It’s incredible how things can change so quickly. Within minutes everything changed for us and left us with our heads spinning as we tried to catch up. Jason recently had blood work and a scan done, with that was also a follow-up appointment with a specialist. The results that were shared at that appointment have caused a sudden change in events. Things can change so quickly.
Now, there will be no surgery at the end of this month. Instead, Jason started chemo this week. This was not what we were expecting when he went for his appointment last week. It was a big change of events, but the specialists believe this to be the best course of action. Some good news that came out of everything is that the CT scan did not show any visible abnormalities, it’s the blood work that brought about the change of plan.
We had both been feeling very uneasy about the surgery that was supposed to happen, but with the sudden switch to canceling that and going with chemo, we feel more at peace. We are incredibly thankful for the continued love and support from our family, friends, and everyone around us. The text messages, emails, sudden knocks at our door with food in hand have all been a huge help to us. The biggest thing has been the constant reminder to draw closer to God during all of this and to hand everything over in our prayers.
Jason’s first day of chemo is done. It consisted of 4.5 hours being connected to an IV. While it was his first day, we met another person who was there for his last day of treatment. This brought some encouragement to both of us. It was the needed reminder of the end goal of this journey.
PLEASE CONTINUE TO KEEP US IN YOUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS
This is just the beginning of this portion of the journey. Please pray for Jason that his energy levels will remain high and that he will not experience any side effects from the chemo, such as being nauseous. Keep the medical staff in mind too, that they will have the knowledge and compassion needed during this time. Please also pray for our daughters as this will be hard on them too with lots of changes going on around them and it is something that may be very hard for them to understand.
No trial has overtaken you that is not faced by others. And God is faithful: He will not let you be tried beyond what you are able to bear, but with the trial will also provide a way out so that you may be able to endure it. – 1 Corinthians 10:13