Monday, June 7, 2010

I spoke with Charlie on Saturday and Kim this morning. Charlie has been going for chemo one day a week for the past 3 weeks and he is really being hammered by this new drug. He is off this week but than back into the infusion room next week. Charlie admits to being very tired most of the time. He's not able to get out like he was before...most likely because his recuperation time between infusions is very short. This is how the drug works though...they don't want the cancer cells to catch a break, therefore Charlie can't catch one either.

Kim also said that he is sleeping a lot, mostly in the morning...sometimes not getting out of bed until noon or later. She also said that he is so tired that even going for a drive in the car is exhausting for him. This is a very tough time for Charlie...he needs to keep his spirits up. It's very easy to become depressed when you are tired and not feeling well for this period of time.

Luckily for Kim and Charlie, their neighbors have been just wonderful to them. Showing up with baskets of food, doing their yard work, sending cards and well wishes...they have been very blessed with all the support and help they have received from their neighbors.

So please continue to pray for both of them...Kim is hoping that Charlie's next scan will produce a clean report and that Charlie will be off all chemo agents and get back to feeling some sense of normalcy.

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