Hello everyone I hope you had a good Thanksgiving. And now with Christmas on the horizon I hope you are able to enjoy the holidays. I know I am going to make a conscious effort to focus on the important things and try and not get bogged down with the stress that often comes at this time of the year. Let me update you on where we are with the cancer. I had a second CAT scan before my last treatment the results were pretty good. None of my tumors grew and a couple shrunk a little. Which was very good. My Dr. was really encouraged, she reminded us that she cannot "cure" my cancer, she can only extend my life and mange my symptoms. We did make a change to my chemo I had been taking two drugs together, but one of them not only kills cancer but attacks the nerves in my hands and feet as a result I have numbness in both. It use to go away but as time went by it lasted longer and longer, well it is pretty constant now. So we dropped that drug and we are just doing the one. The Dr. referred to it as chemo light. She said we had a number of chemo options but she wants to hold off on them as long as possible. She said they are like bullets once she uses them they are gone, so we will do this for awhile and check again. So that is where we stand.
Well, my goal as I said above is to not get bogged down by the stress of the holidays but focus on what is really matters. The most important thing is Jesus Christ, not just because this is the time of year we are reminded of His birth but because it should cause us to think of why He came. The purpose of His coming at all, was to make peace with us (mankind), up until then man had been at war with God ever since the fall of Adam and Eve. God sent Jesus to be a peace offering from God to us. That is why the angels proclaimed to the shepherds " Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace and goodwill toward men." I know a lot of people think that God was calling for peace between men. Which would be great but it didn't happen nor has it ever happened, and that is not what God was saying. I often have to remind myself when I read the Bible it is not from my perspective it is from God's. That is why what God was saying is "Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace and good will towards men. God was declaring the war over. He was no longer angry with mankind. That is also why it was significant that Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey. In ancient time when kings were at peace they rode donkeys, but when they went to war they rode horses. That is why the next time Jesus comes to earth He will be riding a white charger, a war horse. So this year I am making the effort to focus on the reason Jesus came to earth and to focus on spending time with those I love and hopefully encourage them to not get dragged down with dread, just wanting to get through Christmas. Instead to think about how God sent His only Son to make peace with each one of us. And not get caught up in shopping and running around to make this person or that person happy. Well I'll finish here God Bless and thank you all for your prayers and support.