Our New “Normal”
We had a great time in Seaside. Just relaxed, walked around the little town and ate some good food. Almost every day Gorman comments on how good he feels. But a week from tomorrow, May 21, it’ll be time for this month’s five days of maintenance chemo, heavy duty stuff.
In the meantime, we think of this as our new normal: six or seven days of feeling awful and then 21 days or so of feeling good, where we can fit in something fun. Of course, there will be an MRI every 2-3 months and that is always hovering in the background, lurking in the shadows but I guess that’s where faith comes in. We try not to get tangled up in those worry webs of the future and thank God for the present and know that He will be with us, whatever the future holds.
Speaking of fitting in some fun, we have booked our visit to our kids in Ft. Collins, CO and Santa Monica, CA. We will fly out on Monday, June 2, which will give Gorman a good week to recover from the maintenance chemo. I’m a little concerned about flying when his resistance is low. Does anyone know if Airborne really works? I can imagine what Gorman will say if I ask him to take another pill.
We will see the oncologist this Tuesday and have blood work done. Hopefully his white count will be up at that point. Also the next MRI is Monday, July 2 at UAB, where we’ll meet with Dr. Nabors again.
Gorman and I want to thank all of you who have left comments. It lifts our spirits to read them. As always, we continue to be grateful for your prayers.