Monthly Archives: February 2014

Sleep, sleep, and more sleep

1553395_10202450932388008_275742156_oArrived to my new digs yesterday to find the biggest edible bouquet EVER. OMG I could feed the whole hospital with it. It was from my sister and her husband. So nice. Mom and I settled in, ate dinner and ceased by 8:30pm I awoke about 8:00am, ate breakfast and then slept till 2:30pm. My body is healing 
I don’t have anything to do until Monday which are labs and see the doc. I’m sure it will be more sleeping lol. It feels amazing to be in a comfy bed….aaaaaahhhhh. We are having a quiet Friday night here, staying in tonight. Mom was really wanting to go to the Landing but, I had to put my foot down. She’s quite the party animal. I hope you all enjoy your weekend. I miss you all and love all the cards I keep receiving. You guys really know how to make a girl feel special. Keep the Faith!

Discharged

Wo! I feel good, I knew that I wouldn’t of
I feel good, I knew that I wouldn’t of
So good, so good, I got you

Wo! I feel nice, like sugar and spice
I feel nice, like sugar and spice
So nice, so nice, I got you

This girl is getting discharged! Yes, you heard me……DISCHARGED! Now I move to my hotel for what may be 60 more days. If I continue to do well I could be home sooner but, anything can happen. I’m taking one day at a time and just thanking God for each day. I’m feeling pretty good, still have a headache I can’t seem to shake but that’s okay!!

Keep the Faith!

Cheers!

1618403_10202219750628683_1921305110_nMaking your way in the world today takes everything you’ve got
Taking a break from all your worries, sure would help a lot.
Wouldn’t you like to get away?

Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name,
And they’re always glad you came.
You wanna be where you can see, our troubles are all the same
You wanna be where everybody knows your name.

You wanna go where people know, people are all the same,
You wanna go where everybody knows your name.

Well it’s coming sooner than I thought! I’m probably getting the boot Thursday or Friday according to the Doc. He’s very impressed with my progress and said they really aren’t doing much for me here. The plan is to take away my IV meds and switch to oral, see how I do for a few days and bye bye bye. I wish that meant I was coming home but, it doesn’t. That’s okay I can deal with it. It really means I’m ahead of schedule and if I keep doing what I’m doing I may be home sooner than I thought (let’s pray for that). I have to say I’ve been pleasantly surprised with all of this. I’m not saying it was a cake walk because, it wasn’t by far. I will say it probably could’ve been worse. Prayers and Faith will see you through anything. I have all of you to thank for keeping me in your prayers and sending positive vibes my way. I am blessed!

Have an awesome Tuesday! I’m going to celebrate by drinking some tea LOL. I would love a shot of something but, that would be a big no, no.

Keep the Faith!

Don’t Worry Be Happy

Here’s a little song I wrote
You might want to sing it note for note
Don’t worry be happy
In every life we have some trouble
When you worry you make it double
Don’t worry, be happyOoh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh ooh oo-oohIt’s been awhile since I’ve posted, so”Don’t Worry, Be Happy”

Here’s a little song I wrote
You might want to sing it note for note
Don’t worry be happy
In every life we have some trouble
When you worry you make it double
Don’t worry, be happy. Sorry to keep my readers waiting. So let’s see……. I ran fevers for about a week along with nausea. I’m on two antibiotics and an anti fungal. Fevers have been gone I believe 3 days (chemo brain can’t remember). My counts have shot up which is awesome! They will start weaning me off of antibiotics and anti fungal to see what happens. If my counts don’t yo yo ( which they can) then we will start talking discharge to a hotel!!! YES! I’m ready to get the hell out of dodge. My kids and their significant others came Sunday which made my day. I’ve walked the halls twice today. Boy did that feel good. Chicken stayed with me Thursday and Friday. I think I laughed my fever away lol. Had Chinese Thursday nite which was really good. I’m back to hospital food now BORING! Probably have a protein shake tonight. Hope you are all well and safe. Now that morphing back into human form I will try and post more often. Oh I do have to admit The Fifty Shades of Grey are doing nothing for me. Let’s blame it on cancer and chemo lol!!! Keep the Faith! Look at me goooooo!

