Saturday, June 03, 2006

We have great news! The bone marrow biopsy results were negative. The lymphoma did not spread to Darrell's bone marrow. God is so faithful!
The report did reveal a long-standing anemia for which Darrell is now taking iron. That should make him feel a little better, we hope.
Last week was the best week since the chemo began. Darrell seemed to gain a little more strength each day. The bad part for his, though, was some significant thinning of his hair, including his facial hair!
This past Thursday was his second chemotherapy treatment. It's already knocked him down a little. Weakness, sky-high blood sugar counts and a low-grade fever are the main symptoms right now.
We haven't seen our granddaughters this week, so we didn't have any cute pictures to publish. Instead, we thought we'd try to take a picture of ourselves. Below is our feeble attempt!

We look really happy, don't we? Actually we're concentrating on trying to get both of us in the photo!

Darrell wanted to make sure his shirt got in the picture!!

Thank you so much for your love, prayers and concern. Your thoughtfulness towards us means more than we can tell you.

5 comments:

possomcat said...

Cindy thanks always for keeping this diary up to date. Darryl looks handsome without the goat tee and mustache. I've never seen my Darryl without his mustache either. We continue to pray earnestly for Darrell and believe for God's total healing. God bless your both and aren't the grandkids the best gift from God to us? Just love them so much.

KRISTEN said...

HEY DARRELL AND CINDY I AM GLAD TO HEAR THE GREAT NEWS ABOUT THE BIOPSY I HAD NO DOUBT THAT IT WOULD NOT BE O.K. GOD IS GOOD!I GOT YOUR BLOG INFO FROM PAULA AND HAVE BEEN KEEPING UP.WE WILL CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR YOU TO FEEL BETTER,HAVE MORE STRENGHT,ETC.I KNOW MY KIDS AT LEAST THE LITTLE ONE'S DON'T REALLY REMEMBER YOU GUYS,BUT THEY ARE SO SWEET THAT WHEN WE PRAY AT DINNER THEY PRAY FOR UNCLE DARRELL TO FEEL BETTER,AND THE OLDER ONE'S TAKE IT INTO CHURCH WITH THEM.MAYBE ONE DAY WHEN YOU GUYS ARE RESTED AND DARREL FEELS BETTER WE CAN COME AND SAY HI.YOU GUYS HAVE BEAUTIFUL GRANDCHILDREN(dont you love being grandparents)I SAW THE FEW PICTURES ABOUT ONE OF THEM'S DEDICATION,ANNA IS BEING DEDICATED AT OUR CHURCH IN 2 WEEKS,I ABSOLUTLEY LOVE THAT TIME.WELL YOU GUYS TAKE CARE,AND I LOVE ALL OF YALL.LOVE,KRISTEN

Anonymous said...

Dearest Darrell and Cindy,

Please know that you have been in our thoughts and our prayers since we heard. What an incredible testiment of faith you have always been and continue to be. We love you all so much and are excited to see everything the Lord is doing behind the scenes on your behalf.

Love, Brenda and Bob Lain

Coral Childrey said...

Rooster Rules! Health and Healing are his inheritance! We will be praying for you at The Rock of Asheville Darrell. Coral Childrey

kingfisher said...

hi rooster and hummingbird, kingfisher sends his love, you are in our thoughts and prayers. i've got you on our church prayer list. we miss you very much. i went to camp gideon this summer with robin and gib for two weeks. we had ablast, i took my 9 year old son zak, he was in heaven, 2 weeks, no shower or brushing his teeth and cereal everday, he was a happy camper. ienjoy keeping posted on your family. looks like god has really blessed you. luke is 21 now and hunter 18. they are both out of the house and on their own. hope to hear from you all sometime. kingfisher ep 2;10