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


JulyG319 said...

What wonderful news!!! I'm so glad he got to celebrate another birthdy and that everything is looking good. I know what it feels like to have slim pickin's, but like you said at least you are "whole" and still with each other. I hope and pray that you will not only have a blessed Christmas but a wonderfully blessed new year as well!
Lots of hugs, Julie =)

tlc313 said...

Happy Birthday Joe!!!! So happy to hear that you and Joe had a wonderful Thanksgiving and Joe had a happy birthday. I love good news and I love that we are all blessed with God's love and mercy. Have a wonderful and Blessed Christmas.