Thursday, October 2, 2008

Hi guys. Just wanted to check in.

We didn't hear anything from the insurance company yet. But today was interesting. I would much rather Frank be telling this story, but he's sound asleep!

Frank was in a meeting at the Myeloma clinic with some of his guys from work. He was glad to be able to work a little since he didn't get started on chemo today. When he got home, we asked him how things went. Guess who was in the meeting? The insurance manager we had the meeting with yesterday. Frank said the look on her face was pretty funny. He said you could see the confusion trying to place it all together.

She was pretty straight with Frank as they talked after the meeting. She said that she has never seen an insurance company pay for 5 stem cell transplants. She's never seen them pay for more than 3. So, she was not very encouraging about the approval.

All that did was make us so thankful to see how God has provided for us over these past 5+ years. (It will be 6 in Nov) We will continue to trust in that provision for us no matter what we hear from our insurance company. We have seen God work in mysterious and marvelous ways. His thought are higher than ours, that is for sure! We are humbled amazed all the time!!

Frank is doing well in the waiting. He is uncomfortable a lot of the time. He's takes pain medicine now to help him through the day. He doesn't complain though. You just know by watching how carefully he moves around, etc. Once we attack those lesions, we are hoping the pain will subside.

The kids are doing okay. Biggest issue is that they miss their phones. We don't have any cell coverage at the apt. NO TEXTING?? Are you kidding me!?!? Actually, I am bummed, too. I do my share of text messaging. We wish we could be staying in better touch with everyone. We all have our computers, so email email email! Thank you for those who are sending sweet words of encouragement. We appreciate it so much!

During the debate tonight, (kids are watching for a grade!) we got a phone call that Jimmy was on his way to hospital with a soccer injury. We don't know what's going on yet, but I think it's his knee. He's downtown on some Morphine at the moment. Please pray it's nothing serious. We're anxious to hear something..... from the land line! Which is 501-225-6971. Call if you can!

"Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. Be anxious for nothing, but in every thing by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus." Phil 4: 4-7

This is Dr. Barlogie and Frank on Wednesday. Not the white coat most people expect. Leather pants is his usual fall/winter attire. And just in case you're wondering..... his idea for Frank to sit on his lap! And I'm not jealous..... :) Gotta love it!

love to you all..... we're hanging in there.... In His grace, Peg

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow, I wanted to post something to let you all know we are thinking of you and praying as well but when I read the NO TEXTING part I actually sighed out loud! I think I am in need of a 12 step program myself in regards to the texting. Anyhoooo....Love the picture with the Dr. in the leather pants! The kids should all take up modeling! So beautiful and so photogenic! Saw the pics on facebook - Congrats to Zach!! You all are always in our prayers :) Love the Griswold's (aka Conway's)