Sunday 4th September 2011

Very Tired
  I had a rather disturbed night and this morning, I am feeling very tired. I was warned that I would probably be tired in the second week after the chemo.

It is Sunday, so I should be reflecting on everything God has done for me in the last 2 weeks.

Last week was Holiday Club at St. Mary's, with a week of activities aimed at young people of various ages. It culminates in a service, in which the youngsters "perform", but aimed at their parents. Sue has gone to the service, but we decided that the risk of encountering infection was too great for me. If all goes well, I will get to church this evening.

Holiday Club has been going for many years. More than 30 years ago, my first real encounter with St. Mary's was a Holiday Club service. The theme for the week was Jonah. I literally started by Christian journey, passing through the mouth of a whale.

I have quite a lot of discomfort from my hip today. I am going to try to avoid liquid Morphine Sulphate, but may need to resort to that later in the day.

Chris came round and we dodged the showers to go to The Hatch for Sunday roast.

Back at home, it was back to my chair and a doze watching a film on the TV. I think the tiredness today is a reaction to the chemo, so I can expect that for the rest of the week.

We did make it to church. I decided that morphine for my hip was not compatible with staying awake in a sermon.

The first hymn was one that moved me so much in the service on healing a couple of weeks ago.

Then cries my soul, my Saviour God to Thee
How great Thou art.
How great Thou art.

I don't think I will  ever sing that hymn again without emotion.