Monday, December 11, 2006

Hi everyone,

Today completed the last treatment of the 1st of 6 rounds of chemo. Boy, that sounded confusing! He gets 10 days off now.

He's doing great. His platelets only dropped 6 points. They're 120. His other lab values were good. He feels good... working... normal!!!

We have been saddened to hear of another Myeloma patient from Memphis that passed away in Oct while in Little Rock. We didn't know this man, but another patient that knows us both was checking in with us on the phone the other day. She called us to see how Frank was doing. This man had relapsed in Aug, and was having a 3rd transplant at the same time Frank was in Sept. I don't know how we missed each other in that small unit ~ it's like family up there. We were there at the same time.

Even though we didn't know him personally, it is amazing how affected you are to hear such news. It's like watching a wreck in your rear view mirror and knowing that could have been you just as easily. We don't understand the sovereignty of God and it's overwhelming to think about how God has a plan for each one of our lives. When it comes right down to it, we are nothing but grateful for each answered prayer we've had, and each blessing that has been given to our family regarding Frank's health.

We are thankful to God for his 2nd remission and will give Him all the glory for it.

"Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever, Amen." Eph 3: 20-21