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!)|