|Handing out presents this morning.|
Terence has been feeling a little on the yucky side, but over all anything is better than TOK-001! He is on the trial and error side in regards how to deal with pain, nausea, new side effects etc. We're finding that can be consuming. It consumes ones energy~ both mental and physical so we're trying now days to just move forward.
"First today, then tomorrow" is our new motto! Good words to live by.
I am finding that I have some new energy. I think the clinical trial sapped me of a lot of my strength- the 'not knowing' and watching Terence get sicker and sicker was difficult.... so much uncertainty. Not that today is any different.....but I seem to be a little stronger. Must be answered prayers!
This is "Christmas week"! We are facing it with much more anticipation than last year! A year has brought a little more maturity in the cancer arena: not as shocked and stunned as we were last year. Still keeping everything really simple though.
Eric will be home on leave in a few days and our youngest son Andrew is also coming home from Korea! Our daughter-in-law Callie has a birthday this week and we will also be sharing the holidays with Jon, the kids' first cousin on the Duenas side. Full house- family, gotta love it. We're spending Christmas-eve here with appetizers and stocking stuffers and Christmas morning will be at our daughter Nadine's house- she and her husband Mike have three kids, Bella, Ethan and Annie...our hearts joy especially during this time.
Thanks for all your prayers......they work! Thanks Lord!
December 19, 2010