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Mary's Journal: September 30

Today's appointment was a wonderful relief - no more chemo! Quickly followed by a referral to yet another doctor for radiotherapy. Sigh. Next Tuesday I have a consultation appointment in which I will learn more about what is to come. I will send out an update after I know more.

I have been feeling so very good that I have to remind myself how bad I felt. No coughing, shortness of breath, or lack of energy. I am grateful that chemo has worked so very well. God is close and is directing my care. I am assured of that.

I do admit I am nervous about radiation. The doctor today conveyed what I can expect: a sore esophagus and sunburn type soreness on my skin. Doesn't sound too bad really, just fear of the unknown. I am ready to get started and get it behind me.

Pray that radiation itself goes well and that I will be comforted by God's grace. My faith seems so shallow at times. He has proven his great love and care over me. Even the difficult times haven't been bad because, in His grace, He has given tremendous peace. Why do I think He would let me down now?

    Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort who comforts us in all our affliction so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For just as the sufferings of Christ are ours in abundance, so also our comfort is abundant through Christ. (2 Corinthians)

My God work His perfect work in me so that I will be able to encourage those around me.

In His Grace,

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