From Joel

Well, I will start off by saying I am not the writer of the family, but I just wanted to let everyone know how I was feeling. I am now 5 rounds into chemo and feeling pretty good. This last round was switched up a little due to a shortage of one of the specific chemo medicines that I take. The new one that they gave me made me a lot more nauseous than the other rounds & I am still recovering.  

It's weird because even though I feel sick my appetite, for anyone who knows me well, has not changed. I almost ate a large pizza last night all by myself. I am tired a lot of the time & take lots of naps during the day. I am always home & try to stay entertained by watching TV, Netflix and playing video games. Still, even with all of those things I have to admit I get pretty bored.

 

Cancer really sucks. Some days you can't even leave the house & everything is always about cancer. It dictates everything about our life right now & I don't like that. I also feel like everything about my life is on pause. I am not moving forward. And I have a hard time getting use to that. I know the biggest thing in my life is about fighting the disease & I am. But it's not always easy. But I also get to spend more time with Sarah & our family. I also try to be an encouragement to other cancer patients around me. Again it's really been hard but I have been trying to see the good & stay in good spirits.

 

I just wanted to thank everyone who supports us with prayers, phone calls, comments on the blog. They have meant alot to me that everyone cares so much. It really has.

Joel