three days after second treatment

Today I was still whipped, but finally had enough energy to pick up a few Christmas gifts with Dana for a couple of hours. We enjoyed getting out of the house together. Still had a real lack of energy most of the day.
One really odd part of chemo is appetite. I haven’t had much of an appetite until today at lunch time, which was really my first “meal” since treatment. And what the stomach can take at any given moment is really random. Chocolate drinks or smoothies still have a very settling affect on my nausea for some reason. Feelings of weakness and sickness still come and go unpredictably.
After resting a bit this afternoon, we went and watched the LBS Eagles win tonight. One of the hardest parts of this is having to “avoid people”—sitting off by myself like some quarantined leper is no fun. I enjoy being around people—especially the young people of LBS! But I’m thankful for the opportunity and strength to watch Larry play ball.
So, thank you, Lord, for a better day than yesterday! Tomorrow I’m hoping to work, and actually be able to sing in Rachel Houk’s wedding. Right now, I’m feeling wiped out and ready to crash. Thanks for your prayers and for stopping by to read these mundane and rather pointless updates.
By the way, I survived my “self-inection” of neupogen. Second shot coming up shortly. What a delight! 🙂

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3 Responses to three days after second treatment

  1. Kelli Royal says:

    Oh Bro. Schmidt,
    Your posts are FAR from mundane or pointless! I look forward to reading everything you write and actually get excited when I see a new posting. It helps me to know how to pray for you and it’s always an encouragement. Though, I’ll admit, I had an ‘awwwww’ moment when I read about how you had to sit off in the corner by yourself at Larry’s game tonight. I had seen a picture earlier posted by Rachel De Leon and there you were in the back corner. It made my heart sad seeing you there – but only for a moment – then I was so happy to think of how it must have made Larry feel to have you there for him!
    Always praying….

  2. Linda Androvich says:

    Dear Bro. Schmidt,
    I, too, am delighted to see another post written by you! As I have said before, I don’t know you personally, but you have such a personable way of writing, and having the fellowship of the Spirit, I feel that I do know you as a brother in Christ. I (along with countless others, I am sure) am deeply interested in your journey through the valley. May the Lord continue to richly bless you with the knowledge of His love, and the love of family and friends.
    In Christ,
    Linda Androvich

  3. Diane King says:

    Dear Bro Schmidt
    I continued to pray for you in Kentucky. In the midst of this storm you always up lift and shine God’s love and grace into every dark corner. Thank you for these posts and your testimony of our Awesome God. God is so very very good to us. I will be coming to Lancaster in 12 days for a 2 week visit with my son Anthony and family. Will see you then.
    In His Love
    Diane King

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