Monday, March 26, 2012

BREAK~ WHAT?

YES, that is right, I got a BREAK!
I went to get my Herceptin (30min) treatment on the 14th, and they came to hook me up and said it would be an hour. They were going to give me double Herceptin, and then they said plus the chemo, which will be another hour. WHAT?? No this is my week off, I tell them. But they said the DR. wanted me to have a week off, so we were doing it all today. OK! little confused, but OK! Thank goodness my dear friend Lisa was with me, cause I had drove myself thinking I would be fast. So, she stayed with me the whole time, and arranged for our friend Jamie to follow us home, so Lisa would have a ride back as well. I haven't had a week off from going to the hospital since OCT. I have been going every week for some kind of test, treatment, appointment for 5 months. I was excited and a little nervous. But I came home called John and he arranged at work to take the next week off. Him and I alone, headed south to St. George for the WHOLE week! It was absolutely FANTASTIC! My parents came down with our kids late Thursday night. So, not only did John and I get a little getaway, we got some family time too! John and I even did 1 day in Vegas and went to see KA (a Cirque du Soleil show). I walked more in that one day than I have combined in the last 5 months! And my foot is paying for it. I have some how injured/bruised my left foot. But it was all worth it! It was hard this Monday morning to get back to reality.

I wanted to show you my poor head after being finished with radiation for weeks. They say it
burns from the inside out, and boy does it. Friday was 5 weeks since I have finished and my ears still burn. Crazy! but I just have to think of those tumors melting away.
All blisters! Even on forehead and behind ears.
MRI on brain is scheduled for April 2nd.
So lets all pray they are gone! ALL GONE!
I start back on chemo this week, and we will do another body check in a month or so.
LOVES TO ALL!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Date with a cutie!

Lando's turn to be my chemo date! I think when we walked in and the rooms were over-crowded, he got a little nervous. Kendra was with us, so she took him for a walk until I was able to sit in a chair and we were able to get "comfortable." Then he had no problem talking to the nurses, and helping the other patients get water or a snack. He was such a good boy, as always. He really didn't fall asleep, but he thought he was funny! The nurse the next week even asked if he was really that good, or just because he was there with me. But I said no "THAT's MY BOY!" Always so caring and loving. Also, our other date consisted of Landon earning his Wolf badge in Scouts. So, just him and I got to go to the dinner at the Blue and Gold Banquet, get his badge, and hang out just the two of us all night. He really is such a good kid with such a big heart. I am so proud of him!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

THANK YOU!

Just been thinking about all of you that send me such nice cards, leave me nice comments, clean my house, cook me dinner, text/call me, etc, etc. I just feel so blessed. So many people that are unexpected.
For example:
I got a card from my dad's sister(my aunt) and my two cousins that I haven't talked to in awhile. Letting me know they are praying for me and love me.
I get a card about once a week from John's aunt Kathy letting me know she is thinking of me.
A couple of cards from a sweet neighbor letting me know she too is thinking of me often.
A gift card to WinCo from someone I don't even know.
Many comments here on my blog and Facebook.
All the text messages and phone calls.
Dinners, non-stop!
House always clean!
People always helping with my kids!
I have connected with so many LONG lost friends from childhood, high school, work, etc.
The list can go on and on.

SO MANY of you -ALL of you, care, pray, check-up, think, and are genuinely concerned FOR ME! I really can't say thank YOU enough. I am truly BLESSED to have all of you. I just don't know how to thank you all. So this is my only way to let you ALL know I do recognize, appreciate, and am truly GRATEFUL to each and everyone of you. Thank you for following my blog, checking in on me, and helping me in every way possible. I am TRULY blessed! LOVES!