Tuesday, November 11, 2008

And the first round goes to Julie! (That would be GAME, in tennis terms)

Dave here, filling in for the weakened, but victorious, Julie.

Monday was the fourth and final AC mistreatment (Adriamycin+Cytoxan, one of them is a derivative of mustard gas like was used in World War I). In two weeks she will have her first of 4 TH mistreatments (Taxol+Herceptin). Thankfully, those will be only once every 3 weeks.

Julie's doing ok but I'm definitely noticing the cumulative affect of the chemo on her. She has very little energy, isn't very steady on her feet, has a hard time concentrating, and her pulse has been running about 97. And it doesn't help that everything she owns is breaking down, too. Her Mini Cooper has been in and out of the shop 3 of the last 4 weeks. Her Bose iPod stereo stopped working. And her computer has died. We may have lost several of her writings on the crashed hard drive.

Sometimes it's easy for us to get a bit discouraged, but we press on, believing and praying help for our unbelief. And we get by with a little (a lot) of help from our friends. Your blog comments, emails, cards, notes, flowers, support, help, and of course meals, all mean so much! Thank you, and bless you.

Dave & Julie


debbie p said...

Dave and Julie,

I sm so sorry about all the things breaking down. Sometimes the smaller things are what break you when you are being so strong over the big things. I admire you both so much. You have been amazing through all of this. The worst of the chemo is over and I am praying for Julie to have better days very soon...like today! Let me know if I can do anything. Love you guys.

Anonymous said...

So sorry about your little blip. I'd advise you to get a professional to look at your hard drive. Sometimes they can recover data that you think is unsalvageable.

Crossing my fingers,

Lisa R.

Anonymous said...

Hi Davey and Julie,
I hope you able to retrieve the data from the hard drive.
I think of Job when I read your blog. But when I think of Jesus, I think of Spring! It may be Friday, but Sundays a comin'!!
Love and Prayers,

Anonymous said...

Hi Julie, we are thinking about you and pray your days get better soon. We thought we'd send you a Hug to your heart by email since we can't be there!
Lots of love
Shele & Tim and girls
Ashley hopes you catch it!

Joules Evans said...

Shele, Tell Ash I totally caught the hug! ;)

Anonymous said...

Sending prayers and blessings your way.
Hope you have a blessed and Happy Thanksgiving.

Love ya

Mrs.Naz@BecomingMe said...

I've been reading this blog on and off for a few months and just wanted to drop a note to say I am praying for Julie and your family