Thursday, December 3, 2009

Guess What... this time I am CANCER FREE!

They successfully removed the one remaining tumor. My surgery was at 7:30AM, right on the dot. Before they take you back to surgery they give you something to relax you. The first surgery I was able to fight it off and didn't fall asleep until I got to the operating room. Apparently this time I feel asleep before I got to the operating room because I woke up in post-op totally confused. I became very attached to my anesthesiologist and would not let him leave me. Finally, they brought Cody back and I gave up my anesthesiologist:(


He was a nice guy.

Anyway, Cody and I made the decision to head home after my surgery since it was scheduled so early in the morning. I think the drive just about killed Cody, but for me it went quite quick! I was out of it most of the drive! I feel so lucky to have a husband that would do anything for me.

I am feeling good. I am more sore today than I was yesterday, and I have discovered that I should NOT take Hydrocodone during the day. It did get rid of the pain, but I was a little loopy after taking it. It was an odd feeling!

Luckily, Cody and my Dad were here to help with my loopiness and watch over the kids! I am so blessed with excellent men in my life. I could not have asked for a better husband, father, father in law, or brother. They have all shown that they are willing to do what ever they need to do to help me through all of this. And for that, I am extremely grateful.

Huge thank you's to all of you out there. I truly believe that God has been listening to all of our prayers. I am realistic, I know that the chances of this cancer returning are great. But, I also believe that God knows how much my children need me and how much I need them. He is listening to us, my Prayer Warriors. Keep praying for clear scans! We can do this.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Early, Early AM

The stupid surgery is scheduled for first thing tomorrow (Wednesday) morning. I have to get up at the crack of dawn, however, I am her first surgery of the day so hopefully that means there will be less wait. The surgeon is fabulous and I have complete confidence in her. I am just so sick of being cut in to. It's just getting old. Please pray that this will be the last surgery for a long, long time.

Today, as I was waiting for an appt, or labs, or something, I had a very kind older lady tell me how pretty I am. It totally made my day. That is the great part about being at MD Anderson. Everyone here knows what it is like to have cancer or have someone you love dearly battle cancer. Even though everyone's story is a bit different, it's still the same. Everyone here is a fighter. Everyone here knows what it is like to have to worry about dying. Everyone here knows how precious life is.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Random Randomness

*We spent Thanksgiving Day with my wonderful family this year. It was a great day. I just love being with my family. They have been so loving and supportive during all of this. I don't know what I would do without them.

*On Saturday we went to Cody's parents house. It was just us and his parents so it made for a nice relaxing day. The weather was beautiful so we put up Christmas lights and played outside.

*Ella can now say her ABC's and count to 10! Where did this come from?

*I am having a pink and green ladybug themed birthday party for my little princess. It will be super cute!

*I have been wanting to have a pettiskirt for Ella. But, holy cow those suckers are expensive! I did find some on etsy for $35 so I ordered two. However, after I received it I decided that I could make one. So I did! It took FOR.EV.ER! But it was totally worth it. It is beautiful! I can't wait to show you pictures!

*I just enrolled in a Master's class for January. Wish me luck!

*I still want to take the kids to Disneyland, but holy smokes, does everything have to cost so damn much?! We need the money fairy to smile down on us!

*We leave Monday for Houston. Again! Surgery is scheduled for Wednesday morning. I can't wait to be able to say two wonderful little words (Cancer Free...just in case you didn't get it!)

*This bloggy friend just found out that her little sister has cancer. Please pray for them.

*This bloggy friend just found out that her Grandpa is not doing so well with his fight against cancer. Please pray for them.

*I have been looking in to all natural remedies for cancer. Don't worry, I have no intentions of going all natural, but I do want to feel like I am fighting cancer on my own. Especially since I don't qualify for any vaccines and they don't do preventive chemo for Melanoma. After spending lots of money on one remedy I am pretty sure it's just water. I mailed it back today. What a crock!
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