Positive attitudes, friendly smiles and encouraging words

Thursday again already? And already the downhill side of March? Unbelievable. I’m blog hopping again today with Thankful Thursday, hosted by Brian’s Home.

Entrepreneur had his third immunotherapy session yesterday. So far, so good. We’re thankful there hasn’t been any significant side effects from these sessions. Definitely not like it was when he was on oral chemotherapy and lost 20+ pounds, his sense of taste and all the color in his hair. Twix accompanied him again to offer her emotional support and report on what snacks were available in the kitchen area of the infusion room.

Cancer. The very word can strike terror in hearts and minds. We are fortunate to have found a caring and competent oncologist. We’re encouraged with the reports of the Opdivo drug in renal cell cancer trials. Since he’s a once-a-monther in the infusion room, we’re grateful for the staff that tends to the physical needs as well as the medical necessities. They also serve up a dose of humor from time to time.

Upon entering the room, there is a case filled with origami cranes. One thousand cranes were made for a high-school teacher by the students in the school. When he went into remission, the family donated the cranes to the infusion room where they now live to offer hope for those who enter in.

The room also offers free hats and scarves for infusion patients.

This is a difficult and long journey. Our prayer partners offer unending support and our faith in Jesus sustains us during those dark, unsettled days. In-between, there are caring people who serve. Yes, it is their job, but when they choose to do it with positive attitudes, friendly smiles and encouraging words, we’re reminded how blessed we are during this journey.

What’s in your life today that causes you to be thankful?

7 thoughts on “Positive attitudes, friendly smiles and encouraging words

  1. Oh, what GREAT news, Lisa! 🙂 Happy to hear it went well and that there hasn’t been any side effects.

    Your oncologist and medical facilities sound like such a blessing. And yes, humor is so important.

    ” Yes, it is their job, but when they choose to do it with positive attitudes, friendly smiles and encouraging words, we’re reminded how blessed we are during this journey.”

    A-MEN!

    I’m grateful for so many things. But if I had to choose just one, it would be that I’m thankful for all the love in my life. I am loved.

    Have a great weekend, my friend!

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