Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Superman's new 'do

As expected with chemotherapy, dad's hair finally started to come out to such a degree that he went to get it buzzed off.  I actually think he looks pretty good with the clean cut look!  I'll post a photo below along with a lot of other great family and friend supporter photos.  Another change is dad's living arrangements.  Now that the treatments and doctor visits are fewer and farther between it didn't make sense to live in the Texas Medical Center and pay exorbitant rent for corporate housing.  With room to spare and close proximity to the Medical Center, mom and dad have moved in with the Pearland Hansens!  We are so glad to have them with us.  Plus, dad's dog, Pima, is now under the same roof with him.

Dad's second chemo treatment is this week..... please pray for him to be strong and the cancer responds positively to treatment.

Speaking of prayer and the power of prayer.....Dad has been a witness to the power of prayer through this journey.  There have been a string of small and large miracles that have taken place.  You can't question the power of prayer and the role everyone has played in helping our Superman up until this point.  I mention all of this to say that dad has felt a calling to spread the power of prayer, no matter how long or short, the action of prayer is greater than any superman power.  Dad had thousands of cards made to remind people to pray.  He will pass them out as he sees fit and if anyone would like some cards as well, we can send them out to you.

Dad's prayer reminder card

Jim Clymer, Matt McTeague, and Connie Borden supporting Steve.  Thanks!

Superman's new 'do

One more

Check out the Superman t-shirts!  Thanks Green Family, et al.

Y'all are overachievers with the shirts! Thanks for the support.

The 'Green siblings' supporting Steve

one more....

Thank you to all the family in Kentucky/Tennessee area.  We need your continued support!

Friday, August 12, 2011


I'm happy to report there is not that much to report!  As I mentioned before, dad was discharged on Friday, July 29 from MD Anderson.  He had his chemotherapy treatment on Tuesday of last week and so far so good.  These things take time to determine the clinical efficacy, but he is receiving the same therapies during his radiation treatments which seemed very promising.

Although there are still daily struggles and battles with swelling from blood clots, anticoagulant shots twice per day (administered by Cindy), feeding tube, trach maintenance, etc..........Dad is VERY strong and continues to walk as much as possible, play with the kids on the floor and everything else you would come to expect from a healthy Steve.  Over the next week dad has various doctor appointments and labs at MD Anderson and then chemotherapy during the week of August 22.  Please continue to pray, visit, email, comment, and send those positive and healing thoughts his way.  I know sleep doesn't come easy for dad and thus he thinks and prays about all of you at night...........

Thank you to everyone for wearing your Superman Bands!  Here are some more pictures of our Superman Steve Supporters!!

Dad's Sister, Laura, showing her love and support

Pam's Uncle John with Great Aunt Shirley and Cousin Bonnie (Chicago)

Pam's Chicago cousins with Uncle John (in the hat).  They have you and your family in their prayers and are asking you to stay strong and positive in your winning fight.

Eloy, in France, giving platelets and showing his Superman Band!

Message only a Geologist could appreciate:
Only after a period of scouring and incision comes the healing fill.  Fill the canyon with the right stuff, and you end up with a heck of a good reservoir
The most effective treatments are therefore coarse, but at the same time well-sorted.
You have all of the elements to win this one!
- Rob Laronga (Clamarte, France)

Dad's good friend Martin Bolas:
Caught my first rock crab wearing my SMH Superman band!  Love you Steve!  

Pam's Uncle Dale and Aunt Suzi:
Stay Strong Steve!!!