Yesterday I had my fortnightly appointment with the Nelson Oncologist prior to further chemo tomorrow.Â
We have been very busy with the alterations on the house over recent weeks and in the midst of the bustle I have often forgotten to take my Losec and Panadol medications. I discussed this with the Onco who has agreed that as from yesterday I can come off all medication (other than the two-weekly chemo of which there are are 2 – 3 more sessions).
I have been told to retain the pills and use them if and when I may need them. I thank God for bringing me this far. My digestive system seems to have returned to normal and I am experiencing no pain from any of my cancers.
Bronwen and I are looking forward to moving back into our house later this week. She commented that our ‘year of rest’ has so far consisted of quality time as we travelled up and down to Christchurch for treatment. We have grabbed the odd moment between packing and moving; renovating the house, and entertaining the many wonderful people who keep dropping in to lend us their encouragement and support.
Living with our daughter Rebekah and the two children for the past 4 weeks has been amazingly amicable, however we are looking forward to being together on our own in our own place later this week. We are just about peopled out!
Through it all God’s amazing sustaining grace has strengthened us and kept us all joyful.