How’d ya get in that there wheel chair?

I am just about halfway through my radiation treatments.

Jon Cadd, and often his wife, Cher, drove me to about half of my treatments and some doctor appointments. I would often look out the window and catch Jon mowing our lawn. He also helped me with some painting, moving boxes and furniture, taking out the trash; he walked with me, prayed with me, and sometimes just stopped by to visit. Thank you, Jon & Cher.

In the first week, I needed a wheel chair to get out of the hospital after the treatments. In the second week, the pain was much less and I was happy to be walking out. It’s been great to sleep in a bed again, but I’ve been restricted to one comfortable position (the right side). In the last couple nights, that sleep comfort zone has expanded nicely.

Each day, the treatments are a little more tolerable and the sleep situation is a little bit better. I’m still losing weight because I just don’t have an appetite. I’ve lost about 25 pounds, and I am extremely disappointed to have to report that I still cut a silhouette of Homer Simpson.

My doctor says “the indicators” lead her to believe the cancer I have is Plasma Cytoma, which responds very well to radiation treatments. In about a week, I will have a bone marrow biopsy. This will be done to rule out the possibility that the cancer is Multiple Myeloma, which is very similar to the other, but has no cure.

As I have said before, I so appreciate your prayers. I don’t know how to thank you. I can’t imagine going through something like this without God’s Awesome Peace. Knowing that you pray for me (and with me) overflows me with a loving, lifted up feeling I can’t explain (but, I sure do love it!).

Thank you,