Dear Faithful Praying Family & Friends,
Yesterday AM, I waked up and said, “This is the day that the Lord has made. I will be glad and rejoice in it.” Not that I was feeling joyous, you understand, yet I decided to have this attitude of mind. This morning, I am filled with gratefulness, for all of you who are upholding me in prayer!
The first session of chemotherapy went very well! I tolerated the “prep” drugs — 2 oral (steroids, Benadryl) and 2 infused [anti-nausea] — and the 4 chemotherapy infused drugs. no allergic reaction, no discomfort, no pain. I ate breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Last night, I slept well and woke up this morning feeling normal. I perhaps am still feeling the “jazzed” effects of steroids yet the Benadryl allowed me to nap during the session. With permission, I took 2 Benadryl last night before bed.
I am extremely grateful for “smooth sailing” these first 24 hours. I am prepared for the next 5 days, in terms of what to expect as my body adjusts to the chemo drugs. Please continue to pray: for tolerable short-term side effects and for no debilitating, chronic, long-term side effects.
Benedictus es, Domine.
Blessed be God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and blessed be His kingdom, now and forever. Amen.