Monday, January 23, 2012

Happy 2012!!

Hello All!
Happy New Year!! Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas & safe great new year celebration. Ours was amazing. It was so good I got to go to Yellow Tree Theatre with good friends & see Miracle on Christmas Lake-Pt 2. You've all got to see it next year! Such good belly laughs!

I am feeling great. I am continuing my daily chemotherapy pills (cytoxin) and once every three weeks infusion (avastin). I'm having basically no side effects so this is a very good thing. The only "side effect" I guess is that I've lost almost all my eyelashes. Nothing else! Oh, well...I can handle that! So my appetite is good, energy level is good & I'm able to do just about anything I want. I've started volunteering once a week at the cancer center & that brings me great joy. I feel like I'm helpful to the staff there & I've made some good friends. I think I'm helpful to the patients too. I've visited with some who are in their first or second chemotherapy treatments so we chat & we both feel better (I think ;-)) I had a CT scan last Friday (1/20) and will get the results on Wed (1/25) so I'd appreciate a little extra prayer on that morning. I feel confident that Dr Downs will tell me that the tumor is shrinking & we'll continue with the meds that I'm on now.

Our family is all healthy & happy so that is a lot to be thankful for. We have been going to watch our middle grandson play basketball (the same one that broke his femur playing football). Our oldest grandson has his first orchestra concert tomorrow night; we are looking forward to that! The youngest one is busy enjoying preschool & being a sweetheart. We still enjoy our weekly Friday night sleepovers with the grandsons. Such a wonderful gift for us!

We are also enlarging our cabin & that is super exciting for us. Hopefully the construction will be done by spring. I'll post pictures later. But our newest addition to the family is our beautiful moose head that we bought for the cabin. The boys named him Martin; I added Griswold. It is actually my & Ed's anniversary gift to each other. We will celebrate 37 years on Valentine's Day. We will be in Las Vegas; Ed is speaking at a conference that week. We plan on seeing Terry Fator, a ventriloquist on the 15th. Looking forward to a little bit of warm weather.

Hoping you all have a wonderful new year & check in here again soon!!

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