Friday, December 20, 2013


It's been two years since Harv was diagnosed with "stage 4 colon cancer metastatic to the liver."

And, he's still here.

And, he feels pretty good.

And, the counts that should go down are goin' down.

And, he's still here.

Cancer has not won this fight!

And, Merry, Merry Christmas to you all!

We love you.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Looks like it's workin'

CEA count is down a little bit more!  That's a good thing...

We're gonna keep at it for a little longer!


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Stirrings of the soul

There is something stirring in my soul... I don't want to say it "out loud" 'cause then it becomes real. 

There haven't been very many times in my life when my soul is stirred, but when it happens, some kind of action must be taken.

While "stirrings" can be exciting, they can also be scary. I'm not totally to the exciting part yet. I know that even when people feel unqualified, they can be used. I haven't figured out my role in this "stirring" yet, but I'm pretty sure I will have a role.

All I'm gonna say is: please pray with me. Please pray for right timing, right details, clear direction. Please pray for everyone who will be involved. 


Monday, December 9, 2013

Movin' right along

I don't have a lot to report, but wanted to let you know that Harv went back to work. He is working  part-time at Northrop Grumann (100% from home) and helping with proposal writing. He started a week ago and has been PLENTY busy. 

While I think it's been kinda fun for him to get back into the working world, it has also been an adjustment. Partly, 'cause he jumped in right when they were working on a proposal with tight deadlines...but also just 'cause he doesn't have quite the stamina that he did before cancer entered our world with chemo, etc... But! I'd say he's kinda likin' it overall. We are very thankful that they offered him this opportunity.

He goes back tomorrow for second round of this treatment. He'll have Avastin infused and then continue with daily GMCSF shots. We have an appointment with Dr. Lin next Tuesday.

We are only days away from the 2 year "anniversary" of his diagnosis. TWO YEARS! I wouldn't say they've been easy years, but we have been very fortunate in many, many ways.  And, I believe he's doing very, very well for a stage-4-colon-cancer-metastatic-to-the-liver patient! 

Thankful, thankful, thankful!

Hopin' y'all are havin' a wonderful holiday season. 

We love you.