doctor visit

Hi friends,  We saw the cancer doctor yesterday and he told Steve that his blood platets were low and advised him to stay off the Sutent for another week.  We will have it checked locally and fax the results to see when he can resume it.  Maybe its low because he was  so sick most of December.  It scares me a little, he told him not to be alarmed that it happens when on chemo.  The thing is he has been on this drug for so long!
  Our doctor talked about the length of time and that he was his longest patient on Sutent.  You have to wonder what it has done to his body.  We are blessed, I know that and really don't know what will be next if he takes another kind of chemo.  
He had spoken to us about a trial, but that is closed now.  I try not to let my mind go past today. That is so hard to do. Cancer takes first place over everything, it  just consumes your life!   It is what it is!
We had a wonderful Christmas. We went to our daughter's house.  We  spent Christmas day with our children and went to the movies!  We saw Warhorse, if you go take some tissues!  I mentioned to Lisa (the daughter who had some marriage problems in Jan. of last year)  how blessed it was to actually see Steve and the son-in law talking and compairing the new I-phones!  Last Jan.  we wanted to kill him!  lol   God had a very big part in that. We had to forgive him,  God will not forgive those who will not forgive others!  Hardest thing I EVER had to do!  My daughter loves him and he is my only grandchild's Dad.  We do what we must do to get along.
The new year is coming up and I want to wish all a very Happy New Year.  The only thing I want is for  all to be as healthy as possible. Like the old hymn at church "One Day At A Time Sweet Jesus".
Much love,
Wanda
 

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LSMS
LSMS

Dear Wanda, I understand your worry about Steve\'s health. You\'ve had to live on \'pins and needles\' for a long time and a ripple in his progress can cause you great stress. This is the time you have to dig deep to find your inner strength and faith. I am sorry that Steve has had such a rough month but the New Year is near and with it comes fresh hope. I will pray that Steve\'s health grows stronger soon so he can get back on the Sutent. You know how to reach me if you ever need to just vent...sometimes that helps and I will always be here for you. Love you, Linda
LSMS
LSMS

Dear Wanda, I understand your worry about Steve\'s health. You\'ve had to live on \'pins and needles\' for a long time and a ripple in his progress can cause you great stress. This is the time you have to dig deep to find your inner strength and faith. I am sorry that Steve has had such a rough month but the New Year is near and with it comes fresh hope. I will pray that Steve\'s health grows stronger soon so he can get back on the Sutent. You know how to reach me if you ever need to just vent...sometimes that helps and I will always be here for you. Love you, Linda
LSMS
LSMS

Dear Wanda, I understand your worry about Steve\'s health. You\'ve had to live on \'pins and needles\' for a long time and a ripple in his progress can cause you great stress. This is the time you have to dig deep to find your inner strength and faith. I am sorry that Steve has had such a rough month but the New Year is near and with it comes fresh hope. I will pray that Steve\'s health grows stronger soon so he can get back on the Sutent. You know how to reach me if you ever need to just vent...sometimes that helps and I will always be here for you. Love you, Linda
LSMS
LSMS

Dear Wanda, I understand your worry about Steve\'s health. You\'ve had to live on \'pins and needles\' for a long time and a ripple in his progress can cause you great stress. This is the time you have to dig deep to find your inner strength and faith. I am sorry that Steve has had such a rough month but the New Year is near and with it comes fresh hope. I will pray that Steve\'s health grows stronger soon so he can get back on the Sutent. You know how to reach me if you ever need to just vent...sometimes that helps and I will always be here for you. Love you, Linda
LSMS
LSMS

Dear Wanda, I understand your worry about Steve\'s health. You\'ve had to live on \'pins and needles\' for a long time and a ripple in his progress can cause you great stress. This is the time you have to dig deep to find your inner strength and faith. I am sorry that Steve has had such a rough month but the New Year is near and with it comes fresh hope. I will pray that Steve\'s health grows stronger soon so he can get back on the Sutent. You know how to reach me if you ever need to just vent...sometimes that helps and I will always be here for you. Love you, Linda
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deleted_user

dear Wanda, sorry to hear about this hiccup. You said to me that cancer is a roller coaster ride and how right you were. I wish Steve all the best and my prayers are with you both. Love Nita xxx
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deleted_user

Dearest Wanda,

i know how scared you are, as we all get when the blood work that affects any area of the body is running to low or to high from treatments our spouses are on.. You may be very right thinking it could be from being so sick this month, this alone throws the chemicals in our body off.. Steve just may need an extra week off to rest his body a little more and all will be back to normal next week.. I can\'t tell you how pleased i am with how well Tim is doing on the Sutent so far, i know he is only on a 25mg 2 weeks on 1 week off but this may be all his body can take.. He will be having his cat scan in the next few weeks, i am not to sure when an MRI will be scheduled to check how the large bone met in his Humerus bone below his shoulder is doing..The area it\'s in isn\'t very large.. Where it\'s sill over 3cm\'s and there\'s a rod holding the bone in place doesn\'t mean if it gets to big it can refracture or fracture in another area of the bone.. This of means Tim\'s options what to do aren\'t many..Wanda what you said is so right but we must live with this must the old hymm \"one day at a time sweet Jesus\".. This is a MUST and this MUST is how we all should live just for today, this is a gift given to us all..

One thing i just wanted to mention to you Wanda.. Cancer is what it is and there isn\'t anything we can do about it, what we can do is not let cancer comsume us, it is a very big part of our lives, and today is to precious to let this disease take away the special gifts we have today.. Why let this wasted energy worrying about the what if\'s if they happened yet..The only reason i wanted to mention this is because i was the same way you are feeling today and the stress and worry was taking away the important parts of my life with Tim away, this cancer comsumed me.. I just don\'t want to see this happen to you Wanda, it\'s hard to do at first, but you will see so much of a difference just living in today and life without so much worry, and enjoying every new day is so great..

Happy New Year to you and Steve !!
Love,
Becca
LSMS
LSMS

Oh my! I\'m sorry about the repeat....I thought there was a glitch and it wouldn\'t send.
perplexed46
perplexed46

Will be praying for you & Steve.

I wish you both many Blessings in the New Year!
Hugs, Lois
wanda61
wanda61

I loved your comments to me sweet Linda, all four of them!! LOL I have done the same thing!!!
Wanda
txkiki53
txkiki53

Wanda,
I have been so caught up that I have not checked in and I am glad you posted a new report. I agree we tend to let our illnesses consume us, we will all continue to pray for you and Steve cherish each day as I know you already do. Take care my friend, sending luv, hugs, prayers from Texas, Annette
GlorS
GlorS

Hi Wanda,
I don\'t get any notifications of postings here any more, no matter what I do to try to fix it - it is hopeless. Anyway, glad I checked in on you once again and try not to worry.....your honey has done so well for so long, he is admirable, and he will continue to do fine. You are realistic and strong, so he is a lucky guy to have you at his side. Glad you enjoyed your holidays. Life is precious and life is short and no one knows this more keenly than cancer patients and their loved ones.
Happy healthy 2012 to you.
gloria
kkzimm
kkzimm

One Day at a time, Sweet Jesus. That says it all. Happy new year to you and Steve, Wanda. You are a great inspiration to me.
Karen