Saturday, January 14, 2012

I'm Back

Yes, I know, I have been missing in action. I can't even begin to tell you what a rough and rocky road our family has been down. The last 6 months have been nothing but a roller coaster ride for us. Jeff has been fighting cancer, and I can't put in words just how proud I am of him and the way he has handle it. He has had several set backs but has pulled through like a champion!

The Chemo was terrible. It was always pure dread and anxiousness on both of us the night before he was treated. There is truth in the statement - "If the Cancer doesn't kill you the Cure will " There were many nights when I would put my hand on his chest or back just to see if he was still breathing. Yes, I was scared! The good news is that the Chemo is over! He is finishing up with his Radiation treatments now and things are looking up :) After the Radiation we will wait about 6 wks and he will have another PET scan and if that is good it will be a PET scan every 6 months. The cure rate for this type of cancer is very good but the chance of it returning will always be in the back of my mind. Right now we are starting to plan for the future and get back to Living Life!

We are not the only ones that have had to suffer during this time. The girls are young but they knew things were not "normal" in our house. They had to miss a lot of school and fun activities because of us always going to treatments and Doctor appointments. We will soon be trying to make some of that up to them with a trip to Disney :)

Last April I started a new job. I had not been there that long when Jeff was first diagnosed. When someone you love is sick you want to be there for them and with them. I was so stressed out! I really loved my job and didn't want to take the chance of losing it. I didn't even have to ask, the people I work with are the absolute best! I was able to go with Jeff to every treatment and to be with him when I needed to be. What a blessing to be surrounded by such caring and compassionate people.

Jeff has started back to work now and even though he is far from 100% I think it is doing him some mental goodness. He is starting to look better and feel better. I love seeing that :)

Happy 2012! I know it will be a great year :)


Anonymous said...

tammy i am so glad to read jeff is much in kidney dialysis..i can relate..we are strong determined radiology technologist,,it seems,,do have a better 2012...hopefully to drop in on you one day to surprise you..many thoughts and prayers...barb

Tammy said...

We both would love that Barb! Miss you so much!