Archive for August, 2009
This has been a rough week. I have been very sick. I haven’t been this sick since my first week of chemo. Just caught some kind of virus that attacked my throat so badly I almost couldn’t breath it was so swollen by the time I got into the doctor after two days of suffering. I was spitting my own saliva out it was so painful to swallow. I had a high fever and aches. No one else in my home has been sick, which is odd. My kids are usually the ones who get stuff first and bring it home then cough, sneeze, and slobber all over me until they get me sick. ha You know, the joys of being a mom. ha ha
Thankfully, I got into the doctor and she realized how serious it was and put me on a steroid to shirk the tissues, gave me a shot of antibiotic in my butt like when I was a kid and gave me something to help the pain in my throat. Ugh. What a deal. Just today I can swallow water without having to brace myself for the pain. Food would be nice some time soon. I hope tomorrow. Luckily, I have plenty of reserve to hold me in that department.
Our remodeling project is going well. We will be done in a few weeks. I can’t wait. Tired of having my home all tore up and living out of just a few rooms.
The kids start school next week. One more summer down. It’s kind of sad. This is the last year my oldest will be in jr. high. Next year he will be off to high school. Seems like we just took him to kindergarten in Vancouver. How can it be? I feel the empty nest syndrome coming on.
My husbands family had their last funeral today for awhile, God willing. We lost two very close together. I know there is so much sadness in Arkansas tonight. We love you.
Add comment August 27th, 2009
My husband’s Aunt Kathy died a few days ago from Inflammatory Breast Cancer. She put up a good fight, but just couldn’t fight any more. We are sad to see her go. Please pray for a vaccine or cure for Breast Cancer. It is leaving so many families with out mothers, sisters, aunts, grandmothers, granddaughters, and daughters.
Add comment August 23rd, 2009
My husband’s (Andy) Gramma passed away yesterday. We are sad to see her go, but happy she is with Grand-Dad again. They were so in love. I am sure they are holding hands, smiling down on their family, grateful to be together again.
Add comment August 16th, 2009
Last week I had my first post treatment check-up at oncology. It is a two hour drive round trip to get to my oncology office. What a pain. I am so tired of driving back and forth from Portland (with the rudest drivers in the West). I can’t believe I did it EVERY day for 6 weeks during radiation all by myself. I am so glad that I am done running back and forth from there all the time. If I had to do that too long I would have high blood presure from the drive. Ugh!
All is well. I don’t have to go back until November for another check-up and an infusion of the osteoprosis drug which is used to treat breast cancer among other things. Unfortunatly, the medication makes me sick, so it’s a good think I don’t have to take it often. Last time it gave me a fever, made me feel like I had the flu for 5 days and made me exhausted.
This has been a bad cancer week for others, however. A family memeber and the husband of an old friend both got bad news this week. Their cancers have spread and there isn’t much either person can do because it is so far gone. Cancer is a relentless force when it wants to be. Please pray for both of them and their families during this difficult time.
I am so greatful that I went to the doctor when I did. I believe if I had waited even a few weeks more I would have had stage IV cancer and I would be in dire straights right now too. Your life can change in an instant.
Add comment August 9th, 2009