Monday, December 28, 2009

Another Monday

Dan did not lose any weight last week. He stayed the same, which is good. He is eating a lot to compensate for the steriods and treatment. I wish I could eat like he currantly is and not gain weight. He had me completly shave his head last week. The patchy look just wasn't him. Good thing he has lots of hats.
Today one of our local tv news reporters came and interviewed him. They wanted to know how this had affected his life and such. {Twentyeight years with Franklin County Sheriffs Dept., then being told you have a permanent disability and can no longer work. Sorta hard to swallow.} We watched it on the news tonight. I think they did a good job. It was KNDU channel 25. They even showed our alpacas.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Halfway Point

Today was the halfway point of radiation. Starting to cut down on the steriods. The guild at the cancer center gave all the patients a bag of goodies today. There was even a Christmas sock filled with little treats and such. It was so sweet. I work on a puzzle while I wait for Dan. He has lost more hair, hic-ups are under control, he is sleeping really good and feels really good. Lots of energy. Right now things are going very posetively. Now if I can just get some energy and good sleep.

Friday, December 18, 2009

more meds

More meds to take care of side effects of meds. Seems like a ferris wheel. Yesterday Dan had major hic ups. Every six seconds starting in the afternoon and lasting till he went to bed. My sure fire cure didn't work. If he ate something they quit for a while. They also quit if he layed down. Can't eat forever or lay down forever. {Even though we all secretly want too.} So today he gets yet another perscription to fix this side effect of one of his other perscriptions. Most likely steriods. {Why anyone voluntaraly takes steriods is beyond me.} Tomorrow we are doing the "Cable Bridge Run". He is doing the 5K with me and Max.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

down the drain

It has begun. Dan lost a patch of hair in the shower. I told him if it was me I would have cried. Meet with the nurologist yesterday. She told him what he experienced last week was to be expected. He has had no voices this week. Other than hair loss and a few voices once in a while he is doing good.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

ready for third week

The weekend went good. Due to the major steriods they have Dan on right now he has TONS of energy. So while it is lasting - do as much as he can. Start third week of treatment tomorrow. What will this week bring? The local quilting ladies gave him a warm quilt. The thought touched him so much. Now he is like Linus with his blankey.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


Dan can be quite entertaining right now. For some unknown reasons he is hearing voices. Very vivid dreams too. OK, a lot of us have voices in our heads, but do we admit it outloud & talk about them? Another thing, his hearing has turned "superman"! No more wishpering around him. He will hear it now. Might not understand it, but he will hear it. When he went to treatment today I made sure the Dr. knew about this. So we get to go to the hospital at 8:15 for a MRI. Meanwhile if anyone wants to contact Abraham Lincoln or ????? let us know. For a small fee we will set it up. At least Dan is able to do chores and such. Today he moved a dog house with the tractor.

Monday, December 7, 2009


A bit of a rough weekend. I should be grateful though, it could be a lot worse. Starting slightly Friday evening Dan started being a little confused and having a hard time expressing himself. Sunday it was bad enough that I called the cancer center, they suggested taking him to the E.R. room. So I did. One I.V., some meds and a priesthood blessing later we went home.
Every Monday before Dan's treatment he meets with the Dr. He was aware of what had happened on Sunday. Most likely what is causing this is some inflamation and the tumor getting a little shook up. Add to the med list. Hopefully Dan will be a bit back to normal soon.
I have told him no driving till I say so. So friends and family are taking turns driving him to his appointments. I hope we both survive this week. In the meantime my favorite, opps I mean Dan's favorite treat is M&Ms.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


Today went well. Nausea pills must of worked. No barfing. In and out for the radiation. Only takes about ten minutes. No waiting today. We even got some Christmas shoping done.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Already the puking has started. They gave him some pills that will hopefully help. What does Dan want for Christmas? Maybe barf bags. Hey, if I don't laugh I might cry.

Treatment Starts

Dan goes in for his first treatment today. He takes a cemo pill in the morning then a few hours later has radiation. This will go on every day for six weeks. Weekends and holidays off. Hopefully won't have many side effects. A good note. He is off one of his prescriptions. It made him very tired. Now he isn't tired like he was. Wait a few weeks and he might get tired again from the treatments. Hopefully Christmas lights get put up before then.