Sunday, May 9, 2010

Sunday, May 9, 2010: Another Sunny Day

I'm not sure about where you live, but in Holland, MI it seems like we've had more sunny days this year than in past years. OK, yesterday was an ugly day, but this spring it sure seems like the weather has been pretty decent. Maybe last year was just so bad my perspective has changed.

Around here I guess you could say it's been partly cloudy. Up until this weekend things were going pretty good. We are planning a trip for later this month, the kids are looking forward to the school year to be done, and I'm looking forward to summer! But then Friday Ashley came down with the flu and Kristi's chemo is beginning to take a cumulative effect. She's getting quite nauseous and fatigued. Just walking around makes her feel like she's going to throw up. We had to boogy out of church today because she thought she was going to be sick. If you talked to her don't worry - it's a chemo thing, not the flu. She can tell the difference and she says this is definitely the chemo nausea.

Our moods have been much better of late. Well, until Friday that is. I can tell Kristi slid back down when the chemo effects kicked in. She's going to begin an alternative treatment in addition to the chemo. This is something she has been thinking about for quite a while. This isn't a treatment her oncologist would approve of but oh well. This is something she found through another doctor. But, like she put it...we've been trying the traditional method for 3 and a half years, time to start mixing it up.

So that's about it for this update. Prayers for Kristi and that the chemo effects start to mellow, that the chemo does its job, and to give Kristi peace of mind as she begin this new therapy.