We are so very grateful to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for many reasons, but especially for their Co-Pay Assistance Program. Honestly, I don’t know what we would do without the yearly grants we have been approved for, that help with insurance premiums and co-pays. Below is a description of the program from their website, and you can click here for more information.
Co-Pay Assistance Program
Dealing with cancer is hard enough without having to worry about its financial burden. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Co-Pay Assistance Program helps you pay your insurance premiums and meet co-pay obligations. We’ll also help you find additional sources of financial help.
Why not take a little snooze while you wait?
Here is the happy patient with Dr. Gasparetto (sorry it’s blurry!). She is such a wonderful, caring oncologist and spent real quality time with us:
August 25, 2010 is a day we will never ever forget. This is the day EZ got a new lease on life with his stem cell transplant at Duke. We will forever celebrate each year we are given, and never forget the difficulties EZ faced, and overcame, to get here. Click the titles on his One Year Celebration and his Two Year Celebration for a look back.
We had a wonderful, fast paced celebration with the Dew Crew yesterday after church and before Awana. EZ planned the menu of French Dip sandwiches, kettle cooked chips and pretzels, and cookies & cream ice cream pie with Oreo crust. (For all the food critics out there, I KNOW this isn’t the healthiest menu…it was his birthday, so we indulged! Back to leafy greens, veggies, fruit, lean meats, and much less sugar tomorrow:-)
Once again we have so much to be grateful for. Here are just a few things that come to mind:
1. No hospitalizations or major illnesses this year.
2. EZ can sit for longer periods of time and we have enjoyed dinners out.
3. EZ flew for the first time! Six hours from Charlotte to Seattle, first class, no problems.
4. We were able to take a cruise to Alaska, courtesy of my sweet mom. Amazing!
5. EZ almost single handedly packed up our entire basement, making multiple trips with his trailer to
a storage unit to unpack. His physical stamina and ability to build and work on projects has
6. He remains on 10 mg Revlimid daily, and continues to be in complete response with no detectable
When you live with an incurable cancer, you never know when the tables will turn, so for now, we celebrate special ‘anniversaries’ such as this, with much joy. Sleep remains elusive, peripheral neuropathy wreaks havoc in his legs and feet, he lives with pain every day, and fatigue hits pretty hard sometimes, but he copes, never complains, and carries on.
|(Can you tell Samuel wasn’t too happy about this picture?)|
|(Our daughter, Leah, created this housewarming sign for us!)|
|Airplane food isn’t all that bad (yeah first class!)|
|Look at those mountains!|
|Our home for three days with view of the floating bridge|
Oldest son David with wife Shannon
Youngest son Johnny with wife JoAnn
Middle child Linda with husband EZ
|Look real closely and you can see Mt. Ranier in the distance (from our balcony)|
|After a long day of travel, time for pizza with Johnny and JoAnn!|
|Let the good times begin with Mom, David, Shannon and EZ!
Have a great weekend everyone!
These paragraphs from a fundraising letter they sent out will help explain what they will be doing in Nepal:
|Anne and I will especially be missing this guy!!|
Next it was time for a new garage door…lighter, quieter and no more sagging (failed to get a pic of the old one!).
We never had pickets on the steps leading to our unfinished basement, so EZ built a new railing and added the pickets, making it a lot safer! Glad we never had one of the grandkids go over that edge!
|Our appliances taking up our eat-in kitchen area|
|Pulling up the old
EZ got in to the action too
|Toilet on the deck anyone?|
|Shingles, shingles and more shingles|
|The old roof…ugh!|
|Off with the old, on with the new (glad they had safety lines, but I still couldn’t watch)|
|Old on left, new on right|
|Done…and we love it!|