The Amazing People You Meet

I’ve said before that it’s sometimes difficult to get up in the morning and go to my “job”.  I haven’t had a job with set hours in 11 years, so this having to be out of the house each morning thing has taken some getting used to.

While I was really dreading it at first since I was worried it would rob me of my summer, like chemo and surgery robbed me of the school year, it’s actually been a really nice summer so far.

I LOVE routine!  Our home operates much better when we have a routine going.  Radiation has forced us to be on a routine Monday – Friday and has made the summer go much smoother (at least so far).  The weather has been HORRIBLE, but the girls love going to someone’s house to play every morning and many afternoons we have fun plans as well.

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The Night Before Surgery

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Before we talk about surgery . . .

I still have all my fingernails and toenails after my manicure and pedicure yesterday.  I’m sure you were all losing sleep worrying about that, so I just wanted to let you know that first thing.  🙂  Now that my fingers and toes are pretty, I’m ready for surgery.

Last night I celebrated with friends!  We celebrated chemo being over, my good PET scan results and just getting as far as I have in this fight.  We had dinner, chatted, prayed and just enjoyed being together.  I am so thankful for these ladies (and many others) who have helped in so many ways the past 6 months! (more…)

Slowly getting back to “normal”

It’s hard to believe it’s been a week and a half since we received the great news from my PET Scan.  🙂  I’ve been able to get the to gym and workout for a few weeks.  I’ve been out and about running errands.  I wish I could say my energy has totally returned, but I’m pretty exhausted by the end of the day.  I also keep waking up a few times during the night, which leaves me feeling tired when my alarm goes off.  (But today is the first day of Spring Break and it was nice to not set my alarm!!)  I have to take breaks regularly, when I used to never need to.  It’s frustrating, but I’m so thankful to be feeling good enough to get some stuff done around the house.  So I’ll take what I can get for now.

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Good News on Good Friday

I slept well last night and was at peace as we walked into the doctor’s office.  (Although I did tear up as Tom and I prayed before we went into the office.)  Thank you to everyone who was praying for this!

Talking with the Dr. this morning, he asked how I was doing.  I told him about my cough that’s annoying and won’t go away.  His response after listening to me breathe was, “I don’t think we need to treat it with antibiotics since your lungs didn’t show an infection and since your scan was good.”

“Wait.  It was good?  How good is good?”

“As good as we could have hoped for.”

Sigh of relief!  Praise God!

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On the Mend

I think we are all starting to feel better, finally.  3 of us have coughs which will be around for a while and I’m still pretty weak feeling and get tired easily.  But overall, we are doing much better, finally!!

As I think back on my life before diagnosis, I have no idea how I did it all (cleaning, cooking, laundry,taking care of the girls, volunteering in the classroom, serving at church, etc.)  I’m still not doing much cooking or cleaning and feel like I’m barely keep up with things. Maybe one day . . . but for now, thank you to everyone who continues to help us!!  We really appreciate it.

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