DairyKing's Journal, 27 March 2012

Yesterday was bittersweet. We started the day with an appointment with the Oncologist to get the results of the tests done on the removed tumors. Everybody was expecting this to be a non-issue. Unfortunately, to the surprise of everyone, including the Oncologist, the results showed her to be in the top category, at 28% risk, of cancer recurring within the next 5 years. That means 16 chemo treatments over the course of the next 20 weeks, followed by 5 or 6 weeks of radiation treatments 5 times a week. Today, she goes to have a central port installed in her chest, so they won't be prodding her veins like a pincushon over the next 20 weeks. Needless to say, she is scared and depressed over this news. She has a great support system - including me, but she already takes medications for depression, and it has always been a challenge to keep her spirits up.

In spite of all this, we had a great day out. We took along our daughter and her fiance (since her birthday was on the 22nd), and ate at two very nice restaurants for lunch and dinner. It was an oriental day for sure. We loved the Osaka Sushi & Hibachi Grill. The chef was quite an entertainer with a great sense of humor. A good time was had by all. I didn't get to bed until about 11:30 pm, so I had no intention of getting up at 3:30 for a workout. It would just have to wait.

Here's the birthday girl being honored at dinner.

Diet Calendar Entry for 27 March 2012:
1289 kcal Fat: 40.85g | Prot: 45.95g | Carb: 189.47g.   Breakfast: White Grapefruit Juice (Unsweetened, Canned), Coffee (Brewed From Grounds), Instant Oatmeal - Plain, Honey, Non-Dairy Creamer, bacon egg cheese muffin. Lunch: peanut butter sandwich, honey. Snacks/Other: chocolate milk, coffee brewed, Non Dairy Creamer. more...
on diet DairyKing's own diet  


Man sorry for the tough news buddy. I know you are a man of faith...lean on it! All your albums buddy and will keep praying for you guys! 
27 Mar 12 by member: Rpalmst
I'm sorry for the news and the upcoming 20 weeks. I will keep you all in my prayers to keep strong and battle through the chemo. Your wife has a great support system with you for sure! I am happy to hear you guys still had a good day with your daughter!!  
27 Mar 12 by member: orchidannie
Sorry to hear about the treatments. I'm praying for strength for both of you as you go through the process. It is not easy, but remember - if the lord brings you to it, he will bring you through it. Glad you had a wonderful day in spite of the results. 
27 Mar 12 by member: tglenna
Oh no, so sorry for the news.. You are all in my thoughts and prayers - hoping she can keep her chin up through this rough time. 
27 Mar 12 by member: erika2633
Sorry to hear this news ...thank goodness, you had planned to 'go out and celebrate' your wife's birthday, with family afterwards. At least it 'lightened' the mood after such news. all you can do is look on the 'positive' and pray for a good outcome. It must be tough on you too - the 'partner' is sometimes forgotten in all this. Keep your chin up, you need to be strong... We will all help x 
27 Mar 12 by member: Sk1nnyfuture
Thanks guys! I hate dumping on all of you, but there is more to this dieting journey than just counting calories and punishing your body, isn't there? Every circumstance has some influence on our attitudes and motivation. Even if we never see each other face to face, it's encouraging knowing you have people lifting you up in prayer, or just providing moral support. You guys get to being like family after a while. Of course, unlike family, I only get to see your good sides. :D 
27 Mar 12 by member: DairyKing
Honey don't worry about "dumping" this on anyone. We're thankful you're willing to put yourself out here for all to see. If there is some measure of comfort or strength we can impart to you when you need it then we are all blessed to hold out whatever bit that might be available. I'll be praying for your family too.  
27 Mar 12 by member: Dani_Suave
I was so sorry to hear this about your wife. I will be keeping her in my prayers...  
27 Mar 12 by member: sesnyde
I'm so sorry to read what your wife and you are going through. Know that people far and wide are thinking of you and hoping/praying for the best outcome possible. You are a wonderful man and I assume there must be something very special about her to have snagged you up those 30 years ago. :-) 
27 Mar 12 by member: JessWhatINeeded
I'm sorry you guys are going through this. You are all in my prayers. Lean on the lord for strength, he is always there for us. He never gives us more than we can bare. I'm glad you guys decided to stick to the celebration plans. You need the family time and laughs to keep you smiling. We are here for you anytime you need to let it out DKing. Have a great day. 
27 Mar 12 by member: M.Trublu
Oh boy, DK, this sucks big time. So sorry you're going through this. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your wife now. Blessings and HUGS! 
27 Mar 12 by member: Helewis
Well, anyway, since we like to ride the motorcycle, and she doesn't like doo-rags, we looked at some wigs, in a catalog that would look really good on her. I told her that hair isn't what it's cracked up to be. There isn't much jewelry I can buy her anymore - she already looks like a gypsy, with 3 or 4 rings on every finger, so maybe now we'll get into the wig thing. It's probably good I converted the big bike to a trike; I'll feel more comfortable taking her on rides now. It won't matter too much if she gets tired; all she has to do is sit back and relax. The chemo doctor told her it's better if she still gets up and about, and does what she can, even though she is going to get tired more easily. Thanks guys for all your wonderful comments and prayers. We'll get through this, and be stronger for it. 
27 Mar 12 by member: DairyKing
Oh, DK, I'm sorry this has been a trying couple of weeks, and that the outcome has been so worrying. Lots of love and all the best to you and your lady. xx 
27 Mar 12 by member: ferlengheti
Oh DK, so sorry about the news..I know your both heart broken over this..Loved the pic..she is a lovely lady...Love to ride a motorcycle..and the doctor is soooo right she needs to get out and enjoy life to the fullest..So proud of you for just being you..your thougtfullness of picking out wigs with her and cheering her on and up..your an awesome husband..Praying that the next few weeks go by fast and you get better results..hang in ther buddy...you can do this..I know you can...Bren 
27 Mar 12 by member: BHA
Came by to say thanks for the support the other day and discovered you and your loved one are dealing with cancer. Bummer. So glad you have each other. Been there myself with my hubby. It's a rough ride but when you love each other ... well I don't need to say more I don't think. Make sure you take care of yourself as well as your lovely bride!! 
27 Mar 12 by member: madaboutmoose
So sorry for the news... You two are in my prayers!  
28 Mar 12 by member: ZippyDani
Sorry to hear the news of tough times ahead. So nice to see a picture of your wife and glad you had your day was shared with family. You are both a great team and this shows. I wish you both lots of strength during this time and look forward to good news later, once it is all behind you both. Much love to you, your wife and family. I will keep you all in my thoughts. xxxx  
29 Mar 12 by member: sazy


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