My brother has a family BBQ every year and this one was no different. Mostly its family and friends but this year was special. My brother had me invite a bunch of my old and new friends which was really nice because I was able to see everyone in a single visit. In addition to that my brother surprised me with a lot of folks from the old neighborhood. I felt like a celebrity sitting in my lounge chair. Chatting it up with people I haven't seen in years was really great as well as folks I see on a more regular basis. My brother put out one helluva spread of food. It was all yummy good. We stayed until dark and watched the fireworks show put on by my little brother Michael. It was awesome! Olivia loved the show and the day. She spent all her time playing with her friend Gracie and was often spotted running around hand in hand with each other. It was too cute. It was a long day and I slept like a baby when I got home. The party was great and I had a really great day.
Sunday we were surprised to find out that our neighbors got together and made a calendar outlining who will do chores like mowing the lawn. We were really taken a back by this generous gift. We really need the help at this time as I can't do the things I'd like to do any more and Sandy certainly has her hands full taking care of me and Olivia. We can't express enough gratitude to such a wonderful group of caring people. Thank You All!
The TPN seems to be working well. I have been gaining weight and my strength is slowly coming back. We met with my oncologist today and he was quite impressed with my physical being. We discussed pain management and he was able to give me a new script for the same medicine but in capsule form. This will enable my body to absorb more of the medicine and reduce my pain levels. So far it appears to be working. We have a couple more appointments later in the week. The important one will be with the nutritionist on Thursday.