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April 8, 2012…Easter!

Happy Easter everyone.  I’ll be the first to admit that, though while an imperfect, professing Christian, it’s not always easy to see Christ throughout this process.  Besides being incredibly painful, it’s emotionally taxing as well.  The obvious counterpoint is that I am going through NOTHING to the extent that Christ did on His way to the cross for us.  For that, I am thank ful…His birth, His life, His death and ultimately, His resurrection.  Thank you Jesus!

This morning was NOT a good start!  I awoke at 10:27 a.m. with another MASSIVE migraine.  I had never had a migraine prior to the cancer, and let me just say I wouldn’t wish this on my worst enemy.  At least I now have more sympathy for my wife who gets them semi-regularly.  Having had 5-6 now, all I can say is WOW!  Normally she just goes & rests for several hours & hers goes away…however, I awoke to it, so that in & of itslelf is a bit unusual as far as I’m concerned.  I’m sure just like anything else, that they affect everyone differently.

I quickly remembered that Crystal was visiting with us, so I gathered myself together as quickly as possible & went downstairs.  She & Dawnette were chatting quietly, so I made my way to the kitchen & said good morning, grabbed an ice pack from the freezer & then hit the couch.

I could smell Dawnette had made some banana bread (normally I do all the cooking in the house, but Dawnette has attempted to pick up my slack throughout some of this).  For someone not normally being hungry throughout this process, it was making me hungry!

Crystal made some steak & eggs from the left-overs we had from Texas Land & Cattle the previous night.  Not too big on steak & eggs, but it wasn’t bad.  We had breakfast & chatted for a bit & then Crystal had to get going to head back to Amarillo, so we said our good-byes.

I continued to rest/ice down/relax, etc.  Dawnette & I watched a movie or two in the afternoon, did some work around the house & just really kinda had a lazy day.

Pain: 5

BM x 3