March 6: Time Flies By

I haven’t shared anything for a little while because these days are overwhelming. Amy is halfway through her radiation treatments. Cancer sucks! The radiation is treatments are helping with the brain cancer but also the side effects are here now. She is tired.

Like sand, there is no way to count time

There are many side effects that can happen to brain cancer patients. One of the most common is you lose all of your hair. You have headaches, pressure, memory struggles, etc. I am thankful that she has not had to many of these symptoms.

Each day is a challenge, how do you be a mom while going through cancer treatments and have enough energy to be there for your kids? It’s very challenging to say the least.

There are a million and one things that race through my brain daily about this situation. I won’t share all of that with you, but anyone that has walked through a cancer battle knows all of the thoughts and feelings that go with this journey. Some are good, some are bad, but they are just thoughts and feelings. I know my wife thinks about these things too. I see it in her daily.

She is very strong though. She is doing well overall. It could be worse than it is, that is true. She is the strongest woman I know. I’m not talking about physical strength either. She has an inner strength that really is amazing. She’s not a complainer like me, she trust in God and faithfully walks each day with such grace and courage. It really is amazing!

We are still driving every day to the hospital, that is half of our day every day. Where is God in all this? I know that he is here with us. Our faith and hope is in Him, that is what makes this situation “all make sense”.

My priority is caring for my wife and kids, but I also have to work. I don’t know how anyone going through this that is not self-employed would be able to work or keep there job during a time. It has been a huge challenge just to have time to work. Most times it’s late at night after dinner, homework and getting the kids to bed. At that time, I am tired and don’t feel like working. I am thankful that I am self-employed at this time, it does allow me to have a flexible schedule.

So onward we go, the journey continues. I have a million more thoughts, but I think that will be another day. Gotta get ready to head to the hospital this morning.

Thank you, everyone, for your help, prayers and support.
Fred

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I am the husband of my wife Amy for the 15+ years. Thankful to be a father to several wonderful children and humbly trying to live my life to glorify Christ as my Lord and Savior.

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