Saturday, July 25, 2009

July Update

Can't believe it has been six months since Jayme started treatment. But, on the other hand, it seems much longer.

He continues to progress at a slow and steady rate. Still has a feeding tube, but we hope to have it removed when we see Dr McElhinney, a gastroenterologist, on Monday. He is trying to increase his daily calorie intake, however it is a difficult process since part of his digestive system is missing! We know he will lose more weight until eating becomes more of a normal process, but that is all just part of the recovery.

Jayme had a PET scan on Wednesday and we met with the oncologist yesterday. The report was no current active cells! I was expecting that news, and I know Jayme was very relieved. He will have another PET scan in a few months. This kind of cancer has a higher recurrence rate than most others, so they keep a close eye on the patient for months and years down the road.

He is able to work on his computer 2-3 hours a day for his job. I'm also trying to work him into a few domestic chores around the house with a little success. He finished out patient physical therapy this week, just needs too continue more walking on his own. His stamina is still very low.

We know his recovery could take several more months. But, my goal is to have him next to me on the golf course by next spring. Who knows. I may be able to beat him now. I knew something positive would come out of this cancer fight!

More next month. Have a great rest of the summer!



  1. During the British Open, Jayme and I talked about how cool it would be to go to Turnberry someday. If we did it next summer, maybe I could beat him, too! But then I have to worry about beating you, Kay. I wonder if Tonya Harding might be willing to do a little job for me?

    Slow and steady wins the race, kids, but I don't have to tell you that. Life is all about the happy moments, and despite all the trauma this cancer has brought the two of you, I'm sure you have had some wonderful moments together that you'll never forget.

  2. I'm so glad to hear about his and your progress. Best Wishes again, and don't stay out in the sun too long... it gets HOT!

  3. That is wonderful news. Recovery comes just one day at a time. I miss seeing you. You all are in my prayers.


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  5. Hey Brother, how time fly's, it seems like last week that I checked the blog, guess not! Though we have talked since this was posted it still feels good to write. I hope you injoyed your birthday at the lake, sounds like fun. All the kids went back to school today, it will be nice to get back to a routine agine. I will try and get plenty of current pictures of the kids seeing they will not be with us on the Oct trip. I think I am shrinking because the kids are getting as tall as I am now ( the giant I am ). I will save more news for the Aug post. Love #6

  6. Hope you are feeling better as each day rolls. Give me a ring when you feel like it, I am ready for our summer chat! Woody