Sunday, April 29, 2012
So today has been a pretty day but sadly, I don't feel any better. So why am I skeered? Because I asked BigD to bring me today's funny paper (because I wanted to work the puzzle too) and he brought me Sunday's funny paper. I was shocked! I said - Is today Sunday? I thought it was Saturday! I missed hearing the public talk but at least I got all of the WT Study. Where did Saturday go? I have been massaging my neck a lot but it is still very tight and painful. I have an appointment tomorrow afternoon with my nurse practioner in oncology. She is the one who told me not to expect much before Memorial Day so I guess she knew what she was talking about. Had a nice chat with Page earlier. She sounded good. Talked with Page2 a little bit yesterday. Missing my babies.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
I am constantly amazed that people still remember me at this point since I've been out of commission for so long and yet they do. I don't think anyone can imagine how much I have appreciated the kind words, thoughts and prayer from so many people. Ann had told me recently that she wanted to put flowers on my deck again. She called today to say she and Biscuit were on their way and I was surprised that Katarina and her little KennaKat arrived at the same time. When they got here, the sun was shining and there was a little breeze. Biscuit and KennaKat started exploring and found lots of things inside to do.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
I had saved the following two pictures and for the life of me, I couldn't figure out why. I snatch pictures from telephones, emails, etc. and my poor brain is so idle, I couldn't remember where this was and why I had it
Ever feel like you are walking backwards even though you are facing forward? That is exactly how I have felt all week. The pain seems more intense at times and the nausea is still with me almost all the time. They reduced the strength of my Pain Patches and are trying to wean me off of them. I've been trying to massage the scar on my neck (the left side where they removed 9 lymphnodes)but every so often, it is almost too painful to even do that. Gail and Rubee came by and cleaned the house today. I appreciate them doing that so much. I do love a clean house. Leah sent us a writing assignment she found in Page's book bag. I almost cried it was so sweet and well written. It just confirms what we already know about her - she is one sweet little girl. I can't believe she will be 12 in September. I noticed changes in her the last time she was here. More mature in so many ways.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
I had to change the title to this post. I started this post last night and fell asleep with the computer on my lap. To be honest, I woke yesterday morning very hopeful that I was turning a corner - NOT! Absolutely not a good day. BigD made his second "from scratch" pasta dish last night and confirmed it is better than the one we used to order from Manchester's before they closed. Mild Italian Sausage, chicken breast, fresh thyme, olive oil, heavy cream, etc., etc.,. Keith was finishing up a study and came by to eat with BigD afterwards. He said it was some of the best pasta he has ever eaten. He took the leftovers home and then to work today.
Monday, April 16, 2012
I can not tell a lie - I loved the Mamas and the Papas. I can honestly say I'm one of those people who loves the music during this time period.
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Anyone who knows me already knows I think in songs and music. One of my pioneer partners tells me how much they miss my spontaneous singing and stories about growing up. Thinking about that reminded me of the old upright piano we had for many years. It had a long bench that the seat lifted up to hide your different song books.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
It feels like a perfect word to describe my life lately. Page went with me on Monday to meet with my surgeon. He let the Resident put the scope in my nose and she is not anywhere as good as the other Resident who normally does it - to the point that my Doctor took over to finish it. He noted that there is still healing going on further down in my throat. He also ordered a different medicine for the Thrush on my tongue. It has taken on a life of it's own. He scheduled me to go back in May for another follow-up.