Sunday, December 30, 2018
Friday, December 21, 2018
I wanted to thank all you wonderful people who have prayed, sent cards, and well wishes Ted's way. Also for the prayers for me to have the strength I need to help Ted thru this. So many compassionate people in blogland. I am so thankful for each of you. Wishing all of you a very Merry Christmas. Love you !!!
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
On Monday Dr. Birhiray(cancer dr) came in and said , "Did I say, If or maybe? No, I said you will have three chemo rounds. You will be here a month, maybe go home two days , come back another month, and then repeat a third time. " So in this first round of chemo, Ted's cancer is gone"(remission)...as is his immune system and many other daily things our bodies do for us.
He has been so ill, not eating, diarrhea, sick to his tummy( a little thankfully ). So now he is getting extra attention for his bowels. He finally did eat yesterday. I tell him eat things that may be easy to digest. It's hard to think, "what would I like to eat...when it comes down to what would I like to throw up?" He needs to keep trying...food makes energy that he needs for this fight. His counts are slowly climbing.
I am ever so grateful for all of you out there with prayers and well wishes. I know in my heart all of them are helping us. I try to stay with Ted when he is at his worse moments. I just finally had to come home and get to the chiropractor. My back has been so bad I could barely walk yesterday. Thankful for my grandchildren and daughters for all their help .
I will tell how the cancer doctor told us about this cancer AML, and treatment. Your bone marrow is a garden growing flowers(cells) Cancer is weeds taking over the garden, chemo is herbicide . At first you use a big amount of herbicide to kill the weeds, which also kills the flowers. Once all is killed, the garden has to sit awhile...which is where Ted is right now, the really sick stage, After some time, the flowers will grow again....the weeds will come back, but not as many...you need more herbicide.(not as much as the weeds are not as thick). The garden is killed once again, the garden has to sit for time to bring it back. Then a third round of herbicide(chemo) is used, not so much this third time as the weeds are less . The garden sits to rest and comes back healthy. This is the hope of all the chemo treatments. Ted will be tested time and again after this to see how well he is doing and to make sure the cancer is not back......at the end of three years he would be considered cured.
Please pray for Ted and anyone else with cancer. I sit and think of this as , one floor of cancer patients in one hospital and then I am overwhelmed by the enormity of cancers out there. It touches all. It's a disease that includes the whole family in the emotional pain. May God bless all of you for your caring hearts. XO
Monday, December 3, 2018
I know it's the prayers that are going up for Ted that are helping us . I thank all of you who offer prayers and well wishes, they mean the world to us. I have been writing prayers down for Ted to read if he has a quiet moment. He has had units of blood, platelets, antibiotics, and meds. Yesterday he did keep a bit of food down. The first in 3 days. I guess it was a good thing he ate those big breakfasts when he could. This is a scary time .
I will try to see the chiropractor again today. Can not sit still with my back hurting. Grandson Skylar,lifted a limb out of the front yard for me . Thankful for my family standing by to help any way they can. Hope all of you are well, thank you always for sweet thoughts and comments.XO
Sunday, November 25, 2018
Ted is doing well with his treatments, so far....we know it won't always be a day to smile. I told Ted when he gets low, to force himself to think ahead to his spring fishing trip with his son, brothers, and friends. That will cheer him.
I want to thank my children who have stepped up to help me get to and from the hospital, plus feed me. LOL. Thank you kind wonderful blog family and friends. All the prayers and well wishes mean so much to Ted and I. He said he was touched to know so many cared. Silly boy, he is loved. XO
Saturday, November 17, 2018
The doctor said Ted had a blockage, but he did not take care of it because Ted's hemoglobin count was so low, it was dangerous. So he was admitted to the hospital for treatment.
Monday, November 12, 2018
Just a couple more days till Ted gets his heart cath. I seem to be holding my breath. I am getting a cold now and pray he doesn't catch it. He will not be getting the cath if he does. Thank you all for your kind words and prayers...you certainly are special. XO
Saturday, November 10, 2018
This coming week, Ted will have a heart catheterization. They will be checking the stent he had put in 18 years ago. This is for good measure. So please keep Ted in your good thoughts and prayers. We deeply appreciate all of you and your loving kindnesses.
We did breathe a little easier after we left the clinic. Now we will prepare for this coming week.
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Monday, Ted went to get his treadmill echogram. He was winded afterwards. His heart doctor was making his rounds at the hospital and he stopped in to check a couple things with Ted. He did not seem to be too concerned. Told Ted to take it easy for a few days and be sure to keep his appointment on Friday. So we will know more after tomorrow. Please keep my Teddy Bear in your good thoughts and prayers. Thank you so much. Wishing all of you a great day. XO