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Makeshift Pants – #39

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7. I postponed my first two chemo treatments because my chemo doctor said it would be easier on me to wait until my drainage tube was removed. I didn’t want to postpone for the third time, so I went on February 5th, still laying down in the front seat of the car. Needless to say, I was a little anxious going to chemo treatment for the first time. I just didn’t know what to expect. I was just thinking and praying, “Give me the strength to get through”. I thought as long as I could make it through the 12 chemo treatments over the next 6 months, everything would be fine. Then I would recover from chemo and enjoy my retirement. It was cold and snowing just a little. My chemo infusion was about 3 hours long. My husband and I were there for about 4 hours. During my chemo infusion, the attending nurse’s daughter-in-law was in labor, so she kept me updated on her daughter-in-law’s progress. Since it was so cold, I had made me some makeshift pants. On my first try, I cut the top of a pair of pants off, then added elastic to the top of the pants leg. The elastic was not firm enough to keep the pants up. I then took a shoestring and pulled it through the hem at the top of the pants. I could now pull the shoestring as tight as I needed to keep the makeshift pants from falling. It gave the illusion that I had pants on, but I was able to shield the cold from my legs. I guess I could have worn some cowboy chaps. Samuel was born on February 5, 2019.

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