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  • v REDBUBBLES
    Good to hear from you, I am just getting back into the swing of things now that life seems to be calming down. It has been a rough two years. Starting with the shooting at my son's high school and two months later my husband was diagnosed with mucosal melanoma of the conjunctiva. He had 8 surgeries on the eye, was declared cancer free, then a month later the cancer was back, more rounds of doctors to find out all our options 6 weeks later it seemed that no matter what type of treatment they wouldn't be able to save the eye, so another surgery, where they took everything in the eye socket including the eye lids. emoticon A round of immunotherapy, declared cancer free again just before Christmas, in January several lymph nodes swelled up, they did several rounds of antibiotics hoping it was a sinus infection, nope after another PET scan - it was more cancer. So another surgery. In July the PET scan came back clean (again), once again we have been told he is cancer free. We are sort of holding our breath until the next PET scan in November. Hoping this one comes back clean as well. So I am not trying to refocus on myself and take off the weight I put on from the constant driving to and from the hospitals and specialists offices.

    Congrats on the new job! emoticon
    17 days ago
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    Thanks for the goodie! It has been one of those years, back in May I broke my ankle and was basically tied up until July, put on 20 lbs during that six week period. Then I started getting back on track and boy was it hard I seemed exhausted all the time and that is when my Dr. told me it takes only two weeks for your stamina to wilt away - now I knew that about muscles breaking down but I didn't realize stamina would do the same. So then this past weekend I moved the cat litter incorrectly and paid the price, Tuesday and Wednesday I ended up taking both the muscle relaxant and Vicodine and that knocked me flat, I was out like a light for almost 48 hours, hubby was a sweet heart and stayed home from work and took care of the kids, shuttled the little one to dance class and did all the parent/teacher conferences for me. Last night I started come out of the drug fog and this morning my pain level is back to its normal 6/10, it had gotten up to a level 9/10. So this morning the guys showed up to check out our heat pump, it didn't seem to be defrosting and we had several nights of freezing temps and the heat pump looked like a giant ice cube. Well the mother board was fried, but somehow, but the stroke of luck, Bill had a used mother board in his truck and put that into the heat pump. Our heat pump is 21 yrs old and Coleman no longer makes replacement parts for it. So we have been nursing this heat pump along and Allen called him to come check the heat pump and possible give us an idea of how much a replacement unit would run us through him. Well, Bill won't discuss a replacement unit until he can't fix it anymore (he was the one who orginally installed this unit) he loves this unit and can't believe the company discountiued making them. The newer units don't last as long. We have gotten really rough estimates of 5 to 6 thousand to replace what we have so, writing the check today for $450.00 seem real easy. So he thinks we are set for another 5 years easy, he just did a check up on a unit that is the same as ours and it is now 30 yrs old. The orginal lifespan of this unit was 15 yrs. So I am not complaining in the least bit and hopefully this is marking the start of good luck and things working in our favor for a change.

    So you will have to send me an e-mail letting me know what is going on with you.

    Kc
    1789 days ago
  • v REDBUBBLES
    I am glad your are hanging in there, life can be challenging but remember we aren't given anything we can't handle. Its just a matter of balancing things. I hope things get better for your dad, I can understand how frustrating it is when a loved one doesn't continue with medication then ends up back in the same position they started in - just because they started to feel better and stopped taking the meds. Remember to carve yourself some quiet time every day to meditate and center yourself. If you don't take care of yourself you can't take care of the loved ones in your life.

    I am always here for you.

    Kc
    1996 days ago
  • v REDBUBBLES
    Looking good! Love your new profile pictures and the other ones you have added. :-)
    1999 days ago
  • v REDBUBBLES
    Wishing you and yours a Very Happy and Prosperous New Year, may you make all your dreams and wishes come true!

    Kc

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    2096 days ago
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