Saturday, September 6, 2008


My baby girl is sick:(

I HATE it when my babies are sick!

Her nose is runny, she has a cough, and her poor little cheeks are a rosy red color.

Now we just pray that it does not spread to mommy. My white blood cells were really low this week at labs so we have to be really careful that I don't get sick.

Friday, September 5, 2008

This Is It!

Today is it.

My last day of IV Interferon!
Do you even know how excitied I am? Extremely!

No more sitting at the Cancer Center with an IV in my arm for several hours.

No more IV in my arm at night.

No more trying to take a shower with an IV in my arm.

No more DAILY trips to the Cancer Center.

No more extreme nausea! (I hope)

No more extreme fatigue! (I hope)

Yay! If I could drink a glass (bottle) of wine, believe me I would! Feel free to help me out in that area:)

Mommy and Aunt A

Yesterday Aunt A joined me for my treatment. She drove all the way from Kansas City to join me (for those of you that don't know-KC is about 3 hours away!) Thank you so much Aunt A for joining me. I know yesterday was not a fun day-I had blood work, Drs appt and treatment-so having you join me meant a lot.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Almost Wordless Wednesday

I love Wordless Wednesdays.
They are perfect times for me to show pictures of my kids without writing a lot!
Love them!

Kyler and Grandpa Snyder building sand castles.
Kyler and Grandpa Smith dancing in the living room.
Ella trying to sit in Kyler's chair. Probably to eat the rest of his food!

Ella waiting for mommy to pick her up.

Kyler telling mommy to stop taking his picture! Belle doesn't seem to mind though!

The Fam

My friend, Kerry, did this over at her blog, and while I am not nearly as witty as she is, I do think we make a nice little stick figure family.

Don't you?

Pyzam Family Sticker Toy
Create your own family sticker graphic at

So there was a stick figure dog, for some reason Belle isn't showing up. Rest assured, she is part of our family.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

A Rough One

Treatment today was rough.

Sometimes when I have a treatment my arms get achy. It's an odd feeling. It's like I can't stretch my arms out far enough. It's an awful feeling.

Today was the worst.

The absolute worst.

So bad that I had tears in my eyes.

They gave me Tylenol, didn't help.

Gave me ibuprofen, didn't help.

Finally called in a prescription for Lortab. Of course, I couldn't take that because I didn't have it.

I'm just sick of all of this. I am ready for it to be over. Only 3 more of this type of treatment. I am SO ready.

The aching in my arms is awful.

It's not painful, per say, just annoying and there is nothing I can do about it.

It's just so frustrating. What's even worse is that I can tell when it is going to start and I can't stop it.

Please pray that my last three treatments go quickly and painlessly. I need that right now.

My Babies

Today I dropped off my babies.

It is their first day of Mom's Day Out at our church.

Last year I was their teacher. However, do the fact that I have CANCER, I opted not to teach this year. I just didn't think I would have enough energy.

So now I have 5 whole hours without my babies.

I'd be lying if I said I didn't cry a little when I left them.

I did.

But did they? Nope. They were totally fine with mommy leaving them.

Can you believe it! Not one little tear.

Those little stinkers!

They are supposed to be sad when mommy leaves them! Maybe they are used to mommy leaving them since I have to go to so many Dr's appts.

Or maybe Kyler is just growing up! All I got was a wave and a bye mom.

I better get a big ole' kiss when I pick him up!

Monday, September 1, 2008

A Good One

This weekend was a good weekend. I had to take nausea medicine all weekend, but apparently I am either used to being exhausted or it just doesn't make me as tired as I thought it did.

I was able to hang with my kids, attend church, make a quick trip to Kohl's, and nap. Good times, good times!

My treatment was moved to the morning today because of Labor Day. So while Cody and I sit here for treatment, Grandma Penny has taken the babies to the zoo.

In all of Kyler's excitement to head to the zoo, he decided that he needed to pick out his outfit to wear. Imagine if you will, shorts and a t-shirt, stocking cap, belt, tennis shoes, and a pink baseball cap on top of the stocking cap. Yep, he looked adorable. I swear he does not get his fashion sense from me. It's all from his father.

Kyler is getting ready to give Ella a big ole' smooch. She looks a little unsure of what he is up to though!

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