Almost 3 Weeks off of Chemo

Not much new to report….

I got my pain pump refilled on Tuesday.  I woke up in a lot of pain Thursday. I’m not sure if that’s related.

I’m sleeping a lot. Some days I’m only awake 3 hours.

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What I’ve been up to

Sleeping.

That’s it.

I think I was awake for about 3 hours yesterday, the day before, and so far today. I am about to nap again….

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#BeTheHope Walk

We did it. We walked 1.8 miles this morning to raise money for Valley Girls and Guys!

Not only did we raise money but we went over our goal by over $1,000. That’s crazy! Thank you so much to everyone who walked with us and who donated. I am so thankful for all of you!

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26th Anniversary

I slept in as late as I could and rested all day to save my energy to go out to dinner with Tom to celebrate our 26th wedding anniversary last night!!

We enjoyed eating outside at Le Grande Bistro Americain.  It was 90 minutes of great food and talking.  Then he wheeled me around the marina for a little bit.  We had a great time.

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Favorite Memories

At my Mom’s memorial service, I remember thinking how much she would have being there! My cheeks hurt from smiling that night as much as they did on our wedding day. There were so many great stories and memories shared about her. She would have loved to hear them!

So since I won’t be at my own memorial service whenever that is, can I ask a favor? Would you share your favorite memory you have of us together? It doesn’t have to be long, just a quick sentence or two. And if you have a photo, that would be fun to see as well!

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Starting Hospice

Tom and I met with the Hospice intake nurse today. It went well and she answered the few questions we had, went over medications and is going to be putting in an order for me to have oxygen at home. I’m hoping that will help a little.

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Catching up and moving forward

I sleep and 36 hours straight. I haven’t sleep well in long time and I guess my body finally made up for it, or part of it. I’m still tired. So crazy.

Tomorrow at 9:30am we have a meeting with a nurse from Providence hospice and then we plan to head to church for the second service.

I will be glad when the first meeting is over and we have more details. I don’t have any questions, but I’m sure there are many things we don’t know about it.

I’ll write more when I know more….

The Decision I Never Wanted to Make

I have written a few versions of this post, but, keep deleting them.  This is a hard one to write.

I have decided to stop active cancer treatment. 

While my scans came back OK, my quality of life has gone downhill a lot in the past couple months while on this chemo.

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The night before talking to the Dr.

I’ve talked about scanxiety before. But there is also worry and anxiety that goes along with knowing you have an important Dr. Appointment the next day. I’ve been trying to keep my mind off of it, but have only been a little successful today.

Please pray I can sleep well tonight and not be to anxious tomorrow as I wait to meet with the oncologist at 2:20. Thanks friends!

I was home by myself for a few minutes and…….

I fell. Yep. I fell, hard. And I was home alone, which NEVER happens anymore.

Tom went to drop the girls off at a friend’s house for a 4th of July party. We had plans to join them around dinner time. I got up from my recliner and I was sliding my foot into my Croc slipper and fell to the left side. There was a chair near me which I knocked over, but I think that helped cushion the fall a little.

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