Eating the Elephant – Round 1 Week 1 of chemo

I’m the kind of person who likes to make goals — anyone who knows me will agree with me. One of my favorite saying is, “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.”

So I’m breaking my elephant of cancer into smaller goals, like starting at the elephant’s tail and working my way up. That way I can celebrate each day/each week as an accomplishment.

How am I feeling? Well, I can tell it is doing something. I feel different with the drugs in my system. Nothing has been really bad so far. My main system in shakiness internally and externally. I can’t hold my hand steady and my insides feel like I’m  anxious when I am not. And the 2nd drug that I take on Wednesdays gives me a headache, which is probably why this blog entry will be short.

IMG_0848On top of everything, I stubbed my toe (won’t you be glad when you quite getting pictures of my feet!). I couldn’t believe it. I was stumbling to the bathroom early morning and caught it on the doorway. Part of me wanted to be mad at God for giving me another trial, but then I laughed — why not? At least it was on the broken foot side and not my good foot. God has grace in the midst of suffering.

Thanks for everyone’s thoughts, prayers and comments. They mean so much to me. I savor  each one of them!

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10 Responses to Eating the Elephant – Round 1 Week 1 of chemo

  1. Alice Martin says:

    I like your attitude. Better to laugh than cry. Crying is so messy! Praying for you. I am sure this is very difficult but He gives more grace! Praying that you will enjoy His grace today.

  2. Sandra Auer says:

    Oh, now that foot doesn’t look happy at all. I pray it will mend soon and not be yet another ow-y for you to contend with, Maggie. Can’t wait to see you.
    With love and a tender hug,

  3. Gordana says:

    Oh, Maggie! It hurts just to read and see the tip of the ‘tail’ of this elephant. You will certainly be in my thoughts and prayers. That ‘God would guard your steps’ along this difficult road takes a whole new meaning… May His face shine on you…

  4. Catherine Caddy Hoffman says:

    Laughter can and does heal…. I have seen this in my career as an RN…. Cate class of 70 Maine West

  5. Marti Pieper says:

    Maggie, for some reason I couldn’t access this last night. But it worked today. I’m glad you shared with your Word Weaver family so we can be praying you through. I love the elephant analogy.

    And OUCH on the foot. At least you have pretty painted toenails. They provide a nice contrast to the black and blue.

  6. Chanda says:

    Sorry this step of your journey to healing was a painful one…it is encouraging to see you still thankful amidst your suffering. You are an inspiration (:

  7. Sue Johnson says:

    Maggie, you know I am out here, understanding, praying, waiting, trusting, with you. Internet is spotty in our apt in Racibórz and I often am behind reading news, but we both know God is never disconnected and He never drops us! He is perfect in His love and plans for each of us.
    Big, soft, gentle hugs for you, Sue

  8. Sue Johnson says:

    And love and prayers from Paul too. We both treasure you and the memories we have shared, and will continue sharing!

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