Back to Cancer
It’s been a good run and we were able to do a lot of things, but #cancercation has ended. I’ll post some highlights over the next few days. It definitely felt like a vacation in many ways. I spent a lot of time with family and no time with anything cancer related. Unfortunately as this vacation ends, I don’t get to go back to work, I have to go back to cancer.
Tomorrow morning we will wake to excited twins as the girls have their first day back at pre-school. They’ll don their backpacks and talk excitedly about seeing their friends and teachers. We will drop them off at pre-school and then drop Tucker off at Grandma Jane’s. Then Lindsey and I will head to Simon Cancer Center for my 9:45 am appointment.
I will have labs drawn, speak with Dr. Cripe and then he will perform my BMA. We will either find out I am in remission (and then on to a partial cycle of Blinatumomab and SCT) or I am not (and then on to a full cycle of Blinatumomab and another BMA). Dr. Cripe said we could stay in clinic until the results are available, so we will stick around for a few hours and wait. We’ll consume ourselves with iPhones and Facebook and text messages and Internet and anything else while we wait. And then we will get the results and we will know the next steps.
Keep an eye on your Facebook and email folks. I’ll post once I know something.
A Duck Dynasty Prayer
Father God, there are many times in life where there is nothing more we can do. No thought or action on our part will change the course of where we are going. We can only rest in you and the knowledge of your love and grace. Tonight I am there God. I have no more left to do or say. No more bags of medication to change. No more pleas for remission. You have heard my voice. You know my heart. You’ve seen all that I have to offer. Now God I rest. Hold me in your arms. Keep me close. Sing me to sleep and let me rest. Let me dream peaceful dreams until I wake. And then God we will face the day together. Whatever may come. Side by side. Step by step you are with me. Today, Tomorrow and every day. God, thank you for another day.