Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Final treatment!

Derek left on Tuesday for his 14th and concluding chemo cycle. (Somehow his timing has been such that every holiday has found him in the hospital!) We are told that 9 months of chemo is record time. We were originally told to plan on 12-18 months. Derek may need to have radiation on his lungs. They will discuss this with the radiologist while there, and will make those decisions later. We're praying that he will sail through this 5 day treatment with no complications, and that he can begin the healing process and move on with his life. We can't begin to thank all of you for your continued support!


  1. That is certainly an exciting milestone. End of Chemo, Yay! My prayers are with you and your whole family.

  2. I can totally understand how Derek feels having to spend his holidays in the hospital. I spent Mother's Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas there one year. Not fun, but worth the effort in the end. Our continued prayers that Derek will continue to respond to treatment and to go on to a full recovery.
    Sandi Payne, North Carolina

  3. Ring that stinkin' bell so all four floors are very aware of Derek Payne's exit!!!