This is the first time I’ve really felt like typing anything since that last update. I’ve been getting lots of notes and emails from folks praying, and I’m very thankful.
This is weird, but I have a movie script playing out in my brain. Scene one—cancer cells (I give them personalities in my mind) hanging out in lymph nodes, multiplying and dividing, and just generally being cancerous (I picture them smoking, drinking, and playing cards). Scene two—suddenly, (cue epic music, and put a Brian Regan style surprised look on their faces as all mayhem breaks loose!) Chemo is coming! Then they start screaming, and running for their lives—”Head for the kidneys! Every man for himself! AHHHH!” (Music builds as cells are overtaken…) Scene three—lymph node bars are shut down and turned into local churches as normalcy and revival return to the immune system. (Cue happy ending music…)
So, when I’m starting to feel sick, I just remember that script. Somehow that makes this all a bit more bearable. Generally the last two days I’ve been nauseous and weak, with a few good moments in between. I’ve also been dealing with some chest congestion and working to keep the digestive system operational (that sure helps).
This morning I feel a bit better than I have in two days. I’m going to try to teach my college class in a few moments, but I can tell my body is still trying to figure out what hit it. Later today we have a doctor’s appointment in Hollywood just to have a second oncologist weigh in his opinion on my case.
Oh, by the way—my swollen lymph nodes have actually gone down in size over these two days! That’s a blessing! Thanks for your prayers and encouragement!