Friday, November 18, 2011


Last Monday (about 10 days ago), Steve had his 3rd clinical trial chemo infusion. This chemo does not kill all new cells; it only targets the fast dividing cells.  Steve now has his hair growing back and his skin tone looks healthier.  This chemo does make Steve very very tired and weak on days 8-11 post infusion.  So yesterday and today were both very tough days.  This morning Steve and Cindy went to MD Anderson for scans and Steve will have more scans tomorrow.  The Drs are testing to see if the tumors are responding to the chemo.  I think results of the scans will be shared with Steve on Friday.  Our hope is that the medications are working to stop the cancer growth. 

Please pray for positive news.  Please pray for peace in our hearts as we wait for the results.  Please pray for strength for Steve and please pray that Steve feels better soon! 

This Saturday is Steve's 58th birthday.  We will be celebrating with a family BBQ at our house.  We are hoping for good weather and that Steve feels well enough for celebrating. Each day is truly a gift for each of us.  We do not know what tomorrow will bring, so we embrace today and all the blessings there in. 

Many Hugs,


  1. I'm thinking about you all and praying for Steve the whole family. Looking foward to seeing you soon. xoxo, Marcy

  2. Happy birthday Steve. Stay strong, stay positive, and one day at a time.

  3. Hi Steve,

    Happy birthday. I am really sorry to hear you have being feeling poorly.
    Praying for God's Grace and peace for you, Cindy and family.




  4. Happy birthday, Mr. Superman Hansen ! I heard you got the amazing cake ! I am so jealous !


    How's that for short hand. Steve hope you had a great birthday celebraton with your family. I just celebrated by 58th as well. Each day is a gift!

    Kathy McClellan

  6. Thanks so much for the update, Pam! You are all in our thoughts and prayers each day. Steve, your prayer cards are going out to several others here who are also getting chemo and cancer treatments... or anyone else that God tells me to give them to! I pray you'll be feeling much better soon! Love, Joanie