We’re Quite a Team

Time to Sign Up

Apologies for the delay, but here’s the info on our team for the Light the Night Walk.

If you click on the link below…

http://pages.lightthenight.org/az/Phoenix12/Bear

And scroll down to the bottom of the page… you can select “Join Our Team Now”

The Light the Night walk does a lot of fundraising for the foundation, and each participant is asked – but not required – to do some fundraising on their own. What is most important to our family and to my dad is just the support of being with us on that day either physically or emotionally. If you feel like you want to make a donation you can either support my dad’s treatment fund directly but clicking the “DONATE” button to your right under “For Dad’s Cure,” or you can support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society with a donation when you sign up for the walk.

If you have any questions about the walk just let me know.

For a quick update

Dad had his fourth treatment on Monday. He said he felt better during the actual treatment this time, and we are grateful that he had a lot of company to help pass the eight-hour day. Fortunately the three-drug cocktail of anti-nausea medication has really worked wonders, but this time around there were a couple of days when he needed to take his extra pill. His appetite is still great, though, and he’s only lost 5 or 6 pounds (I guess when you weigh in at 211 lbs. at the start of chemo you don’t really sweat dropping a few).

While his hair’s been gone for a while, he said he’s noticed it starting to come back a little. But he told me on Monday, “I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but my eyebrows have started to thin.” My response: “Uh, yeah.” HaHa. And without any nose hair, he admits to the challenge of controlling any sort of runny nose situation. “All of a sudden you can just feel it sliding down your lip. There’s nothing to stop it from coming out,” he said. It’s interesting though that the leg and arm hair is still going strong, which the nurse said he may not lose.

So, only two treatments to go. It’s kinda hard to believe. They won’t do CT scan until his completed his treatment regimen. And if, for some reason, the chemo didn’t zap the entire tumor they can do some radiation. But we’re feeling pretty confident that he won’t need that.

We can’t thank you enough for your support. I’m reminded every day of how amazing my dad has been throughout this entire experience. I havent heard him complain once. He’s never lost his sense of humor. And he’s been completely humbled by your outpouring of love and support. Keep it coming, and we hope to see you on November 10.

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