1st Post Treatment MRI
Josh had his first follow up MRI and lumbar puncture on March 11th. Everything looks great! We are thrilled with the news!
Getting "back to life" has been harder than we anticipated it would be. The chemo and radiation has taken such a toll on Josh's body that he is extremely tired most of the time. We were all so excited for Josh to go back to school and do all of those things that he has missed doing that we didn't take into consideration that he might not have the energy to do it all. He has been frustrated with the price he has to pay after he exerts himself to do fun things. "Fun" comes at a high price! It doesn't help that he got the flu shortly after his return to school and also a spinal headache from his last lumbar puncture. He has had to go back to "home bound" study for school and we are all trying to be more patient with his recovery! Recovery has been harder than treatment........we didn't expect that.
This is what Josh has been up to since treatment ended:
|Josh and Brianne Groom all dressed up for the Valentines dance. They had a progressive dinner, played games and made it to the dance for a whole 20 minutes before it was over! He had a blast!|
|Drake was a hit with the ladies!!|
|Josh, Uncle Quincy, and Jensen|
|Josh and Uncle Kevin who is often mistaken for Kyle|
| We haven't seen Lex for a number of years and had to miss her wedding because of treatments. It was so good to see her and meet her husband Tim. |