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Posted 2018-12-22T14:30:36Z

Merry Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! This week I received a great ‘gift’ from my radiation oncologist, Dr. Coster! He will allow me to take two treatments in one day!  That may sound like a strange ‘gift’ but I/we are very appreciative for two reasons: 1) it decreases our stay in KC by 2 days; and 2) I finish my treatments in 2018 which doesn’t affect my 2019 insurance deductible!  My double-duty day will be this Friday, Dec. 28th. My scheduled last day was Jan. 2nd but now my last treatment will be Dec. 31st!  2018 will go out with a big bang or big ‘zap’! 

 Besides thanking Dr. Coster I have my rad techs to thank for even bringing that option to the table. Erin, Claireann, and Mary definitely ‘have my back’ (in more ways than one! 馃榾)! They, along with others at the KU Cancer and KU Radiation centers have made this part of our journey bearable! Like I have said before I really don’t have anything to complain about! My energy level isn’t what it used to be but I can work at resting (that might be hard to do!) when I get home.

Our everyday prayer is that a cure is found for cancer. And we pray God continues to watch over you and keep you in His care. I know I have received the best present ever— our family and friends.  

Again, Merry Christmas and a very, very happy New Year!    Hugs....

From Jim:  We do have much to be thankful for as Sherry has said.  It is also a time to reflect on what is important to you in your life.  What memory are we creating for ourselves and those we come in contact with daily.  Take time this season to ask those around you about what memories do they have about Christmas past.  While this Christmas season is not what either of us anticipated we are attempting to make the most of it by creating positive memories.  We will remember where we were but we will also remember those people who we have met along the way at the medical facilities.  The time we have gotten to spend with my cousins that we have not taken the time to do over the years.  Experiencing big city Christmas lights and “traffic”!  Spending time with friends and our  son Andy’s family.  I believe the best gift can give or receive may not be wrapped in paper,  Merry Christmas!

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Comments (6)

  • Lauralee Willis
    Lauralee Willis

    We have truly enjoyed spending time with you both while you were here, but we are thrilled to see you go home !!!!😉😂 Merry Christmas to you both and your family and blessings of restored health in 2019. Love, Lauralee and Scott

    2 years agoReply
  • Judy Blecha
    Judy Blecha

    Have a very Blessed Christmas & Happy New you!

    2 years agoReply
  • Judy Thurman
    Judy Thurman

    Great messages from both of you! Sherry, I鈥檓 so glad you can wrap up 2018 and put it behind you. Blessings to both of you and a Merry Christmas 🎄 Doug and Judy

    2 years agoReply
  • Diane Wellbrock
    Diane Wellbrock

    I am so glad your New Year will start fresh!! wonderful news! Christmas is a time to reflect on all the good we still have in this world! Hugs and many prayers Merry Christmas to you and your family!

    2 years agoReply
  • Linda Coats
    Linda Coats

    So glad your treatment will be completed in2018! I'm thankful you are tolerating the treatments and I'm thankful for your friendship! Yes Jim, the best gifts of all can not be wrapped in paper! Merry Christmas and continued prayers for you and your family!

    2 years agoReply
  • Pam Van Eaton
    Pam Van Eaton

    Merry Christmas to you & your family!

    2 years agoReply