Monday, October 09, 2006

Darrell has finished his radiation treatments and is doing great! The radiation of course, was not nearly as debilitating as the chemotherapy was. However, with the weakened condition he was in from the chemo, the radiation was able to add its own side effects: overwhelming weakness, some gastric issues and highly increased blood pressure. Three weeks later, he is slowly getting back strength but the high blood pressure (which causes some pretty bad headaches) is not yet back to normal. Our main prayer need at this point is that all the feeling in his hands and feet will return. This is a side effect from both the chemotherapy and the radiation. The radiation doctor said the numbness is a common side effect and sometimes never returns to normal. We don't believe that, however, because we know the Healer of Darrell's body!
A big step this week- Darrell came back to church for the first time in months. Praise the Lord!

Here's a couple of pictures of Darrell's favorite activity- hanging out with the babies!

Lydia and Nora with Lydia's Snow White doll!

Pa-Pa and Nora looking at a turtle!

Fun with babies!

Nora, Pa-Pa and the turtle!

4 comments:

Derek and Erin said...

Darrell you are looking great! Im so glad you guys got to go and have a great vacation! Hope to see you soon!!

Erin

Anonymous said...

Looking good - Darrell!!

Just because I no longer am the accountant for your property - don't think you fell off my prayer list. I cannot wait until I hear that you are back at work. I'm so glad to read that you made it back to church this week...I'm sure you were blessed and that so many were blessed to see you there!

Have a great week - and get well - the rest of the way!

Still praying here in MS -
Leah

PerryRocks said...

Hi Aunt Cindy-
We miss you! I hope you guys had a great time in Florida! I saw some of Amanda's photos and you guys look like you had a blast. What a great gift! Hope to see you guys soon! I think you need to have Christmas in California :)

Love, Natalie

Art & Connie said...

Great news!
We have been praying for you everyday. God is so good