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Posted 2018-04-09T15:26:43Z

April 9th

 Dennis will start chemo on April 13th, which happens to be Friday the 13th!!  Today he is having a port inserted for administering the chemo. On Tuesday and Wednesday he has appointments at Mayo for CT scans.  These are routine scans that he will have every three months.  All chemo treatments will be done in Mason City, which is closer to home. He will be treated as an outpatient, though Rochester told us he would be an inpatient.  The chemo drugs he will receive are very strong and of course there are side effects. His regimen of treatments is in cycles of one day the first week and five days three weeks after initial treatment. We are praying that he can tolerate the drugs. Will just take it one treatment at a time!   Appreciate your continued prayers and support as this journey continues. God bless each of you. 

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Comments (24)

  • Jay Schrage
    Jay Schrage

    I will continue to have you both in my prayers. Taking one day at a time is the only way to get though this! Sue

    one year ago · Reply
    • Jan Brinkman
      Jan Brinkman

      Thanks Jay. Thinking of you and Sue!

      one year ago · Reply
  • Bonnie Knapp
    Bonnie Knapp

    Sending 💓🙏 to both of you! Bonnie & Jim

    one year ago · Reply
    • Jan Brinkman
      Jan Brinkman

      Thanks 💕💕

      one year ago · Reply
  • genie bassett
    genie bassett

    We are thinking about you guys every day and praying for you. <3

    one year ago · Reply
    • Jan Brinkman
      Jan Brinkman

      Thanks 💕💕

      one year ago · Reply
  • Gaylan & Karen Brunssen
    Gaylan & Karen Brunssen

    Thinking about Dennis and how strong he is to go through all of this and still keep a smile and his sense of humor! Thanks for update and keep us posted! 💖💖💖

    one year ago · Reply
    • Jan Brinkman
      Jan Brinkman

      Thanks 💕💕

      one year ago · Reply
  • Debra Bauer
    Debra Bauer

    Trials are part of life. But so is Joy. There will be better days ahead. Keep positive thoughts and know others are surrounding you both with prayers and hugs.

    one year ago · Reply
    • Jan Brinkman
      Jan Brinkman

      Thanks 💕💕

      one year ago · Reply
  • Pat mabie
    Pat mabie

    You continue to be in our prayers and we will see both of you this summer..

    one year ago · Reply
    • Jan Brinkman
      Jan Brinkman

      Thanks! Looking forward to seeing you!💕

      one year ago · Reply
  • Roger Westendorf
    Roger Westendorf

    Praying & hoping for the best. That chemo can be rough, but he is strong.

    one year ago · Reply
    • Jan Brinkman
      Jan Brinkman

      Thanks ❤️

      one year ago · Reply
  • lynne gunn
    lynne gunn

    Thank you for the update. You are in my thoughts every day!!

    one year ago · Reply
    • Jan Brinkman
      Jan Brinkman

      Thanks 💕💕

      one year ago · Reply
  • Craig westendorf
    Craig westendorf

    Praying for the best for you all!

    one year ago · Reply
    • Jan Brinkman
      Jan Brinkman

      Thanks ❤️

      one year ago · Reply
  • Julie Brinkman
    Julie Brinkman

    Continued prayers sent your way. Hope all goes well with treatments.

    one year ago · Reply
    • Jan Brinkman
      Jan Brinkman

      Thanks 💕💕

      one year ago · Reply
  • Marcia Jensen
    Marcia Jensen

    Jan and Dennis, We've been thinking of you and continue to keep you in our prayers. Even though the treatments sound tough we pray they will be successful. Love, Marcia and Joel

    one year ago · Reply
    • Jan Brinkman
      Jan Brinkman

      Thanks 💕💕

      one year ago · Reply
  • Kip & Judy
    Kip & Judy

    We will keep you both in our prayers as you go thru these rounds of treatment. We're pleased that they are allowing you to have them in Mason with all this crazy weather we've been having. Just hang in there, believeing that these treatments are eventually going to bring you back to your old life again. You've been thru so much, . With your determination, your love for eachother and faith in God, with lots of support and caring from many family and friends, we have great hope for you!!! God's greatest blessing on you both!! Hauser Hugs from Judy and Kip

    one year ago · Reply
    • Jan Brinkman
      Jan Brinkman

      Thanks💕💕

      one year ago · Reply