Life is a blur after you or a loved one are diagnosed with esophageal cancer. If you or a loved one suffer from persistent heartburn, please see a GI doctor to have it looked at. This is the #1 leading symptom but often overlooked which is why esophageal cancer is diagnosed at such a late stage!
Thank you for coming by again to play! I’m hoping everyone has been having a good start to summer. The school kids here have been out for 2 weeks now … and it’s rained about 90% of the time … over the rain. Over the heat. But I’ll take that over what some of you all are experiencing!
Mark came home late Friday night … good to have him home again! The next time he goes up will be driving with his brother to relocate the warehouse stuff to the new house in Indiana. I don’t believe we will be moving up there right away (I still work!) but I bet it’s sooner than the 2 years we originally said. He’s doing good, although he stopped his blood thinner shots for about 3 days as he was suffering from major nose bleeds … ENT doctor appointment is being scheduled this week.
Ok, enough of that! What do you have to share with us this week? Remember to link back to this page, go mix and mingle with others and Party On!
Mark will receive his infusion today up in NW Indiana … he’s finally coming home on Friday! At 8pm … which is fine … I’ll just work a little later than normal for a Friday and maybe go get a car wash … he’s exhausted and said he’s ready to re-group. I think that means “rest”.
We had some great shares last week! I can’t wait to see what you have for me today so link away! Remember to visit your fellow party-goers, mix and mingle and make some new friends!
Life has been so busy and moving so fast. Mark has been in NWI for the last 3 weeks dealing with family, rentals and inspections on the new house. We are scheduled to close July 12, plenty of time for anxiety to kick in!
He will have 2 infusions while there. I think this was a test to see how it goes. So far it’s good. Still doing the shots in the stomach twice a day. Had to kick and scream to get the brand he had the first 6 dosages: better quality plunger and set up all around. He was glad when day 31 came around to use the new needles!
So! I know a lot of you have been stopping in to check on things and I do appreciate it! And today, I’m ready to PARTY!
You know the rules: family friendly, link directly to your post you are sharing, kindly link back to ME and probably most important, go mix and.mingle with the others!
We did your trip to Houston, got the scans done and met with the doctor. Blood clot in the lungs so now 2 injections a day for 6 months, possibly the balance of his life. Additional lymph nodes are larger. Local oncologist has ordered a brain scan. Lots of fun stuff going on in that body of Marks.
In other news … my birthday is coming up on Cinco de Mayo … I had booked the Hilton on the beach a few months ago for the Air and Sea Show. Let’s hope it doesn’t rain.
I’m trying to keep it together around here as all this stuff is just a BIG SURPRISE as Mark was quite confident he was doing good … #cancersucks
Let’s Party and move on, shall we? You know the rules: family friendly stuff, link directly to your post and most importantly, go visit the others, mix and mingle and make a new friend!
This was our view on Easter Sunday. Mark has been feeling crummy after his last treatment. We head to MD Anderson on Thursday and Friday this week. Thoughts and prayers are appreciated!
I’ve slacked off a bit and apologize, just life in general has been getting in the way! We are finally settling in to the condo, traveled to NW Indiana to look at a house and all the while still working full plus time!
But I’m ready for a Party! You know the rules: family friendly, link to your post directly AND by all means, go visit, mix and mingle, leave comments, etc. on our fellow party-goers!
I hit up Costco … took Jamie and Hailey with me … Hailey had never been inside a Costco before. Thought hmm, maybe I should take her on the weekend instead of a Thursday night. Nah, Jamie didn’t want to overwhelm her so off we went. I was glad to see these sausages again as I had thought they were discontinuing them. Apparently not! I did kind of blow my budget there but we got LOTS of yummy food to eat for the next month!
Mark met with the local infusion center up in NWI … local onocologist told him he would support it as needed if they would agree there. They did so now that changes things a little bit … he has a house he’s looking at and I might fly up Friday for the weekend to look at it. We aren’t going to move there full time but go back and forth … eventually …
So. Enough of that! Who is ready to party?? Oh! Anyone have any issues with last week’s party? It’s a new setup, and well, you all know I don’t like things that change on me 😉
This past week went by so quickly! Mark had his infusion and we are hoping that this last mixture might be the key to him having a good quality of life while doing this … we were able to stay focused on getting our tax stuff together for the accountant. Not a big deal you say but for us this year, it is! Sold house with major capital gains. 8 rental units with lots of repairs and upgrades. Medical expenses that included trips. And, then, of course, my stuff.
OH, and did I mention my dad went back in the hospital again on Sunday morning. Whew. He’s ok, I think, but I have a tendency to think there is something seriously going on inside him that they have not pinpointed. Obviously!
Ok ok, enough of that! Who’s ready to party? There was some awesome shares again last week! I can’t wait to see what you all have for me again!
Rules are simple: family friendly; link directly to the post you are sharing and most importantly: go mix and mingle and leave comments!
I’ve been in a bit of a funk the past two days … I mean, it’s bad, sad and just not ME. The kids and Baby Nolan were here over the weekend which was GREAT (he’s walking!) but when they left on Sunday, I ran out to see my dad at the assisted living facility … he just came home a few weeks ago from what they suspect as congestive heart failure, for the LIFE OF ME, I don’t understand why it’s not a solid yes or not that he had heart failure??!! Anyway, I needed to go through his stuff as the home is moving him from his semi-private room to a shared room for the same fee per month … because he needs Level III care now. Ugh. So I was fine clearing stuff out, let him keep his 4 pairs of prescription glasses and 3 electric shavers (because, heck, that’s all he really owns!) and then he was asking me about Mark and I just started bawling 🙁 My dad doesn’t need that. And I’m so angry with myself for losing it but I do understand that it was just a stress related thing. I just haven’t been able to shake it since though, that’s the problem … I guess it’s because I don’t cry over all the crap that’s going on and that little trickle turned into a raging river.
I’m hoping you all have some GREAT stuff to share with me this week because I really need it! So go ahead, give me your VERY best that you have and give me a boost …
I seriously do want to say thank you to all of you that come to visit and share each week … I’m not feeling so festive right now but that will pass …
You know the rules: family friendly stuff, link directly to your post you are sharing and most importantly, go visit all the other party goers and leave a message!
We head to Houston this Thursday and Friday for the follow up scans … let the Scanxiety begin! It’s not funny, not really, but on the other hand, good grief! How can one thing cause so much stress and worry?
Mark’s been feeling off … this last treatment on Tuesday really hit him hard and Saturday was seriously just a day of laying on the new sectional all day long with aches and pains to his body and joints. I can’t even begin to imagine my hand pain in my whole body as he has it … ankles, toes, knees, hands, fingers, wrist, elbows, back, neck, everything. Feels like he was hit by a truck or feel down a flight of stairs is how he describes it. Didn’t help that it was cold and rainy all weekend either. Taxol better be kicking this cancer’s ass for all the side effects Mark is feeling! I ended up making Smothered Chicken Sunday night (that’s what that is above) and will be sharing the recipe this week! Trust me, you will want to try this!
I want to say thank you for stopping by and sharing your creations and ideas each week! I can’t wait to see what you have been working on!
My rules are simple: share family friendly stuff, link directly to your post, link back to ME and of course, make sure you stop and visit others and leave a comment!