“Vanity of vanities,” says the Preacher, “Vanity of vanities! All is vanity.” … “That which has been is that which will be, And that which has been done is that which will be done. So, there is nothing new under the sun.”
So begins the book of Ecclesiastes.
Monday morning I will have my twelfth (12) chemo treatment this round. This is a huge thing. The goal when we start my aggressive chemo treatments is that my body will be able to endure twelve treatments. I am excited to reach this marker. When I had my first treatment this round back in February 2018 it was hard to imagine reaching twelve treatments.
The truth is I have been here before. My first twelfth treatment was on October 24, 2016. “That which has been is that which will be, And that which has been done is that which will be done. So, there is nothing new under the sun.”
I have some thoughts this Sunday evening as I ponder that which has been and that which will be.
God has been gracious and my body has handled this round of chemo much easier. I am not sure why. Sure, I have been weary and have needed naps on a regular basis…but I have also been able to do much more than I ever did back in 2016.
For the past few days Nancy and I have been spreading mulch on our back hill. I unloaded and spread about two yards of mushroom dirt the other day. Back in 2016 at this point in my treatment I needed a walking stick to move around. I have given up trying to understand what is different…I am simply thankful. [Read more…]