Two weeks ago: My son Nick tests positive for Covid. Our family friends from Florida have been here. No one else is sick, except our son. He got it at work. Quarantine time. We do a great job, but two days later my throat is on fire. I cough. I test positive. We are now … Continue reading 8/31 Dave’s Testimony: Covid, Cancer, Chemo, and a Dizzy Fall… Surviving with Great Love from Family and Friends
What a difference a day makes. Several days ago we planned a family movie night, when out of left field Dave became angry with our adult sons, and me; leaving us all stunned. It started out when he said he had to tell me something before we started the movie. My stomach seized up. Are … Continue reading 7/4 Dave’s Testimony: Chemo Rage Fireworks B4 Celebrating 4th of July!
At 3 a.m., this morning, I wish Dave a Happy Father’s Day. We’re not sleeping… again. He says, “Thanks,” and it warms my heart. It’s what we always do on holiday “eves.” So many times at midnight, we proudly rush to be the first to shout, “Happy Birthday!” Or, on Christmas Eve, at 4 a.m.; … Continue reading 6/19 Dave’s Testimony: Dad has Cancer (Next Day is Chemo) Happy Father’s Day!!!
This week is the 4th course of chemo. There are IV fluids, iron infusions for anemia, and a new side effect… annoying hiccups. Last off-chemo week, Dave didn’t feel as well at all. Chemo is cumulative; meaning my husband will probably feel worse, and have to endure more side effects, as he continues treatment for … Continue reading 6/3 Dave’s Testimony: Cancer, Chemo, Clots, Credit, and Chaotic Car Conversations
It’s been two months since Dave was diagnosed with stage four cancer, and our world was turned upside-down. But, what a gift birthday week was for both of us! My sister, Lisa, flew up to visit, and it was like no time had passed at all! It was a beautiful day when I picked her … Continue reading 5/21 Dave’s Testimony: A Birthday of Shared Gifts… Best Days Since Chemo!
Monday was chemo day. Thousands have prayed for Dave’s rare stage four intestinal cancer, discovered only a month ago. It’s been a whirlwind, but God has been in every single detail. One thing Dave was dreading, was the chemo. Side effects can be vast and overwhelming. But here’s what prayer does… God timed the weekend … Continue reading 4/25 Dave’s Testimony: Quilt of Valor… Covering Chemo with Prayers!
It’s chemo time for my husband Dave, who is fighting a rare stage four intestinal cancer. It has spread all over inside his small intestine and beyond, within his stomach and colon. All biopsy and genetics tests are back. The source has been found to be the appendix. Ironically, it can’t be removed, yet it’s … Continue reading 4/21 Dave’s Testimony: Prayers Weave a Greater Web than Cancer… Chemo Time
My dear husband is coming home today! It’s bittersweet. The storm cloud hanging over his Homecoming, is that’s he’s far opposite from well. It seems so wrong, so unfair, to be leaving the hospital after two weeks; only to still be severely ill. Yet, the silver lining is he’s coming home! We’ve missed him, and … Continue reading 4/13 Dave’s Testimony: Coming Home… Chemo for Christ
Dave’s been running the longest cancer race ever; like NASCAR, where the cars keep going around and around the track, lap after lap after lap. “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize” (1 Cor. … Continue reading 8/17 Dave’s Testimony: Cancer Racer Crashes… Pit Stop Prayer Team Sets in Motion More NASCAR Laps to Go!
We find out early, before Friday’s appointment with the oncologist. Dave has had chemo on Monday and felt terrible afterwards. Tuesday he’s had his CT scan, the big one that tells if the cancer has grown or not. At this point, it’s Wednesday, and we’re seeing the surgeon, before the oncologist on Friday. We know … Continue reading 7/29 Dave’s Testimony: Sorrowful Cancer Scan Results and Strength Through Jesus Tee Shirts