Anna Marie is sharing another update along with an idea for those who are still on shelter-at-home! — Love, Sarah
I’m receiving my fourth chemo treatment as I write. My blood counts are continuing to drop, which is to be expected with chemo, but still good enough for treatment. I received iron last week, and I think it helped a lot with my energy levels/nausea, as last week I felt much better than the previous two weeks (although to put it in perspective, I really only felt nauseous at all for one afternoon). I’m receiving another iron infusion today and beginning a medication that should help boost my white blood cell production. This whole realm of medications, many of which are to counteract the effects of other medications, is pretty new to me. But I’m so thankful for the opportunity to be receiving this metronomic chemo, and for the many people I’m meeting and getting to share with in the process. Assuming there are no slowdowns, I’m now over 25% of the way through my time here!
It was perfect that when we arrived, a parking space facing the workers was open. We had a delightful time watching while we ate, and since we all stayed in the van and were not near the entrance, “social distancing” wasn’t a problem. Even Simon Peter enjoyed his picnic! 🙂 Since I was preparing to leave for Washington soon after this, I was especially thankful for this sweet time we could have together!
PS: For anyone wondering: I’m wearing a pair of non-prescription blue-blocker glasses I got online from Zenni Optical (Sarah’s note: this is a referral link: Anna Marie will receive a credit to her account if you purchase, and you’ll receive a $5 off code) for use with my computer. I started wearing them more to remind myself not to touch my face!
“But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting
upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto
children’s children; To such as keep his covenant,
and to those that remember his commandments to do them.”