Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Quick update

posted by Mary Lello, Wednesday, January 21, 2009, 5:39 AM

Jim was in good spirits last night - in fact he was hamming it up at times. He has lost coordination and strength though. The nurse said this is all signs of edema in the brain. From what? The tumor has grown again? WHAT????

They did an MRI last night so I guess we'll get some answers to my question. I'm heading in early and Dr. Weisburg will be by this morning. We will be starting radiation today. Not sure what all else goes on today.

Just need to say that Stacie did an amazing job yesterday making good decisions and staying vigilant. She was exhausted last night so will be sleeping in a little bit this morning. And thank God Greg was here! Jim almost fell down the stairs and Greg had to call David to ask him to come help get Jim to the car. Greg is a tall guy, for those who don't know him, and built like a brick shit house. If Greg had trouble helping Jim I can't imagine what would have happened if it was just Stacie here!

So, as Bob Morrison reminded me of the Buddhist story about counting your blessings, the good with the bad - a farmer buys a new horse - this is good, his son breaks his leg while riding the horse - this is bad, the army comes through the village and takes all able body boys to war but his son has a broken leg - this is good ..... So I am trying to look at our world this way now.

And there is some truth to it.

Loving you all back,


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