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Sometimes when you feel at the lowest, God manages to let you know you aren't alone.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Hey guys,
Today was an interesting one for sure. Don was going through his second day of the really crazy chemo...the kind that will eventually make him feel CRAZY sick, but hopefully it will kill all the cancer cells through the process. I talked to him this afternoon, while he was getting the chemo, and he told me that today, for the first time in weeks, he actually feels GREAT. Now, I know that is a lot due to the drugs he is getting, but to hear him so carefree....wow, what a wonderful gift.

Next...my girlfriend Terri-Lynn has been struggling for so long, she has been in an abusive relationship, and FINALLY kicked him to the curb. But financially it has been a HUGe stretch. She has graciously accepted help from welfare, and is looking for work like a mad-woman, but nothing has materialized. Her ex hadn't filed taxes in forever, and the child tax benefit people (this is a tax credit given out to parents monthly to offset the cost of raising a kidlet in Canada) put a "statutory offset" (aka, they are going to take any money that is due to the family to settle an estimated tax debt). Sooo, they took $15,000 in back tax benefits. Today I called them, and managed to get them to agree to look into giving Terri-Lynn 50% of the benefit because Richard was only entitled to 50% as a spouse.

Then, I get a call from my banker...our mortgage is up for renewal, and I am scared to pieces because my hubby is in Vancouver for Cancer treatment, and I am here, we are having to eat up our line of credit everytime I go to the coast because of it. I finally talk to her, and she tells me that she is able to lower our interest rate 2% if we lock in for 4 years. YUP, with this economy, I am DOWN with that. Then she gives me the thing that put me to tears.

We have disability insurance on our mortgage and line of credit. That will kick in within the next 2 weeks, and we will not have to pay for either until Don is back to active duty. Like perhaps next spring. Even though we are getting Don's wage, it is based on ability to work, so we qualify. HOLY CWAP!!!! OK, so I automatically go into accountant mode...so within 2 months we pay off Visa, next month we lose the boat loan...everything after that starts us on the way.

Oy, hard to process, I have been in a pressure cooker for so long, to not have to isn't something I am accustomed to.

Everytime I feel at the lowest, something always changes...I can thank God for that, and I can thank you all for hanging in my corner. Today I have obviously been blessed, and am moved to tears that we are able to have such an incredible gift.

Love and hugs,
Trish

  
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KGPOSSIBLE 8/20/2011 2:33PM

    Trish!!! OMG.....I'm so happy for you...with everything you are going through one less thing to worry about and Don felt great when you talked to him!!!

I can't wait to see you next week....we will all take good care of you and make you laugh a lot while your here....

We love you!!

Kim

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HEATHER1969 8/20/2011 10:48AM

    Oh Wow... how so super great for you to catch some breaks right now. Glad Don is feeling good, it will boost his mood and help him through this chemo treatment. Sending Positive and healing vibes out to you guys!

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AUNTIE65 8/18/2011 8:42AM

    What a blessing indeed! What a great encouragement for you and your hubby!

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MONICA_W 8/18/2011 1:33AM

    Hugs!

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GOEGIRL 8/17/2011 10:46PM

    Wonderful news! Congratulations and YAY!

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CARILOUIE 8/17/2011 9:58PM

    Trish, I am so happy to read this tonight.
Hugs hugs and more hugs!

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NIKEIT2011 8/17/2011 9:55PM

    Oh sweetie, this is wonderful news!! I cannot even imagine how relieved you must be right now. Yes, God does remind us he is there when we least expect it.
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DEEJ4FITNESS 8/17/2011 8:40PM

    Suddenly my world is brighter :) thank you for sharing your blessing with me my friend!! I share in your joy AND your tears. Our God is good! May he continue to shower you with His gracious blessings & shine His light on all of you!!

My continued prayers for recovery!!!

HUGS

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MIAMIA7 8/17/2011 8:33PM

    Trish-how wonderful to have goodness shine on you! Thank you God! You deserve this break. Perhaps this is the first step of many good things. So glad Don felt so good today. Hugs!

