Tara has turned the corner in her recovery from surgery. All week she has been able to eat well, get enough liquids, and has been up and around the house. Her abdomen is feeling much better and on Tuesday the medicine man had to give her a warning not to start exercising as she suggested she might try.
Chemotherapy was more than 48 hours ago and if she was going to feel nauseous from it, it would have already happened. The regiment they are using is new to the U.S. (research done in Japan) and instead of doing the entire dose of Taxol and Platinum every three weeks, she gets the Platinum every three weeks and the Taxol every week. The Platinum is what made her feel so sick last time around. This time around was just the Taxol.
Help at home has been from my parents this week. Next week it will be Tara’s. It is a blessing that they have taken the initiative to disappear before I come home so the seven of us can be a family. I don’t even know they have been around other than the fingerprints of selfless serving; a wife that is rested, not drained, and kids who are happy.
Tomorrow night Tara will try to go to the Tenth Avenue North concert. She has been looking forward to this for a long time. While she may not make the entire show, it will do her heart good to try.
We are continuing to pray for complete healing in Tara’s body. But we say it again, every day, that we trust God. He has given us every reason to.