Cancer updates, surgery updates, and more.
I haven't blogged in awhile. I apologize to the few of you who follow me. Life has been crazy. Between being slammed at work and trying to take care of my mom 1200 miles away, and getting my surgery set up, I just haven't found the time to pu... Read more
Life and cancer updates
Well mom is still recovering from her mastectomy that happened on January 27, 2015. As some of you know, after surgery she contracted a staph infection from the hospital in the surgery site where they removed her lymph nodes. About a week afte... Read more
She continues to kick cancer's butt!
Well the big surgery day was this last Tuesday, January 27th. I day we will obviously never forget. My mum went into major surgery to remove her entire left breast, all surrounding tissue as well as 13 lymph nodes from the left armpit. i have... Read more
Worried, scared, but trying to make a difference.
So mum has successfully completed her chemo (December 18th) and we have a surgery date set for January 27th. I will be flying out the 26th and staying the week with her. I fly back the 31st, but my sister will be flying in that day to take car... Read more
First full week of 2015 is under way
Well it was a Monday for sure...wasn't feeling work, felt tired, lazy, etc. Even with all the I do not want to, I did make myself go for my evening walk and push past those 10k steps for the day. I am feeling better about myself for doing that... Read more
Well 2015 is officially here. It's a chilly rainy day in Dallas. Spent the evening at home with the hubby and a couple of good friends, just enjoyed each others company. None of us are really drinkers any more, so New Year's isn't about a par... Read more
2014 is coming to end and 2015 is a year of health!
I've decided that 2015 needs to be a year of health. I do OK with a lot of my health decisions than I used to, but I'm still not quite there. With everything that has happened with my mum this year, it just shows me how we need to take better ... Read more
Just 3 more sessions mom....we can do this!
Today will be one of the 3 last chemo sessions for my mom. She is so worn out and so tired, she doesn't even want to get out of bed. I do not blame her, They have been pumping her body full of poison since August 8. If I could take away her s... Read more
Cancer Updates and goals
Mom is still fighting, she is the most amazing woman I know. I swear she is super woman. She is 68 years old and fighting cancer like someone in their 20s would. She refuses to give up and I love her more and more every day for how strong and... Read more
Life is overwhelming me right now
I just don't even know what to do lately. I feel so stressed and overwhelmed I can't even get a hold on life. I constantly worry about my mom, how chemo is going, is she getting better, when will this all be over. I am worried about my husban... Read more
Updates and Goals
So mom is still holding strong and being the most amazing, strong woman I know. Seven chemo treatments have been completed, number 8 is today and she has 6 more to go! She will be done with chemo on December 17th, right before Christmas. She ... Read more
Cancer & Spine Surgery
So update on my mom. Five rounds of chemo down, 11 to go! She did her first chemo session without me last week. I feel terrible that I can no longer be there to go through this with her, but work said I had to be back and right now I have to... Read more
Cancer blog 6
Well we made it through the first 4 big chemo treatments. It was every other week for 4 hours, they would pump her body full of 5 different IV bags, 2 of which were chemo drugs, the others were pre-meds like Benadryl and anti-nausea, etc. She... Read more
Needing to work on me
The weather is gorgeous in Arizona, the sun is out today and I'm feeling in a somewhat good mood. Mom is doing all right today, although the chemo has caused sores in her mouth this time around, so eating or drinking hurts. I'm going to make h... Read more
Cancer blog 5
So the first round of chemo was two weeks ago today. My mother is so amazing and strong I can't even describe. After a 4 hour treatment, we came home and ate a yummy steak and shrimp dinner. She didn't feel bad at all until Monday, and it was... Read more
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