I’m feeling rather speckled

I’ve been feeling a tad speckled as of late. My rash is back in full force, which is probably a good thing actually. Apparently the rash is a sign that the chemotherapy is working which means longer life.

I made it through last week’s chemotherapy session fairly well. I decided to try doing a partial fast the day before, during and after my chemo treatment which is supposed to help make the cancer cells more vulnerable to attack. Eating post-chemo has always been challenging anyway, and since my weight has been adequate and stable, it made sense to attempt this. I hope it helps.

I was mostly just tired, sleeping as much as I could, anxiously awaiting Monday when I knew I would feel better. Unlike most people, I don’t look forward to the weekend as every other one will be the start of a chemo treatment. 

I was nausea-free until just after the nurse disconnected my “bottle” on Sunday. Then I dry heaved a couple times. Immediately afterwards I suddenly had an appetite and ate a spicy chicken wrap my dear wife assembled for me.

I have been craving spicy foods a lot lately. I normally love anything spicy, but Monday and Tuesday post-chemo anything spicy tasted extra wonderful. This was a little odd as usually chemo makes everything taste less appetizing.

I’m already prepping myself spiritually, mentally and physically for my next chemo session which is this Friday, March 6.

I’ll be sure to post again if anything remotely noteworthy occurs.

Thank you everyone for your prayers.

Please continue to pray that the chemo works again to rid my body of this cancer.

2 Replies to “I’m feeling rather speckled”

  1. It is both difficult and refreshing to read your posts, but thanks to God He has given you a sense of humour. I live with my cousin in a condo and we are both 74. (Only have the minds of a 40-year-old.) However our bodies are belying us.
    We will be praying for you and your family as you all go through this very hard time of God’s choosing. Only He will ever know the ‘why’ to these questions we ask. He never ever told Job why he went through the horrible things he went through, even when he asked. Only in heaven would he know. As Paul said, what we are going through here isn’t worthy to be compared with what we will have in heaven. God loves you deeply and is ALWAYS with you.

    When I take the dog I babysit for a walk at night (not often) I get a little nervous so I sing to myself. The song I sing is “I know who goes before me, I know who stands behind. The God of angel armies is always by my side. The one who reigns forever, He is a friend of mine. The God of angel armies is always by my side.
    And nothing formed against me shall stand. He has the whole world in His hands. I’m holding on to His promises. He is faithful, He is faithful.
    I know who goes before me……….
    It just gives me peace and makes me smile.

    May God give you the strength you need to go through your chemo and may the chemo do it’s job. Peace to you and your family in knowing God’s presence.

    Love in Christ

    1. My sis died from cancer
      Now my Br in law has it
      Most of us have been affected by it
      Or have a deep understanding
      Keep reading what to eat and baking soda and lemon
      Anything bitter like grapefruit walnuts
      Those lacking sugar and bright in colorSpeckle is something I’ve never heard and pray is true to show healing
      We will pray

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