He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
- Isaiah 40:29-31

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Last One

On Tuesday, Joshua received his last IV chemo. It's the final time that chemo will be pushed into his veins. Now he will complete his 5 days of steroids and 28 days of oral chemo and then he's finished. He is one tough cookie!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

It's Out!

What a busy summer we are having. I didn't sign the boys up for any camps or events because my plan was to spend the summer enjoying the pool. Seems like as usual, life has different plans

Joshua went in the OR for the last time on the 22nd of June. He got his last does of chemo into his spinal fluid and he also had his infusaport removed. We are near the end! He will now get the last two IV chemo doses through a vein stick. Neither one of us are looking forward to it but having the port out early saves us from an OR visit and another surgery. Of course in true Czorapinski fashion, we just can't escape the hospital or OR. Noah will have surgery on July 24th for his undecended testicle. It should be routine but Noah doesn't do very well with anesthesia so it should be an adventure to say the least. The good news is that after this surgery for Noah, we will be about three weeks out from the end of chemo and our celebration Disney Trip. I'm a little worried about the heat but after the 105 degree temps we've been having here, we're up for anything.

I also wanted to mention that we are looking forward to this upcoming week when the Believe in Tomorrow Foundation is sending us to Deep Creek Lake for the week. We will relax, fish, hike, and just enjoy some family time at their house on Wisp Mountain. We're hoping that being in the mountains will hopefully let us escape a little of this heat for a while. What a wonderful organization!

So that's it. We're busy enjoying summer and loving every minute of ignoring the cancer that has interfered with our lives for the last 4 years. We're starting to move into the next chapter and it is so nice. I am going to try to post some summer fun pictures within the week so check back for them.