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BOBBYD31 8/17/2011 7:54PM

    glad don is feeling well with even though it is drug induced give him a squeeze from us. now as for the money that is so cool and a major bonus, somebody is looking out for you guys.
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JOPAPGH 8/17/2011 2:53PM

    So glad there is one worry off your plate!

Sending healing vibes out Northwest to you and Don.

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ELAINEROSE5 8/17/2011 2:37PM

    Trish,

Thrilled to hear the good news. You deserve some of that.

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COOPSM 8/17/2011 1:58PM

    Trish!!!Sorry for your GF but WOW!!! TO read that Don was doing good and then to see that on the mtg!!!! Awesome news!!!!!

Keep that faith girl!!!!

Hugs!!!

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SNOWSNAKE 8/17/2011 12:58PM

    I followed up on Cassie commenting on the phrase you posted on the feed, so I don't know you at all... But didn't you do the GAR? I read your bog, and I felt so moved by your story, that it put my life back in perspective. I risk you well, glad good fortune had landed on you and I hope your hubby is doing better, that he recovers and that life together can resume again soon . Good luck, and you have helped me feel stronger in my life struggles as well . Take good care,
***SNOW***

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GAYEMC 8/17/2011 11:20AM

    Tris, it's about time you got some good news, I'm thrilled for you. And so glad Don is feeling better, hope this chemo doesn't knock him to the floor. Hugs my friend!

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CHEPRBYTHEDOZN 8/17/2011 9:40AM

    Trish-I'm so thankful He is showing you ,in so many tangible ways, how gracious and merciful He is!!!!


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CASSIOEPIA 8/17/2011 9:34AM

    What great news, and a relief to have the financial burden off your shoulders while going through all of this. I'm glad Don was feeling better, even if it is from the drugs.

I'm going to take this with me all day, and have a big smile on!

Love ya!

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LAYERS_OF_ME 8/17/2011 2:28AM

    Oh my word! I had no idea you were dealing with so much! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. *big hugs*

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I am sooooooo sorry!

Saturday, August 06, 2011

The last post I made was a toughy...we were dealing with some pretty harsh realities, and I just kinda went into overdrive...didn't post updates here. I am so sorry!!

I am heading down to visit Don in the morning. Miss has a ringette camp she is going to next week...our good friends are picking her up on Sunday. Don's parents are staying with us, so are watching her and Josh while I am in Van. Yes, the summer is just kind of going on no matter what happens.

As for me...after my meeting with Brad (sports med dude), I talked to my gp about bp meds, and she gave me a prescription...said that she doesn't expect me to need it past when Don comes home. The totally cool thing about the whole specialist thing...I told my GP that Dr Squire was going to take me on as a patient, she asked me if it was Pam Squire...I said yes, and she went on to tell me that she was the best pain specialist in Canada...she does seminars and papers on the most difficult cases. A couple of days later I talked to Dr Yu (INternal medicine dudette), and once she heard I was with Dr Squire, she backed off of the case. She told me that there was nothing she could do that Dr Squire could not do, so she thought it best to leave it with the best.

Sooo, that is where I am.

Now Don....ok, he is hanging in there...he is feeling pretty good given the treatments. He is tired, but is positive. We have been told he will not likely be back home until at least the middle of October, so at least we are not trying to plan for earlier. He spent a lot of this week with really crappy blood counts...his whites went down to under .1, and his platelets were also under 1...they are now giving him antibiotics everytime he hits the hospital. I know most of you guys don't understand this stuff....suffice it to say that he is doing ok...is getting REALLY aggressive cancer treatment with the hopes that they get all of the demon before they bring Don back.

Us, well, somedays I feel ok, and somedays I just don't. If I saw Bobby today and he gave me a hug, I would cry like a baby for hours...as long as he would give me a hug. But to be here...I can deal with it.

Oh yes, next week we get a CT scan to find out if they were able to shrink the growth...

