Saturday, February 20, 2010

Time for an update...of sorts.

Sorry I've been MIA. Things lately have been so busy with dr appointments, work, my girls and my girls activities. I'm doing my best but it's still a tad overwhelming. So enough with excuses, let's get this update rolling shall we?

I guess I should start with Mom since she's the most important thing right now. The past few weeks have been quite exhausting, and that's putting it nicely. At the beginning of the month mom went to a Cardiac Specialist who of course ordered a battery of tests and determined she had Congestive Heart Failure and ordered a Angiogram. She did great with that and luckily, despite the weak state of her heart, she has no blockages and no need for heart surgery. Hallelujah!! After the cardiac work up, it was decided that surgery for the lymph node biopsy was too risky and her oncologist ordered a local core biopsy instead that didn't require anesthesia. She had that done 2 weeks ago and yesterday we got the results.... the cancer is Hodge-kins Lymphoma which is a good thing. Non Hodge-kins is terminal in most cases and we feared that Mom's cancer could be the NHKL. I'm thanking the Lord that it isn't. Mom will finally start chemo on Monday and although the road to remission is going to be rough, at least we are finally on it! And she will go into remission again, I'm thinking positive and only positive.

Valentines day came and went. I've read on other blogs that I follow how romantic, or magical their Valentines days were and mine was just like any other day. My husband is the "I'm not falling for the commercial holiday hoopla" type. He says he doesn't need a day on the calendar to shower me with love and gifts... and he doesn't. I did get him a card and a movie, and I went to a P.S. I Love You workshop at the kids school and made them Valentines that their school delivered to them along with little teddy bear grams. THey loved them! My hunny did take me out to lunch at one of our favorite places Johnny Carino's and it was so delicious. Our 10th anniversary is in 2 weeks and all I know is that he better show me some love for that!

The kids are doing great. They have been girls scout cookie selling machines! We've had cookie booths almost every weekend. KB is still doing Choristers and loving it. She is learning a lot of new songs and I can tell with every practice that she get's her gift from my side of the family. I'm just saying..ha ha! Lil Miss going to start cheerleading in the fall and she's thrilled. She loves to dance and yell so it will be perfect for her.

I guess I've covered everything worth mentioning, I hope you are enjoying your weekend.. they're too short as it is.

1 comment: said...

thanks for the update! hope all goes well with the chemo!