Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Hey there!

Hope your day's been great! This is the first day Frank didn't have an appointment to be somewhere today. We've been busy at home catching up on school, cleaning and getting things done here. Frank's been making phone calls, and trying to work from home too. Zach ran off with the youth leaders for a bit, but we're mostly jealous of Chandler, who made time in her day for the yoga and ab classes at the gym. I'm glad she's making good use of her time.

Frank is doing so much better! Thank you Lord! Yesterday was busy, going to 3 different places for treatment. Chemo at Dr. Weir's office. Radiation at Bapt Cancer Care, and a platelet transfusion at Bapt Outpatient Center. (His platelets were 10 yesterday) He didn't use his walker when we went for radiation, and has been getting around easier and without a lot of pain. We've been so excited to see him more comfortable ~ but as excited as we are, I'm not sure it can't compare to the relief HE feels. Other than his pain patch, he hasn't even taken extra pain medicine today.

Frank has been given so many tests over the years. We've learned about the most detailed procedures and wonderful technologies that effect his treatment. So this sort of... different... The bumps on his scalp where you can see the myeloma pushing out are actually the visual "gauge" to see how effective the chemo is working. No fancy tests. He gets a kick out of that. The smaller ones are gone and only the bigger one is left. Yeah!

The radiation is also helping. His eye looks like normal again. And because he's walking better we know it's working on this hips too. We're excited about that because Dr. Lee said it continues to work 6-8 weeks afterwards.

Thank you so much for your prayers. We feel it, we really do. In our devotion today it talks about trusting God with each moment, whether we sense His presence or not. It reminds us to be thankful for today, because it's a precious and unrepeatable gift. (Jesus Calling, by Sarah Young) That's true, not matter what you have going on in your life! And we are thankful for today! And we're also very thankful we're not alone on this journey.

Frank's parents are coming in tonight for a few days, and Scott's family and Neely are coming on for the weekend. It'll be great to see them.

May God richly bless you today. We're sure asking Him to!

love, Peggy and Frank

"In all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us." Romans 8:37


Anonymous said...

Peggy that's so weird as our family prayer today was thanks for all the blessings that we received today that went unnoticed or unseen. I am so thrilled to hear chemo and radiation are working! Your'e right--we cannot imagine the pain/discomfort. We pray God continues to strengthen you all, and that today is equally as good a today. Chris

Anonymous said...

chris stamp that is--sorry!

Anonymous said...

May you have a laughter-filled weekend with Scott's family and Neely. Frank & Peggy: you are loved and in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

I think of you all often!!I'm glad to hear about your transition to home!! But your Little Rock Family misses you!! Love you all!! Heather