Me and Alexander on our Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Days

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I crashed last night about  9:30 PM after a throwing up after chemo kind of evening  and am now wide awake in the wee hours. Yesterday was a really tough day on multiple fronts. It was one of those all-day-long stressful, rough days with one thing after another after another that I would have preferred to have gone differently. Remember “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” story from when you were a little kid? My husband and I  had one of those in an adult version.  I guess we should move to Australia like Alexander wanted to, huh?   Ha, ha 😉

 

 

 

Here’s the book read aloud if you want a refresher from your youth:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3R0q7whkp3I

 

 

 

 I’ve been thinking about that “Please God, make this count” prayer that I read about and shared here a couple days ago.   I am  seeing more clearly in the nitty gritties of life that God does not want to waste anything, including the stuff I don’t like: big stuff, little stuff, and all the in-between stuff. In all the “stuff” we can hang our hats on the truth of Romans 8:28:

28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

 

 

 

On a happier note, I will count a few of my many blessings of yesterday as well (I guess it wasn’t a completely terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day after all!):

 

 

My family are some of my “Chemo Angels” and during this journey with cancer they have looked for ways to be a special encouragement to me , especially on treatment days.  I am indeed blessed.

 

 

 

 

John surprised me with a second “Squirrel Buster” bird feeder that I’ve been hoping for. I am also grateful that my husband and I could be there for each other through the stresses of yesterday and the challenges ahead.      Hannah drew me a lovely picture and wrote a precious note and we had a great talk. I got to chat with Nicholas on line which is a treat.

 

 

Joy shared these quotes with me yesterday morning:

“On particularly rough days when I am sure I can’t possibly endure, I like to remind myself that my track record for getting through bad days so far is a 100% and that’s pretty good.”

“Hey, Beautiful One, You knew today would be a little tricky.  Hang tight, Love.  You are walking in the right direction. Just keep walking.” And her reminder,  “The Lord will never leave or forsake you, Sweet Sweets”.

 

 

How very thankful I am for family and friends!

 

 

I also had a wonderful visit with a nice woman next to me getting an iron infusion.  It was a “Divine Appointment” I’m glad I could be part of.  Neato!

 

 

 

Even though we crawled along I-4 for miles and got off early to detour the bumper to bumper traffic which resulted in being an hour late for my doctor’s appointment before chemo and Herceptin, we got there safely.

 

 

 

I would appreciate specific prayer for chemo related neuropathy and the latest: burning and tingling on my lips, around my mouth, and tongue during and after chemo.  Even the tip of my nose felt weird yesterday. The numbness in my feet and toes continues to be constant. Because of the neuropathy, there is a chance that yesterday was my last chemo treatment rather than what is scheduled in two weeks. It is not yet decided. We will see how the next two weeks goes with the neuropathy. We need God’s wisdom and guidance and help.

 

 

 

Also please pray for the many details and bumps along the way revolving around my elderly father in law who is progressively going down hill health-wise and is moving down from South Carolina to an Assisted Living Facility near us this weekend.  Thanks for praying!

 

 

I’m learning to lean harder on the Everlasting Arms which are wrapped around me, holding me tight.

 

Love,

Paula

7 thoughts on “Me and Alexander on our Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Days

  1. Good morning my angel, it was a pleasure to meet you and your husband yesterday, i thank God that we cross path we each other, from now on I’m call you my angel because that’s what you are to me,( if you don’t mind.) You touch my heart and so many ways, thanks so much for sharing and caring so much, thanks for the prayer and your concern,your touching words, I’m praying for you my to continue to fight, (this battle is not yours it’s the Lord.) (Angel), you continue to pray for me as well. Have a bless day ❤❤

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  2. Thank you for sharing this detailed status report and specific prayer requests. Prayers ascend for you and your family in ALL the challenges you are facing. How good to have faith to support us through life’s challenges.

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  3. Another good thing about a bad day – is that it is behind you and now falls into that category of “forgetting those things that are behind you and reaching forward to what lies ahead.” Thanks for the update. I was hoping that the different chemo wasn’t giving you any neuropathy. Will pray for that to heal. Blessings to you.

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  4. Dear Jesus,
    We pray for Paula as she continues her fight against the ugliness and hurt of Cancer. We thank you so much for the wonderful support her family and friends are giving her during these trying times. We lay our head on your chest and cry out “Abba Father -help. It is so hard. Thank you for carrying me yesterday and thank you that it has passed. Father if it be thy will let this cup pass from me, but not my will be done but Your will be done in Me. Please help this neuropathy go away from my lips and nose. Reduce it through out all my body if it be Thy will.
    Please Lord bless John’s dad as he faces these times of trial that he is living through. Strengthen him and if it be thy will give him many more years with us. We know we do not know everything, Lord but we pray in faith for we trust in you. Please help us now and keep us safe in Your loving care.
    Help my John as he helps me. Bless him and give him strength for the day each day. Give me strength as well and help me keep fighting and overcoming these trials. Please, if it be Thy will take this cancer from me and heal me.
    Watch over my friends who also struggle and help them.”
    This we pray in Jesus’ Holy and Precious Name. Amen and Amen

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  5. Thanks everybody for all the words of encouragement in this post and in other posts and the beautiful prayer, Kathy.
    Keisha, it was a pleasure meeting you on Wednesday while we got our infusions. I enjoyed chatting with you. Please pop me an email when you can.

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  6. So sorry it was hard. My neuropathy got better after treatment ended and so may yours. I remember the tingling so well! I still have it in my feet, but it is the price I pay to breathe. Hang in there — you’re doing great!

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