Dennis is about a 12 days out of radiation. He continues to struggle with fatigue, walking and word finding. We saw the doctor on Tuesday because he was not feeling good and felt like each day was getting worse rather than better. The doctor told us that he was just to the point where the impact of the last radiation treatment was beginning to subside and he should see improvements in the days ahead. However, he also told us not to expect improvements on a daily basis. They will be very gradual and more noticeable when looking back over a week or more. Dennis will see the doctor again on July 18th. If he is not getting around easier by then, he will consider physical therapy to help Dennis build back some strength.
On Wednesday Dennis starting having a lot of pain in his back. By Thursday afternoon he was very uncomfortable. We decided he needed to see a doctor so we headed to the ER. After blood work and x-rays they ruled out the scary stuff like pneumonia or spread of the cancer into his spine. It is most likely a pulled muscle so we have been diligent about using pain medications and that is keeping the pain under control.
Today is our 11th anniversary. We have been so blessed to share these years together. I am amazed at all the blessings we have seen in these 11 years. Here are just a few memories of those 11 years.
|Our wedding day.|
|Honeymoon - Nova Scotia|
|First Anniversary - San Francisco|
|Vacation - across the street from the Corn Palace|
|Dennis in Arizona|
|Ellen feeding a tiger in Arizona|
|Outside the Forbidden City in Beijing with Francis, Tracy and Ping|
|Our first family picture|
|Family Picture - 2013|