Saturday, March 28, 2009

Week 3 of Treatment......

Today marks the start of the 5th week since Nick was preliminarily diagnosed with cancer, and the 3rd week of his chemotherapy treatment. These weeks have passed with blinding speed for me. It is noteworthy to mention that this is Nick's first 'off week' for chemo. In each 21 day cycle, he takes oral xeloda the first 14 days, and gets the last 7 off. The xeloda keeps on working during that time, but he doesn't have to swallow the 8 horse pills a day and deal with the upset stomach that accompanies the pills each night. We are excited to see how his body reacts and whether he will have more energy to get out of the house.

But, in the event he still wants to hang close to home, it is good to know that the world continues to come to him. We have a steady stream of family and friends who drop by to laugh and talk with us. Thursday night we had tacos, shirley temples, cupcakes and ice cream cake with Connie, Tawnya, Greg and Susan. Nick ate 4 tacos because they were so tasty. We are planning to credit Connie with his miraculous weight gain this week..... Pics to follow.

Some of you have mentioned that you would like to stop by, but don't want to bother us. I will just say that if you would like to stop by, we would love to see you. The kids enjoy showing off their jumping prowess to different people, and Nick and I enjoy the company too.


No comments:

Post a Comment