I will write more later, but my doctors and I have regrouped! I’m starting Phase 2 (of 2) of chemotherapy tomorrow, September 29.  

This treatment will be once a week for 12 weeks. If all goes well, I’ll finish mid-December. Surgery will be in the New Year.

More to come. Between appointments and work and taking care of the boys, sheesh–we’ve been busy!

Thanks so much for all of the support. I’m asking for prayers for joy and laughter. When I look at the unpacked suitcase on the floor from two weeks ago, the “Monica Closet” where I’ve thrown things I haven’t had time to put away, and my wishful-thinking to-do-list, it’s easy to feel a little despondent and bummed-out.

But, one of the silver linings of chemotherapy is it forces me to slow down. If I’ve had a recent treatment, I tend to be more gracious towards myself. So, maybe tomorrow evening around this time I’ll be fast asleep, worry-free.

Hey, we all need permission to slow down sometimes.

Psalm 46: 10-11: He says, Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth. The LORD Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.

Isaiah 40: 30-31: Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Romans 5:5: Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.