Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy Saint Patrick's Day.

We are typing this from the hospital. We drove over this morning. It felt so good to be home for a couple of days. I felt a little guilty for living so close when we entered the waiting room to see the other patients we've seen everyday since Feb 26th and remember they've been here everyday ~ some even longer than us. It was the same feeling we had during that ice storm in Memphis several years ago. People were out of power for 2 and 3 weeks. But we had power. Some lady in Kroger just lost it when she saw Frank buying steaks and pototoes. She asked Frank how he was going to cook...and found out we had electricty. Not a pretty scene. anyway......

He's here getting the daily blood work. He has an MRI at 1 today. Then we'll see Dr. Barlogie at 11:30 tomorrow. One more night in the apartment.

We are praying for wisdom and God's hand to specifically guide the next phase of treatment. Quantifying remission is a little more difficult now. We have rested in the word itself so much, that we're having to readjust our thinking a bit. After talking with a nurse about how to know when Frank is in remission, she was explaining that we'll rely on radiology now to determine where he stands. But once you have a lesion, it can take up to 18 months before you see it change or heal itself without any disease process going on. So, it's more of a subjecive call on the doctor's part. So future MRI and PET scans will guide them in future treatment plans for Frank.

Frank is back to normal. High energy, ready to get things done, perky and cheerful. The house was so quiet with the kids gone on the church ski trip. Moses, our cat is the only one making noise besides us. We cooked dinner and watched one of Frank's favorite movies last night. Let me clarify... one of his favorite movies with no killing and fight scenes. We watched Alex and Emma.

"As for me, I will call upon God,
And the Lord shall save me.
Evening and morning and at noon
I will pray, and cry aloud.
And He shall hear my voice.
He has redeemed my soul in peace
from the battle that was against me."
Psalm 55:16-18

Thank you for praying for us. We are so grateful and overwhelmed that this transplant went so smoothly. Thank you Lord!!

6 comments:

Amy said...

Frank and Peggy - I am so thankful that this has been a relatively short time away and we are ready for some patio chats with both of you. Frank, I promise, no new flower beds for you to help me remove the grass from. I guess we got the chipmunk...he didn't eat my tulip bulbs. And by the way, Bill is spoiling Casey...

Anonymous said...

Remember you are a TREND SETTER!! and that goes for this new TT5 as well!! I see your name in lights! :) Joshua 1:5
All our love, Nana & Papa & Casey ( whom you may not get back)

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to wish you a Happy Happy Birthday Peggy!! So happy to hear you got to spend the weekend at home and see the kids off. Thinking of you and praying for all of you :)

Sheri & Bobby & yungins

Anonymous said...

P.S. In the picture of Frank and Zach, Frank looks like Zach's distinguished older brother not his father! That twinkle looks good on you Frank! ;)

Sheri

Anonymous said...

Now Frank's gonna have an ego!! :)

Barbara said...

Frank and Peggy- Just praying for you both, all. Love Barbara & Scott