Ahh, it feels good to be back to blogging after having to take quite a break due to illness. Whatever has been going around like wildfire, I definitely caught and it took me a very long time to feel back to “normal”, whatever that is. I learned this week, that with the pd-1 drug (mk-3475, keytruda) causes my immune system to be on hyper alert, so when I got just a touch of some virus, my body overreacted as if I had the full-blown flu. High fever, aches, chills, headache, weakness, and cough. Ah, cough. That’s the one symptom that did me in. Since this drug can affect the lungs in not-so-pleasant ways, when my doctor heard “cough”, he said I needed to be seen. At Penn.
A trip to Philly and a liter of fluids later, we were able to leave and relax that it’s just a touch of some virus.
Been feeling pretty good recently, just a massive headache that’s lasted a few days. Hoping that that will be gone for good shortly. Otherwise, not too much new here, just now starting to feel decent, and I’ll take it!
Thanks for continuing to pray for us and support us in all sorts of ways. I’m not kidding when I say I don’t know how people can get through something like this without the people like we have in our lives, I know I’m certainly not strong enough for it.
In fact, my beautiful sister-in-law and slightly less beautiful brother-in-law have set up a fundraiser for us that’s so cool. I usually don’t like to advertise this kind of stuff because people have been so great to us that I don’t want to look like we are begging for money or anything, but she had asked me to put it in my blog, so here it is!
They are planning a fundraiser where we tie-dye these sweet shirts:
They designed them themselves, so cool. We are actually going to tie-dye them on November 1st, and if you’d like one we can dye it for you for $20 or you can get a plain one for $15. Melanoma awareness rules!! 🙂
If you’re interested one of these beauties, that will likely be dyed by yours truly, please contact my sister-in-law, Mel, at (717)875-1480 by October 16th (this Thursday) to place an order and make shipping arrangements. You can call or text her.
I hope it doesn’t look like we are begging for money, God is good and has been providing faithfully for our needs. But the shirts are awesome, so there’s that lol.
Hope everyone had a great Monday!