Health Update

I apologize for the lack of posts on our website these past three months, I am going to make an extreme effort to try posting at least once a week from this point on.  Facebook has become the focus of our communications in recent weeks.  It’s quick and easy to post a quick note to our readers there. Since my chemo started I have found I don’t have the energy to devote to keeping all of our media options current.  However, we want to maintain our website since we view it as an important communication tool.

The last communication we posted was just prior to the beginning of my chemotherapy treatments following my double mastectomy for breast cancer in June.  I began my chemotherapy in July and have completed 5 of my 8 scheduled treatments. Our family has felt God’s peace and presence throughout this entire process.  Overall, I have handled the treatments well and have experienced a minimum of symptoms; I know this is due to the many prayers that have gone up for me around the world in churches and by individuals.  We want to thank all of you for your faithful prayers; they have made a huge difference in this journey for us.

The main thing I battle with is being sleepy and tired much of the time; I tire easily even on the days that I feel well.  I have a few other symptoms such as nausea and pain in my feet and legs; I have medicine to help with those problems. Some problems such as “chemo brain” – confusion in my speech and thought processes – will pass after chemo.

We want to thank all of you for your many prayers on our behalf. We love you and appreciate you.

*MY NEXT POST WILL BE TANZANIA UPDATES FROM TIM’S SEPTEMBER TRIP THERE! MANY EXCITING THINGS ARE HAPPENING SO STAY TUNED.

Blessings,

Tim & Joyce Jarvis

 

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