Wednesday, October 12, 2005

1st Chemo

Today...
My mom went for her first chemotherapy treatment today. They started at 9am and it lasted 3 hours. My dad called when they arrived back at home and said that so far things are going well. She had eaten some butter crackers and had a soda on the way home and though she's feeling drowsy from the meds they gave her to relax, she's not been nauseated as of yet. That's positive news.

As the chemo was administered she was in a room with four other women receiving treatments. A sort of support group. The women could talk while they got the meds. I think that's very cool. I'll be interested to hear from mom what she thought about it when we talk tonight.

Yesterday...
Mom went to pick out a wig yesterday. She felt pretty strong after having the fluid drawn off on Monday so it was a good day. When they got to the shop, the woman at the counter asked if she was Gayle. Puzzled, she answered yes. They were expecting her... someone had called and said they wanted to anonymously cover the cost of the wig. She was instructed to pick out anything she liked and was not shown to be shown any prices. Isn't that an amazing blessing? Mom said she wanted to cry. God really provides and comforts in the most incredible ways.

9 comments:

Stephanie said...

God is utterly amazing. Sometimes He just leaves me speechless when I hear things like that.

Heather T said...

Wow that makes me want to cry to! That is so awesome. I was thinking of her and praying yesterday as I knew it was her first treatment. I can't wait to hear what she thought of the group setting. I think that is a great idea.

Rachel said...

God is so good!!! I am so happy that she is doing well and that the chemo went smoothly. Please know she is always in my prayers!

Chastity said...

That was so incredibly sweet of someone to do that for your mom! Praise the Lord!!

V said...

Oh what a sweet gesture... Is that person going to end up telling your mom and dad who s/he is?
That really brought tears to my eyes!

Anonymous said...

That is incredible. Does you mom have any idea who it could be? What a wonderful and thoughtful gift.

Melissa

Wen said...

No idea who it could be! Isn't it wonderful!?!?

Karen said...

Wow how amazing! What a wonderful God we have, and it is wonderful to know that there are still loving and caring people on this earth.

Anonymous said...

That is the best thing I have heard in ages. I got goosebumps!

I pray for your mom everyday Wen. Much love to you! K