I went to the oncologist’s office today, for my first blood tests since chemotherapy started. Perhaps the nurse and I got started off wrong today… before she’d even gotten my port in my chest ready to go so they could get the blood, I was feeling defensive about still being tired and nauseated. It got worse when she asked me why I was there on the wrong day. (usually people don’t have to get their blood checked for at least 10 days….) By the time I was all done, she understood that I was there on the RIGHT day, because with five children bringing germs home the docs want to be sure that my blood counts are safe, and perhaps having five children AND cancer just might contribute to some fatigue. It still made me feel bad, though.
But anyway, the labs were good. Maybe Mr. Webmaster here can come up with some sort of fancy page to track them all. Speaking of Sam, I bought him a book yesterday about wordpress, so now he thinks he’s really an expert.
Initial feedback on the blog concept is favorable. Heck, even feedback on the title has been favorable. Here’s what my friend Esther said, about the concept of “Keep on Spinning”
>>>It’s kind of like the reading Phil 4:6-9
Brothers and sisters:
Have no anxiety at all, but in everything,
by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving,
make your requests known to God.
Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding
will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally, brothers and sisters,
whatever is true, whatever is honorable,
whatever is just, whatever is pure,
whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious,
if there is any excellence
and if there is anything worthy of praise,
think about these things.
Keep on doing what you have learned and received
and heard and seen in me.
Then the God of peace will be with you.
Then she concluded with the directive:
You just KEEP ON FOCUSING
on the good, the pure, the cashmere.
Oh, and I was able to walk back and forth to Park Road school twice yesterday (so there, you mean chemo nurse!) and I managed to do more than just snooze in the van during Danny’s physical therapy session today. (if you have to know, I went into the lounge at therapy and slept on the sofa there instead) But the hard part of my week is done, and we have an easy weekend planned with only one last soccer game for 2009, and lots of rest and healing for me. I think Saturday though I’m going to let the kids cut my hair all off, since it’s started shedding. People tell me it’s easier just to get it over with.
Tomorrow, I promise, the poem, more photos of kids, and the story of Danny when we went to vote.