Bits of Joy...and Other Blessings!

6 - Update on Harry - Oral Cancer
Today was Day 1 for Harry’s chemo and radiation treatments at U of M Hospital, and it couldn’t have gone better!

First, the trach was completely was actually being pushed out by Harry’s body healing itself!! Then he was given clearance to remove the walking and sleeping boots (yeah!!!), resume “normal” activity, and eat whatever he wants! Wow! What a beginning to the day J All that before 8 a.m.!

Next, on to the first chemo treatment. After a few failed attempts to start the IV, Nurse Lynne, a 40-year veteran, came in and saved the day by striking oil on first attempt…well, not really “oil”, but her experience paid off for Harry. The treatment itself was “no big deal” according to him.

Finally, Harry went through the radiation treatment very smoothly – “A piece of cake” he said. We were blessed to be able to move our time in Radiation up by 2 hours, which allowed us to head home much earlier.

While we hit a short distance of “white out”, our trip home was uneventful! 

The schedule for the next six weeks is chemo and radiation doctors’ appointments and treatments on Mondays, and radiation only Tuesday through Friday (except holidays). We are planning to drive it daily; thinking of it as our new job!

You have all played such a huge part in Harry’s healing and great outlook! Your prayers have been answered and have been a great source of support and comfort for both of us. We can’t thank you enough!! We continue to feel the personal presence of our wonderful Creator God and remain in awe as we watch the incredible healing process of the human body!

May God richly bless you all!


Scribe and First Mate to Harry Sweebe, awesome “one-in-a-million” man of God! J

“For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are your works, and that my soul knows very well.” Psalm 139:13-14