Thursday, March 27, 2008

come see me

I'll be in the chair today, all cozy and warm from 9am to about 1pm. So if your free, come see me. Call me at 713-5169 and i'll tell you how to get here.


I am heading in for #5. The there is only one left. Yippee!! And...I am assigned to Kristiana today. She is my favorite nurse that makes me smile. I'm off for a day of resting, reading and writing; being pampered, warm balnkets and a comfee chair - I'm sorry for the rest of you guys. My best friend, Jesus, is coming with me, and we're going to talk about all kinds of things. Whoops gotta go he's waiting. See ya,


Monday, March 24, 2008

CT Results

It is cold outside, even snowing a little but the sun is shining. I was tired, from a morning of resting with Jesus then going to Wal-Mart get a little marked down Easter candy to send to Whitney and to the library to get a book to read aloud to Michael and Trevor tonight. After a little shrimp bisque for lunch I took a book and went upstairs to the windowseat so I could read a bit until, like a cat I fell asleep in the sunshine. I was sound asleep when the phone rang. It was the nurse from my doctors office with results from the CT I had last week. She said, " Everything looks just like we hoped it would. There is only one teeny tiny spot that showed up and even it is smaller that it was to begin with." When I breathed out did I realize how long I had been holding my breath.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008


This is how I spent my day today. Wish you could have been there. It was quite educational.

Michael says I look beautiful inside and out.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Track Race

For those of you who are keeping track, and I'm glad I did...take track that is, because I need the training to keep up with all that is going on here. Today I went to have blood work and passed the test again. Even though I am feeling droopy my numbers are high enough to keep on keeping on. Wednesday (19) I will have my first CT scan since treatment started, I guess I'll probably get results the following Wednesday (26) when I see the doctor. This time I will wait to have treatment the following day (27) because I have a certain nurse that I love that doesn't work on Wednesday, so I'll wait until Thursday when she does work. I am also taking a Beth Moore Bible study class at church on Wednesday nights that I have been missing on treatment day. This way I can go to class more often. Pant... pant... pant... pant. Did y'all keep up? I'm tired.

Thanks to all of you who are reading and keeping up with the goings on here. Thanks for the prayers and the encouragement.There is more to tell but that is for the next leg of the race. I'll tell you later.

Thursday, March 13, 2008


Okay, so, I had a birthday, the children got sick, I had my 4th chemo, I got sick, Alvin the partriarch of our mountain died, Michael got sick, the daffodils are blooming,the sun is out and I am out in the yard in the sunshine.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

My Birthday

Trevor and I spent the better(?) part of yesterday, March 4th, my birthday, in the Sister of Mercy Urgent Care Center. It really was better than you might think. I was so thankful that I have a wonderful son, that we live in an age and in an area where we can get medical help, we were only there for re-hydration and not something more serious, also we have insurance.

Because Trevor and I were gone for the day it gave Whitney and Allison some time alone. I had presents and cards to open when I got home, all of which made me smile. Thanks. Later we scavenged the house looking for things that Whitney could use in her apartment in Mobile. We didn't find much due to the fact that I have been excavating and eliminating every thing that I have tripped over in the last year.Then we ate supper that someone brought us. (Trevor and Allison had broth and applesauce) Michael brought flowers which I can smell VERY well. (chemo enhances your olfactory sense) After supper we piled up (Michael, Whitney, Hillary and I on one couch, Allison and Trevor in their own germy seats) and watched "No Reservations" All in all, the day was good and I am thankful for 50 years. I am 53 years old but there were a few years I could have done without. Looking forward to being 54 and then some.

I wanted a puppy for my birthday. What I got was Trevor, sick as a dog.

Monday, March 3, 2008


We taught the children to share and it took. Allison shared what she had with Trevor. He Fell about 10p.m. last night. The worst is over for them it seems. Now Allison is lying around recovering, she still hasn't eaten but is drinking. Trevor has hardly moved. He has a little fever, about 100 degrees.

So far the rest of us are still standing. Whitney and I shopped for her apartment today. Every little while we'd look at each other and proclaim...."We are not throwing up!!!" It was a good day.

Before Whitney and I left I was visited by two birthday fairies. Also, I got a bunch of cards in the mail and a package which I will not open until tomorrow.I am always amazed that people care about me. Thanks

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Not flu/stomach bug

Turns out Hillary did not have the flu after all. Thanks for the prayers. But don't get up off your knees quite yet. Allison has a really yucky stomach bug. We are all trying only to breathe out and washing our hands A LOT!!