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Archive for August, 2012


Grateful for Your Prayers.

Thusfar, Bill’s recovery has been uneventful with no serious complications.
Biggest problem has been controlling the pain without keeping him totally zonked”, and upsetting his digestive system to the extreme. We had follow-up appointments with the Oncologist, the Pulmonologist and the Surgeon during the past 2 weeks. Next appointment with the Pulmonologist will be in mid-December and Bill got a clean bill of health and final release from the Surgeon – – He pronounced Bill ”a good healer” – – your prayers at work!

He seems to have turned a corner the past few days, and, at Scott’s urging, we had our first big day out on Friday – – took in the latest Bourne movie mid-day (great action film) and then tasted our first Thai food at a late lunch in Frisco. What a lovely, distracting day – – great movie and equally great food. Yesterday, we were finally able to make it back to church for worship and then out to brunch. Another lovely day and then home about 2:00 for a short nap (3 hours!). Our return to near-normalcy has been a real blessing.

Bill will be starting his chemotherapy on September 6th (2 weeks later than originally
scheduled) to enable him to regain his strength and stamina and get a flus shot before he undergoes the sometimes debilitating effects of the chemo treatments. Please keep him in prayer for successful treatments with minimal side effects. If all goes as planned, he should complete the course of treatment in late November.

Finally, another apology to all for being so long between updates – – I had a MAJOR senior moment and could not remember the password I had selected to be able to update this blog. Can I claim ”system overload”?

Blessings, Pat