Saturday, September 12, 2009

Friday, September 11, 2009 3:27 PM, CDT

Hello from Tijuana. Not too much has changed over the past couple days. Things have gone pretty normally. I usually have to take a nap in the afternoons becuase the radiation wears me out a little. Early next week they are going to do a scan of my pelvis to see hopefully that the tumor is completely gone or has shrunk substantially. I am really not in any pain I just get a little nauseous once in a while from the treatments.

Wednesday afternoon I felt good and was even able to get in the pool and swim a few laps. It felt good to get some exercise. Katelyn and I usually go for a walk at night, so that is something we look forward to.

There are some amazing stories of things that take place down here. Yesterday a man left that 19 years ago had been down here with stage 4 cancer. He was healed and now his wife is down here getting treated for cancer. A lady named Karen left the other day who after two weeks was told that her cancer was in remission. A man is down here now that was healed of leukemia. Another lady down here has cancer in her mouth and had so many infections that she had be on a feeding tube. Now she is looking great and each day eats more and more through her mouth. What an awesome God we serve.

Those are just a few stories. It gives us so much hope seeing these survivors come back and hearing their stories. Thanks for all the prayers. Through the power of prayer and the Holy Spirit we trust that we too will be long time survivors.

This weekend my cousin Joanne is coming down and we are going to hang out in San Diego. I get done about noon tomorrow and then we will be able to get out of here. The weekends are so refreshing just to get out and hang out with friends and family. Pray that my energy level reamains high and that I can thoroughly enjoy the weekend.

Continue to pray for my sweet little wife. She has been nothing short of amazing. She has taken such good care of me and I feel so blessed to be married to her. She has a huge heart and loves me more than anyone else ever has. Pray that God would sustain her, bless her thoughts, give her hope, and use her in any way He sees fit down here. Thanks to all and God bless you. I love you, babe!


Sharlin said...

i'm so glad to have found your blog. first of all, we are praying for you.

secondly, it has been such a comfort to read about God's gift of joy/peace to kaitlin. as a outsider looking in, i would just cry for you guys because the situation felt so hard, and i couldn't imagine making it through. it is such a testimony that God is there and truly sustains in times like these. it is such a comfort to me.

3rd-i'm so glad you've found such a wonderful place to go for treatment. it sounds incredible.

smw said...

that was me in the comment above.

Anonymous said...

So thankful for the encouragement you are finding while you are in Mexico. It truly is a wonderful God that we serve.

Jami said...

At night when I put our girls together - we all have certain people to pray for. You and Kaitlyn are one of mine!! We continue to lift you up!! Praying and hoping with you all!


Jami said...

i meant put our girls to bed - not sure why i said together!! :)