Happy Birthday America & Tom
We have enjoyed many family times in the past few weeks. Tom has recovered well from his surgeries and we are getting into a routine of chemo and recovery.
We also celebrated our grandson Jack's 15th birthday-even though he has a 70 on his cake.
|Celebrating the red, white and blue|
Tom had his second chemo treatment this past week. Our son Tommy took him. Tommy’s daughter Anna wanted to go too. Although she is 13, she knows she wants to become a nurse working especially with pediatric oncology patients. I was worried that the chemo experience would be scary for her but she was a trooper and learned a great deal. The nurses were eager to show her what was happening and even had her move her chair in closer so she could see exactly what they were doing.
The oncology nurse explained to Tom that his reaction to chemo would follow basically the same pattern each time. After the first treatment, he had three days of not feeling well but then bounced back. Fatigue was the biggest side effect. This time they increased his anti-nausea medication so he has been able to eat a bit more.
Sherry helped Tom through the loss of his hair, which happened the day after chemo, by giving Tom this modern look.
This weekend our niece Melissa was married. The Benedict family all came to town and celebrated the happy event.
|Mel-the beautiful bride|
|Benedict first cousins|
The above picture is: Rose (Tom's sister), Brenda, Tom, Nancy (our sister in law), and Joyce (Tom's youngest sister and mother of the bride).
Today we had a family picnic at Joyce and Bob’s home. It was to celebrate the extended family being in town and also Tom’s 70th birthday.
|Two grandchildren and three great-nieces|
Once again, we appreciate all the support shown to us by our family and friends. We couldn't do this without you!