At the age of 33, my husband, Dave, was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. A trip to the ER with stomach pain led to a 10 day hospital stay that was only the beginning of our journey. We have two children, who turned 4 and 2 during the cancer journey, and who provide an endless source of joy, even on the worst of days. We serve an amazing God who has greatly blessed us along the way.
This is our story.
Note: So that you get his perspective of each round of chemo along with what I wrote about it, I have inserted Dave's journal entries by the date they were written instead of the date I posted them.
Waiting, Waiting, and Writing
The Debriefing, Part 1
The Debriefing, Part 2
Our Door Sign
Around the Hospital
We Aren't Good Waiters
I have a confession.
Sweet Answered Prayer
The Sick One Speaks
>>>Dave's Chemo Journal: The End and the Beginning
I am not strong.
>>> Dave's Chemo Journal: April 4, 2012
>>> Dave's Chemo Journal: April 6 and 7, 2012
The Chemo Coaster
"Well It Certainly Sucks"
>>> Dave's Chemo Journal: April 19, 2012
It's Me, It's Me, It's Me, Oh Lord
>>> Dave's Chemo Journal: April 23, 2012
We Survived Round Two
Thinking Back, Living Forward
>>> Dave's Chemo Journal: May 15, 2012
>>> Dave's Chemo Journal: June 5, 2012
The Valet Parking Lady
Another Lesson from Cancer: Flexibility
Round 4, Check.
>>> Dave's Chemo Journal: July 2, 2012
My Dark Place
The Port: He Love-Hates It
>>> Dave's Chemo Journal: July 23, 2012
Round 6 is All Done
The Turning of a Season
Chemo Survival Guide
Young Adult Cancer and Fertility
Port Removal: I nearly fainted.
Monday Morning Update
It's Been Three Months
Reflections from Dave
Time + Remission