Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Spring is here!

Hope you are all enjoying the beautiful weather!! Our allergies are having fits here in East Tennessee. We've had a pollen "explosion"!
Matthew was to finish this round of chemo today and the doctor decided to cancel today's treatment. Matthew has been experiencing a problem with his foot. It has been going on for quite awhile now. He does not have full range of motion, cannot lift the foot towards his leg. The doctor had checked it about a month and a half ago and seemed to think it was nothing to worry about.
Well, today, when Matthew mentioned it again, the doctor decided it may be the very medicine he was going to take to today that was the culprit. So, he cancelled.
Matthew now has an appointment with the neurologist on Thursday to check his foot out. We're anxious to hear what he has to say.
This is one of the possible side effects of chemo, but some cases are more extreme than others. Some symptoms will go away after awhile after chemo, some don't.
Matthew has "off" Easter week and will then have his last scheduled treatment beginning April 9th. We'll keep you posted!! Love and God's blessings to all!

5 comments:

quig said...

Matthew, I am thinking about you constantly. When I had chemo 20 years ago, I lost the feeling in my feet and finger tips. Now, oh so much later, I have full feeling in my finger tips, but strang, not complete, feeling in my feet. While that is not just exactly what you are experiencing, I thought you would like to know that others have had similar experiences. I am praying for you and thinking about you constantly, Peace in God, john q.

nbta said...

Keep the faith. We will continue to pray for you.

Ruth said...

Matthew..you have gone through so much, and the Lord has tested you, and you have meant it head on. We all are thinking and praying for you Matthew and will continue to do so till you are cured!

Brenna said...

Matt, it was GREAT to see you at church on Sunday. "You look Mah-velous, dahling!"

Seriously, our prayers are always with you, though we don't get to share that with you all the time.

Hugs to you as you go through this rough week.

quig said...

We are all waiting to hear how this week's treatment is going... peace, john