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57 Days – #38

O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever. Psalm 118:1. It’s been almost 9 weeks; I go to the hospital again tomorrow to have my drainage bag removed. I don’t think it will be removed, but I can use this opportunity to get more supplies. Tomorrow is January 10, 2019, I have postponed my chemo treatments for the second time. I still have to lay down in the car on my left side toward the driver on the ride to the hospital. I have a pillow behind me to help cushion the impact of the bumps along the way. What was supposed to be 2 weeks has turned in to 9 weeks and counting. Today, the doctor told me again that my tube will not be removed. We have entered into a new year, what a year 2018 ended up being. If you had told me at the beginning of 2018, I would endure the things I have been through in the last 8 months, I would have said, “Please say it isn’t so”. I can say, “But by the grace of God, I have endured.” My next scheduled visit for tube removal is February 14th. I have now hired a private nurse; my sister-in-law was having surgery and my wound changes and colostomy bag changes were considered routine procedures a family member could learn to do. I no longer have my medical insurance through my job, but I was able to move to my husband’s medical insurance. God continues to provide!! It’s been 57 days laying on the edge of the sofa in one position. My left leg is now smaller than my right leg. (I have never had skinny legs, but now, I have one) 😊 I had a doctor’s visit with my chemo doctor and I was told that I would have chemo every 2 weeks for 6 months. My chemo was scheduled on Tuesdays and I was told a pump would be connected to my port for 48 hours after each chemo infusion. My first chemo treatment was set for February 5, 2019.

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