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!
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!
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I’m hoping those of you who had a 3 day weekend enjoyed the extra day off! We did a lot on Saturday: worked on the few remaining boxes to clear out, rearranged the bedroom and closets and decided to grill later that evening … apparently a lot of other #condodwellers do the same thing! Sunday I went poolside. Mark seriously stayed in bed all day until about 6pm. He felt bad. Same thing on Monday. Monday was blood work and follow up with doctor and doctor told him, sorry, this is what it is. Boo! Today he goes for his infusion and I hope he feels better when he gets up!
Thanks for all the kind words last week. I’m much better now … just had a moment/day or two there 😉
You all shared some great stuff and I can’t wait to see what you have to show me THIS week! Make sure you go visit the fellow party goers … you know, mix and mingle, make new friends, yada yada yada …
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 …
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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!
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I had the kids and Baby N this weekend … which was GREAT! Matt’s youngest brother was getting married so I go to go along to Miami to act as a babysitter 😉 We had a blast. Unfortunately, on our way home, we had an accident but everyone is fine and we made it back to the tiny condo in one piece. LONG day to end what would have been a perfect weekend. This off duty (just got off shift) Customs Police officer saw it all happen (the car that hit us took off) and pulled over and stayed with us the whole time (an hour) … and guess what? 30 days without pay. No matter which side of the fence/wall you are on, these folks put their lives on the line and should be paid.
We had a lot of links again last week and I want to thank ALL OF YOU for stopping by to share your ideas, thoughts and creations! Let’s do it again this week!
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Mark is in Indiana this week and returns Sunday night. Last week’s infusion went according to plan with the same side effects as expected Friday and Saturday … he said he’s been really tired but it could just be from doing all the family stuff and such, hopefully.
Me? Working. Organizing the kitchen. This Friday and Saturday will be in Miami with baby Nolan and Randi & Matt … then Sunday back here and Mark comes home that night.
We had lots of visits again last week with some awesome shares. I can’t wait to see what you have to offer this week!
Rules are simple: family friendly, link directly to your post, link back to ME, stop and visit others and leave a comment or two!
Mark goes in for his infusion today and well, we are nervous as he travels on Wednesday morning to the Midwest for 10 days or so … we already know that Thursday and Friday will be “fun” … he comes home and then we head to MD Anderson on the 31st for the quarterly CT Scans and testing. Honestly, we are supposed to be going every eight weeks but it just doesn’t work out that way. And then the *oh s*it* kicks in … this is his life we are talking about and how dare we left ordinary every day life interrupt what we should be doing for his health? Well, quite honestly, it’s almost the equivalent of flipping the bird to this cancer. Sad, but true. Such petty, sophomoric attitudes we have.
Any way. We had LOTS of sharing going on last week and I can’t wait to see what you all are going to give me this week! Go ahead, share all your family friendly stuff, make sure you visit others and leave a comment or two along the way!