Almost 1/2 way there
Saturday, February 27, 2010      8 comments

Monday is my pre-op appointment at the hospital. I will have bloodwork, an ECG and talk with the anesthetist. I hope they don't put things off because of my cough. Wed. is my SYMA scan. Barely six days later I have my surgery! I will be half w... Read more
Just what is it with the winter weather?
Thursday, February 25, 2010      4 comments

My daughter just phoned me. She is coming home early tomorrow because of the rain/snow mix of weather coming late in the morning. The temperatures will be above 0 degrees but we are going to get a rain snow mix. 5-10 cm os snow and 1-2mm of ra... Read more
regular day
Tuesday, February 23, 2010      7 comments

I phoned my dad early to day. When I got to his house I expected him to be in bed or sitting in his chair. Low and behold he was in the shower! I set some clean clothes out and took away the old ones so he wouldn't put them back on. We left earl... Read more
Great Party
Sunday, February 21, 2010      7 comments

Well it was a great day for my party. The sun was shining and it was 'warm'. The snow is coming tomorrow. A number of friends and family came as well as a SP friend from Newmarket. We had only spoken via computer before. It was nice to put a fa... Read more
Getting Party Ready
Friday, February 19, 2010      6 comments

Everything is almost set. The urn, cups, plates and cake are ordered. It is just a matter of picking everything up at the right time and getting it in a convenient place so everyone can serve themselves. I decided to keep everything simple, jus... Read more
What a busy day
Thursday, February 18, 2010      4 comments

I slept in. The Herceptin must have kept me awake. The last time I looked at the clock it was 3am. I got up at 9:45 and hurried over to my dad's because the Alzheimer's volunteer was coming today. After that I had breakfast and had a visit from ... Read more
My Herceptin day
Wednesday, February 17, 2010      1 comments

I had my Herceptin IV today. Today was supposed to be a quick in and out because I didn't need to see the doctor or have bloodwork. I got there at 1:15 and registered but I didn't get called in until 2:30. The problem was that all the people who... Read more
Sunday, February 14, 2010      9 comments

I was watching Actors Studio with Anthony Hopkins. his bag of hammers includes alcoholism and all the damage it does in ones life. He was talking about a negative mindset that undermines your sense of what you can do and who you are. It is impo... Read more
Cake ordered
Friday, February 12, 2010      10 comments

Well, I dropped by the bakery to order my cake today for my 'End of chemo' party. I have no idea how many people will come so I am going to rent a coffee urn and some mugs. The cake I ordered is for 60 but I am sure the pieces would be very sma... Read more
Saw the surgeon today
Wednesday, February 10, 2010      11 comments

Well I went to the surgeon today. He found just a slight thickening of tissue on the north side of the breast. He seemed to be quite pleased with the results of the chemo. He explained the procedure to me including the risks none of which seeme... Read more
surgery consult tomorrow
Tuesday, February 09, 2010      11 comments

Well tomorrow is the day for my appointment with the surgeon. I have to say I have butterflies in my stomach in anticipatio​n. Imagine that, and it's just a consult. This should give me an idea of how the actual surgery day will be. I am o... Read more
Monday, February 08, 2010      10 comments

How do I minimize this anxiety. My husband returned home from a road trip this morning and instantly I could feel the pressure in my chest. I don't seem to be able to find a way where I can stay on the sidelines so to speak and find some inner p... Read more
mixed bag
Saturday, February 06, 2010      8 comments

Busy day. I went over to take care of Dad. When I got back Jess and I went for her 'birthday' lunch. I couldn't go to her real one last weekend. It was a wonderful relaxing time. When we got home it wasn't long before I hit the sack for a while ... Read more
Starting again
Thursday, February 04, 2010      7 comments

Back to some regular duties today. The local Alzheimer's Society has found a companion for Dad. She will visit once a week for a couple of hours. So far there are a bunch of pictures that need to be sorted and placed into albums. They can watch... Read more
Bag of hammers
Wednesday, February 03, 2010      7 comments

As Michael Fox said, "Everyone has their own bag of hammers." You could be walking by someone at the mall who lost their child last week. They don't have it stamped on their back so we will know. When we come across someone who seems tired, st... Read more

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