Friday, May 20, 2011

Chemo? What Chemo?

Kendra and I arrived home yesterday night after a late night of chemo infusion Wednesday. We had a slow start coming home, hit some traffic and arrived home about 7 pm. I felt pretty decent all day on Thursday but that is how I felt last time as well. If the chemo went according to plan, then Friday should have been a bear of a day.

I woke up this morning so hopeful I would feel well. Grace Adventures' annual Golf Marathon was today. This is the first time I had decided to be a participant in helping to raise money for summer, to help impact children with Jesus Christ. I made that decision before cancer. Then when my chemo schedule lined out so that my worst treatment would be 2 days before hand, I figured there was no way I could golf today.

I raised money for the event nonetheless, and had a backup golfer fill my spot (thanks Mom). So I woke up this morning at 7 feeling pretty good. My wife made me go back to bed, but at 7:30 I couldn't sleep any more. So I begged, negotiated, whined, and manipulated, and finally got my wife to agree to drive me 1 hour to the golf event. (Kendra's edit: I never win these arguments.  It was either take him for a drive and carefully monitor his exertions, or else I would hear about it alllll day long.)

I didn't golf 100 holes like a lot of people did. I didn't even golf a full 9 I don't think. But I golfed a couple. I got outside and was able to be a part of the event. I felt pretty good most of the day. The drive home was rough, but I had a quick cat nap and now I'm better. My appetite is very weak and nausea comes and goes. Please pray I could start eating.

I'm so thankful that God blesses us with little things. I don't know if it mattered to Him that I made it to the Golf Marathon, but it mattered to me. It was a huge blessing and I'm very thankful. I can't wait for what tomorrow's little blessing may be.

P.S. If you're interested in making a donation towards the Golf Marathon, it's not too late!  Email me at ryan@graceadventures.org

4 comments:

Stacy said...

Wow Ryan, that is so awesome!
Praising God for the blessings, and continuing to pray for you too~ the Vander Zwaag family

Anonymous said...

I think it mattered to Him....

Your family is prayed for often; daliy by the Edwards' and the OCS 5th graders.

Love, Karrie

Anonymous said...

Your perseverence and character are evidence of a man living his life w/the manners and matters of God's heart <3 Not a day goes by that I don't pray for you Ryan Prudhomme.

Tinella said...

I walked 15 miles for you guys today:D <3
-Tabby