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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Has Anyone Seen My Energy?

It’s Friday evening and I’m still waiting to feel like I’m done with chemo.  🙂  I’m not complaining (at least not much), just stating the facts.

Each day gets a little better.  This morning was the first morning since Monday I was up and dressed in the morning.  I guess that’s progress.  I spent the morning working on a website for Tom’s restaurant group, which allowed me to sit on the couch.  Tonight we have a fun family movie night planned, which will again, allow me to sit down.  I’m up doing something, get tired really fast, and then am back down.  But at least I can do a little around the house!

I guess I thought my energy would come back faster.  But as Tom pointed out, not only did I not get chemo on Wed., I also did not get all the pre-meds (including the steroid which usually gives me a boost of energy).

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