The Same Boat I Was In …

A few weeks ago Lori and I met a couple (DI and CI) that were struggling along the path of cancer. He (DI) was the patient and and she (CI) was the faithful, always there caregiver. He was in the same boat I was in weeks before. His cancer is different and at a much different stage, however he had lost a lot of weight and was depressed and was exactly where I was about 6 weeks ago.

We talked to them in great detail about the way I had been and discussed the changes that had occurred since I had been prescribed Megace. A lot of prayers went his way this past week. God had really laid him on my heart and Lori and I discussed what we could do for them and how much we hoped for better days in his future. Lori bought a daily devotion that she has fallen in love with and left it at CTCA for them to get on their next visit. She is so thoughtful like that. I’m just not wired that way.

Flash forward to today (5/3/13) and guess who I find in Infusion. DI and CI. They were sitting in the “corner office” getting 2 units of blood. Apparently, his chemo is rough on the blood system. The good news is that he was smiling and felt like talking. The doctors have given him something to help with his appetite and it was working. He said he had gained two pounds and was eating everything he could get his hands on. I was so proud to see him feeling better. God has had His hands on him this past week and I hope and pray that this is a turning point for him.  He still has some side effects and still has a tough row to hoe, but now he will have the fuel to help him.

They are very sweet Christians from the east side of Atlanta out I-20. I don’t know how often our paths will cross, but I hope it is regular and often. God bless them and I ask you to pray for them earnestly. It was truly an inspiration to see him today and see the difference a week can make.

Getting Back on Track

After a crazy weekend last weekend, I missed chemo and we are trying to get back on schedule. Lori and I are back in Newnan today and we are waiting on chemo to start around 2:30. This being our 3rd week, I don’t have to have the Gemzar. That should put us heading out about 5PM. It will be nice to get home at a decent time tonight. All of my blood counts are looking good except my potassium. They are giving more to take and telling me to add more to my diet. I guess banana pudding would help. Haha. According to the scales at home I weighed 174 which means I am still gaining weight. I have never paid so much attention to scales in my life. It’s definitely more fun to gain weight than worry about losing.

Today has been a God given day. Sunshine, light breeze, mild temperatures, what else could you ask for. Please be in prayer for our Youth Pastor Bob Agan as he travels in Kenya and preaches and ministers to the people there. He is planting seeds that he prays will lead to opportunities for our youth to go and minister, too. Also, lift up Rev. Ned Steele and he is fighting his own battle with cancer. He is my step-mothers dad and has just recently been diagnosed.