Saturday, January 2, 2016
It's A New Year - A New Day!
We had a nice Christmas Eve and Christmas day surrounded by family. The kids enjoyed their presents and the food was great! Chad is a wonderful cook so his Christmas Eve meal was amazing. And his mother is also a wonderful cook, so we had a delicious feast on Christmas Day at her house.
Chad, Haven and I brought in the new year sipping champagne and watching various balls drop across the country. Or the same ball drop, several times I guess! Thanks to the local stations for NOT putting Nashville's celebration on television - that was awesome (sarcasm).
Chad's endoscopy is scheduled for January 18th. (In Paris, TN - the same place he had his colonoscopy) While I hope they do not find any cancer, I wish someone could come up with some explanation (and fix) to help him with his stomach issues. I posted to my beloved Support Group (sometimes I don't know how I'd have gotten through this past year without those people) and surprisingly, there were quite a few people who experience the same things as Chad. Unfortunately, no one (them or their doctors) had much to say about correcting it. One gentleman who's symptoms almost exactly match Chad's suggested a Support Girdle/Belt, so I have ordered him one to see if it helps. That should arrive sometime next week so I will let you know!
We've tried all sorts of things such as teas and herbs and other random things people suggested but nothing has really made any impact unfortunately. While I personally found comfort in the fact that he isn't such an oddity and other people are going through this as well, it didn't do much for him because he still feels like crap. Which is absolutely understandable. I feel terrible asking for continues prayers sometimes because God's already blessed us so much. My biggest prayer of all and forever will be - that his cancer never returns. I pray for that every. single. night and I will until the day I leave this earth. Even if Chad and I end up on opposite sides of the world, my biggest prayer of all to God is that his cancer never comes back.
But I can't pretend I don't also hope for a little improvement. Day by day. Just to help Chad feel a little more like his old self. Correction. I want him to be a better version of his old self. To take the lessons and blessings that have been bestowed upon us in 2015 and use them to create a stronger love, bond and family unit than ever before.
From our family to yours - I hope this year finds you surrounded by love, hope and good health! Thank you, as always, for your continued support and prayers.
Posted by Shannon at 2:09 PM