Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Update 9/30/2008

Please look down to the 9/28/08 post. Due to my technical handicaps I can't seem to move the post up to the top but it is so well seeing!

Love Theresa

Monday, September 29, 2008

Update 9/29/2008

First and most important Tom is doing great. We had 16 days of no power and Big Tom was able to keep up with his radiation and his attitude is great. Here is what he overcame:

1. Me not wanting a generator.
2. Me cooking 14 out of 16 dinners on a camp stove because we did not have a generator.
3. Me cooking two breakfasts on a camp stove. See generator statement above.
4. Me making coffee at least 16 times on a camp stove. See generator statement above.
5. Me becoming soooo happy when on Day 13 we got a generator (thank you ATF)
6. Me not wanting a chain saw.
7. Me trying to climb trees to get down giant limbs with a hand saw (because we did not have a cahin saw).
8. A few hot sweaty nights. (In truth the rest of the nights were cool and comfortable)
9. Me thinking a land line phone is a dumb thing to keep.
10. Getting the old phone out of the garage and getting us contact to the outside world.
11. Me thinking this was a terrific adventure and remaining frighteningly chipper during the entire 380+ hours or so.

He continues to amaze me.

Please keep Tom in your prayers.

Love Theresa

Update 9/28/08 - Little Drummer

Dear Friends,
Once again with the help of Gerry Manacsa and Sam Larch there is a video posting on this blog. Attached please find a video Tom made back in Christmas of 1999. It cracks me up every time I see it.

I hope you enjoy.

Please keep Tom in your prayers.

Love Theresa

Friday, September 19, 2008

Update 9/19/08

It sure has been a wild two weeks (but thankfully not bad at all). Tom managed to get blood work and an MRI done right before the storm so there was no delay in that regard. His radiation did get interrupted for 2-3 days but he is back on track again. Methodist does have a machine down however so his appointments are taking a lot longer than usual. If you are bored at 2 p.m. weekdays send Tom a text. I know he is just sitting there trying to stay busy!

We don't have power yet...it has been over a week. We are really doing great. It is forcing us to brush up on the "ol' cooking on a camp stove" skills and wearing head lamps. Tom is sleeping great and getting good fresh air.

We are both working like crazy. Please keep Tom in your continued prayers.

Love Theresa

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Update 9/3/08

Hi Friends,

Today Tom went in for his "simulation." It is when they fit his new mask for radiation. Thanks to the very huge efforts of his doctors and a terrific woman named Lupe, BCBS finally gave permission and Tom was able to move forward in his treatment. Generally they have been a good insurance company but do not like to pay for radiation. Keep that in mind for a weird game of bar room medial trivia.

Radiation will start next week. We are happy and blessed and in love and eating well.
Please keep us in your prayers.

Love Theresa