Love you guys, and thanks sooooooooo much for hanging with us!!!

hugs,
T

  
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ETTEZEUS 8/7/2011 11:21PM

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CHEPRBYTHEDOZN 8/7/2011 11:02PM

    very thankful that you have the best of the best for pain treatment! ya'll are still in my daily prayers,Trish! LOVE,Anne


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TERESAMARIE1959 8/7/2011 7:08PM

    Love you too! I am glad you have the best pain Specialist in Canada!
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KASHMIR 8/6/2011 5:54PM

    Love you lady, and I can't wait to give you a huge hug...when you need some support, just picture me wrapping my arms around you, and HANG ON TIGHT!!!! SO VERY glad you have family there staying with you!

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GAYEMC 8/6/2011 2:46PM

    Tris, so glad to hear yo are finally getting to go to the best! I hope she can find some answers for you. It sounds like Don is feeling better than I would have thought, good thing.

Met up with Kate, Kim and Robin plus a few Sparkers you haven't met for a 5K this morning. Kate said you got your flight reservations. I can't wait to see you and give you a super hug, you can cry all you want.

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KGPOSSIBLE 8/6/2011 2:04PM

    Love you, Chicka....so happy to hear about the specialist and that Don is progressing positively.

Can't wait to see you!!

Bear hugs......

Kim

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JUNEBUG160 8/6/2011 1:01PM

    soundslike you have a huge plate and alot on it. Hold on to your sanity as best as you can.I've watched other families go through this kind of thing and it is very hard. Make sure you release your stress often or it will add insult to injury. Sending warm wishes for moments of peace in the midst of your storm.

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BLUEMRSM 8/6/2011 10:37AM

    So glad you found a great specialist. I'm sure you can't wait for a positive outcome. Glad you have support at home. Hugs.

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ACTIVE_AT_60 8/6/2011 10:03AM

    Thanks for the update. This is a real tough time for both of you (and your families).

Interesting reaction from your GP. I know Dr. Squire is a family medicine physician specialized in pain medicine. Does that mean she will take care of your pain AND your general medical issues?

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BOBBYD31 8/6/2011 9:50AM

    it may be a long reach hug but it is always there for you, close your eyes an feel the squeeze, it is there when you need it!! hang in there we are praying for you guys

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NIKEIT2011 8/6/2011 8:36AM

    it is fabulous you have a great specialist!! You're always in my thoughts and prayers hun!
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CARILOUIE 8/6/2011 8:02AM

    I'm so glad you have a great specialist. I'm praying for you.

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CASSIOEPIA 8/6/2011 4:05AM

    It sounds like things are lining up for you, and that Dr Squire is right there for you. So happy that you will be seeing her.

Enjoy your visit with Don tomorrow. Tell him we are praying for him.
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Dang, this one was tough.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Soooo, Friday starts with a client appointment...her datafile went bunk...aka, is useless, so needs to be reposted...for anyone that isn't in accounting...they need to start from the beginning of the years recording to give me accurate numbers. Yeah, that wasn't good:(

I went to a local bakery to get some buns, and one of the ladies that works in the Commissionaires office (same building, 2 doors down) stopped me to talk. She asked how my family was doing...because it was out of the blue, my emotions rose to the surface right away. I headed back to the office because I was crying...regrouped, then headed out to get my buns. Got back, and took a call from my buddy (also client)...he was saying "Trish, please keep me posted on what is going on...if I don't hear from you..." Well, I said to him "you know what is going on with me right? He said no, so I told him Don had Cancer and started bawling...had to call my admin assistant in to let him know I would call him back.

I hit the pain specialist dudette - she is a Locum for my doc...she tested me, and was super interested in how I managed to get so bad without intervention. She has now put me in on her client load in Vancouver. I will be seeing her in a couple of weeks.

I am so raw right now...I was playing a song on the piano...the one for music Monday...'tomorrow is coming"...I started crying as soon as it got to the main part. Talking to my sis, it was nothing for me to cross over.

Why? Well, today Don was told what his treatment would consist of. He has started radical chemo (way more radical than before)...like we are gonna bulldoze you until you can't function. After that, they are going to give him Stem cells, and hopefully bone marrow, and replace his blood to bring him back.

I am scared because of all of the above. Missy asked me today when she would see her Dad....well, she can't if there is any risk of exposure...it is at least 3 weeks away right now. I am going to set-up Skype on my laptop, so we can have him at our dinner table.

