Sunday, December 20, 2009

I am a bad blogger

I think it has been 10 days since I last blogged. I have been very neglectful of this space because I jumped into the Christmas season. I have filled my thoughts with "regular" stuff. I have truly enjoyed decorating the house for Christmas, helping practice for the pageant at St. Ambrose, and watching my beautiful daughters perform. The house has been filled with music and fun. It was GREAT to have my parents visit for the past week! Yesterday and today I had a ball playing in this great snowfall with my girls. I even enjoyed digging out from under the 20 inches. (And there is a snow day tomorrow!)

The radiation treatments finished on the the 11th at NIH. The team gave me a "graduation" certificate and let me keep my mask. They were so great to work with. I saw the neurologist and oncologist last week. The oncologist will have me start the chemo again next month.

I am also greatly relieved to have 13 consecutive days without seeing a doctor! I have not gone that long without seeing a medic since August. What a Christmas present!
I will go get blood work and an MRI on the 29th and the results on the 30th. Keep the prayers coming for good news.


  1. Picture is our house taken by a neighbor on Decemeber 19.

  2. Hi Jim, I come here from Travis Blog, may the Lord strengthen you in the days and months ahead. I have been following Travi's Blog because I found out about his tumor through his uncles blog. I left him a quote that I have found encouragement from, and I will share it with you too. I have a brain tumor also, but it is a slow growing one and it is beniegn, they will not remove it until it starts to affect me, so far so good. Anyway here is the quote, I hope it blesses you as it has blessed me.

    "In times of trouble say, First: He brought me here ; it is by His will I am in this strait place: In that I will rest. Next: He will keep me here in His love, and give me grace in this trial to behave as His child. Then: He will make the trial a blessing, teaching me the lessons He intends me to learn, and working in me the grace He means to bestow. Last: In His good time He can bring me out again - how and when He knows. Say: I am here (1) by God's appointment (2) in His keeping (3) under His training (4) for His time." Andrew Murray

    God bless Jim.