Day 2, 41 days to go. Friday, July 13th, (Pancake Friday). I had pancakes for breakfast at 6:00 am. I took my chemo pills at 6:30 am. I wasn’t able to eat but half a pancake so I ate 3 crackers, just to have something in my stomach. The drive to work was better. My sister-in-law sent me the scripture; Psalm 118:14-16. The LORD is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation. The voice of rejoicing and salvation Is in the tents of the righteous; The right hand of the LORD does valiantly. The right hand of the LORD is exalted; The right hand of the LORD does valiantly. My “Scripture for the day” was: Psalm 85:8, I will listen to what God the LORD says; he promises peace to his people, his faithful servants – but let them not turn to folly.
I had time to think about my first-day drive to radiation and taking my first dose of chemo pills. I thought about my singing and how I filled the car with my voice. I have sung in my car thousands of times on my drive to and from work. It’s like when you’re singing in the shower, and you think you sound good. Well, I think I sound good singing in my car. Most of the time, I’m just singing and praising God. It calms me before I arrive at work and before I get home and it makes the drive go quicker. When I thought back on my throat swelling up and me singing, I thought, “how could that happen?” I seriously thought my throat had swollen up on that first day, but I don’t know how I was singing at the same time. Just my Angel watching over me.