Thursday, February 28, 2008

Feeling Thankful

Hello Family and Friends,

I'm not really sure what has triggered this particular emotion, but today I am feeling very thankful.  Thankful for my husband and the fact that I still have him with me.  Thankful for my friend Karen and all my friends who make me smile and bring me such joy.  And thankful for family who support me and Jay unconditionally.  Just thankful...

This morning Jay had a PET/CT scan.  The first one since finding out that the one big tumor that was in his belly in August isn't there anymore.  I am eager...and hopeful...and a little scared to know the results from today.  I want the cancer to be gone so badly.  The great thing is, we will go to City of Hope on Tuesday and have them review the results and give them to us.  We will see what happens.

Jay is officially on a break from chemotherapy for a few months.  If surgery is an option at all and City of Hope wants to perform it, Jay has to be completely off of chemo for at least four weeks.  So far he has been off for two weeks, so this was a good time to take a break.  His body really needs to recover from the side effects.  Jay was so relieved to know that he will have a few months of not having to be injected every other week and not having to take seven chemo pills a day.  It made me happy to see him so relieved.  He really needed that.  And while it still makes me a little nervous that he is not taking the chemo, I am trusting that the Lord will take care of him.  Either way, it's out of my hands.  I just wait...pray...and deal.

As for me...I have Spring fever!!  It is so gorgeous outside today and I am stuck in an office.  I want to go out and play and have fun!  It is difficult to concentrate when I know that Jay is at home tinkering in the garage or off taking TJ for a run in the park.  I want to be there.  But, alas, I cannot.  Total bummer.

I don't care about anything but having more time with my honey.  That's all that matters to me.

Love to all.  Pray for Jay...please.


monicasmemoirs said...

Praying for Jay!

Let us know the results.  Thinking positive thoughts and of course saying a prayer.


lv2trnscrb said...

that's is neat that the tumor in his belly is no longer there! thank you Lord!!

so glad the appt at City of Hope is coming up soon

remember the Lord knows exactly what is going on with Jay and trusting in Him is the best to do, no matter how hard it can be at times

so glad too that Jay has a break from chemo; that regimen does sound like a tough one

beautiful weather, isn't it?


ajquinn354 said...

Also praying for Jay, hope you get great news from the Pet/Ct scan that Jay had.  Will be keeping him and also you in my prayers when you go on Tuesday to City Of Hope.....know being off the chemo has to be making him feel better, not easy being on this treatment, understand your concern with him being off it....but believe the Dear Lord will watch over him and wishing for good news when you go to the City of Hope. Bless you both.....Arlene (AJ)

fisherkristina said...

I am praying for you both.