On this Christmas day, Gorman and I are especially grateful for another Christmas together, one we never thought we have! Our younger son, Grady, is here with us and he is so much fun. He and Gorman are always either building a fire or in the kitchen cooking. Am I lucky or what?

Gorman is having ongoing sinus problems. Probably a year ago, one of his MRI reports mentioned that, by the way, one of his sinus cavities was totally blocked and that has continued. He has taken several rounds of antibiotics but never quite gets well. I dragged him to an ENT doc, who did a CT scan and highly recommended surgery to clean out his sinuses. Here’s the kicker: as long as Gorman takes these Avastin infusions, he cannot have any kind of surgery. Avastin thins the blood and, to quote our oncologist, he would “bleed like a stuck pig”. He started Avastin 11 months ago and will probably have to stop taking it before long but we don’t even bring that up because he, naturally, likes feeling that he’s doing something to keep the cancer at bay. After Avastin, there’s nothing else left to take. Other than sinus problems, Gorman feels great so we will just press on for the time being and thank God for every single day. Merry Christmas to each and every one of you, our prayer warriors and support group!

Posted on December 26, 2014, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Merry Christmas to all of the Schaffer’s. So glad y’all had a good Christmas with Grady at home.
    May God continue to watch over all of you.

  2. thanks for this Christmas report. it is heart warming to know that you continue to live the normal life of Gorman. ya’ll are inspirations to all your friends; especially as we celebrate the birth of our Savior. may God continue to bless you and keep us all in His light as He has so faithfully. we love ya’ll and wish we were there to see you.

  3. give Grady a hug for us. Thanking and praying for you guys every day.

    Richard and Paula

  4. So glad you had a wonderful Christmas. We,too, have much to be grateful for. gayla

    Sent from my iPad

  5. Having Gorman AND Grady in kitchen sounds like a “winner” to me!! So good to hear “the good news” from you!! Sorry, though, that Gorman is having sinus issues!! Will pray that this will get better! Take care! Jimmy & Karen

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