Thursday, August 20, 2009

Ready for Thursday

We began preparations for Thusday's extreme radiation treatment last evening with increases in steroid dosages. This steroid is precautionary for the heavy radiation dose which will be administered this afternoon to control swelling. They do build up in the system, but last evening was unexpectedly restful until after the 3:00 am dose when the mind said it was getting up. We will work on some more rest today and preparation for the treatment.

We are full of great faith and optomism that this will allow a very positive outcome next week during the surgery to remove some that wouldn't have been possible without it. We do know that God is directing our medical professionals towards this path and we pray for them daily. They are absolutely wonderful and being directed for our good.


  1. Mike,
    Good Luck today, hard to take someone down that has the spirit and determination that you have. If this disease were a bully trying to get the best of you, by now they would be your best friend as you would have won them over with your determination and kindness. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers as you face these new challenges.

  2. I'm sure there will be many prayers ascending heavenward today for you and your family. Count me in!
    love to all, Jill

  3. We are certainly united in prayer and positive thoughts as you face this next important step in your treatment. May God continue to guide and give you peace.

    Love Always,

    Sis an Wes

  4. Mike & Nancy
    I can't think of anyone who would be more ready for this next step than you two. As always, I am sending all of my energy your way, along with a 1000 of your most intimate friends and family. SsuanT

  5. It is just typical that you are going through all this and I can't even spell my own name:) ST

  6. Sending good thoughts and prayers your way.

    Brenda I.

  7. Sending lots of prayers for comfort,peace, and healing and sending lots of hugs and love your way!
    Think of you more than you can imagine...
    Mike and Sue Tschuor

  8. What Barb said is SO TRUE....honestly!! Keep those spirits high and stay determined. So many people out here in this great universe are praying for you...and I do know that you are feeling it. Love you.....


  9. Always thinking of you Nancy and Mike. Always in my heart.