After a three week break from chemo treatments, on Wednesday I jumped back on the chemo-go-round. This marked chemo treatment #26 … 16 of them maintenance treatments. And no doubt as the ‘Footprints’ poem suggest Jesus has carried me through each and every single one …
Sometimes there were two sets of footprints.
Other times there were one set of footprints.
This bothered me because I noticed that during the low periods of my life
When I was suffering from anguish, sorrow, or defeat,
I could see only one set of footprints.
So I said to the Lord, “You promised me, Lord,
That if I followed you, you would walk with me always.
But I noticed that during the most trying periods of my life
There have only been one set of prints in the sand.
Why, When I have needed you most, you have not been there for me?”
The Lord replied,
“The times when you have seen only one set of footprints
Is when I carried you.”
Continue to wrestle with the drug shortage on Leucovorin … it was not available today. But I count my blessings … after 22 treatments where that drug was never available, it has been available 2 of the last 4 treatments.
My better half was unable to go with me today as she is struggling with a cold and a cough … so my son-in-law-to-be Jamey spent 3 hours visiting with me … we had a great time getting to know each other … look forward to him being added to the family … I have no doubt he will be a great husband for my daughter and a great father for my two little granddaughters … thank you Lord!
The final part of my chemo ritual before heading home to an afternoon in my recliner is a stop at the new Dunkin’ Donuts they opened just a few blocks from my oncologist. Today I partook of a large pumpkin-white chocolate iced coffee along with a Boston Creme donut – a ritual I am likely to repeat when they remove my infusion pump Friday morning. Although I have to say the red velvet cake donuts and munchkins caught my eyes and tempted my taste buds as I was leaving today …
In the midst of all this, life is so good Lord … thank you!