Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Psalm 127:1

Monday, August 18, 2008

Busy weekend & update

Ryanne had her awards ceremony on Friday night at the pool. We had a BBQ and free time for the families to all swim. It was really fun and we are so proud of Ryanne for learning to swim this summer. She looked to cute getting her medal and hugs from her teachers. If you missed the post about her running (literally) from the pool back in June its a "must read" to really appreciate how far she has come. ;) Good job girly! VERY early Saturday morning we got up (4am) to follow Dan and cheer him on at his triathlon. Our friends James & Andrea got sucked into doing their first one. Here is a before picture as they are getting ready. Oh and by the way they did great and had fun. I think. :) At least they were still smiling at the end so I think they are hooked.
Here are the girls waiting for Dan to come out of the water. Love, love,love how Ryanne's sign is upside down. he,heee!
Here are some of the other friends of ours who we met up with. Joey, Dan, Pastor Chris and Little Joey. They all did so good. Dan shaved off 30 minutes from his time last year. Whooo-Hooo! Way to go!!
Dan's mom met up with us to cheer everyone on and then afterwards we all went out to breakfast. Fun day!!
Now for the update for those who have been asking how I am feeling. I am still doing really well. I go back into the hospital this Wed. for another infusion and am hoping I do as well as I did two weeks ago. The nausea went away and I am still pain and swelling free. I won't loose all my hair like a person going through regular chemo because its not as strong and I will never go as often as someone with cancer although today I did notice it thinning so I am super thankful for enough hair for three people. Vain? Possibly, but just being honest with the fact that it would bother me if I didn't have as much hair as I do.
Two ways you can pray for me this week;
one, for the medicine to work with little or no side affects would be awesome.
Two, as I sit in the same room week after week and then monthly I am certain I will start to see some of the same people on the same treatment schedule so please pray that God would use me to share my heart and just be myself to love on others in the room with me. Including the nurses and Dr.'s
I hope everyone has a great week and is blessed


Jessica said...

Way to go Dan and Kidd's! I love Ryanne's sign too... so cute :) I'll be praying for your health friend, love yoU!

The Keilers said...

The girls look so darling. And WAY TO GO DAN!!!

I'll be praying for you. You're so right on, sometimes God allows these things in order for us to minister to all involved. Your attitude ministers to me :).

Faithy said...

Glad you guys had a good weekend! Congrats to both Ryanne & Dan! We will be praying for you and your health! Glad you've been feeling ok, I hope this time around is just as sucessful. About the hair is important to a girl. I can totally relate, I started freaking out when I was loosing mine, but I have lots too! :)
We need to get together!!! I hope one of these days we can coordinate sometime to hangout.

Diana said...

I am so glad that this treatment is working, and I will definitely keep praying for you. My mom had a cancer scare when I was in high school, and my very first thought was that she could lose her hair (I felt horrible after that!), so I think it's a natural reaction for us women! And I understand about having enough hair for multiple people. It's a blessing and a curse. Praying for you!

Rhonda said...

I am still praying for you friend. I hope everything went smoothly today. Love you!