Monday, October 27, 2008

Alan's Treatment Starts Today

Today is the first day of Alan's Radiation Treatment in Little Rock. Nothing has changed as for the treatment duration. It will still be 5 days a week for 5 weeks. Unless Alan is not feeling good, then he should be home every weekend. I am in Crossett this week for many different reasons, so Alan's dad and my dad are splitting the week to stay with Alan in Little Rock. I will be staying with Alan next week. It was soooo hard to say goodbye to him yesterday evening and watch him drive off. I feel guilty for not being with him this week, but unfortunately, there is only one of me. I pray that this treatment helps Alan more than hurts him. Hopefully he will not have any side effects from this, but of course it is possible. He will start an oral drug called Sutent after his radiation treatment. That too can cause side effects, so again, we will just have to wait and see. Please remember our whole family during these weeks. It's going to being difficult emotionally and physically, but not spiritually b/c our Lord will get us through this and we believe and trust in him.

Thank you so much to everyone. There are so many of you that I would really like to write thank you notes to and I'm not saying it's never going to happen, but I just don't know when it's going to be. I've been trying to make my own notes and every time I get on the computer at home, something else comes up and I get side tracked. One day, maybe it will happen..;-).

Love to All!

4 comments:

RADstitches said...

Alan is heavy on my mind today.. as well as you and the kids. I hope that this is a fast, and very effective 5 weeks. Once again, we are here if you need anything. Lee is off for 2 weeks, and has offered to go and be with Alan if you want him too.

Natalie said...

Melissa, we are praying for you guys daily. Remember to take care of yourself through all this so you can be all your family needs you to be. Please wish Alan all our best! Take care.
The Gosdins

Pennington Posts said...

Hey girl,
I hope that Alan's treatment won't be too hard on him. God will give him the strenght to get through it no matter what. Sit down when you get the chance to and breathe because I know you are going from can to can't.
We too are also here if you need us.
We love you guys,
Love and prayers,
Susan

Beth said...

big squeeze and lots of get well wishes from us. so sorry you all had to fight that nasty stuff. please know im holding you guys up in prayer. wow! your faith is amazing and you are a blessing to all you know. i pray God will shower Alan with perfect treatment. love you all!