Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Random Thoughts....

Just had to sit down and highjack the blog today to write some random thoughts. 

1. Tomorrow Mike will take Shot #7 out of 8 "full dose" shots.  Please pray for Mike these next two weeks, as you have graciously done these past seven weeks. He is certainly feeling the effects of the Sylatron and I know he has forgotten what feeling good or normal feels like. He never really complains and I know when he says he has a headache that it really is more than just a normal headache and that I'd be doing way more complaining than he is. He is so dizzy and can't sleep and is having so many side effects. My prayer is that the 1/2 doses will be a breeze compared to these full dose shots and that these next two weeks will race by. He is getting a bag of fluids right now and we hope that will make a difference in how he feels. He has missed work almost every day this week b/c he feels so rotten, which he hates to do....which brings me to Random Thought #2....

2. One of God's greatest blessings in this midst of this trial has been Capis, where Mike is working right now. Two years ago it was so hard for him to leave Cantor and God opened the door at Capis. His boss, Joanna has been  wonderful. She has been invested in our fight with Blue Cross to get his shots covered and has been amazingly flexible about Mike working when he feels good and leaving when he feels bad. I'm thankful that she has been so wonderful to him and is giving him so much time off. She is giving him the rest of this week off. There just aren't many people like that and I'm  very thankful for her and the gracious people Mike works with who have stepped in and taking over for him while he is recovering and resting.

3. Speaking of Capis and Blue Cross Blue Shield...I'm sure you've read Mike's blog about them. ;-( Mike heard from them on Monday and they have agreed to pay for the shots. This is a huge answer to prayers for us. We now will pay a very minimal co-pay ($55) vs. the $700 per weekly shot we were paying. This is such wonderful wonderful news for us!

4. Lastly, this year in my weekly biblestudy we are studying the book of John. A few weeks ago we studied John 13 where Jesus is having the Last Supper with his disciples before He is crucified. In verse 34 he says "A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another." Mike and I can't begin to thank each of you for showing us that kind of love and for living this verse out in front of us. We have been humbled by the many people praying for our family, friends cooking for us, taking our girls for us so Mike can rest and we can go to doctor appointments, cards sent (shout out to the Kossmeyers and the cards sent DAILY), the kind gestures made so we know we are thought of, the emails, calls and texts, our sweet family who has taken such good care of us...we are so grateful to be witnessing God's love being poured out on us by those around us. "Thank you" isn't sufficient enough to say. 

5. REALLY the last thing... Campbell's sweet friend Libby Serber who is 6 yrs. old and goes to school with her found out she has cancer two weeks ago and has already had two surgeries at Children's. She will start radiation and chemo this week. Campbell's school had a big parade for Libby yesterday (it made the news) to welcome her back home. Please pray for brave little Libby and her family as she goes through this tough treatment.

Have a blessed week....

"Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything."  James 1:2-4

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