July 28, 2012

Day 4 of 13 of no cytotoxics or steroids.

Yesterday, our family, Kathleen, Kris, Kirsten and SO Jeph, saw my mom, Barbara, as she prepares for hitting a major milestone, 90 years old! Wow! We had a great meal out and shared some of the better family stories. Happy Birthday, Mom! May God bless you and keep you.

Here we all are heading off on vacation:

I write this morning from the home of the people I have known longest on this planet other than my family. I’ve known Bob since I was 5 years old – we went to kindergarten together. I’ve known Cricket since I was 10 years old. I was in their wedding when we were all in our young twenties. Thank you so much for all the help, overnight stays, great food and drink and, most especially, companionship, you have provided over the decades. Friends do not get any better than what you offer.

Here are Kathleen and I with Bob and Cricket:

My GI issues seem to be settling out since my last dose on Monday and the leg pain also seems on the way out, even if still present this morning – the acetaminophen still helps. I am so looking forward to feeling like a normal, human being over this next week.

My postings will be a little erratic over this next week and that should be considered a good thing.