Martha and I enjoyed our very first Christmas in our new Edisto home. Lindsay, Jobe and pug puppy "Bubba" drove down from Rochester to celebrate Christmas with us at the beach ... it was wonderful spending this special time with them as well as with Julie, Stefanie, Betty, and Paul and Yvonne Davenport (visiting from Washington
state). While we reminisced about how difficult it was for us last Christmas with my mom's passing and Martha's
stomach surgery, and how challenging 2011 was with the passing of Grandma Brown and Dad Strahan as well as our own devastating health challenge, we continue to be thankful for all the good Lord continues to provide in our lives.
Chemo round 13 went well on Wednesday (December 28th). We were greatly relieved to learn my CT scan revealed "no growth" in my primary lung tumor as well as all metastasized sites continue to be "stable" ... which means my 3-week maintenance course of chemo continues to do its work. Praise the Lord and His guidance of my caring Charleston oncology team! Have been struggling with a pesky head cold over the past couple of weeks that I brought home with me from Tampa. Given my weakened immune system my cold has been tougher to deal with than the side effects of chemo. Unfortunately I gave my cold to Martha so we've both been laying low
these last couple of weeks trying to get healthy again. Oh well ... just part of our "new normal" I guess.
Martha's New Year's Eve blog last evening did a great job of catching you all up on our recent happenings so I'll sign off for now.
God Bless ...
Dan and Martha