Thursday, May 29, 2003

We have had such a great day! We've been walking around in a cloud of thankfulness since Tuesday.

Frank had to be at the hospital early this morning to receive a medicine via an IV. Afterward, he had a meeting with a hospital administrator. He's working - even during treatment. I am so proud of him and his wonderful attitude. I stayed at the apt. while he took care of business and was able to get out and walk. It felt great to get out, although I did miss my dad's company. We walked together every day over the weekend.

Frank and I went back to the hospital this afternoon for the chemo. Unlike the past chemo treatments, this one only lasted 20 minutes. That is quite a switch from the fanny pack he used to wear over 5 days. It's amazing how much stronger this is, yet how little he actually gets of it. We were in and out of there quick and came back to the apartment for dinner.

There have been so many blessings all along this journey ~ we love to talk about them. One of them is the time we've had together. Not many couples at this stage in life have this amount of alone time. I can remember when getting 10 minutes after work was an accomplishment! I know you guys can relate. Although we miss the kids and are ready to see them next week, we cherish the time we've had together, too. Like I told him before we were married, "he's a keeper".

He is feeling really good. The annoying side effect he's got right now are the hiccups. The decadron gives him the hiccups. Not just every now in then, but for hours. He's sitting behind me now, hiccupping away!...for over an hour now. Scaring him didn't help - I tried!

Tomorrow is the transplant. We go in the afternoon and they'll give him some of those wonderful stem cells he so willing gave in April. We praise the Lord daily for His goodness to us. We talk to many patients that don't have such wonderful news. We are humbled and overwhelmed at the mercy and grace that has been given to Frank. We give God all the glory for the healing process that has taken place in his body. Prayer is a powerful!

1 Peter 5:6,7 Therefore humble yourself under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your cares upon Him, for He cares for you.
I'm so glad He cares for us! May each of you experience the joy of the Lord today!


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