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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Can I Ask a Favor?

Tom asked me the other day if there was anything big I’d like and try to do sometime soon. Besides going back to Disney World and having a personal tour guide, I couldn’t think of anything. Lol.

Our trip to Disney World was amazing. It’s something we will all remember for the rest of our lives. I am forever grateful for the chance we had to spend together as a family and relax….the chance to not think about terminal cancer for a few days….the chance to laugh and smile like we haven’t in such a long time. We really needed it and I smile every time I think about the trip.

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1 Scan down, 1 to go

Scanxiety was tough this week as I awaited my bone scan today. It went fine. Now we just wait for results and a discussion with the oncologist.

We drained my lung last night and the color of the fluid was back to normal. Praise God for that!

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Pain Pump Update and Prayer Requests

I’m so tired, so hopefully I can type well enough for a quick update….

My pain pump refill went really well last week. I had no extra pain. Praise God! I haven’t had to take any Oxy this past week (with the exception of yesterday). The pain pump and Fentanyl patches on my back and doing a good job of controlling my pain the majority of the time.

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