Monday, March 19, 2012


I haven’t given a health update for a while so I thought this would be a good time. However, there isn’t really anything new to report. Stomach pain and G.I. painDSC_0278 along with nausea as a result of Gleevec are almost a constant companion. However, my leg cramps are much better and my skin rashes are much better too. This past Wednesday I had a blood test at the oncologist’s office. I’ll know in about two weeks if I’m still in remission. I pray so.

My arm is in a very vulnerable state as compared to this time of year in the past. I’m not looking forward to the encounters with air conditioning and ceiling fans this year. Already my arm is giving me fits although I am able to sleep most nights. I’m very thankful for that. It seems that if I behave myself with my arm that it becomes more wimpish and unable to handle much adversity at all. There’s a reasonable balance in there somewhere; I’m not sure I’ve ever been able to find it.

Our oldest son’s family is in town this weekend. Although they spent most of this weekend at our daughter-in-law’s sister’s house, we’ve had a great visit with them and our seventeen-month-old granddaughter, Lindsay. Eileen and I always take her on evening walks. Lindsay really likes it and we like her liking it!!

Our oldest daughter is at Camp Pendelton, California for one more week before heading off to Afghanistan until October. We will miss her but we’re proud of the service she is providing to the medical health of our military.

Our other two kids and Eileen are on Spring Break this week. This is the first year that it hit out that they all had it at the same time. It’s going to be a great week.

One last thing…a friend is having serious surgery on Thursday; please pray for him and his family.

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