It has been some time since my last MD update, so I thought I had better get one out there. As of today, Felicia has only two more radiation treatments left. Praise the Lord! We have been looking forward to this, but will still have probably three weeks or so for all of the skin peeling and such to heal up. But, no more treatments after Friday!
The treatments themselves weren’t too bad, except for the last couple of weeks (easy for me to say!). Her skin started peeling under her arm, which made a lot of things harder. Even skin rubbing on skin can break open a raw spot, so you can guess that under your arm would be bad. It appears she will have several other places that are going to break open, but my trooper of a wife has hung in there.
She had one of the radiation techs, tell her the other day (in talking about radiation treatments), “ya’ll are the bravest women I know, to have this happen and still come back”. Which Felicia answered, “What other choice do we have?” Sometimes I don’t think they know how to take my wife down there at MDA. She has laughed and made jokes almost the entire time she has had treatments.
But I got to thinking about the “brave” statement. To me the definition of bravery is doing what is required, even though you are scared to death. I think anyone who has cancer is in this same boat, scared to death, but doing what is required. But I can only speak for my bride. She has been scared through this, but you would never know it to be around her. She has laughed and joked most of the way through this whole ordeal. I couldn’t be prouder to call her my wife!
Never once has she questioned why she has this, her attitude has been “ok, I’ve got it…what’s the next step?” She has been a Godly example of a courageous woman to Faith and Alicia. I pray that they will look back at this time and use it as an example whenever they are having hardships in their lives. She has been a faithful example to me and I cherish each moment I have with her.
Look at Psalms 119:49-50 “Remember your word to your servant, for you have given me hope. My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life.” No matter the outcome, which we have been blessed with, His promise preserves her life. What a promise it is!