Just a quick update to say that I’m doing fine since I started back on chemo. Taking only 2,000 mg of Xeloda each day instead of 3,000 is helping considerably. My feet are still hideous and require a lot of babying, but they look like they’re improving even though I’m back on the meds. Other side effects are also easing up. Although I still have to be careful not to overdo, I’m not nearly as fatigued as before and my stomach is hanging in there as well.
Last night I had the pleasure of speaking to the Halls Crossroads Women’s League. What a wonderful group of ladies! Having spoken a few times now, I feel like sharing my story through speaking is as much a part of God’s plan for me as writing my book. The two go hand in hand, I think, and it warms my soul to know that God is using my words to help others in many different ways.
Now, about the popsicle…
The chemo causes a lot of nasal drainage that makes me cough up nasty globs of goo. The Avastin makes my nose bleed a little, so sometimes the globs are a little bloody. Gross, I know. But true. The other day I coughed into a napkin and noticed that there was a lot more red in it than usual. I was startled for a few seconds until I remembered that I had eaten a red popsicle a few minutes earlier.
Laughing at myself and loving life,
“But as for me, the nearness of God is my good; I have made the Lord God my refuge, that I may tell of all They works.” Psalm 73:28