"It is He who reveals the profound and hidden things; He knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with Him." -Daniel 2:22
"Do not fear, for I am with you..." -Isaiah 43:5
"...we are not presenting our supplications before You on account of any merits of our own, but on account of Your great compassion." -Daniel 9:18

Thursday, November 27, 2008


Happy Thanksgiving all! Before I get in the kitchen and finish up our feast, I just wanted you all to know that we are inching forward.
Al is still in a lot of pain, but it is gradually getting a little better. We have determined (doctors, that we are) that the pain in his shoulder is probably the same thing as his hips. Damage due to the taking of steriods that first summer of 2007. That would mean that it may not get better until he has more radiation. Not the best news, but, at least, an explanation for why the pain is not receeding.
He does still have some side effects remaining from the Velcade. But the neuropathy is subsiding a little bit. He is able to walk better, but still can not stand for more than a few minutes. His feet remain swelled and painful.
But, he is gradually getting around doing a few things each day. We took his Dad, sister and brother-in-law to supper last night. He got up and put the turkey on the smoker early this morning (he is still not sleeping through the night) and he helped me bathe our two dogs this morning.
That is probably all he will do for today, but it is getting him moving around a little bit.
We are so thankful for all the prayers you have offered up to our Heavenly Father on our behalf. We are thankful to live in the United States of America. We are thankful to be able to worship and serve a risen Savior. We are thankful and grateful for our home, our family and each other.
Don't eat too much!

1 comment:

Perspective is Everything said...

Thanks for letting us be apart of your family yesterday :) love you <3