Life Lately

Hey guys! It's been a while, so I thought I'd give an update on how things have been going.

Matt has been doing physical therapy three days a week with someone who comes to the house. He has good days and bad days, but overall, he has been progressing now that he's moving more. He's still not able to walk, but he did take a few steps with the walker with the therapist a couple of days last week, which is major progress. I know he still gets super frustrated with the things he can't do, but hopefully he'll continue to improve and keep his spirits up!

They actually recommended going to Frazier for in-patient rehab, so we plan on doing that starting Tuesday next week as long as we get insurance approval. He'll stay for a couple of weeks and get intense therapy multiple times a day, which they think will be extremely beneficial for him, moreso than what they can do with him here at the house.

He's still doing his Avastin infusions every other week, but his neurooncologist decided to hold off on doing the CCNU for the moment just because of everything else Matt is dealing with as far as the Parkinsonism. He did, however, start him on a low dose of steroids to see if that would help some with his energy and strength. He's still on the keto diet(with the exception for pizza every few weeks!), and still doing all his supplements and oils-anything we can throw at this beast!

Matt had an old friend fly up from Florida a couple of weeks ago that he hadn't seen in over 10 years, so that was really good for him. They watched lots of old videos from when they played football together in  high school, laughed a lot, and of course, had to get out for some pizza!

Matt's parents are staying with us to help out. Thank God for them, because we would need hired help if it was just me. So thankful for them!

Last weekend I went ice skating with Mindy and Celeste. It was lots of fun and nice to just get out of the house. Plus, seeing Celeste always makes me happy!
Asher has been doing good lately. No more trips to the animal hospital, thank Jesus!  He's on lots of meds and sometimes limps a little because of his bad knee, but I guess that's just part of being old! I'm just so happy he's better. I do think he's a little anxious though because he knows something is up with Matt and that things aren't normal, so sometimes he acts a little weird and whines when we're transferring Matt to his chair and things like that, but overall, he's good. Still as spoiled rotten as ever!
Well, in workout news, I've still been getting my workouts in at the gym, usually between clients or before my sessions start for the day. My programming has been kind of all over the place, but I recently have changed to 3 days of lower body and one day of upper. So one day is just a light glute workout, one day is a heavy day, and one day is a lighter leg day. I'm liking it so far. I'm not training for strength really, but I do feel like my strength is still there even though I'm not trying to hit PRs all the time. That just takes too much thought and effort, and I don't have time for that right now. I'll probably take a rest week next week when Matt's at rehab and then just get in some bodyweight workouts when I can. I've been trying to be a lot better about being consistent with higher calories, at least on workout days, but so far I've not gained much....

Well, that's all for now! Keep us in your prayers!


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