Non-Scale Signs that You Have Gained Weight
When I was losing weight, you couldn't keep me off the scale. I was on that thing every single morning, and sometimes, again at night. I loved to see the numbers dropping. When I started maintenance, I still got on the scale often, maybe not dai... Read more
Yesterday we saw Du's oncologist. His plan for Du: WAIT. He never wants to move very fast. I'm not sure about this. He did order more scans, since Du's PSA is not all that reliable. The ironic part about Du's deceivingly low PSA tests, is that t... Read more
A Visit To the Oncologist's Office and Holding on to Hope!
As I have mentioned repeatedly I'm sure, Du's PSA level is continuing to rise. The first spike was noticed in a test from late last November. When we pointed it out to the Oncologist, he decided to check it again, and now after three successive ... Read more
Life is Hard
When I think of all I have gone through in my life, I am amazed that I'm still functioning. Oh, I suppose to most people, my life seems pretty calm, fairly normal and easy, and although I do long for those carefree days before this cancer diagno... Read more
Birthday Party and Turning the Switch to "ON"!
Yesterday the whole family met for lunch at a local race track bar to celebrate my 64th (that can't be possible!) birthday. Horses don't race there yet, but the owners hope to start it soon. For now they have about a million TVs all showing hors... Read more
I had such a bittersweet day yesterday. In one way, it was a GREAT day. I didn't do much, other than some holiday baking. it is all stored in my dining room (out of sight--out of mind, at least that's my plan), and awaiting Christmas Eve and Chr... Read more
And Then There Were Two
As silly as it is, when every one of my boys moved out (and the oldest two sons moved out a couple times before it was a "final" move), I felt some sadness. And they were all in their late 20's before that final move. I had nothing to feel sad a... Read more
Five Years of Healthy Living!
Five Years Ago Today….I sat in my car in the doctor’s parking lot, sobbing at my steering wheel, not sure what to do next. He had just told me that my EKG seemed to show I’... Read more
Happy Birthday Darrell!
Wednesday, my friend Ann, who lost her husband in February of 2013 (the week Duane got his Stage 4 Cancer diagnosis--so his death really hit us hard), from lung cancer, mess... Read more
Family Christmas Dinner
Sunday night I hosted my brother and his extended family, as well as my own family, for a holiday dinner. It was a full house, there was 18 of us. It's amazing to think about how it all started with just my brother and I! It is a tradition my ni... Read more
Proud of My Son!
Look at my son, Chris, a few short years ago!
I remember this picture. My daughter-in-law took it as we waited with her when she was in the hospital (in labor) before gi... Read more
Reality Comes Crashing In
i had been lulled into a false sense of security, we had gone so long with good scans, good test results, NO sign of the cancer spreading, I was shocked when Du's latest PSA test in October showed a significant rise. His Urologist (actually his ... Read more
Early Thanksgiving AND Early Christmas!!
My youngest son Chris has been on vacation for the past two weeks. He went deer hunting last weeke... Read more
I always feared falling when I was morbidly obese. I just knew I would break a hip or a leg and it would be so embarrassing. I developed a style of walking on slick surfaces, where I would go very slowly and try to put my feet down as flatly and... Read more
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