Friday, October 28, 2011
On Monday we had Family Home Evening and had soooooooooooooo much fun with our activity. We were at Papa Lund and Grandma Karen's house, and after a great and very funny session of short films, we went into their backyard to..................light it up!!!!
Sarah made a grave and even included RIP.
And Roman numerals from Cass.
Seriously you have to try this activity!! It was so much fun, and the best part was....... it only cost 3.00! Right now you can get 15 light sticks for a dollar at Micheal's or even the Target store, dollar area.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
I do miss the changing of the seasons that we saw when we lived in Idaho, but being able to still get wet in October sure has it's perks.
p.s. we are looking at 87 degrees for Halloween day. A little cooler might be nice, but it is still beautiful!
Monday, October 24, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
hello all! I am trying to catch up on some memories from the past week. Bear with me, it has been a rough day today because I started a new chemo regiment yesterday, and my body isn't loving it. I had to get one med for the cancer and another med to build my bone strength. Since I now have tumors in my bones, they have to strengthen my bones so that the tumors don't fracture my bones from the inside. Fun image, huh? Anyhow, the new meds are making me feel like I have a bad case of the flu. My bones are achy, my stomach is yucky, and my head really hurts. Bummer!
Will really enjoyed decorating his pumpkin
So, next let's go over some memories from last Saturday. We had a wonderful reunion with the Camp Kesem grew. If you remember, 3 of my kids got to go to "cancer camp" this past summer and had a blast. The reunion was a blast!
Will really enjoyed decorating his pumpkin
Friday, October 21, 2011
I am really behind in my posting, so I will just skip ahead to this week, and try to catch up with the rest later. As you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. I have attended tea parties and social events and a walk at the end of the month as well. Lots of good things happening, yet I am still waiting for my check from Susan G. Komen. I have decided that each of us diagnosed with breast cancer need to recieve a check, since they keep bragging about how many hundreds of thousands of dollars they are making to "help breast cancer". .............still waiting for my check..........
Anyhow, while I sit here waiting for my check, I will tell you of something else wonderful we attended this week. Kayla (my niece) plays high school Varsity volleyball, even though she is only a Freshman. I know, crazy huh? She has mad skills when it comes to volleyball and we got to attend her game this week. It was dedicated to breast cancer awareness and they all had pink warm up shirts and pink hair things and a pink tattoo on their cheek. I was proud to be in the stands, watching her work her volleyball magic and for a good cause. Thanks Kayla for inviting us!!
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Since the kids are on Fall Break this week I decided to take them out for the day on a "Date with Mom". First we went to Sea Life Aquarium at Arizona Mills Mall. IT WAS A HUGE SUCCESS!!!!
Sunday, October 9, 2011
You see, over the past month I have been to the ER a couple of times in SEVERE pain, thinking something was going on with the cancer in my body. After much testing and many co-pays of 100.00 a piece, the ultrasound tech let me know that the pain was coming because of my gallbladder. ARRRGGGG! I don't even need a galbladder, especially not one chock full of gallstones!!!
So, I have decided that you need to hit the road Gally! I just haven't decided when, since it depends on my new chemo meds and the approval of my doctor. But, mark my words, you won't see 2012!!!
P.S. A note to my surgeon: While you are taking my gallbladder out, can you just go ahead and take all the other useless organs out as well? Such as my appendix, and tonsils, and anything else that seems a bit useless and redundant!! Thanks!
P.P.S Can you tell that I am having a gallstone attack as I write this.....much anger in me there is!!
Saturday, October 8, 2011
These "cancer updates" are never my favorite because a lot of times I have to give you bad news. And this is exactly the case today, sorry. I had a PET scan and MRI this past weekend and learned some not so great news... the tumors are growing and spreading. The study trial is no longer working for me, so I have been "kicked off" the trial. We have a list of options ahead of us in this battle, and after talking with Morgan extensively, we are probably going to have to go with the medicine Eribulin next. It is a new chemo med that has had good results. Soooooooo, there you have it. It is ALWAYS a set-back when a medicine doesn't work, but we are always hoping there is something around the corner that is even better.
Sunday, October 2, 2011
First of all, I had a birthday.....shout hooray!! 33, here I come!!!! Birthdays are kind of fun, because I am always very grateful for another year in mortality! Hooray for life!
I also love my birthday because October Conference is always right after my birthday and I get to spend the whole weekend in jammies listening to amazing speakers! Oh how I love General Conference!
Sarah is very good with all animals, and the butterflies all loved her! (In fact, most of them didn't want to leave and kept coming back)