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Friday, August 26, 2011

blood test results are good but transplant is not in the plan

So what do we want first the good news or the bad news?  Ed's blood tests results are really good he is actually very healthy except for the cancer!!! and i am not being sarcastic.  all his levels for blood pressure and other tests are very good.  His liver is actually better he is not jaundiced adn his ammonia levels are good BUT he has 6 tumors.  he used to have 5. not sure if he always had 6 and drs only saw 5 or if he had 5 and now he has 6??
So that is the medical report..but life is more than a medical report and with God's help we will continue trying to live a good life within our means and abilities.  We are going to plan a vacation - we plan to go on a train ride up north hopefully all the way to Seattle.  That would be amazing!
I am concerned that some of my friends on the cancer survivor network who are caregivers for their husbands are having a very difficult time.  I posted to try to get them to focus less on the sad and negative and to go back to seeing the glass half full - but i know what they are going through and it is definitely not easy.  i'll leave it at that and come back and tell you how our appt goes with the Oncologist at Mather and the Radiologist at Travis.  Ed will be evaluated for more chemoambulazation treatments. 
take care and be strong!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Talk to the Mountain

Last Sunday, as almost every Sunday morning, Ed and I watch and pray with Joel Osteen.  We love his message of hope.  Sunday he said that if you are facing an obstacle that yes you should pray to have it removed but that also in faith you must act as if it has been already removed.  He said talk to the mountain.  the problem that you are facing maybe a personal, financial or medical problem, pray and then let your problme know that it is not stronger than you and it will not keep you from what God has in store for your future.    Ed was very inspired by this message and he has been putting extra effort in keeping busy and not letting his health get in the way of doing what he wants to do.  So he went back to going out once a day and is asking me everyday if there is something that he can help with.  he is trying to install a fan in our bedroom and is almost done.  Never underestimate the power of faith is stronger than the mountain!

have a good night and keep strong.
love and prayers to all my sisters