Everything here is fine. I know it has been a few hours since I last posted... This morning I was preparing to go to Columbus to our Temple there. Mike decided at the last minute that he might like to go. I didn't think it would be possible, but Mike was sure it would work out.
Mike had his treatment and today was the day to meet with the Radiation Oncologist. So after his treatment we were seen by the doc. He is just the best man ever. He told us that Mike is doing great as far as the radiation is concerned but we need to watch for fatigue and some hair loss. Other than that, Mike's weight is holding steady and all of his other vitals are within normal limits.
We rushed home and should have left for Columbus by 10:00. We had a 1:00 appointment there. It was 10:30 by the time we were ready. Our friend, Nan, drove us there. She had to do some pretty fast driving to get us there on time. We arrived with 3 minutes to spare :) I got kind of scared when she said "that was great!... 5 miles in 3 minutes! I am not sure speeding all of the way to the temple is a very good thing to do, but we had a glorious time there. Mike and I were both renewed and invigorated. Mike slept a lot on the way and on the way home and is now ready to take the dog on a 2 mile walk. I am really tired. Tonight he will be going solo again! He and Rudy have become really good buddies...
It was kind of heart wrenching for me to give Mike the chemo drug last night. We were both pretty nervous. I woke up several times to see if Mike was ok. There were absolutely no side effects. He didn't get nauseated and woke up this morning feeling better than ever.
As part of the cancer center's courtesies, they allow each patient/family to meet with a nutritionist. We are anxious to see her next week. We want to verify that Mike is eating the correct number of calories, enough protein, etc. I have read so many books in the last few weeks, that I think I know what we are doing, but it is always nice to talk to a professional.
Many of you tried to call today and there was no voice mail... We will call AT&T tomorrow and see what the story is. We are sorry that you couldn't get through today.
I was thinking about the fear I have felt for the past several weeks and found this today..."For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power and love and of a sound mind." 2 Timothy 1:7
I know that we can conquer fear with faith. I know faith gives us power and makes us more charitable and loving. I am a bit worried about my mind being sound right now :), but I think in this instance the sound mind that Timothy refers to has to do with "peace of mind."