Sunday, October 21, 2012

Stay the Course

Sorry for no updates for the past two weeks.  Lisa received another round of chemo this week.  She seems to handle the drugs well and so far the only side effects has been more fatigue.  She still is in good spirits and continues to make us smile and laugh but she does tire easily.  She barely makes it through a 1/2 day of school and then comes home to sleep for 4 hours.  She will be up for an hour or two around dinner time and then rests and watches tv, colors or plays with her babies until she settles in for the night around 9 pm. 

She generally wakes up with a smile and some days has more pain then others.  Last week she was really having difficulty walking and experiencing increased pain.  This pain does seem to subside some with the chemo which makes me feel that it does still have an effect on her disease.

Lisa will go for bloodwork this week and next week and than scans. Based on the way she is moving and feeling I am sure we already know what the scans will reveal...that her cancer continues to progress.  But, we still continue to hope and pray.  We have signed paperwork for the doctors to enter Lisa into a "gentics" study where they can further analyze the tumor that was removed from her years ago.  While this will not provide a cure, it may open doors to some other drugs that her cancer will respond to.

I ask that you continue to pray for Lisa and all of us...the road has been long and I'm feeling a bit weary but as we say in BLAST....we continue to stay the course.

I also ask that you pray for Ian...he is the young man I know of thru my childhood best friend...who 7 weeks ago he moved onto u of m's campus to begin a new adventure just recently was diagnosed with  medullablastoma that has already metastasized to his spine. He started radiation last wednesday and suffered a brain swell yesterday and was rushed to St Mary's hospital where he underwent emergency surgery. He is still in ICU and there is fear of brain damage.

Life is precious, please hug your loved ones and remember to live life fully and live as if today is your last day...because you never know, it just might be.

1 comment:

Cameron VSJ said...


I have a quick question about your blog, would you mind emailing me when you get a chance?