Saturday afternoon. Spending the afternoon at NYUCC isn’t so bad when we are all three together, watching college basketball and golf on TV. It’s actually quite fun to watch golf with all that beautiful green grass — the tournament is in San Diego, where they are not covered up with snow the way we are here in NYC. I’m very glad to say that Rob is feeling better as this week comes to an end — he was able to eat Lipton noodle soup for dinner last night, a big step in the right direction.
Yesterday a friend of Rob’s from TX who was in town came to the cancer center to see him. It was a great visit and it surely made the day go by quickly. Having a visitor can make everything seem more normal somehow.
It is such an important part of our lives to stay in touch with each other. Isn’t there something in the Bible about man not being an island? Anyway, God made us to be relational. These days there are so many ways to stay in touch it’s almost mind boggling. I’m sure I don’t know the half of it — whatever tweeting involves, I guess it would be on the list. Being in “far-away New York” doesn’t seem so far because of all this modern technology, and that’s a good thing!
Later — It’s been overcast all day long and now it’s snowing…. again….
We were thinking of having Japanese food tonight. Rob had gotten all geared up for it. So, we walked in the pretty snowfall over to our great neighborhood Japanese restaurant and — it was closed! Oh, what a disappointment! I have no idea why it would have closed, and I wonder if this just happens all the time in NY. We really liked this place — I think we went there three times — and each time, it was crowded enough to look quite popular. Oh, well! On to Plan B, whatever that might be.
Today, Rob had hydration and potassium via IV drip through his port, and at the end of the treatment, he was able to leave the cancer center sans backpack – yeah! He’s had to wear home the backpack with 3 liters of hydration at the end of each day this week, so today he was “set free,” no backpack attached, thankfully! Rob’s leg is definitely looking better, and so we are very hopeful that this last difficult round of chemo has shrunk his tumor, which was the goal. I’m not sure what next week will entail, but we only have to deal with one day at a time, a fact for which I am most grateful. Today is coming to an end, and it’s been a good day.
Excerpts from Psalm 121: 2 My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth! 3 He will not let you stumble…. the Lord himself watches over you! The Lord stands beside you as your protective shade. 6 The sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon at night. 7 The Lord keeps you from all harm and watches over your life. 8 The Lord keeps watch over you as you come and go, both now and forever.