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Sunday, December 18, 2011

{We Are So Lucky}

Adam has had a harder day today in regards to the onset of side effects from the chemo. But consider ourselves very lucky because it could be a lot worse for our situation! He did really great this morning and was able to visit with my Aunt Diane, my Grandparents, and then get in a good visit with his Mom, sister Ania and her family. Shortly after they left, he was getting quite tired. While Diane was here, they walked all the way to the Starbucks in Doernbecher and back which is HUGE progress as far as Adams mobility is concerned. He really hasn't been able to get out and about because if the pain he has been suffering. He took a good nap until I made him wake up to eat because it was almost 3pm. But as he started in on his lunch, he started to feel nauseous. So they immediately gave him some more medicine and he slept it off. He was able to work slowly on dinner and get something down. He also was able to get rid if the hiccups that started up yesterday - another glorious side effect from the chemo!

But other than a little nausea, the hiccups and being tired - he really is doing great! We got in a really good visit with his friends Michael and Amanda from Clatskanie and my friend Erika and her family came up to make sure Adam knew they were thinking about him. Her kids were so sweet and made Adam some Christmas presents (pictured below)...we are just so grateful for our amazing friends and family and church family, you have all been so wonderful to us! I will honestly admit that th idea of going home is as much thrilling as it is overhwhelming because there is so much to do before Christmas!! I am just so happy Adam will be home to celebrate with the girls! We have so much to be thankful for this holiday season and are grateful for our many, many blessings. We have been visited by our Bishop as well as my brother-in-law's pastor who are such great men of God and I am so appreciative of them for being there for Adam during this rough time. We look forward to another good day tomorrow, we have officially made it successfully through day three!


  1. Great post Tiffany.

    I will try and call Adam tomorrow and if he is up for it, will come over after work. I know you have a lot of Holiday stuff going, but afterwards there could be some down time when setting up the meal train (if you want to) could be good. Take care and God Bless.

  2. I'm so glad that you have so much support, and I'm glad that he's doing okay. He must be absolutely exhausted! I've been away from blogs for the weekend, so I need to go catch up on the other posts....

  3. I'm so glad he's pushing through it - I can't imagine having hick ups for an entire day - minor in the whole scheme of things but I'm sure they drove him crazy!!! Hang in there! Sherilyn and I were wondering if you had any Christmas shopping / errands that we could do for you??? Let me know - take care!

  4. You can't imagine how many people are praying for your family! You have so many friends that really care. Let me know whatever it is that you might need...I'm sooo here for you! Just wanted to wish you, Tiffany a very happy Birthday....."You've got a birthday, shout hurray...we're going to sing to you today...one year older and wiser too...Happy Birthday..to YOU!" It's not easy giving up my Primary roots:))) We hope Adam is doing well with his Chemo...just remember it doesn't last forever...and never forget...We survive!!!
    Love ya, Betty