Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Great and Grand Milestone Today!!!!

Today is a great and grand milestone today.  Ohhhhh goodness what a happy day today.  Why so happy you ask????? Today Fred finished 6 weeks of daily radiation.

For the most part the last 6 weeks went by very quickly.  Fred did amazing well.  The doctors told us we would do very well for the first two weeks, but then the last four weeks and two weeks after radiation he would be miserable, flat on his back, terrible fatigue to the point that he may not be able to drive and many many other side effects that I will spare you the details.

Well once again with all of YOUR support and prayers we have made it through the next bump in this journey amazingly well.  He has gone to work everyday, is preparing for tax season which includes setting up all the stores as well as tons of physical and mental work.  He enjoyed the holidays and no he was never flat on his back or unable to drive.  Occasionally on the weekends he would find himself a little tired and needing to take a nap (after all don't we all want to take a nap on the weekend)

I have decided that Fred is as tough as nails and stubborn as the day is long.  In this case that is a very good thing.  The doctors and medical staff once again has been amazed at his progress.  The next step is to take two weeks to let everything heal and inflammation go down and then we will do another round of chemo and a PET scan in mid February.

So with all that said I just want to take a quick minute once again and thank all of you for your positive thoughts and prayers.  We have learned to really rely on the Lords help and can feel him right by our side paving the way for us.  Overall we are stronger than ever and know we can handle anything with his help and the help and prayers of all of you. 

I can never express enough our appreciation for all of you.  I sure hope someday I can help all of you the way you have helped us.  Thanks so much and have a wonderful week.- The Kankamp Family!!!!!!


Karen Pedersen said...

What wonderful news. You guys ROCK! Love ya!

amcgrew said...

Way to go Fred!
Stan and I are so happy things are going well!
Amy & Stan

Tamara said...

Yea for Fred!!

Nicole Norris said...

That is so great! Way to go Fred!!! Thank you for updating us and we love you all.


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