Thursday, June 24, 2010

What week are we at?!

So I have to fully and profusely apologize for not updating this as often as I should. I could say life gets busy but that seems like a lame excuse.

Mom is doing well. She is a rock-star throughout this whole ordeal. She had surgery over a week ago to do some minor fixes, and is feel well after. Sadly because of this surgery she is no longer eligible for the study treatment. I guess having surgery alters their findings. I like to say she got kicked out of the study, much more hard core. Shes too cool for that now.

So with being removed from the study they have had to reevaluate where we go from here. Right now she was doing Chemo every week, but they still counted as rounds every three weeks. In total she must have 18 weeks of Chemo regardless of how many times a week she gets it. SO.. if that isn't confusing and I haven't lost you, I think we have decided to doing Chemo once every three weeks. So basically the first week of every round she will get chemo. The bad news? This will probably make that first week suck. It's a lot more chemo in one setting. Vs. when she was getting it every week and it was broken up a little more. The good news? She should have two good weeks in between the bad. vs. feeling sick every week. The amount of steroids and other medications that you have to take with Chemo really take a toll on your body, so it will be nice to not have to take as many of those. Because of the small surgery she wasn't able to have chemo for two weeks, so that puts us behind by two weeks. Her last round of Chemo should be near Aug. 30th. (that is the first week of the last round).

Anyway I know that was confusing, but the best way I could explain everything going on.

All I know is my Mom is one amazing woman!! She has really be an incredible witness to those of us watching her go through this. Heck she was getting Chemo every week and still home schooling my brothers. Today is my little brothers last day of Home school for the year. They will go on Summer Break until August. (I hear they have a lot of field trips to Disney next year to make up for their absence this year.... haha)
I know we are all looking forward to the end of Aug... to the end of Chemo, so the return to some sort of normalcy. But really... will there ever be normalcy again? Probably not, but since when have the France's done anything "normal"?

I continue to thank you all for your prayers, your comfort, bringing meals, playing with my brothers, whatever it may be. There is no way we could go down this Journey alone and I thank you for all of your support.

God is amazing, and has really guided our Family in this situation. We continue to grow in him, and show faith in his plan.

For those of you wonder on other family matters.

The boys are good, they will be 7 in a month!! I am not sure how that is possible.

Miah, Lindsay and Noah are well as well. Noah is now 2 and a half months old (if I am counting correctly.)

Emmie, Andy and baby to be are also doing awesome. Only 2 weeks until Emmies due date! Yay for Eloise, come out baby!

Caitie and Carl... engagement is going!! We've both been busy traveling and other stuff so it has been nice to spend some time together this week!!

Thanks again for all of your prayers. I promise to stop sucking at updating this. Please leave comments so Mom can read them!! :)


  1. Leave it to you to be a rebel and get kicked out of a chemo study. I think I figured out the chemo schedule. I know God is still in control and is not surprised. I wish I could hug your neck but know I am praying for you and the family.

  2. Aunt Kim you are truly amazing! I love you!

  3. When you're going through chemo, you almost forget what "normal" feels like. But then, one day it hits you: "Hey, I think I'm back to normal again." It's just kind of there, quiet affirmation of this wonderful life.

    You'll get there, too. Just be patient.

    Of course, then there's the whole ta-ta thing. But, I'll keep you posted on whether I'm a "new woman" afterwards or feel like my old self once post-op stuff goes away... :-) Love ya, sis!