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Our young family battling stage IV breast cancer one day at a time
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Thankfully the last two weeks have been “non-eventful”.  No hospitalizations.  No fainting.  No Emergency Rooms.  Just chemo and its backdoor companions – nausea, headaches, muscle/joint pain, skin peeling off my finger tips, exhaustion.  The good news is that I haven’t lost my hair.  It’s thinning, but no major loss.

The hardest thing for me is that I can’t drive.  Nowhere.  Not to shop.  Not to the gas station. Not down the street.  It’s because of the pain pills I’m on.  A necessary evil I suppose.

I can now empathize with the Greatest Generation and a decade or two younger.  People telling them it’s not safe to drive anymore.  Keys taken away; independence gone.  I’m thankful I have Brooklyn to keep me company during the day and the rest of my family at night.

Thank you to those who have brought us meals.  They are delicious and appreciated.  We love the casseroles, but its summer and Dusty LOVES to grill.  Someone recently brought us marinated meat with all the fixin’s.  It was so good.  Dusty didn’t mind for one second that he had to fire up the grill.  I know beggars can’t be choosers so we will gladly take whatever meal you bring us.

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Thank you for all the ways you’ve reached out to us.  Please contact Dani with questions, comments or concerns:   Dani Keegstra

Prayer Requests:

Lisa VanderZwaag – She’s a year older than me and has been battling BC for a bit longer than I have.  It has spread throughout her bones.  She is flying to Mayo today so they can inject…YES I SAID INJECT…radiation into her body.  They had to get the radiation from a nuclear power plant.  So PLEASE a BIG prayer for her, Robb (her husband) and their three girls.  She doesn’t keep a blog.  She is the most God loving and kindest girls you could meet. Keep hanging on Lisa!  Lisa is the girl standing next to me and Lynette.

Lisa VanderZwaag

My family.   Cancer, chemo and it’s back door friends are hard to deal with day in and day out.  There are days where they will try to suck you in, chew you up to spit you back out and that is hard to fight too.

4 Responses to “Update”

  1. Jana Ver Beek says:

    Praying for you, Dusty and the kids. Praying for good days for you to enjoy your family.
    If you need a driver…..I get home from work shortly after 1pm….

  2. Anita says:

    Thanks so much for the update Lindy, you have been constantly on our minds and in our prayers. Bummer about having those car keys taken away and dealing with side effects of chemo. Tell Brooklyn that Mercy says hi and we will also pray for your friend Lisa!

  3. Sally says:

    Lindy, You are my hero! I think about you and pray for you often. You’re writing ability is amazing even when you are feeling so sick! I wish I was retired and could be your driver daily—but I get off at 4:00 and would gladly come get you! Hang in there girl! Big Hugs! Kibler

  4. holly heeres says:

    Praying Lindy…..glad that God gave you a little break from the craziness….hoping you have renewed energy and less of these side affects. I will pray for Lisa too….she was in my BSF group several years ago and was battling it then….so hard that you all have to go through it for so long. May God completely touch your bodies right now and remove ALL the cancer in Jesus name!
    May you feel Him very close this week whispering your name and may you know today without a doubt that He loves you beyond what you could ever imagine. Praying….

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