Progress Report: Chemotherapy
Friday, was another away day for Bonnie’s chemotherapy in Jackson, MS. Last night, Bonnie had unexplained pains in her abdomen, which led her to retreat for the night to bed. That discomfort appears to have been of no lasting significance, and by morning she was without pain and reasonably rested, though neither she nor I rested as well as we would have liked.
Prior to Bonnie’s appointment, it is necessary to eat first to help her keep from getting sick. Happily, we received a phone call from Therman and Sadie Hodge, inviting us to a lunch date on Friday in Jackson at Olive Garden. We were delighted, and we enjoyed their companionship immensely.
Traveling to Jackson and back plus the time spent in chemotherapy essentially eats up the entire daylight hours. Bonnie’s blood counts are good. The chemo regimen is going well and will conclude on November 1 – the morning of the evening Bonnie begins a two-day ladies’ retreat near Huntsville, AL. Two weeks after that, she will have another PET scan – unless the insurance company baulks, in which case Bonnie will have a CT scan instead. Previously, CT scans did not discern cancer in her, though she had pancreatic cancer.
On the way back to Winona, we paused in Madison, MS long enough to buy some groceries at the Super Wal-Mart there. Upon returning to Winona and after refrigerating the perishables, we went to the office and worked until after 8 p.m. Then, we went back to the house, where we continued to work from our laptop computers.
Bonnie is on track to return with me to overseas mission destinations, beginning with a three- to four-week trek to Guyana, South America in February, 2014. The oncologist is working with us respecting Bonnie’s checkups and tests to permit as much uninterrupted application of ourselves stateside and abroad. Thank you once more for your prayers, encouragement and financial participation with us.
We are happy to summarize that Bonnie does not look sick. She could be a “poster girl” for recovery from pancreatic cancer. Rebecca says, “The oncology office has nicknamed her wonder woman.” We are thankful to God!Explore posts in the same categories: Cancer Treatment, Good Eats, Good Friends, Guyana, Sickness