Monday, March 5, 2012

Update with zero information (from Susie)

Sorry, I got nothin' for you in terms of info or news. We're still wading through opinions and second opinions and seeking a third opinion. Prayers for wisdom are still appreciated.

I am basically feeling pretty good. Well, pretty pregnant. Way more pregnant than I'd like to be feeling at nearly 20 weeks. This is when I'm supposed to be feeling awesome and cute and I feel chubby and achy and stiff and PREGO! Thank you to the steroids they have me on to keep swelling down in my brain.

But holla for 20 weeks! Half-way there!

I know a lot of people want to know how the kiddos are doing. Pretty great. They've had some awesome babysitting. They know about the tumor and about the baby and are sensitive to my limitations, but we have not talked cancer with them, so they are pretty unaware of the scarier portions of this whole ordeal.

My wonderful friend Adrianne is here this week, keeping me and the kids company. Ben is looking forward to getting out of the house. He's been my nurse and personal assistant, and full-time stay-at-home-dad. I know, it's a dream job.

You guys are awesome with all of your prayers and generosity. Seriously. I feel spoiled. I might have suggested on facebook that I'd like some girl scout cookies. I might have 30 boxes in my pantry. 25 of them came from my brothers. And the meals are delicious. And the gift cards! So fun. You are helping us soak up some special moments with each other, with friends, and with our kids. McDonalds dates with the kids have some big pay-offs!

Alrighty, I'm off to shower. Basically the steroids have made me an eating, sweating machine. It's pretty awesome. But Adrianne's got the kids so I can shower (by myself!) whenever I want this week!

xoxo. Thanks for the love! I know I stink at responding to individual messages, but I appreciate every one.


  1. You lift us all up with such a fun post where we can "hear" your voice and you being you. The thing about the girl scout cookies cracks me up! You are loved. Hope the shower was everything you dreamed of & more. Praying always. xo

  2. From some who have experienced and been tremendously blessed by the Body working optimally, don't worry about responding to those individual messages, acts of service, or other kindnesses. Folk are blessed far more by your enjoyment of their generosity to you and your Fam than they are by receiving a note, however beautifully written, of thanks from you. We and our kids pray for you guys and your kids. Tomorrow is Crosby's last scan before "long term survivor care". We trust and pray you will experience the same in the not too distant future.
    Peace in the Struggle,
    Bret & Meredith
    Psalm 34

  3. Ditto to the above! I know, though, it's hard to be on the receiving end. I went through this a year ago - breast cancer surgery/treatment. Our Small Group and people from church were SO kind - meals, notes, prayers, calls, etc. I almost felt guilty accepting all of it - kind of, anyway! :)

    Praying for all of you,