Twas the Night Before Chemo…

Twas the night before chemo and all through the house, there was a lot of stirring and baking because the patient is taking steroids and has energy to spare (which if you know me means a LOT of energy!). I have been busy baking some low sugar high flax seed carrot/apple, blueberry and pumpkin muffins to take along to share and eat tomorrow and for storage. (I have been told that flax seed is good for fighting cancer.) I told Phil that I feel as though I am nesting, like right before a baby is due. There is this sudden urge to do all I can because I know after tomorrow life will more than likely be different for me.

The Chemo tote was packed by the front door with care…. with a warm blanket (thank you Rhonda Kaenan! :)), slippers (thanks to whoever bought them for me on Amazon), some magazines (thank you Suzan Braun for my JBU magazines!), my tea travel mug (thank you to the Pope family), a few other odds and ends for food and all, and of course the tote itself (thank you Roger and Cheryl Ellis – you probably didn’t think it would be used for this when you gave it to me!)

The patient hopes to be nestled all snug in her bed before too long….although with the steroids she could very well have sugar plums dancing in her head all night long. It looks to be an interesting night. I begin early tomorrow morning at 8:15 with a blood draw then on to the chemo lounge (as I call it).

And I heard Him declare even though He is out of visible sight, “You are my precious child, whom I love, and whom I will uphold and carry each step of the way”. He has given me a peace that passes understanding as I enter into this. I know it is a direct result of the prayers of so many of you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! I will do my best to keep you posted on how things go.

Now I will close with a simple…. and to ALL a good night!

23 Replies to “Twas the Night Before Chemo…”

  1. What an interesting take on the poem. Love your creativity. Although, Elin on steroids….😜😳

    Hope your first visit to the “chemo lounge” is uneventful and smooth. Thinking of you…


  2. Adorable and the end brought tears to my eyes. So thankful to know He is there with you and is holding you in times I’m not able to. Loving you and praying for you tonight and so often.


    1. Your trust I your Heavenly Father is so evident, Elin. I love your “take whatever comes” attitude. Praying for you as you begin chemo, that your reactions will be minimal. ❤️🙏❤️


  3. I just had my second round of chemo on Monday. I love your take on the poem. I have uterine cancer so my meds are probably different than yours but if you have any questions, I’d love to help. Others have given me tips to get through this more comfortably and I’d love to help you, if you have questions. I’ll be praying for you! God bless you. ❤️


  4. Very sweet! I love your creativity too! You have a lot of energy! I bet those muffins will be good! They sure look good! I didn’t know that flax seeds are good for cancer! We are definitely praying for you and love you!


  5. You are brilliant! This is beautifully written and I love its truth! Thinking of you right now and praying as I believe you are just about to enter the chemo lounge! Love and hugs to you Elin!


  6. Uggghhh the chemo lounge…a lounge you never want to be in. You are in my heart and prayers. I can’t imagine you being even more productive than your usual self!! 😄


  7. I have never laughed so much with anyone in my life as I have laughed with you. I think these coming days and coming posts will bring much laughter and some tears for sure. I love you with my whole heart.


  8. You are the BEST cook!
    You made us a wrap one time when we’re out in the village visiting. It had tiziki sauce ( or however you spell it!) you made from scratch and was delicious. Now that I live in a big city there are Mediterranean restaurants all over. I love it! I always think of you when I eat Greek food. 😊


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