Raindrops and Sunbeams

…and not a raindrop in sight!

Posted on: March 24, 2010

Yesterday was chemo #4 – which means I’m more than half done, and on the downward side…yay!

As always, first come the blood tests….and for once I was confident they were going to be good! Last week when I saw the doctor, they were the best they had ever been…and when these came back….even better than that! Some are getting very close to being normal!! The shots I am getting for this are certainly doing their job!

So…the six hour journey begins,…and I begin a new book. Took the first three sessions to get through the first book….wonder if this one will too! Good story so far. Got through the one chemo IV…..got through the syringe full of another….and then came the Rituxan….the one that likes to give me trouble. But, not this time! We were all subconsciously holding our breath as the ‘hour and a half in’ time came and went…..no bad effects….not even a ‘wannabe bad effect’ of last time. Nothing, nada, clear sailing! Once past that marker, I knew there wasn’t going to be any reaction….it has now just become one of the three, instead of the ‘bad one’! I am SO happy about that….’cause this is the one that is targeted for the bad cells….and goes after them with a vengeance!

At last…time up, and time to go! Thanks to God, and to everyone who prayed for me….I made it through this with flying colors! Wow! God can make a good thing out of ANYTHING!

To top it off….had my ‘treat’ – an absolutely perfect Wendy’s chocolate frosty…..ahhhhh…..yum!

Last week, I also got the printed results of my PET scan from January – and if I ever decipher the medical ‘gobble-de-gook’ language, I’ll be back here to tell you what it said… 🙂

Meantime….life goes on…..and it is good!


1 Response to "…and not a raindrop in sight!"

The Armful by; Robert Frost

For every parcel I stoop down to seize
I lose some other off my arms and knees,
And the whole pile is slipping, bottles, buns—
Extremes too hard to comprehend at once,
Yet nothing I should care to leave behind.

With all I have to hold, with hand and mind
And heart, if need be, I will do my best
To keep their building balanced at my breast.
I crouch down to prevent them as they fall;
Then sit down in the middle of them all.
I had to drop the armful in the road
And try to stack them in a better load.

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