When Amos got his chemo pump disconnected yesterday the nurse asked him about his side effects. This is the first time he has said no when asked about stomach pain. I am going to go out on a limb and say initial results of his diet changes are good. We are all getting along pretty well with the changes. I made whole wheat bread and Porter made delicious butternut squash soup today. He’s trying to redeem himself from the past few days.
Last night we watched Chef Brad on the BYU Channel to learn how to prepare quinoa. We are so excited to infuse our diet with this super grain/perfect protein.
I was worried about Amos’s first day at work with his chemo pump Friday, but it seems that the pump, worn under his stab vest, pushes the vest out so the vest doesn’t rub against his chemo port all day. Yay for tiny blessings!
At church today I also noticed that Amos was able to speak coherently during Sunday School. I was surprised and asked him how he was able to communicate such good thoughts with chemo brain. He told me it was not him but the Spirit. I know he is sustained in his calling.
The emergency response the other day sparked interest from some of our neighbors about our well being on a neighborhood online forum. I posted the cancer blog link there and got several messages from neighbors who were impressed with the blog. One of them also has cancer. I invited her over for dinner. #miracles
Our friends, the Arkells came to church with us today. We love having such good friends and wish they lived in AZ. With the 115 degrees yesterday, I don’t think there is any chance but maybe we can get them back here in the winter. We will miss them and are so blessed to have such amazing friends. Sara and Evie left us with a beautiful song about understanding the need for trials and we know first hand the blessings that come from them. #pianogal #evieclair #teamamos