Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Overdue post update

  We'll start this off with a picture of 18 month old grandson Caleb. What a smile! What wavy locks ( too cute to cut yet, I'm told!). He is a bundle of energy....runs everywhere and climbs on everything.
   Weather... after only .4" rain in August and .2" in September we were bone dry. But in the last 10 days we received 1.75" with more on the way. We needed it. We have done very little outside work lately. Rita had successful surgery a week ago, hospitalized one night and bounced right back. Thank you, Lord. I couldn't do without her.
  Rita and I are working part time at Dave's store. We are handling the shipping of all the Amazon orders. About 2 to 4 hours a day. We are really enjoying it. Keeps us busy, it's a great atmosphere and we get to see Dave 5 days a week.
   I had my last chemo today I have 4 more radiation treatments, ending Tuesday the 14th. Then we will just monitor the blood tests and markers and an occasional PET scan. I am so looking forward to letting my body recover from 7 months of chemo and radiation. I have been lower than usual the past month. I can't gain weight no matter how much I eat and my walking has become more tedious and stumbling. My body needs a rest from all the poison and it is coming.
   Good hair is growing back!! My goatee is back to normal and on my head, the hair is 1/2 to 3/4 inches long. Might be able to brush it back in a couple weeks.
   We are still trusting in our precious Lord for a complete healing. Please pray that my body will bounce back quickly when the treatments end next week. I need to gain weight to gain strength.