It Feels Good To Feel Good
A belated Happy Easter to everyone. Our Easter was wonderful and it was great to be at our dear St. James Episcopal Church.
We had fun in New Orleans; drank and ate and slept. Gorman was still a bit queasy but the Zofran took care of that. Every afternoon Gorman took a little nap and I did my needlepoint (also referred to as my Prozac) and watched the Mississippi River roll by as we could see it from our hotel room. By the time we got home Friday, he was feeling fine and that continues, getting better every day now that he’s finished with radiation and chemo.
Today we saw Mike Meshad, our oncologist. Gorman was to start on the maintenance phase, strong doses of Temodar five days out of every month; however, his white count is too low to start that. Mike didn’t think it was cause for concern and said he expected it to rise over the next two weeks. While a low white count lowers a person’s immunity, it doesn’t cause fatigue like a low red blood count so that’s a blessing. I just have to nag him to wash his hands all the time. Frankly, Gorman is enjoying feeling good and was relieved to get this little reprieve. He will get his blood checked again on Friday, April 20, when I expect we’ll be back at it.
Our Lord continues to cover us with His peace. Except for tiny, temporary backslides into anxiousness and despair, we are doing okay. Actually, I am the one who backslides; Gorman’s faith is so strong that he amazes me. And it’s not the kind of “baby faith” that says everything’s going to be hunky-dory and just fine and dandy but it’s a deep trust that our Lord will be with us and see us through this to whatever outcome. He inspires me.
For Christmas, a dear friend gave me a copy of a devotional called “Jesus Calling” by Sarah Young and it been such a balm for our souls. Gorman and I read it every morning and we think it must have been written just for us but I understand other people feel that same way about this little book. It’s not specifically for this situation we’re in but just for walking through life everyday with all its joys and its sorrows. I really recommend it.