Monday, November 1, 2010

Radiation Delay

Last Thursday I went down to the hospital for treatment #4, and they told me they were waiting for someone to come fix the computer for the machine.  They gave me a $5 coupon for the cafeteria, so I decided to get something to eat while waiting.  Then the nurse came in and told me I could see Dr. Bisignani first (I was scheduled to see him after radiation).  After seeing him I went to the cafeteria and had a danish and orange juice.   When I got back they were still working on the machine, so I sat in the main waiting room.  I chatted with another woman for a bit (she liked my scarf with the sparkles on it!), and then the tech came out to tell me that the machine wouldn't be fixed until the next day because they needed to get a part for it.  She said "wait a minute", and left and came back with a $10 gas card.  I thought that was pretty nice!  I really didn't mind waiting, but the coupon and gas card were very nice.
When I met with the doc I told him about my twinges of pain and he said the radiation is causing some inflammation, and that is what is making the nerves have those "twinges".  He said that's normal and will continue until a week or 2 after radiation is done.  If it gets bad he said I should take ibuprofen.  He looked at my skin and said everything looks fine! 
Tonight as I sit here I can feel some little twinges again ( I had radiation #4 today), but they are very mild so far.  I do worry about what I'll be feeling like in a week or two though.  But, I shouldn't worry, right?  "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." Matthew 6:34  God's looking out for me--I just need to lean on Him!
I just talked to Shonna on the phone.  She is getting ready to go on a mission trip to California.  They leave on Thursday morning.  God sent the money for her to go, and I know He'll be watching out for her.  I can't wait for her to come home for Thanksgiving.  I REALLY am not liking this being so far away from her.
Jaren and Alyssa are going on a mission trip also!  They are going in January with a group from church to Cabo San Lucas (I think that's what it's called).  It's a very poor area.  Members of our church have been there before.  Please pray for the funds to come in for Alyssa and Jaren to go.
There are many exciting things going on in our church these days.  Actually, I think many churches are experiencing this.  Many things are pointing to revival.  Hope you all want to be a part of it!!
God loves you, and may He bless all of you!!


  1. Sounds as if you are doing well so far with the radiation. Such a journey!
    Bless you!

  2. Glad you aren't getting radiation burns. That is such good news. You seem to have a really positive attitude, which will take you far. Keep leaning on the Lord. Trust Him always. May God bless your family and their mission work. Yes, I agree... there is a revival in the making. However, there is still a lot of discord amongst the churches. We need to remain in prayer about this. Enjoy the rest of the week! Hugs.