I haven't talked to Karen directly but she and her husband went to see the oncologist today and he gave them the results of the biopsy and what to expect and it is not good. He says she has 4-6 months. We are all encouraging them to get a 2nd ... Read more
Karen went to Orlando yesterday for the scope and biopsy and the news is not good. The tumor is inoperable-it is too close to the artery. The doctors have not definitively said it is cancer and won't until the biopsy comes back but things are ... Read more
Well, we jumped off the deep end today! On the way home from radiation we go past 2 rv dealers and one had just the kind of rv that we have been searching for!!! I was in the wrong lane to pull in so had to go down and turn around and go back ... Read more
We were leaving for radiation when we saw Tommy bringing Karen into the park. She had just been released from the local hospital. He stopped and I hopped our of my car, left it in the middle of the street and ran to give her a great big hug. ... Read more
Karen was admitted to the hospital yesterday and her doctor is working hard on getting her what she needs. He has done some basic tests and not sure exactly what this test was but something that should have come out at 50 or less was 1400 so I ... Read more
One of my dear friends who helps me with the gardens in our park has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Just getting the diagnosis is bad enough, but she is covered by a Medicare HMO and they are denying her the right to have a biopsy. Her... Read more
Well, another week closer to being done with radiation for DH. It is taking a toll and I can tell as each week progresses, he is more tired. By the time we get to Friday, he can hardly wait to get home and get to his recliner to nap. I am hap... Read more
This past week has really been up and down for DH and myself. He has been having good and bad days and even ones that start out good may not end up like that. This Thursday was a really bad one pretty much all day long and evening just made it... Read more
After having a total meltdown over the weekend, I think I am on the way to returning to my "normal" self-whatever normal is. I know I will continue to have my ups and downs going thru this but I think letting myself go was just what I needed. ... Read more
An update - the best news is that my son arrived safely in Williston, ND. The bad weather is following him but he beat it by leaving right after he got off work on his last day at his old job, he drove the 1,000+ miles in about 19 hours. I was... Read more
You see, there were a few times when I thought I would lose my mind,
But GOD KEPT me sane. (Isa. 26:3)
There were times when I thought I could go no longer,
But the LORD KEPT me moving. (Gen 28:15)
At times, I've wanted to lash ou... Read more
We have dad's mobile home all cleaned up and ready to go. Not bad in my book with everything else going on. We took the last batch of stuff to the thrift store today so glad to have that out of my hair.
We took a notice to the office so we c... Read more
A few years after I was born, my Dad met a stranger who was new to our small town. From the beginning, Dad was fascinated with this enchanting newcomer and soon invited him to live with our family. The stranger was quickly accepted and was aroun... Read more
I know everyone else is a week ahead of me, but I lost last week trying to get rested back up from our trip north and had to get back into our afternoon routine of radiation for DH.
We worked mornings on cleaning things out at dad's and I am... Read more
I woke up,
I lifted my arms,
I moved my knees,
I turned my neck....
Everything made the same noise:
....I came to a conclusion:
I am not old,
I am crispy!!!
... Read more