Thursday, October 28, 2010

Back at it.


I loathe logging into this blog, and much prefer ignoring it (and the cancer) completely. We've had a very nice break from weekly treatments, (Trav got 2 weeks off!), weekly x-ray's, and the Doctors office in general.

If you live under a rock and don't already know, we were able to take an amazing trip to Spain where T served his mission, and seriously didn't think about cancer once the whole time we were gone. (Click here for pics of the trip.)

It did wonders for both my soul, and Trav's.

But now we are back in the real world, and all the crap that comes along with it.

Travis did really well on our trip, he had lots of energy, and felt pretty good. But since we've been home things haven't gone as well.

He is in a lot of pain in his rib, and his chest.
Pain to the point of waking up at 3 a.m. because it hurts so bad.
He hasn't really been able to sleep a full night since we've been back, and that is no bueno. (A little Spanish for ya....)

It's hard to get back to normal and have to face it all again. I swear after 3 years of this I'd should be used to it, but I just can't get over how hard it is to watch my husband be in pain.

It hurts my heart.

Anyhow, today he went in for a treatment and talked to the Dr. about his pain. He will have another fun scan on Monday so they can see why he is in so much pain, and so they can figure out how to treat it.

I'm praying, really hard, that they wont find anything new. The chest pain worries me a bit, because his chest usually only hurts on treatment days. But you never know, maybe it's the cold weather, or just overexertion from our trip.

Either way, we will know on Monday. And I'm asking again for prayers sent his way.

He's kind of awesome, so it really is worth your time.
I'll keep you posted.


Sue said...

You guys are always in my prayers, glad you had fun in Spain. It does really suck to have to come back to all of this. Love you...and have a good weekend...remember how much you enjoy Halloween, wish I were there to enjoy it with you. We love you Sue (Dave too!)

Eileen said...

I knew nothing of this. And still, he continues to serve others! I will turn up the volume on my ever and constant prayers for you sweethearts.

The Wolfley Family said...

I'm so sorry he's feeling crappy again! Prayers for scan day -- what else?

Chanelle said...

I'm glad you got to experience a week without thinking about cancer even once, that must have been heaven. We're always praying for you!

Love the new look of this blog, it's so happy looking!

shelly said...

It hurts my heart to just read it! Bless your heart and your husband.

Trisha said...

Love that you have this blog. But it I hate to think of either of you hurting. Prayers sent your way...

Lorinda said...

I'm so sorry you have to come back to this. You are always in my prayers and I'll send a few extra. Hang in there, friend.

Watkins said...

I'm so glad you had a wonderful trip to Spain and that you could enjoy the time together. I thought of you often during the week hoping it would be all you had hoped for and it sounded like it was! I'm sorry Travis is hurting so much. You will continue to be in our prayers. Bless you both!

The Hammons' said...

We'll send prayers your way. Loved your pictures in Spain. (Especially the castle city) I'm so glad you were able to go. I hope they find the problem causing him pain and can do something about it.
Love Becki & family

Melissa said...

I will definately keep your family in my prayers...good luck on Monday, I will be thinking of you guys!

Tom and Debbie Goodwin said...

Our family is praying for yours. I totally understand the anxiety and the big knot in your stomach right now, and feeling so helpless when he's in pain. Big hugs to you Hayley, you're doing a great job dealing with everything. Love you.

Bryon's Family said...

To: The Man
From: The Gundersens

Give Travis a break dude!!

...and bless the starving pygmies down in new guinea.