Wednesday, January 27, 2010

MRI Report


This is not a pic of me looking like a chipmunk. It was taken in November. I just want to show off at how fast my hair is growing. I need to try find a latest one...

Well last week I had my MRI. It seemed to all be fine. There was a speck on the other side of my brain (right side) which I don't know what it is. I went to see Dr Dupper and he seems pretty content that things are alright. There doesn't seem to be any indication of high grade. There is still some odema and what might be some radiation damage ... we don't know. He is taking it to the "brainy" doctors on Friday when they get together to discuss it in more detail. Meanwhile, I continue as usual and have just about wiped it out of my mind.
Today I wasn't very happy. I had to make a dentist visit with dire results that is reflected by my chipmunk facial features. I have needed to go for a long time but was told that they wouldn't do any work while I am on chemo. So of course, the problem magnified itself to culminate in a wonderful series of events that has altered my ability to eat. I suppose a forced diet can't do much harm. Although I can still eat the yummy carrot cake to which I have placed a special area onto my hips. Anastasia and I went for our dentist visit on the same day and have ended up looking pretty much the same! Oh to share misery!

What a change of lifestyle I have had over the past years. I can only say that (par a few SMALL things) it is well worth it. I suggest it to everyone! Money isn't everything.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Day off

Well this was my "official" day off in 5 weeks! Not that I had much rest though! I had a dental appointment, ran around dropping off and fetching kids, shopped and went to visit a friend (Hayley) Next week Anastasia & I are off to the densist and none of it looks like good news, I must admit.

Hayley had quite a bad fall while hiking. She has fractured her scull and has come out remarkable well. She is being a bit hard on herself wanting to get back into the swing of things , even though she has been given strict instructions to stay in bed in a dark room. I understand what she is going through. We are all happy that she has so few side effects considering the type of injury she has.

It really is quite hard for alot of us to just stop and breathe. We have to get over the guilt of not contributing or show that we are still capable. The house doesn't have to be perfect and the kids can sometimes just have sandwiches for supper. Its being there that is more important. It has taken me a while to stop feeling quilty. I do, however, still believe that we should still do what we feel will contribute to our life and those of others.

Its funny because working in the coffee shop, it is ok if I have nothing to do. I am actually allowed to just sit. Quite a different stance on life!

Get better soon Hayley! d:)

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Back for scan

Well next week I have to get "real" again! I am going to see Dr Dupper and have another MRI. It is not something I am looking forward to doing, I must admit. (Nothing personal against Dr Dupper!) I also need to visit the dentist. Something I dread.

Coffee shop life is definately not helping the waist! This week has been quiet, probably due to the schools opening. I think I am really going to enjoy my new life. Its quite hard to believe it is 2010 already!

I have known about this brain tumour for 3 1/2 years now!  Well, I still just take each day as it comes and live my life to the fullest as I know how!

I will let you know... have a good weekend
d:)

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Oh my word!

To say I am shattered is a tad bit of an understatement. We are working our butts off (a good thing I am sure) in the coffee shop! What a year this has turned out to be! I am not sure (well I am sure) if we are making any money yet, but at least there is something coming in. (Still quite a bit leaking out) It always helps if there are people praying for it.

I feel like I have ended up in the middle of a riot somehow. James & I are too tired to think let alone perform any marital duties :) We just lay in bed and stare blankly onto the ceiling wondering what we have got ourselves into! (and deciding if brushing our teeth is at all worth the effort!)

Like I say - you never know where life will take you. I seem to only think about it after I have jumped in!

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