Archive for November 2, 2008

What Do You Want to Hear?

Do you want to only hear the happy, upbeat things that happen in our life so you can think we are so strong that we never struggle? Or, will you lose respect for us the times when we stumble over the rocks in this dark valley?   We have been surrounded with blessings.  Every good deed we ever did has been paid back 10 times over.

Then, why have I been so blue today?  The last few days have been emotionally and physically draining. Two doctors told us there is no medical treatment for Dan’s sarcoma. They make no comment about his anti-cancer diet.  The oncologist did say that Dr. Dubey, Dan’s oncologist/radiologist for the first sarcoma, wants to see Dan in 3 weeks to determine if this 2nd cancer is in an area that has not been radiated. ( But they don’t think radiation will kill the cancer…just slow down the growth.)

The nurse from Miracle Home Health continues to cause much less pain than the clinic did when she removes the sponge from Dan’s incision, puts a new sponge in and tapes it…but I see him grimace, and groan quietly.  Even with pain medication, his pain lasts for several hours.

The bright side is that precious friends continue to bring beautiful, delicious meals designed to help Dan win the battle over cancer. Two very special men, Craig Altrock (full time Worker at Let’s Start Talking) and Leslee Altrock’s uncle helped us move back to Dottie’s house.  They did all the heavy lifting of boxes, suitcases, etc.  Brenda, from Flower Mound, continues to be our Personal Shopper. Today we had a very special treat – her two teenage daughters came with her!  They are beautiful on the inside AND outside.

Jamie chose scriptures from Romans 1 – 12  to lift me up, and concluded with, “Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God – which is your spiritual worship.  Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind.  Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – His good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2.  We have done our best to obey this admonition from Paul since our teen age years.  We pray you will do this too. — Anne and Dan

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