Friday, July 27, 2012

New Urologist Visit

I survived the week and the doc appts.  Saw the new urologist today.  No big relevations.  So basically, my pain management doctor is still managing it.

So quiet here - missing the craziness but not the fighting.  Miss them terribly - can't wait to see them next week.

Short and sweet - that's it folks.

More later -

post signature

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Two week vacay

It's been awhile - that means all has been fairly quiet. So that is good.  I have three doc appointments this week.  More on that later.

Two week vacay from hearing "MOMMY" 800 times a day.  The trips went with their father this weekend.  The silence is deafening.  I appreciate the break - but two weeks???  Makes me miss them terribly.  They will be going to PA for a week to visit their father's family - they will have a blast.  I am excited for them.  With a broken right arm, their summer has been quiet - with the exception of Sea World Camp - which they loved.  The second week they are gone they will be at their father's house - plan to have my mom drive over there and take them to dinner - yay!

Now on to med news.  My pain mgmt doc has been managing my bladder issues.  On Friday, I am finally going to a new urologist.  I don't think much will change.  I will keep you posted.

More later -

post signature

Monday, July 16, 2012

Today my Mom moved out

After 6 weeks of living with us, my mom, my stepfather and their cat moved out.  I am acting like a big old baby.  I don't have the words to thank my mom for the sacrifices she made to take care of me and the kids.  She spoiled me and the kids rotten!  She is pure gold.

On the mornings I could stay awake, she would go get us McDonald's coffee and we would talk or watch TV together.  It was just wonderful to have her here.  Not just all she did to help (which was a ton), but her kindnesses and her company.  I act like we won't see each other again.  When in reality, I will see her every day and she will still help getting the kids fed, will hook me up and unhook me to my feedbag and run errands for me until my arm hurts less and I have more mobility.

I will miss her just being here.  A million thanks Mom - I love you dearly.

More later -

post signature

Saturday, July 14, 2012


One of my very close friends, Judi, lost her husband of many years suddenly this last week.  I know he is in a better place but it is so hard to lose a loved one.  I wish I had the perfect words for Judi but sadly I do not.

My heart aches for her.  I know the good Lord will keep her and her family in His hands.  If you are a reader of my blog, please say a prayer for her.

Goodbye Bob - may you rest in peace.  Judi - I love you dearly and I am so, so sorry for your loss.  You are in my heart and prayers.

post signature

Oncologist Appointment 7/12

Well for one of the first times, I walked out of my oncologist appointment without tears but of course not without pain. I get a 3 month pass until the next appointment

I had a pap smear. Paps are much different now than they used to be. I found that not only has my vaginal canal has shrunk but also the rectal canal has also. OOCH! I was trying to crawl up the exam table and away from the pain - no such luck.  Thank you radiation!

He did order a PET/CT scan - which will show if there is cancer anywhere. Don't know the date yet but it should be soon. I will keep you posted.

More later -

post signature

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Ortho doc appt

Small update - but good news!  Broken arm x-rayed today.  I saw new bone growth and the really bad break is healing and also has new bone growth!  Still has a lot of healing to do and is still somewhat painful but is getting better by the day.  I go back in six weeks.  Will keep you posted.

Thanks for the all the prayers!

More later -

post signature

Sunday, July 8, 2012

The night the AC went out

The kids are with their father this weekend.  Small blessing.  My mom, stepfather and I were at my house.  We were all napping on and off all day.  Around 5 pm we noticed how hot it was in my house.  Called Beyer Boys - they showed up around 9:45.  Of course, I needed a $1k part that comes from Carrier.  It came in this morning and is getting fixed now.

Backtrack to last night.  After the guy left at 10:45, the house was 90+ degrees.  Mom and I packed up and got my stepfather up.  Thank God my mom lives a mile down the road.  By the time we left my house, it was 11:45.  Mom and I were burning up.  The AC in her car felt great.

We got there, unloaded and to bed.  I was wound up and didn't get to sleep until way after one.  About 5 or 6 in the morning, my stepfather came into my room and asked me who I was.  I told him and he seemed OK with it, apologized and left the room.  I heard a door open and I thought he went out the front.  I used my cell to call my mom.  She went and checked on him.  Thank goodness he was in the house.  For some reason he roams the house when he is at their house.  Mom said he got up and said he needed a shower.  I guess he was going room to room looking for the shower.  Sad is all I can say.

Arm still hurts but healing is a ssssllloooooowww process.  Thank you for the continued support and prayers.

More later -

post signature

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

New Veneers and Broken Arm

One thing at a time.  Got my replacement veneers today!  All I want for Christmas, is my two front teeth - Christmas came early!  A little vain - but oh well.....

Broken arm - completely different issue.  Remember the doc couldn't put a rod in at the time due to arthritis and I had a whole other set of health issues that took precedence.  My shoulder aches - I guess because the bone is completely broken in two and has no support (plan to ask the doc about this theory next week).  I can also hear the bones rub together and the break still hurts.  My theory on this is that the bones are not knitting together - another question to ask.  I will keep you posted.  I see the ortho doc next Tuesday.

And my most fav doc, the oncologist, I get to see next Thursday - UGH!

More later -

post signature