Daddy began chemotherapy two days ago, and so far the most significant symptom is being very tired and weak. No signs of nausea, and he'll know in a couple of weeks if he can expect hair loss.
I've always considered my dad to be a strong man, but mostly in physical size and strength. I recall many trips to the lake where DeeBee and I stood up on those shoulders and used him as a human diving board. Or being hoisted up on those same shoulders to get a bird's eye view of the world that seemed so far below.
The past several years I've realized how strong he is on the inside as well. All the more reason why he's going to win this battle.