My original thoughts on this cancer journey that I am on was to ignore it!!! It certainly seemed like a good idea at the time. With hindsight, always a wonderful thing I have had time to reconsider and think that it is a major journey. Whilst I don't want it to consume my every thought, which it could quite easily. I do think that there are so many positives that it should be part of my story.
Treatment has started. I was given the penthouse suite (a side ward) so that Gerard could sit with me. A answer to prayer as I was so nervous about going. 7 bags of fluid via a drip later and all was well. I was waited on hand and foot with tea and a choice of lunch. There was lots of chatter as staff kept coming in to check on me, laughter and lots of information. Thankfully no side effects, early days I suppose.
Day 2/3/4 more chemotherapy drugs this time in tablet form, along with steroids, anti sickness and umpteen others. Injections now for the next 9 days. They are throwing the chemistry lab at me and I am thankful. So far, so good. I remain positive and thankful. A little brain fog but no real side effects...God is good.
Work on my prayer book continues, along with mixed media pictures. I am so enjoying the process of mixing different mediums. This time watercolour, ink and once again stitching the verse. The end results are not always good but the process is so enjoyable, I don't think it matters.
With God all things are possible Matthew 19:26 I am clinging to that hope. That he will guide me and sustain me as he walks me along the path that he has chosen for me.
I have finally tried my hand at felting and once again really enjoyed the process. I did stab my finger a few times and made myself bleed but no real harm done thankfully. It did take a lot longer than I thought it would but well worth the time spent on it. It was quite the experience stabbing the fibres into features. I had made a couple of cashmere cushions from cashmere fabric that I bought from Elgin whilst away. It was offcuts, that were affordable and yet were such a luxury fabric. Once the cushions were made I made the felted buttons/pins.
I have a feeling that more animals will be added to the menagerie.
Day 5 not a good day. The chemistry lab appears to be reacting. Dizziness, nausea...sleep appears to be the answer.
I will close for now with thanks for your visit and catch up with you later.
See you soon.