Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Didn't want the day to pass without wishing all a most blessed Christmas! Today we've celebrated Joe's 3rd Christmas since his cancer diagnosis. It's been step by step, sometimes baby steps, but man... 3 years after a stage IV cancer diagnosis is pretty awesome! (well, not 3 years exactly... 2 full years and 2 months, but 3 full Christmases... 3 birthdays... Cool!!!)

We had a great day at Mom and Dad's... Some strange family dynamics going on, but all that were there had a good time... lots of good food and laughter.

Hope that everybody had a good day... that your blessings were many on this wonderous Holy day. Love and hugs, Susan

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Happy Birthday to my dear Joey!!!

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving! So much to be thankful for!

Then today, we celebrated Joe's 57th birthday!!! wonderful!!! We weren't sure he'd see 55, then 56 looked promising, but the first of this year... making 57 didn't look good... He did it tho! By God's grace, he's had another birthday... and right now, things are still looking good for 58!

His checkups have been really good... His liver #'s continue to fall... everything else is staying stable. Hemoglobin was better this last visit, so no Aranesp. He's still having a bit of trouble with his hands and feet (cracking and bleeding... some tingling), but we're staying on top of it.

We'll have another CT done in February, to "see" what the cancer's doing, but everything points to the Erbitux still doing it's thing. Yay!

Gearing up for Christmas... most everything is done for the kiddos... Going to try to get the kids a gift card to Applebees or somewhere similar. It won't be much, but we're slim pickin's this year.

But we're whole! And that definitely counts for something!! Just wanted to update...

Wishing you all a most blessed Christmas and hopes for all to have a wonderful new year. Hugs, Susan