Monday, October 26, 2009

Get ready for the celebration!!

Hello again dear reader.  Here is a quick update:

 5 more radiations left!!!!

That’s right……15 down, 5 to go.  And, before any of you ask…yes, I am disappointed.  I feel really let down right now.  Not let down by my dear wife, but let down by the makers and inventors and distributors of radiation.  I thought this stuff was supposed to make her glow?  How about the spider webs?  Alas, I fear my dreams will come to naught, and I will be left dreaming of what could have been.  Or, to keep the illusion alive, maybe the cool stuff is a delayed reaction?  That would work for me…unless it was a TV remote or an X-Box controller which was the first victim of her powers.  That would NOT work for me.  I am now going to go through my days eagerly anticipating getting home (of course, I always eagerly anticipate getting home!!), and finding out that my wife is glowing (of course, she is beautiful and always glowing in my eyes, but I’m talking the real cool green glow!!), or shooting webs all about the place!!  I’ll be sure to keep you all informed as to the fulfillment of this dream.

Now, this is what I’m really here for.  Dear reader, I need you all to join me in celebration.  Please, circle November 2 on your calendars, and book a 30 second spot at around 12:45PM.  Why you ask?  Here is the plan.  At the aforementioned time on the aforementioned day, Dianne will be done radiation.  And so, at this previously mentioned time on the previously mentioned day, I am going to let out a huge yelp of joy when she is done.  I am going to walk out of the CCI, and in the parking lot let out a mighty whoop!!  And, dear reader, I am hoping that you will join me.  Wherever you are, whomever you are with….just yell out a big hurrah, or huzzah, or w00t w00t or whatever you want to yell.  Just yell.  If we all do this in unison (but not 4 part harmony, that would be expecting too much), then everyone around will….will…..well, they will all probably just look at us like we’ve gone barmy.  Which is perfectly alright with me.  We’re all a little nuts anyways, are we not?  I know I am…and I suspect that most of you are too.  Thus, you have NO excuse to NOT join me in the celebratory bellow.

Now you’re wondering how Dianne is feeling?  She is ok.  The fatigue is really kicking in, and her skin is turning red.  I used to call her my alabaster queen….but I can’t do that now.  She is very much looking forward to having this whole process finished and not have to go to the CCI everyday.  That in itself is tiring, and the radiation just makes it worse.  Yes, she still will have to do cancer related stuff for quite a while, but she will not need to go to the CCI as often.  And finally, it seems that we as a family will be able to get life back into normal…or we will once again define what normal is.  The four of us are all looking forward to that.

And that, dear reader is where we’re at.  All is well.  10 months ago we thought about this day, where we could say that the 3 major treatment paths would be done.  And here we are.  On the cusp of being finished.  The journey is not over, but the 3 hills have been traversed successfully.  And all I can say is that it’s a really good thing that we did not have to travel this road on our own strength…our Lord has walked beside us, holding our hands and encouraging us when we didn’t think we could carry on.  For that, I say ‘Thank you Lord…How Great Thou Art!!!!'’

Dear reader, I think I should get back to work now.  My blackberry has been buzzing non stop for the past 20 minutes, so I suspect I have some emails to attend to.  So, until next time, I bid you a fond farewell. 

And don’t forget….November 2 @ 12:45…..we have a date.



  1. Rose Bredenhof wrote:

    I am thrilled for you all! I hope you have a grand celebration with the kids! I have November 2nd marked!

    Rose & Wes & kidlets

    2 days ago

  2. Evelyn Rook wrote:

    Love yur sense of humor! It is soooo awesome to see Our Father at work in all our lives and especially guiding the hands of all those who are helping you & Dianne get thru this.

    2 days ago