Okay - Anita here this time... I don't know when Jim will sit down to write a new post, but I got tired of waiting. After all, I KNOW there are people out there who have been following this story, and you all deserve an update. So here it is --
HE IS BACK TO WORK!!
Yep, Jim went back to work yesterday (Monday July 2nd). He's working Monday and Tuesday, then off for the fourth; works Thursday and Friday, off the weekend, works Monday and Tuesday, off the 11th, then two more days on before another weekend off. We thought this was a good way to ease into a work-week. So far, so good. He does a lot of driving for his job, and Monday brought some backaches after being in the car for several hours. But he's been doing some stretching exercises so today he said it wasn't bad at all.
What a long strange trip it's been.
We thank everyone for their support and encouraging words along the way. I know he wants to post more, but right now he's sacked out in his favorite chair napping. I just HAD to say something.
Jim is far from back to normal as far as eating goes - we are still finding our way when it comes to things that he can eat without a lot of difficulty. He has no appetite to speak of; he eats only because he has lost over 40 pounds and looks pathetically thin and he doesn't want to stay that way. I know he wants to talk about this in more detail so I won't say much on this topic.
A note to anyone who happens to find this blog - we may not be the quickest to respond, but I promise we will check for comments and emails at least every week or so. And a special good luck to anyone who is undergoing similar treatments for throat cancer. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Anita (and Jim)