Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Mom Update

Here's the latest update on my Mom from my Dad:
Lynn has now completed four weeks of radiation and chemotherapy at Sparrow Regional Cancer Clinic in Lansing with two weeks left to go. She receives 5 treatments per week and takes Xeloda capecitabine chemotherapy tablets twice a day which makes the radiation treatment more effective.
Lynn has been tolerating the treatment as well as can be expected. She continues to be very fatigued and nauseated. When the weather is nice, she takes a short walk outside. Other than that, she stays close to home. Her spirits are very good and she looks forward to the time when she starts to feel better and can look back on this and say, "Thank you Lord for healing me. Now, I want to get on with the rest of my life!"
Either I, or Susan and the kids, or a couple of good friends drive Lynn to the cancer clinic which is about a 15 minute drive. There is no scarcity of those who want to help and we appreciate each and everyone of you. The treatment takes less than 10 minutes.
Susan made a brightly colored paper chain (like they used to put on Chrtistmas trees) with a bible verse or words of encouragement on one side and a design drawn or colored by Gabe, Allie and Ben on the other side. It's hanging in our den so when Lynn comes home from treatment, she removes one link. There are 10 links left. Who's counting? We all are!

Once again, we thank God for each of you. Your prayers, cards, e-mails, and other acts of kindness are overwhelming.
Hebrews 13:5

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