I guess I didn't realize until today how incredibly serious and life threatening this whole thing is...now I don't know how to process...trying to mesh the whole really crappy back thing with the really crappy cancer thing...any ideas?

Anyhow, I know this is random, that is how my day went...

Hopefully tomorrow will give me more ideas.


T

  
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KGPOSSIBLE 8/3/2011 8:00PM

    Trish,

I just read your blog today.....I think about you, Don and the kids all the time. I pray for you, send positive thoughts, shed some tears....I just can't believe what you are going through. I know we always say you are tough, and you are, but the walls have to come down sometimes and you need to cry. As with everybody here, I wish I could be there to help and give you a shoulder to cry on and help you keep going.

I can send big hugs and lots of prayers.....

Love you!!!

Kim



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TERESAMARIE1959 7/31/2011 7:16PM

    Crying cleanses the Soul! Allow it. I know that at work is the worst place, but sometimes we just can't help it.

My thoughts and prayers are with you both.

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CHEPRBYTHEDOZN 7/31/2011 4:33PM

    You know that I pray for you and Don every day and thru the whole day..not even exaggerating there. i think of you so often that I can't believe I haven't been able to actually wrap you in a hug. If I could,Girl, you know I'd let you cry or laugh or just lay your head down and sleep.
It's going to be a rough road,I'm so sorry it is! I,too, wish that I could take it away...I'm doing what I can.
"St. Peregrine,intercede for Don and Trish."(that is my constant prayer along with pleas to God Himself...)
Love you,Girl!!! You're still my Superwoman!!!You're incredible~

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GAYEMC 7/31/2011 11:24AM

    Trish, you and Don have been in my thoughts all week, wondering how things were going. I'm sorry you had such a rough day, sadly I think there's more to come. Grab hold of all the support that's around you and let the tears pour.

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MIAMIA7 7/31/2011 8:17AM

    Aw sweetie...life is so wrong sometimes. All you can do is go on and hold on. But as everyone says...let it out sometimes...it's a must.
Hugs to you all. Prayers always being said.

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TORTUETOO 7/30/2011 10:20PM

    I wish I could fix all of this for you - all I can do is continue to pray. Big hugs. emoticon

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NIKEIT2011 7/30/2011 9:18PM

    Hey sweetie, I agree with Kashmir--letting things out is best even if its not the best times. We are ALL here for you


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KASHMIR 7/30/2011 12:04PM

    This won't sound right, but I'm so glad you are crying. You can't bottle this up. Reach out to everyone you possibly can, you need every ounce of support you can get.
Please know you and your family are in my thoughts, prayers, and heart. I love you lady, you mean so much to me.
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COOPSM 7/30/2011 10:37AM

    Trish----my heart is filled with love for you and the family Trish! I wish there was something I could do to make this all go away....please know that I think of you guys all the time and keep sending prayers to the Big Guy!!! love you girl!!!!! Keep pushing on!!!! HUGS!!!

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NERAUS 7/30/2011 9:13AM

    Oh girlfriend I hurt for you so much. I wish there was some way I could help take some of the hurt away or make things better for you. More prayers coming your way.

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DEEJ4FITNESS 7/30/2011 8:19AM

    I love you Trish & my heart is so heavy for you right now!! I know it's hard to hold it together for others when you really need to just cry so I'm more than thrilled to read you are crying (as silly as that may sound). I only wish my shoulder could be there for you!!

Your family has been and will remain in my prayers!! That's all I've got to give right now but it's mighty!!!

Tight SQUISHY HUG to hold ya...

Always,
~Deej

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CASSIOEPIA 7/30/2011 8:19AM

    Trish,
Skype is such a great idea to be bake to have him close to you and the family. I'm sorry you had such a raw day yesterday. Lifting you up in prayer and love.
Judi

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BLUEMRSM 7/30/2011 7:35AM

    Many thoughts, prayers and hugs!

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ACTIVE_AT_60 7/30/2011 6:56AM

    emoticon Cancer (put your four letter word here).

