Monday, August 25, 2008

Doctor, Marriage & Joe

The doctors appointment went well today. My labs look good so does my blood pressure. Dr. Needles thought the headache was at first from the Zofran(can be side effect - ok what isn't?). Then later changed his mind. He and I agreed that it was most likely a chemo induced headache turned migraine. I thought later that it could have been a migraine. I was seeing stars prior to bed. Ughhh! We are going to monitor this effect from the chemo later down the road.

Dave was able to take the day off today. We enjoyed a lunch date at a local Thai restaurant. I devoured my lunch. It was good to be together as we have been under a lot of stress. We are feeling it at home. Please pray for our marriage.

I have been delinquent in informing you about my friend Joe from southern Missouri. If you have not been keeping up. He is a now 82 year old man as his birthday was on August 14. Long story short he was had radiation at Siteman on his left ear while I was having brain radiation in December of 2006. We were able to get to know each other while waiting around. Since our discharge from radiation in February of '07, we have kept in contact. Once by eating lunch together in downtown St. Louis. Other times we have phoned each other. (ok not sure if those were complete sentences.- sorry) It is good to have him as a friend. He has been through a lot since February. Another form of cancer was found in the other ear. He had surgery. Just recently he had a non cancerous growth removed from his back. He is having his stitches removed tomorrow. After his doctors appointment he is coming over for lunch. I am thrilled to have him over for chicken salad sandwiches. He said he loves chicken salad. That's easy for me for Dierbergs has the best around. Salad on dollar rolls...you can't go wrong. The plan is for me to phone him once home from picking up Stuart at school. I am having my mom here to take care of Stu while Joe and I converse.

A fun quote from Joe as he called the day of my ear test a few weeks back. "I'm gonna stir the gravel as long as my feet will let me." Huh? He meant he plans on being around as long as he possibly can. He is an encourgement to me. I am glad I have him as a friend.

Looking forward to tomorrow...
First day of school...Joe here for lunch
k-

7 comments:

Danielle in MO said...

Good news on the medical front.... must be a relief.... somewhat.... will pray for you and Dave... what a great day to have a lunch date with your honey!!
Have a great time with Joe tomorrow...

Anonymous said...

Kate,
As I was driving today God reminded me that he takes care of the ones I love and I need to not worry and be anxious. I looked over at a church sign and it said, "Give God the pieces and he will give you the PEACE." I am praying that this will be a blessing to you as it was to me. Great seeing you at the library last week!
April C :)

Anonymous said...

It was good to hear your voice today! It will be a good day given by God! I hope you have a fabulous lunch and I also hope Stu does great!

Love, Emily

Anonymous said...

Thinking about you and Stuart today...it's an adjustment for BOTH! Glad to have such giggles over the gravel-stirring Joe forsees for his future...what an inspiration he is! Hope lunch goes well! Say 'hi' to Soccer Gram! Love you guys! Happy chicken salad, first day of school, lunch date (Thai w/ Dave and on the homefront w/ Joe)... Laura J

Karen Morris said...

I sat right down and prayed for you all, Kate. You are loved!

Anonymous said...

You all continue to be in our hearts, thoughts, and prayers. Praying for Joe as well. Hope you had a great lunch and visit yesterday. How did Stu's first of preschool go? How are you feeling?
Take care and update when you can.
~Danielle (IN)

Anonymous said...

Praying for a day of peace and contentment in God's faithfulness in your lives as you and all your family deal with struggles most of us can't really know. Wishing your boys great school days and love and patience on the homefront for all of you.