David brought Derek home yesterday from his 3rd treatment at PCMC. Derek was weak and ill. It is hard not to feel discouraged during times like these. As we know more about this kind of cancer, we are finding that serious side effects are the rule, not the exception. When he goes for his next treatment, he will go through a test to check his kidney function. They are concerned about that. Although he didn't feel well, he was able to attend Sacrament Meeting today. He hasn't been able to attend for more than a month now. This evening Derek regaled us with stories of his mission. He kept us laughing while he shared entertaining experiences. His positive attitude and sense of humor will get him (and us) through any difficult times ahead.
Some of you have expressed a desire to help in some way. Please know that your sincere prayers and expressions of concern help lighten our burdens. We feel your prayers!
Times of discouragement have been few. Most of the time we feel hopeful and at peace. Thanks for your continued support.