My energy level during the month of February has been better than in previous months. I am still more tired during my week of chemo, but the side effects have been somewhat milder. The Tuesday after my week of chemo I did experience vomiting/dry heaving. I was able to help outside in the yard during the church youth service project, which I have never been able to do before. Since I’ve had my surgeries last summer, we’ve had lots of support from church members it is a real unique sense of community when people come together to help. We’ve had a great turn out of church youth and adult leaders on a few different occasions doing yardwork on Saturday mornings. We’ve also been blessed with people bringing us meals during the weeks of my chemo, and people volunteering to watch ian. Just this past weekend (my last weekend before my 6th chemo treatment) I went on a bike ride for the first time since before I had my surgeries-9 months. It was a short, casual bike ride on flat ground but it was a big deal that I was able to do it.