me off my feet like I needed.
As the saying goes, “There’s always, always, always something to be thankful for.”
Headed for chemo and raring to go,