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Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5

Sunday, September 12, 2010

About Half Way There

God is good. I had a chest scan last week and it came back clean. The last couple of weeks I have been tired, but other than that the treatment is coming along. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays seem to be the hardest for me. We will update the blog as we get more or new news. Thank you for your prayers, they do give us strength. Oh and Caleb started walking on us since our last post. He loves to stand up and take off in his new mode of transportation. We hope this post finds in you good spirits and health. Take care and God bless.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Another Month Down

So it has been awhile since Michele and I updated our blog. We have been into the routine of living with me being tired. I can tell when I do to much. I have a certain amout of energy spurts and then I am done for awhile.

Michele and boys are doing great. Michele landed a job at Lynnwood Highschool as the new athletic coordinator. This should keep us busy this fall. Wyatt spent lthree days last week with his grandparents in Yakima and then slept the rest of the week. Caleb is using his words now. He says mom and Dad and shakes his head no when he does not like something we are giving him. He just now starting to take a few steps. It is so cute to watch him work at this.

We will update again when we have some more news to share. Thank you for your prayers. They are really working.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Into the Grove

Sorry it has been so long since we updated the blog. Since our last post we are just going through the motions of life. I am working full time and when I get home I spend time with my family and running errands. We have gone a couple of camping trips as well. Wow do those make me tired.

I think I am starting to settle into a routine with the side affects so Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays are the worst for the side affects. Thank you for your continued prayers and we will try to keep the blog updated more often.

God Bless

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Working Through It

It has been a couple of weeks since I updated the blog. We are pretty much going through the motions right now. I take the shots on Monday, Wednesday and Friday which makes Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays a little rough. I keep praying everyday that God will give me and my family the strength to make it through the day. I want to thank all of you who have prayed and continue to pray. It has been amazing to see how God is working in our lives. I will continue to update this blog as we move through this journey. Thanks for taking the time to read about what is going on and thanks for your prayers.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Getting Into the Grove

Sorry for not posting for a few weeks. I don't have a good excuse, just was not in the cards. I am back to work full time now. My first week back was four hours a day and my second week back was 6 hours a day. It was quite a struggle to get back into the routine of working every day. The shots make it even more difficult. I had no idea just how worn out I really was until I hit the 8 hours a day mark. After work, I would play with the kids and then crash around 8pm. I thank God I have a great team and bosses that allow me the flexibility to work through my health issues.

The family is doing great. Michele and kids are getting used to me being away again. Wyatt finished his first year of preschool and Caleb turns 1 on the 8th of June. I know it is amazing to think it has been a year already. Caleb is pulling himself up on everything, crawling up the stairs and he is just starting to think about walking. He follows Wyatt around and drives Wyatt nuts when he takes the cars Wyatt is playing with. So our word for this month is share.

My counts are doing well, so thank you all for the prayers and continued prayers. My Doctors says I am handling the meds so I she does not anticipate any reason why I won't be able to make it through the year. I just ask for your continued prayer for me to be able to work through the physical and mental challenge of being tired all the time.

Thank you all again for all your help. It has been a real blessing to have such a great group of family and friends and co-workers to help my family and I through this ordeal. God bless you and your families.

Friday, May 7, 2010

First Week Back To Work

Well we made it through my first week back to work. I worked fours each day. It was nice to be back at work. It will be a struggle to get used to taking this medication and how it affects me. I will be tired on those days after the shots. However, I am used to be tired with an 11 month old and a four year old.

Michele and the kids also had a chance to get used to not having me around all day. They took me to work each day and picked me up. It was nice to have them do this. Wyatt would say he needs to hug before I leave. He was excited to see the planes as well. He would see the tails over the berm and yell out, we are almost at your work daddy.

Next week I will attempt to put in six hours a day with a couple of trips to Renton. Thank you again for your continued prayers that my body can handle the medication and to have the strength to make it through the work days.

Thanks and God bless

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Back In The Game

Last week was an off week for us. My counts were too low to continue with the treatment as scheduled, so we actually had a week without treatments. At first we were really upset but once the doctor explained the statistics we felt blessed to have made it at full dose for the first four weeks. Apparently only 20% of the study patients actually made it at the high does for the entire first four weeks. The doctor said that almost all patients in the study experienced on and off treatment weeks whenever their body's couldn't handle the treatment during this phase of the game. We really needed the emotional and physical break from treatment. It was a nice break. Each day I got a little stonger and my hunger came back. I was able to play with the kids some and by Monday of this week I was feeling pretty good.

I gave myself my first injection on Monday and that afternoon it was all coming back to me. The chills, fever, and not feeling well. On Wednesday of this week I was able to give myself the second shot and I had chills today, but nothing like Monday. We are praying that this lower dose fewer times a week, will allow me to be back at work. I will only have one week of shots instead of the two we had planned, but with God's help and all your prayers I am confident I will be able to make it through next week, when I return to work.

My family could still use your prayers as well. It will be quite a change for our four year old, to have his dad gone at work again. He has really been used to having me around, even though I have not been feeling well. Our 10 month old, well he just likes attention and food right now so he will be fine. Michele has mixed emotions, but I think she can't wait for me to back to work to get out of her hair and she can settle back into her routine. Just kidding.

These are big changes for all of us and we would again like to thank everyone for their prayers and help during this difficult time.

God Bless