Happy Spring! I know that a lot of you are still buried under snow, but here in our part of California, the sun is shining brightly and the temperatures are rising. The flowers are blooming and it's hard to concentrate on getting work done because I just want to sit in the sun all the time!
My voice is back! Radiation treatments ended two weeks ago last Thursday and my voice started to come back on Wednesday. It's at about a 85-90% rate, so I'm still being a bit careful with how much I'm talking. My throat still has a low-grade ache all the time (improving) so I'm taking steps to protect it.
I started taking all my vitamins again today. I had stopped due to the swelling in my throat. I'm happy to have my vitamin B complex, vitamins C, D and E, my CoQ10, fish oils, magnesium/calcium/zinc and my acidolpholus. I did not start iron again as it seems my anemia is under control. I also started cutting my potassium tablets in half and I'm swallowing them instead of dissolving them now. I've had no problems keeping them down today.
I sent an email to my doctor about the rib biopsy and I received a reply that it was being looked into, but nothing scheduled yet. It's unlikely that it will be in time to have the results by the 19th.
Overall, I'm feeling well. I have mild pain, but probably no more than anyone else my age. I enjoy taking my neck brace off when I'm in bed, so I've been spending more time in that bed, reading and writing! :D
The Bible project is going well. I'm on chapter 30 of Genesis and I'm getting ready to empty my second ink pen. (Chapter 30 may drain it!) I'm enjoying this manner of reading the Bible and I find many little details that I either don't remember or have long forgotten. Did you know/remember that Abraham married again after Sarah's death and went on to have six more sons? (Genesis 25:1-2) Did you know that Abraham must have kept in touch with his son Ishmael (in spite of his banishment) as both Isaac and Ishmael are recorded as burying their father? (Genesis 25:9)
One thing that has stood out to me is that God used very flawed people to do his work. I am still amazed how Abraham consistently wanted to portray Sarah as his sister . . . so much so that Isaac repeated the exact same sin to the exact same king! (Abraham lied to Abimelech, as did Isaac.)
This gives me hope. That as flawed as I am, I can still be used. I constantly fail in my desire to honor God and to follow him. In spite of my fumblings, though, God is still using me. However, I'm starting a small prayer of "Yahweh . . . your way!" throughout my day.
Yahweh . . . your way!