is welcomed and appreciated.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
is welcomed and appreciated.
Monday, February 27, 2012
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
I continue to be overwhelmed by the thoughtful acts of service performed by friends and family and even strangers. I definately do not feel like I'm in this alone. Thank you to everyone who has brought in a meal, come to clean my house, dropped off surprise goodies, sent notes of love and encouragement, and continues to pray for me and my family. I feel so loved.
"Can you see the holiness in those things you take for granted - a paved road or a washing machine? If you concentrate on finding what is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul."
- Rabbi Harold Kushner"
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Thank you for the thoughtful Valentine gifts Mom received today. It is her second day of chemo and she is feeling a lot worse than yesterday. They were much appreciated pick me ups! She spent most of the day in bed. We are so grateful for wonderful friends who have been so supportive and loving through all this.
Happy Valentines Day!
Monday, February 13, 2012
On Friday night we went to the emergency room again. Mom hadn't been feeling good. She had a headache and fever. She also felt nauseous. We were worried her port had gotten infected since it had gotten a little wet earlier. Her blood pressure was the highest its been. 181/101. The doctor we called said to get her blood drawn to see if it was an infection so we decided to go yo the emergency room in Monroe. After a really long wait they were able to help her. Things went back to normal and there was thankfully no infection.
Mom starts chemo today 8am! Glad to get it started...we will soon see how she reacts to it.
Special thanks to the girls who came over yesterday to bring her a chemo basket! So sweet and thoughtful.
Friday, February 10, 2012
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
|Almost to the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance|
|Beautiful view from the waiting room|
I go in on Thursday to have a "port" put in which provides a simple and relatively painless (I hope) method to administer chemotherapy drugs.
Monday I begin chemotherapy. I will be there a large part of the day to get chemo and then go home with a pump that will continue to give me chemo over the next couple of days. Then a nurse will come "unhook" me, take her pump and I will continue this process every other Monday for a couple of months. Then I will have a CT scan to see how I am responding.
The good news is the doctor doesn't think I will lose my hair! I guess I didn't need to get this haircut afterall but it sure is a LOT easier to do! Of course I wonder how sure he can be that I won't lose hair so I'm prepared for either way.
Saturday, February 4, 2012
was nice enough to re-cut it for her.
She has good days and bad days so we're lucky it was a good day.
which we totally scored!
We headed to subway for lunch.
This was our view.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
It has caused the pain she had been feeling the last year
who did not think surgery was necessary but highly recommended
starting chemo ASAP to shrink the tumor.
appointment that was scheduled for today.