best Saturday after chemo in months

Today about lunchtime began day four after chemo and while I was a bit sluggish and nauseous in the morning without a doubt today has been the best Saturday after chemo in three plus months.

  • Finished reading Linchpin by Seth Godin … he brings a really interesting perspective to business writing.  He has me thinking about work from a whole different perspective.
  • Indulged in a hot caramel mocha – my daily favorite – from McDonalds’s McCafe.  My grandson had one of their strawberry-banana fruit smoothies and we each had an apple pie.
  • Wii time with my wife … she whooped me at MarioKart and Dr. Mario … while I managed to take three straight in Tetris … go figure … still means she is Wii champ for the day.
  • Made a trip to the local city park … they have a real nice 1/3 mile paved track that circles soccer and softball fields.  While I couldn’t keep up with my family I did managed the post-chemo shuffle through a mile while enjoying a bit of the soccer game going on in the midst as we walked.
  • Then we had a coupon for two free dinners from the local Cracker Barrel, so while my wife and daughter went in to order our meals to-go, my grandson and I pulled a couple of porch rockers up to the checker board.  I made quick work of him in game one but the little stinker played me to a draw in game 2.
  • Brought our meals home … and contrary to popular belief not everything from Cracker Barrel spends time in the Fry Daddy.  We actually had pretty healthy meals.
  • Next few hours will be spent chillin’, browsing the net, tweeting, family devotional and prayer (obviously blogging is complete) … good times.
  • My wife is putting together a challenging Hometown puzzle so I expect some streaming from Netflix through our Roku Player as we watch a few more episodes of ‘Sarah Palin’s Alaska’ (TLC) and ‘River Monsters’ (Animal Planet).  (Note to Netflix: Please get season 2 of ‘Swamp People’ streaming … I need more history.)

A good day Lord … a good day indeed … thank you Lord!

Bernie

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About bwebbjr

A grandfather, father, husband, man, and a child of God who is following Christ Jesus and working out his salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who is at work IN me, both to will and to work for His good pleasure (Philippians 2:12-13). I dodged my first bullet with cancer when a cancerous polyp was removed in a sigmoid colectomy surgery in August 2007. Four years later, in the midst of a second colectomy surgery we discovered I had Stage IV metastatic colon cancer. Rather than colectomy surgery I had colostomy surgery, which now means the colostomy bag is a part of my everyday life ... with the emphasis on life. God has given us a peace beyond understanding as my wife and I have traveled this journey. By the grace of God I am blessed to be a 6 plus year cancer survivor aka warrior. In writing, I am often wrestling with my own personal struggles and beliefs and in the midst God leads me to a lesson He wants me to learn ... or sometimes He simply touches me in the revelation of Himself. My hope is that the result you see here might touch your heart and glorify God. And let me be clear ... I am not the only one with something to say. Please join in the conversation sharing your faith, your cancer experiences, etc. I would love to hear from you. Bernie
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5 Responses to best Saturday after chemo in months

  1. Peter says:

    Sounds wonderful, brother! 🙂

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