Thursday, January 04, 2007

The "Cold" House

Patty is recovering from the Neulasta shot finally but now has this terrible cold I've had, Grant's had, and Brett's had. It seems like the girls have avoided it but its probably just a matter of time. I started getting it right before Christmas and am still suffering its full effect. This has got to be one of the worst colds I've ever had. It just seems to drain any energy you have which, is not good for Patty. Her stomach and back have been bothering her as well. It seems she's goes from one hump to the next. Taxotere is known to cause neuropathy and I think she's concerned that she is experiencing some of those effects. Hopefully not.

With all these side effects her spirits have not been the best. I do my best to encourage her but I think I continually fail in this arena. Whether its my approach, style, content, or outright ineptness I'm beginning to think there is nothing I can do to overcome her past experience with her mother. No matter how many positive outcomes I've seen, experienced, or read about and share with her I haven't been able to overcome this negative experience she had. The Bible says in Proverbs, "Hope deferred makes the heart sick." Pray that Patty's hope bubbles over in abundance.

Patty turns 37 tomorrow. So everybody wish her a Happy Birthday. She really enjoys reading all the comments that are sent. I think it lets her know that there are people still out there that are truly concerned and praying for her.

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5 comments:

gail kitts said...

Patty/Scott--Have not commented in a while but check Scott's blog daily. It seemed for a while there my computer would not let me comment.

Patty, hope you have a Happy Birthday. I had forgotten that you were a New Year Baby. Travis had a birthday last week. He was thirty-one.

I keep your family in my prayers and like I said before read the web site daily. On the days I am working with Travis I read it to him so he and Deidra can keep up. Easton is eight months old now as we are really enjoying him. Travis is a good daddy.

I am still enjoying my new single life and still have time to help if you guys need me. Call me at 384-4243 or 687-6818. I am a good babysitter. Just ask Easton he loves coming to Granny's house.

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PATTY!!!!!!
IT WAS SO GOOD TO SEE YOU GUYS LAST WEEK...YOUR LITTLE ONES ARE ALL SOOO ADORABLE. KNOW THAT I LOVE YOU & HAVE LOTS OF PEOPLE PRAYING FOR YOU....
MICHELE

Anonymous said...

Patty,
Happy Birthday!
Carmen let my mom and I know of the cancer. I am sorry that I did not go with Carmen to see you when I was visiting my dad in Halls last June. At the time, it just didn't seem doable, so I procrastinated. Of course, I regret it now.

You'll beat this! I pray that you'll remain as positive as your wonderful husband. The advances in oncology and a positive outlook will surely help God to cure you!

Love from your old friend and neighbor,
Tammy (Tilson) Kirkland

Anonymous said...

Patty, Just wanted you to know that you are in our prayers daily. You have a beautiful family, It was good to see you last year at upward basketball, your children are so precious. We check your blog daily to see how you are doing, Thank you Scott for taking the time to let everyone know how your family is doing. You all are a blessing to everyone. If there is anything we can do for you please let us know, we live nearby.
Chris and Kathy Arsenault and family

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Patty!
I hope you are feeling better and that you can enjoy your day! I am praying for you and thinking of you everyday!
Love,
Kim Rhode