Monday, July 23, 2007

Just News

I don't have much new to write about because the steroids I am on (which end Thursday!) make it hard to read new material (including Harry Potter!). I was able to attend church yesterday for the first time in a quite a while. I hope return to preaching the last Sunday in August. It all depends on my strength and clarity of mind. By September, things should be better. So far so good. What delayed my return to ministry was a reaction to the chemotherapy which produced high fevers. I am being tapered off the steroids, and so far no fevers. I still tire easily, but my appetite is increasing and I can walk with ease for short distances. That's it for now.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

I thought when I went home in June, I would begin the healing process. Little did I know that I would be hospitalized two more times for fever. After numerous tests, it was determined that I either had an unknown virus or more likely, an inflammatory response to the high dose chemo. Last week they put me on steroids which got rid of the fevers and allowed me to come home. Hopefully I will now have the opportunity to finally heal. I will be on the steriods for nearly a month.

The struggle now is with tiredness, boredom, and the inability to read (steroids make your eyes blurry). I greatly appreciate the prayers and cards. God bless you all.