Hi all . . . Jeff here. I'm finally feeling up to some activity after fighting off a nasty bout of nausea earlier this week. As depressing as all this cancer business is, there's nothing that makes it more depressing than not being able to eat and feeling like you're going to be sick at any moment. It was a rather unpleasant several days. Fortunately, with the help of some antinausea drugs (Zofran and Compazine) I was able to beat back the ickiness and start to get back to some regular meals. Thank God for applesauce, jello, apple juice, 7-up, and--believe it or not--Eggo waffles. I've heard from other cancer patients who've said they could only eat White Castle Hamburgers or french fries when they're sick. It sounded strange, but I suppose everyone has one food that will stay down no matter what. It appears for me that food is a frozen waffle with syrup. It could be much worse!
Anyway, after eating several of these waffles this morning, we've come down to the computer lab while we wait for Kelly and the kids to get here. They're coming in this afternoon and I can't wait to see them. The more time I'm down here, the more I miss the daily routine of life in Wauwatosa. I wish I could get up and make breakfast for the kids, watch them run off to school, even fight with them at bedtime to get them to go to sleep. I'm trying to stay positive about how much time is left (a glass-half-full-rather-than-empty thing) but still it gets lonely down here.
Having said that, I want to send out a big thanks to my good friend, Tony Popanz, and his wife CeeCee, who added two days to a recent trip to Texas to stop by Houston and say hi. I was feeling utterly miserable the day they came, but it was still so good to see familiar faces. They also brought along all sorts of games and candy for when the kids get here, so Thanks to them for that too. And, of course, a huge THANK YOU to all of you for the constant notes of encouragement and the steady stream of prayers. I can't thank you enough.