Interferon Week 1   Leave a comment

Random thoughts from Interferon Week 1

  • I don’t like flu now any more than the last time I had it even if it’s only for a few hours each day!
  • How amazing it is to be given my infusion each day by Nurse Heide who makes a point of praying for all her patients
  • It really was rather scary to get the shakes so bad that I could not speak on Tuesday.
  • How grateful I am for the advice of a doctor friend about the advisability of some of the medication given me and for Kaiser staff who were willing to reconsider and make changes.
  • What a humbling gift it is have so many people caring and praying both here and in different parts of the world.
  • What a wonderful place my bed is when I don’t feel good.
  • The incredible joy of having our whole family with us over these first days and of course the special joy of spending time with our adorable grandson Atticus, it really made the week.
  • My gratitude beyond words for Maggie my amazing wife who is just always there and seems to know just what to do and say!
  • How hard it was to say goodbye to our precious dog Odie just before treatment began, but even in that I can see the wisdom of God’s timing
  • It’s great to be able to talk to my family in the UK, face to face, using Skype
  • God answering my prayer and giving me the hours in the morning and early afternoon when I have reduced symptoms so I can prepare to preach on Sunday

Overall I am glad to have the first week, albeit a short one, under my belt. Our God continues to be so faithful and every place I go, every turn in the road, expected or unexpected, there is a sense He has been there before to prepare the way. Maybe I will have some more random musings after week 2, we shall see, but thank you so much, everyone of you, for your prayers, kindness and words of encouragement. They mean more than you will ever know.

Posted January 2, 2010 by jolm15 in Uncategorized

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