One Day at a Time

Steve hospital 052103It’s good to take one day at a time. Today is a good example. I took my husband Steve to the Huntsman Center for this 3rd round of chemotherapy. He has a severe Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) and was hospitalized so they could give him IV antibiotics. No chemotherapy today. It will be rescheduled for Monday. They are going to put in a more permanent IV line because today it took 4 pokes to find a good vein. Last week it took 5 pokes. Enough of that already. Steve feels pretty crummy but remains positive and says he doesn’t think this cancer will kill him. So like I said we just take one day at a time. What’s the point of worrying about the future? Worry doesn’t help. “Worry does not take away tomorrow’s troubles, it takes away today’s peace.” I found that quote on Google. Here’s another one: “Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength” (Corrie ten Boom). And: “Worrying is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do but doesn’t get you anywhere” (Van Wilder). So let’s stay in the present moment and focus on the good stuff.

One thought on “One Day at a Time

  1. Wow…the see saw of your lives. I had wondered about chemo without a port. It was easy with a port for me….one week of chemo every day and three weeks off for six months.

    So true what you found on worry…I ‘ll have to remember that.

    12 years ago on Memorial Day weekend, my cancer made it self known so this is the weekend and I go thru enormous emotion and worry still…12 years later.

    prayers for both of you….this is a challenging time for your family.

    peace and blessings


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