And I’m proud to be an American, where at least I know I’m free. And I won’t forget the men who died, who gave that right to me. ~ Lee Greenwood
Last week, Monday – Friday, Kevin completed his 4th round of chemotherapy. This is considered the ‘first line’ treatment for testicular cancer. He did fine in the hospital. Was starting to feel pretty wiped out by Friday. All weekend he has been feeling pretty wrecked. Nausea, vomiting, whole body aches, neuropathy in his legs, extreme discomfort in his abdomen from it being the pin-cushion it has become as he takes twice daily injections of Lovenox (blood thinner – to avoid further blood clots).
This milestone is exciting in a way, yet the future now brings new treatments that will be new territory. Slightly anxiety provoking. But Kevin has a few weeks off to recover from chemotherapy and see how his body…and the cancer…. is responding to treatment. We will meet with a surgeon within Kaiser’s network next week to discuss his qualifications and the possibility that Kevin may require a more qualified specialist that would take us out of the network for treatment. At this time, we have to go through the hoops and take each step on day at a time.
People continue to ask how they can help….and there are still some open dates on the meal train for the next few weeks as Kevin recovers. I am hoping that I’ll be back to superwoman status soon 🙂 If you are so inclined, you can see the available dates and sign up to bless us with a meal by clicking here.
Our minds continue to be blown by the support of our friends and family both near and far. A friend of Kevin’s Captain at work owns a restaurant in Carpinteria (Roy Lee/Uncle Chen’s). He contacted us over a month ago and asked if he could do a fundraiser for us. We graciously accepted his offer. In the meantime, he worked with 12 other business in Carpinteria as well as organized the event with the SBFD and it has turned in to a weekend fundraiser. Mark your calendars and enjoy a beautiful day in Carpinteria over Father’s Day Weekend if you feel so inclined. We feel beyond blessed by all of this support and words can not adequately express our emotions as we are loved by more than we ever could have imagined.