When we were kids, trading was the method of commerce between me and my friends, siblings and other relatives. Since I was younger than those I played with, I usually got the short end of the stick when it came to wheeling and dealing. Particularly when I was trading with my cousin, Tracy. But that’s another story.
Now, I’ve “traded” a break from chemo for sinus surgery. People laugh when they see the big smile on my face when I talk about the surgery, as if I must be crazy to look forward to something known to be so unpleasant. I am happy, though. Having been off Camptostar for several weeks and completely off chemo since March 10, I already feel much better. The chemo break continues for about 4-6 weeks post-surgery (set for April 11), so I get to be off chemo through mid- to late-May. Also, I hope the sinus surgery will help clear up the sinus problems that have plagued me for quite some time.
Better yet, the timing of this chemo break couldn’t have been more perfect. Drew and Sam had their baby, Jackson Ironside Henry, on Friday morning. David and I got to go down over the weekend and meet our precious grandson. What a joy! As another nod to God’s perfect timing, the surgery was originally scheduled for March 23, but had to be changed. At the time, I complained about moving it further out. Now I see that if I had surgery as scheduled, I wouldn’t have been able to make the trip to see our grandson.
When I’m paying attention, it’s easy to see how God is continuously preparing the path for me. All I need to do is trust Him and follow.
Many of you have already seen his picture on Facebook, but I can’t pass up this opportunity to show off the very handsome Jack.
One proud grandmother,