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So Much To Be Thankful For

Sunday, April 14, 2013

The last week has been such a positive one in our home.

On Monday, we went back to Tommy’s oncologist for the results of his latest CT scan. The news was good with no increase in the size of the tumors in his lungs. The only negative that came out of the day (and actually I think Tommy was kind of happy about it) was that he has been trying to shake a bad cough he developed after a cold. His doctor said he has bronchitis and put him on antibiotics. She delayed his chemo treatment for a week so he’ll go back tomorrow to see if he is well enough to resume his treatments.

Later that afternoon, my son, Cliff, took me to the YMCA and we joined together. We each met with a trainer who set up our weight training and cardio plans. We've been almost every day this week and we’re having a great time. The weight training was something that I was missing in my exercise routine, so I’m expecting to see much better results now. I’ve already lost two pounds this week!

I took the day off from exercise yesterday (kind of) and Tommy and I drove up to the mountains to visit my aunt and uncle at their vacation home. Upon our arrival, they announced that they were taking us to Tommy’s favorite restaurant for lunch - Shatley Springs! Anyone from our area knows this is a super popular restaurant in the mountains that serves country cooking. It's really good, but there is no "heart healthy" section on their menu. If you order the "family style" meal they just keep bringing the food until you say stop. Ugh! emoticon We went, but I opted out of the “family style” food and instead ordered a vegetable plate with pinto beans, mashed potatoes (skipped the gravy) and cabbage. I was so happy afterwards that I skipped all the super fatty food and still left having had enough to eat. emoticon

Tommy at the restaurant.

Tommy and my aunt and uncle at River Hills Park after lunch.

After visiting with them for a while, we headed home and stopped by W. Kerr Scott Dam and Reservoir for a short visit. It was a beautiful day and the lake is really pretty. I found a short loop trail (20 minutes) that took me down to the lake. I was happy for the opportunity to get out and walk for a few minutes.

Along the short loop trail down to the lake. I really want to go back here and hike the longer trail.

I hope you are all having a great weekend and getting in some exercise.

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  • _JODI404
    emoticon SO happy about Tommy's great scan results!!

    I know you will really enjoy your Y membership. I think it's great how close you are with your sons!! I *LOVE* strength training!! Congrats on your 2lbs lost already! It really is an essential element of fitness and it's fun to see your progress with great results!

    Lovely hike pictures! You do such a great job of getting in fitness where and when you can!

    Wonderful, positive updates!! Very happy for your family!!

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    1893 days ago
    Such a beautiful area. I can see why Tommy enjoys it so. Fantastic news about his results. That is a blessing!! How are his lungs? Better I hope. emoticon
    1894 days ago
  • DOODIE59
    You certainly live in a pretty part of the country. Glad you had a great day, and that you made good choices too. And that's great news about Tommy.
    Take care
    1896 days ago
    1896 days ago
    Wonderful news for you, Cliff and Tommy. I know I would enjoy he Y with my son. Congrats on the weight loss this week! Thanks for the photos and I love that you have such a special gift you share with us in pictures. emoticon
    1897 days ago
    Cindy, great news about Tommy!!! So happy for you both. Looks and sounds like you has a wonderful day!! Thanks for the beautiful pictures:)
    1897 days ago
    Hi Cindy

    Thank you for sharing your photographs. Great to hear the good news about Tommy.

    Congratualtions on your weight loss - keep up the good work

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    1897 days ago
    What great news about Tommy's latest CT scan. Thanks so much for sharing. Sounds like you had a great day yesterday, too. It sure was a beautiful day to be in the mountains. Love the pictures of the trail. Hope you have a good week!
    1897 days ago
  • RAMONA1954
    So happy to hear about the result of Tommy's CT scan. You didn't take off a day from exercise you had that wonderful trail you found - that counts! Hoping Tommy's bronchitis clears up quickly. Congrats on joining the Y - sounds like a win win situation. Have a fantastic week!
    1897 days ago
    I'm glad you've had such a good week - especially happy to hear of Tommy's latest CT results!
    Re: the Y, sounds like THE thing has happened - you've become addicted to exercise! I'm jealous.
    Shatley Springs - yum! yum! yum! Like going to Mama's on Sunday after church!
    I didn't know there are trails Kerr Scott. Thanks for that nugget.

    May this week be even better for you and Tommy.
    1897 days ago
  • 1935MARY
    The place is beautiful, Glad you could do a short walk and choose your food wisely. I will pray for Tommy to keep getting better. Sounds like you had a wonderful week.Thank you for sharing.
    1897 days ago
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