Here’s the Plan, Man!

Ok…so here’s the plan for Daddy.  I know you’ve been wondering.

We met with Dr. Moore in Kokomo who will be his oncologist.  I like her.  And she loves Jesus!

Basically, he has two types of Lymphoma.  One is the Follicular B-Cell Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma that they found in front of his ear.  It was the original lymphoma diagnosed.  It’s indolent, meaning that it is slow growing but it is also non-curable but also not really the “killing” kind.  Yes, one doctor actually called it that!  The other one, found in his left humerus is Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma.  It is aggressive.  And it’s stage 1.  This one actually came FROM some little very bad, no good, should be ashamed of themselves, rogue cells of the other one.

Daddy’s will look like this, except his “tail” will also be purple.

So…Today we met with Dr. Inder Seekri who will be putting in a portacath.  I like him.  And he loves Jesus!

Basically it’s a port for them to be able administer the chemo.  It will go under his skin and the plan now is that it will stay in for 2 years.  That will be inserted as an outpatient surgery on Monday the 22nd.  Then Tuesday the 23rd will be his first of 3 cycles of chemotherapy.  Each cycle lasts for 21 days.  So, he’ll have one on the 23rd of October, November 13th and December 4th.

We go in the morning for “chemo training” at the cancer center.  Then this Thursday he will have a nuclear medicine heart scan to make sure his heart will be able to handle the chemotherapy.

After the initial 3 cycles are finished, they will do another PET scan to see how the cancer reacted.  Then, decide from there what the next steps will be.  Either more chemo OR begin radiation.

That’s pretty much it for now.  I wanted to be able to give everyone a heads up.  If you have any questions or comments, please leave a comment below.

We are so incredibly thankful for all of you who are praying and thinking about us all during this time!

Philippians 4:7

“And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

That’s a great verse.  I love the promise found there.  But that “And” at the beginning is a hint that we should read what comes before.  Verse 7 isn’t a complete thought in and of itself.  Here is what verse 6 says, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” 

Is it possible in my humanness to not be anxious today?  About anything?  Can I have thanksgiving today?  I’ve certainly presented my requests to God.  Today we find out the results from my Daddy’s PET scan and the bone marrow biopsy that were done last week.  Today we get more answers.  Am I anxious?  You betcha!  But I’ve talked to God about it.  So…”the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard [my] heart and [my] mind in Christ Jesus.”  What a promise. 

We’re Moving!

Well, after 10 and a half years in a house that we knew we wouldn’t live in forever, we finally found “the one”.  The home we will live in til we meet Jesus!  Our “forever home”. 

Right across the road from this new home is where we have always planned to build someday.  The hubby and I had talked about that since we were dating…waaaaaay back when.  But then the dreaded bypass happened.  The lot was plowed over to make more farm ground.  We thought our dream would have to be somewhere else.  This area is almost directly between my parents in the Ville and hubby’s parents 1.5 miles away.  Closer to our church, which is where I work.  Closer to the school that the kiddos attend.  And the hubby can just hop right on the bypass to drive to work!  It’s just where we want to land.

We’re super excited about making this house our home.  I’ve been dreaming, planning, hoping and wishing about all the things we want to do…actually, all that really involves is painting.  The house is really just that great for us!

Here’s the link to the realty page of the house.