Some days my life doesn’t seem real. I walked through the hospital today thinking, “Is this really happening? Does my husband really have cancer?” It was kind of strange. This is Amos’s Nurse Practitioner, Leanne. She meets with Amos most chemo weeks and goes over labs. His labs are fine today except his platelets were low which may be why he gets bloody noses all the time. His cancer marker is at 4.8 which is 🙁 slightly higher.
We are still at the cancer center and have been here all day. Things were running slow here so we will be lucky to be home before dinner.
Amos had a difficult time sleeping last night and had a terrible headache today, but at least he is catching up on sleep now. I wish we had a room instead of a chair but he is making it work.
He has bishop’s interviews to do tonight so it will be another rushed day to get him fed and back to the church on time. He just woke up and feels terrible. He said he might have to cancel appointments for tonight. I have a feeling he won’t. Something always keeps him going.
I realized a couple days ago that I normally write a mutual theme song in August for the following year. I had kind of resolved not to put pressure on myself to do one this year. As I worked on finalizing my “Where Can I Turn for Peace?” arrangement for the studio, I thought that maybe I could turn this song into a mutual theme song. Somehow it worked out in my mind over the past few days and I was able to make James 1:5 (the LDS mutual theme for 2017) go with my arrangement using contrapuntal melodies. It has the new title of “If Any of You Lack Wisdom.” I kind of like it and I’m excited for you all to hear it. I am singing both parts so hopefully teenagers won’t think it sounds too “old-lady.” Stephen, my audio engineer, is doing some magic on it now.
Continue to pray for Amos. Thank you friends.