//May 3, 2022 // Battle Fatigue // Chemo # 5 is about to begin. Kristi has had such a good couple of weeks. She told me Friday that she said she didn’t feel like she has cancer. God has been good and our stronghold through each battle in this war. He has been our strength … Continue reading Battle Fatigue
2nd Chemo is underway
// March 1, 2022 // 2nd Chemo is underway Kristi has started her chemo treatment. She is in good spirits and ready to move along. She has a comfortable room with a view of the Mercy Helipad. Thank you for continued prayers! God is good! Signing permission, smiles, and room view Ray Rhoton #jointhefight #kristiswar … Continue reading 2nd Chemo is underway
//February 25, 2022// next up // Today, Kristi is getting a CT Scan. She has to drink a bunch of contrast liquid. She wishes she could chug it down like a proper drinker, but it is not her superpower 😂. The plan coming up is to get blood drawn on Monday the 28th and continue … Continue reading NEXT UP
I can’t believe I have cancer!
I can’t believe I have cancer! // February 12, 2022 // Almost every day in our conversations, Kristi will look at me or the kids and say, “I can’t believe I have cancer!” It is surreal. It is shocking. The “C” word or Cancer has brought fear to humanity for centuries. Cancer has affected humans … Continue reading I can’t believe I have cancer!
//February 10, 2022// Yesterday was a big day for Kristi. We went to her Oncology appointment and then to the Surgeon to have her staples removed. Sorry, no pictures of the staple removal! Max said Kristi’s scar looks like a centipede. He’s right! It looks like a 14 inch centipede is crawling on her stomach! … Continue reading ASK
The Bald and the Beautiful
February 9, 2022 Kristi is getting better and better. It is so good to watch her get stronger each day. She is moving about the house much easier than when we first got here. She is eating well and managing her pain. I am singing SixPence’s song to myself as I watch her, “there she … Continue reading The Bald and the Beautiful
February 6, 2022 Kristi has had a decent couple of days at home. We are staying in top of her pain and I’m being the best nurse I can be. I’ve made spreadsheets and timelines for daily improvement, cooked and cleaned, walked with Kristi, hung out with the kids, worked on a conference and slept. … Continue reading Silence
We Made It Home and Slept Like Babies
February 4, 2022 We made it home again. We pray that this time is for good. The weather cooperates and the roads were clear. Our family clear the path all the way to the garage - thank you Jim and Randy!! Being home again brings about a small measure of anxiety. We are once again … Continue reading We Made It Home and Slept Like Babies
Dead Cancer Cells
February 2, 2022 As Kristi is improving and recovering from her surgery, we have been anticipating the release of the latest pathology report. When the surgeon resected her colon, he also took the enlarged and cancer infected spleen, a large mass that had perforated the colon wall, and a piece of her pancreas. All in … Continue reading Dead Cancer Cells
February 2, 2022 The doctor ordered one of Kristi’s JP drains to be removed. He also instructed that they remove the evacuator and bandage covering her incision. The removal of the drain tube was a wild thing to see. It seemed to never stop coming! If you want to see the picture, let me know. … Continue reading Battle Scars