Out with Radiation, In With Chemotherapy

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Yesterday was Linda’s final session of radiation. Radiation wasn’t supposed to have many side effects, but for some reason the last few days have been rather challenging. Because I desire a healthy marriage I am refraining from posting the picture of her sleeping a couple days ago . . . I’ll say this . . . it was half way on the couch and half way off the couch.  Apparently it was the only way she could get some comfort.  I have mixed feelings at moments like that.  There is a little humor in that she is sleeping in one of the odd configurations that would be characteristic of our kids, but the reason for her doing so is far from humorous.

Today, she starts chemotherapy.  The treatment consists of three different drugs, two oral and one shot.  We have very little idea what to expect in reference to length of time for the treatment or how drastic the side affects could be.  Be praying for Linda as this next step of the journey starts.

A song that finds its way to my heart many mornings . . .

I need Thee every hour, most gracious Lord;

No tender voice like thine can peace afford.

I need Thee, oh, I need Thee; every hour I need Thee;

Oh, bless me now, my Savior, I come to Thee.

9 thoughts on “Out with Radiation, In With Chemotherapy

  1. Always praying! Mixed emotions are ok, in my opinion, but I’m glad to see that you can still show some good restraint 🙂 Love you both.

  2. A beautiful song of comfort to minister to your heart. How can anyone walk through a journey like yours without Christ as their Strong Hold.
    Very sad picture in my mind’s eye of precious Linda in her exhausted condition. You have a sparkling gem Aaron, I know you will treat her with the utmost tender loving care.
    Love, Sue

  3. Just can’t seem to get you all out of our mind….so we pray every time we think about you. Sending lots of love! Your cousins ❤

  4. I doubt if you would ever remember Bro Trieber and I. Your mom was my BFF growing up. We spent a lot of time together. I promise that we will be praying for you on this journey with Cancer and that the great physician will heal and restore health and strength. When one family member has Cancer, the whole family has it as they walk through it with you. Praying in California!

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