I am so looking forward to coming home!! Just two days left of treatments. Monday we did immunotherapy and Tuesday two Chemotherapy treatments. So, I feel like I have a permanent IV attached to me. (I wonder if they could throw a bit of wine in it once and a while) 🙂 Today, immunotherapy and Thursday my last Chemo treatment of this 3 week session. Friday will be back to immunotherapy to get me super-charged for coming home.
Everyday Terry and I meet with a doctor to insure my vitals, blood, nutrition, attitude, and general health is in good order. For going thru such an arduous process the team at Century Wellness have made this made this an “excellent customer experience”.
As we have gone thru this journey I am reminded how blessed I am to have such a great family and friend network. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t get a comment regarding a blog or a text to wish me well. I cannot put into words how greatly Terry and I have appreciated your support. There are times we laugh and times we cry, but all the time we rely on our great God to help us thru the trials and tribulation of managing this “Sucky” disease. ( I had to get one more sucky in there)
I believe that this was the best course of action for me and Terry agrees. Because of the way Century Wellness delivers the Chemo (along with changing my diet and taking numerous supplements each day) I am able to feel relatively good thru the treatments and live a more normal life. I know in my heart of hearts that some time in the future our standard of care system along with insurance companies regarding cancer will realize that there are better ways to treat the disease than just throwing drugs into people and hoping they make it through it all.
So, Monday, Tuesday,and Wed I got a chance to meet with and talk to a nice couple from Norfolk, NE. We were IV buddies. The Mrs. has breast cancer that also managed to get into her vertebre in her back. She went thru traditional treatments but got so sick she decided there had to be a better way. They found their way to CWC. It is fasinating to meet people from around the country. I love listening to their story. Not one of them puts off a “woe is me” attitude. I have seen strength in people thru great physical weakness. It is totally and completey awe inspirting to me. It is so true that no matter what our circumstances can ALWAYS be worse. This is why it is so important to look at the positive in everything—complain less, appreciate more! This is true in business, personal relationships, and in every area of life.
Starting Friday at 1pm we have a 26 hour jouney by car ahead of us. We’ll stop in Salt Lake City Friday night, then Omaha where we’ll stay with my brother and sister-in-law. Then, home Sunday! Pray that the weather and roads stays good and that I will not experience any fatigue during the drive. I leave you with this awesome scripture from Psalm 91:1-4:
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “he is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. (disease) He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge;his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
This my friends is what I hang on too……there is nothing more to say than this.
May you be blessed beyond measure!
Craig (aka Papa G)