Today marks one month since I started Chemotherapy. The nursing staff and Folks at the Cancer clinic have become regular fixtures in my life and I am thankful for them. Karen feels the same. We are also incredibly grateful for all the cards,notes and letters from people all around the province and Country. It makes one realise just how many relationships we move through in a lifetime, and how friends never really forget each other. It makes me realise how important it is to make the best ,and be the best for each other.
I have been in the hospital now for eleven days and expect to be here for at least four more. My white blood cells have been dropping, but thank God, this morning they finally began to rise. My feeding tube infection is well under control, and I am taking another try at a pump,which puts liquid food directly into my stomach . If I can tolerate it this time,we will try a direct feed and I'll still be able to eat regular fashion if I choose.
Because this lot of chemotherapy overpowered my system, it had to be stopped early. The doctors have decided to move ahead with radiation preparations with more chemotherapy mixed in.
I expect to be in St. John's from the 27 -28 for an MRI and the imaging work required to make a mask for the radiation. Soon after the MRI we will be able to share with you how much the tumor is shrinking. We are believing it is.
Today has been a better day,although I am very tired. I look forward to tomorrow,a little more energy,and a little more hope for us all.
May God Bless you and Keep you all this night my friends.