Thursday, April 17, 2008

Dorothy Was Right

We never stop praising God for being all-sufficient, all-powerful, and ever-loving. His lovingkindness is beyond measure! His provision is limitless. He alone deserves praise, honor, and glory.

We thank God for each of our friends and family members who continue to support and encourage us through these months of 'inconvenience.' We are so blessed by e-mails and cards, meals, care for our children, and numerous other ways that folks care for us. The prayers, support, and encouragement have had a huge impact on our ability to keep our focus on God during this time.

On Tuesday, we met with the surgeon's assistant in the morning. He removed all 63 staples from my incision. Whoever told me that it would feel like tiny pin pricks was right - 63 tiny pin pricks! He said that everything looked good and scheduled us for another visit in three weeks. At that time, we should have the pathology report, and an x-ray will be taken to assess the progress of the bone graft. At that visit, we will also discuss putting some weight on the leg. Within two months, we should know if the graft was successful. But he said that everything looks positive at this point.

In the afternoon, we met with the oncologist. It was a routine visit.

We spent the night at a motel across from Dorney Park. My wife went out and got us Mexican take-out from a place that our oncologist recommended. I have to get out out of this paragraph quickly because, today, the thought of a burrito is making me nauseous.

On Wednesday morning, I had Round 5 of chemotherapy.

We are now at home. I am resting comfortably. It is interesting to have the pain of recovery from surgery and the nausea/lethargy from chemotherapy at the same time. A double whammy.

As always, it is good to be home. Dorothy was right. There's no place like home.


NursePenny said...

Dear Mr.Bond,
We are happy for you to be home. As a nurse I personally never saw someone with 63 staples! Wow! (Good thing you weren't near a magnet!)
We will continue to lift you & your family up in prayer.
Psalm 30:5 Weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.
Penny & Mandie

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