Standing in the Wind

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.””
John 16:33

Today marks the fifth day I’ve been in the hospital receiving this round of chemo. The plan is to release me from the hospital early tomorrow morning. At that time, I will go to the cancer center and have a slow infusion of another drug and then have an injection to help boost my white blood cells. At that point, it is anticipated that I can be on my way home. Near the end of the month we will come back and start the process over.

Knowing that my release is nearing, I’m feeling somewhat apprehensive. First of all, the limited mobility has been wearing on me somewhat (I can walk the hall when traffic isn’t too bad but can’t leave the floor because of the hazardous risk if the chemo bag should break). Additionally, I have the comfort of knowing that I am continually being monitored and the slightest concern will be immediately addressed while I am here at the hospital. I have some anxiety about being able to care for myself once at home. I find the need to continually remind myself that I rest in the shelter of the Most High and he will continue to protect me (Psalms 91).

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