Saturday, June 2, 2012

Good Medicine

It has been a while since Mike posted and so many of you asked how he is doing on the 1/2 dose. I just wanted to update on how he is feeling after 4 rounds of the lower dose. He is doing amazingly well and tolerating it so much better. It is obviously not a cake walk and he is a trooper b/c he doesn't complain despite lingering side effects like aches in his hands and feet and shoulders, but we are thankful that is tolerable and so much better than the full dose. He is able to work and even went on a business trip last week. He is eating better and can even enjoy coffee again (big bonus!). It is an answer to many prayers that he is doing better, and we are thankful that it looks like he will be able to do the 1/2 dose for at least a year and hopefully longer.
He enjoyed some "good medicine" this past weekend-taking our family to his "happiest place on earth"-Circle 6 Farm in Missouri. Our dear friends, the Kossmeyers, invite us every year to bring the girls. Mike and Chris have been friends for about 20 years and hunt together every year and it really is Mike's favorite place on earth. They have 4 grown children who are so kind to our girls. Campbell and Avery look forward to this trip every year.

Riding the Big Green Tractor, riding the little four wheeler, fishing, relaxing in the lake and in the hammocks...we did it all!

It really was a perfect weekend for our family. I don't think any of us thought about shots (well, maybe Mike did because he had to take one while we were there), or oncologists or scans while we were there. It was so much fun to spend time with dear friends...."good medicine" for all of us.

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