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Back that Truck Up

Today I received a truckload of cards…….WOW! I was able to sit up in the chair, open and enjoy every one of them. Amazing what a card can do for your soul. Still having fevers which are expected since I have no white blood cells to fight off infection. I’m choking down protein shakes (one’s not bad, it’s called an orange dreamcicle). Enjoyed my kids on Saturday, felt like FOREVER since I had seen them. My fever stayed away while they were here thank goodness. Had a tearful goodbye but, we know it won’t be long until we are back together again. Just have to remind myself this is just a pit stop at FAT CAMP (LOL). Had a startling reminder of how sick people really are here. My Mom has befriended two women who are here with their brother from Jonesboro, AR. He has cancer of the spine and is now paralyzed and is done with his fight. He is waiting for his brother to get here to say his goodbyes. They have found comfort in my Mom (funny how God puts people in places). Please pray for them. Apparently, they just lost their parents and one lost a 19 year old daughter and her husband has lung cancer. Just when you think you are having a bad day……boom you hear something like this. Not to be a Debbie Downer just ask for God’s peace for this family. Okay brighter note………I’m not shitting myself which is a plus when you’ve had the crap put into your body that I have. I mean how sick is it to thank your nurse for poisoning you? Like the night I threw up for 24 hours and she came in to give some more of that crap and I said thank you. What the hell? Am I stupid. What was I thanking her for? I felt like Jimmy Fallon with his thank you cards…….thank you nurse for making projectile vomit and for killing my liver and kidneys. Sick but, funny. Okay, bowels are calling must take Wilson and shuffle quickly to the john! Keep the Faith!

It’s a New Day

1378030_564522406934423_302205344_nToday I’ve walked the halls, eaten a decent breakfast, and am going to shower. I hear this energy is short lived as my counts will start to fall rapidly tomorrow. That’s okay at least I know what the plan is and I’m not flying blind. I’m crossing off the days until I get out of here. I feel like we are now moving upward. I’m finally starting to see a light at the end of this tunnel I’ve traveled, though I haven’t traveled it alone which was nice. I hate the stress and worry this has placed upon my friends and family but, I try and look at how this has effected all of us in a positive way. My journey continues onward and upward and I appreciate all of the prayers, words of encouragement to keep me going. I’ve made a 100 day calendar for my stay and each day has why I’m doing this. My first cross off day was January 29th and it says: To See Broc Get Married; 30th – To see Haena get engaged (no pressure); 31st – To see Haena get Married (again no pressure I need hair); 1st – To see my grandchildren; 2nd – To go back to work; 3rd – To drive my sports car (have to buy one first lol); 4th-to rent or own a home again; 5th – to find true love; 6th – to get back to church; 7th – To help with Rachel Maynerich’s wedding. These are just some little reminders of things I want to accomplish and still need to do. I think I may continue this even when I’m better – kind of uplifting. I pray the snow stays away because my kids were wanting to come see me tomorrow and Lord knows I could use a kid fix. I’m so use to seeing and touching them every day or every other day. Thank God for FaceTime  Congrats to my friend Laura who just became a grandma (God’s little blessings). I pray you all have a fabulous weekend. Keep the Faith!

Prayers from friends and family

 

Lisa Kiel thinking of you!!!!

 

Keep the faith! Thinking of you and praying for a successful bone marrow transplant! — with Lisa Kiel.

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Prayers for you today Lisa Kiel!!!!!!!!!!

 

Lisa Kiel God is with you and guiding the surgeons on your BIG day! {{{{Hugs}}}} love, and prayers sent your way!!

Lisa, You are an amazing young lady! Not only because you are my niece, but a true friend to so many, you have a heart of gold, your laughter is contagious, your personality always shines thru. You have such a positive attitude and I believe that God will see you thru this ordeal. I pray everyday for you and pray for strength to get you thru this. I know you have wonderful Angels, also, watching over you! YOU CAN DO THIS!! Keeping the faith! Love you sweetie! (On this day 31 years ago, I married your uncle Leonard, so, it’s going to be a great day!)

Tomorrow will be a new beginning for one of my dearest friends. Lisa Kielwill be having her second birthday beginning with a bone marrow transplant. I called her this morning, thinking the transplant was going to be done today and said Happy Birthday! I think she thought I was trying to call my mom, since it’s was my mom’s birthday. (Happy Birthday Mom). I told her, “this will be your new beginning”. Please pray tonight for total healing, speedy recovery and a great new beginning. Amen

 

 

Getting so close to day Zero

faithvsfearI finished my last dose of Busulfan at 6pm so I move on to the BIG DOG tomorrow and Monday. Can’t believe I’m this close to transplant day kinda gives me a weird feeling. Maybe the kind of feeling you get before you jump out of a plane or bungie jump I don’t know.LOL Kathy Mullen came down to see me today, what a surprise! Thank God I decided to bathe today ha,ha. I loved the visit, brightened my day! I’ve still been able to maintain my taste (Thank goodness) I’m sure after the BIG DOG I won’t have much so I’m making the most of it. The food here is delicious lol. I have to tell you this morning the nurse practitioner whirled in here like the tasmanian devil and danced around while he read my history. He wore glasses but, held the paper up close to his left eye as he read. What a goofball. I’m sure he’s a brilliant man but, geez louise. When he left I looked at Mom and asked if that just happened. She said it sure did, thank God Chicken wasn’t here cause she would’ve said What the Hell was that? Exactly what I was thinking! Oh well, he did his job and seemed to do it well that’s all that matters. I was kind of hoping a I was dreaming though ha, ha. Looks wet an slick where I am. Hope you are all staying safe. Keep the Faith!