Trish hang in there. Make sure you take care of you because your husband and kids are so in need of you right now. You know how to get hold of me and I am ready to take all your emotions - as long as you are willing to write them down.

J


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JILLIANPRNCSS 7/30/2011 5:42AM

    Lifting you up and blessing you with Hugs to Hold you up. Just keep telling yourself that you are strong and you will start to believe it.

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We will have up and down...someday they will meet.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Soo, today was a weird one. Because I am not at work all of the time, I am not able to deal with everyone as they come in. My partner and I talked about how to deal with this, and it means getting the little stuff out of my office. He made the mistake of saying that..."when you get the call that he only has 2 months, I will lay you off immediately because of your health." That was hard.

Then I headed to physio to get my SI retaped. Saw Brad (sports med dude) in the lobby (his daughter plays indoor soccer), he asked how Don was doing (I haven't talked to him since this latest), so I told him he was in Van for cancer treatment....he asked what kind, I told him, and his face kinda just dropped...I said DANG buddy, you are supposed to say..."don't worry everything will be ok"...he laughed, and said that it will be a longish process, but Don is strong.

So then tonight...I told Miss a while ago that her Dad has cancer, and that cancer is any growth that doesn't belong in your body. Then I talked about the fact that Don has been transferred from VGH to the Cancer Centre (kinda like a dorm for cancer patients)...I told her it was great that he was there, that it meant that he didn't need quite the level of care because his body was handling the chemo better than they had expected. She said that it was weird that Dad had to be with cancer patients, and when I said, but you know you Dad has Cancer, all heck broke loose. She cried uncontrollably for almost an hour. Finally I brought her back, reminding her that she knew this, and what cancer is...

Josh was crying before I even talked to him...only because Miss was, and he thought he should. He was fine...

Holy cwap...they told me days may be like this...

Hugs,
Trish

  
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CRZYRUNRGRL 7/27/2011 1:09PM

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I can't imagine what you guys are going through. Your family seems incredibly strong!!

My SIL has cancer and her 5 year old daughter doesn't really know. Julie is very sick on a daily basis and Megan knows that mommy does't feel good but doesn't know why.
Stay strong and if you need to vent, I'm here!


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GIGI1222 7/27/2011 8:46AM

    Hugs to you my friend. I am sure this was very hard. My kids are around your little ones so I know how you have to explain things in greater detail than you expect. You will not regret being open with them. By having these conversations they will also be able to understand why mommy has down days too. I am not sure you have done this, but maybe they need some counseling to help deal with this, whether it be from school or a doctor recommendation. This can help with you understand how they deal with this. As other have said do not take this all on yourself. There are others that want to help with this. You are in my thoughts so often, I wish there was more that we could do. Hugs to you!!

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LISAKRISTY 7/25/2011 7:25PM

    Oh boy...you and your family are really having to deal with a lot! I'm so sorry that you have to be going through this...my thoughts are with you!
Remember...don't forget to take care of yourself through all this!
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ACTIVE_AT_60 7/21/2011 9:23PM

    I have sent you a SP mail with suggestions for help to you, Don, and the kids.

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COOPSM 7/21/2011 8:57PM

    Trish....it had to be hard telling the kids!!! Do not be afraid to ask for help....remember to take care of you along the way!!!! Hugs!!!

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BOBBYD31 7/21/2011 8:48PM

    oh how that hurts dealing with the kids but give them credit they are stronger than you imagine. glad things are going well but like everyone says don't be afraid or too proud to ask for help. love ya

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MIAMIA7 7/21/2011 8:28PM

    Hugs honey! That must have been a tough one with the kids but as everyone said it is better out in the open. Did my praying for you both while I was working at the church today. I figured I was up close and personal while in the sanctuary so I did my best praying. Hang in there.

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GAYEMC 7/21/2011 8:02PM

    Oh Trish, I knew that having to tell the kidlets about this would be so hard. At least now it's out and you don't have to hide it from them any more and that should take a tiny bit of stress off of you.
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CHEPRBYTHEDOZN 7/21/2011 9:43AM

    I agree,too, with Judi-ask anyone who's willing for help. It's not a sign of weakness..Lord knows YOU are anything but weak!
Trish-I think about you all day,pray for you and even mention your name and Don's in our petition to St. Peregrine(patron saint for cancer patients) each night during family prayer. I feel like I've always known you, yet I don't "know,know" you...you know what I mean.
Big giant LONG hugs coming for you-be strong and know that Don is strong and young and so are you. God has His almighty plan that we fit into and this is one heckuva ride that your family is on. but, it'll work out somehow,someway~
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HEATHER1969 7/21/2011 9:35AM

    BIG GIGANTIC emoticon Judi is right, don't be afraid to ask for help...
Hang in there!

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CASSIOEPIA 7/21/2011 7:56AM

    At least they know now. I felt that it must be awfully hard for you guys trying to not let that slip before. I know that Missy is such a caring and empathetic little one - don't be surprised if you find her saying things that become huge sources of support for you. And Josh will continue to be a ray of sunshine on your dark days. I'm sorry that you had to have this conversation with them, but kind of glad to know that they know now.

And it's good to know that your boss will give you that time, IF it comes to that. Don't be afraid to ask for lots of help from anyone around you. People want to be able to do something.

Love you,
Judi

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Goodish news:)

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Don had another spinal tap done, as well as a bone marrow biopsy...there is no cancer in either of those spaces, so they can harvest from him, much less likelihood of his bod rejecting it when they have to transplant....Definitely a good thing.

Me, well, I got a lot of serious chats from medical persons today...Don and I need to talk about what will work best for all of us. I can't drive to and from Van with my back the way it is indefinitely....it looks like he may be there for the better part of 3 months at the minimum.

Soooo, we will move forward as we can. For now, I am just existing...anything outside that is a blessing:)

Hugs,
Trish

  
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BOBBYD31 7/21/2011 8:51PM

    jan had some great ideas a friend of ours used the web pages like that to update everyone, it was really nice. HUGS

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GAYEMC 7/19/2011 5:31PM

    How great that you finally get to hear some positive news. How sad this will take so long.

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BLUEMRSM 7/19/2011 1:21PM

    Hugs and prayers! You sound like you are really working hard on the positive. I'm sure that helps a lot.

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FUDTRISHA 7/19/2011 12:40PM

    Sending you hugs and prayers.

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GLOBE_TREKKER 7/19/2011 12:34PM

    I'm thinking of you and praying for you and Don! Love you Trish (hugs).
-Maria

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CHEPRBYTHEDOZN 7/19/2011 7:51AM

    Trish-you're awesome! You are doing a great job,please remember to take care of YOU. if you won't do that for YOu,then make sure you do for Missy,Josh and Don,okay?
As far as being so far away from Don for so long....do what you are able. It's going to be rough,but you two are both incredible people and will get thru this! I am so sorry that you have to deal with all this-
Great news that on the spinal fluid and marrow!!!! YAY!! Thank you,God!
I am so proud of you!!! You're amazing-big hugs,Dear!!!

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ACTIVE_AT_60 7/19/2011 6:34AM

    Great to hear about Don's bone marrow and spinal fluid being 'clean'. Being in the position you are in from a logistical perspective is a challenge. (I looked up where you live in relation to Vancouver). Have you had a conversation with the social workers, or the Canadian Cancer Society to see if there are places you can stay for free when you need to be in Vancouver. There are cities where people make their homes available for families like you - the bed and breakfast principle (but for free).

I am trying to share what I think might be helpful for you like 'carepages.com' or caringbridge.com - that way you can share the same information with all your friends and your Sparkfriends in the same posting (make it easier on you) in one posting.

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CASSIOEPIA 7/19/2011 6:14AM

    I'll take "good-ish" news anyday! Yippee!!! So glad to hear that the cancer hasn't spread to those places hon. That is very good news.

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TERESAMARIE1959 7/19/2011 1:56AM

    It is good news! It is so sad that he will be so far away! My prayers are with you and Don.
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WRITEFROMHOME 7/19/2011 1:46AM

    You are a strong woman to handle all this. Even to just exist is all you can expect of yourself. And I think you are doing a lot more. I will keep you and Don and your family in my prayers. emoticon

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