Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...
It's about learning to dance in the rain.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Beautiful Day...........

It has been a beautiful day here. The sun shining and the warm weather was awesome. I now officially have Spring Fever. The March flowers are blooming, the birds are singing away and the Bradford pears are budding. I love the "refreshing" feeling of Spring. It just makes me feel better. It makes me feel "cheery."

On another heart is heavy for Japan. Wow they are going through so much. I can't even begin to imagine what this must be like. Yesterday on the news I heard a gentlemen from Japan say "they would take care of each other." That was such an amazing statement to me. And the people who are staying at the nuclear plant to! they are doing this for their country, for their people, knowing that they are in extreme danger. Please pray along with me for Japan.

Live, Laugh, Love

Thursday, March 10, 2011

It's been a while

It has been a long time since I posted on my blog, but honestly live has been super busy. Since August 2010 I have faced many challenges, but am happy to report things are finally starting to slow down, Whew! I am grateful for that.

Saw the endocrinologist last week about my diabetes and got good news. Finally my A1C is within normal range. I went from 15.6 to 6.4 since August. He said I was doing a great job at controlling my diabetes. Still on insulin. Recheck in 3 months.

I had a F/U mammogram today and it looked good! Praise God! No CANCER! Yippeeeeeee! God is good! Another mammogram in September and if that is good we go back to yearly mammograms. I did see the radiation oncologists couple of weeks ago and he thought all was looking good. He will continue to follow me for awhile.

Seeing the eye doctor at the end of the month and having another diabetic eye exam. Finally my eyes have settled down. There for a while I was starting to wonder. My eyes were changing so much (pretty much every 2 weeks). It was very frustrating. It honestly made life a little tuff. During the past 6 weeks they have stayed the same, thank goodness.

I have so much to be thankful for and God has seen me through it all. I can not image trying to go through all of this and not have God. We had many conversations! My family and friends have been very supportive and loving. I am so thankful and so blessed. Praise God!

In the mist of all of this, our oldest son got married and our my younger son got engaged - getting married in October. Ironically he is getting married on what will be my 1 year anniversary from having a lumpectomy. He didn't realize that until I brought it to his attention. The way I see it we will have 2 huge things to celebrate on that day.

My God is an awesome God! (I love that song) God Bless!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

I had my surgery last Friday and am doing pretty well. I am starting to get cabin fever, so today the hubby is going to take me to the grocery store. Who knew that I would get so excited to go to the grocery store, I sure didn't.

I had a lumpectomy and sentinel node biopsy. Surgery went very well, but I must tell you that I was not prepared for the sentinel node biopsy. I did not realized that they had to give you 4 injections around your nipple, ouch, ouch, ouch, ouch! They do not give you any anesthetic for this. Hope I never never have to do that again. Honestly it was painful, but the pain was short lived, thank goodness.

GREAT NEWS......lymph node biopsy came back negative, WOOT! Thanking and Praising God for these results. From here I will need 33 radiation treatments and chemo consult to see if I should be taking a chemo pill (Tamoxifen or Arimidex) for five years......yes five years. But that is better than doing IV chemo treatment, which causes hair loss and sickness.

My road is still long, but I can and will do this with my head held high. I am very fortunate that the cancer was found very early. Praise God!

Until we meet again,

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

I'm ready

Well Friday is fast approaching and I am sooooo ready to get this surgery done and begin the process of moving on. I realize that the process make take awhile, but just getting started will be a huge plus.

I honestly am not worried about the outcome. I think that everything is going to be ok. God is my rock and my strength. Speaking of rocks, at our church one Sunday (probably a year ago) our pastor passed out rocks to remind us that God is our ROCK. I still have that rock and I look at it most every day. Sometimes I pick it up and just hold it in my hand. It's a little reminder to me that God is there for me always. Is that not wonderful??

I have had a cold since Friday and today I finally am feeling much better, thank goodness. For awhile I was afraid I might not be able to have my surgery. But all is looking up.

Until next time; Live, Laugh, Love

Saturday, September 25, 2010


The wedding was beautiful and fun. We had a wonderful time. The weather was great. The lucky couple went to St. Lucia for their honeymoon. I'm jealous. They will be back late tonight.

I had my Radiation Oncology appointment. The hubby and youngest son went with me. It was enlightening and encouraging. The doctor was super and the staff was great. They made me feel positive and were very caring.

So I have decided to have lumpectomy and sentinel node biopsy. I will need 33 radiation treatments. I was so against radiation due to the side effects, but the doc helped me to better understand the process. Hopefully I have made the best decision for me.

Surgery will be next Friday. I am ready to move on and get this behind me. I feel comfortable with all of it. It's kinda of funny, people will tell me that I am handling this very well. My response is that God is in control of the situation and has given me the peace to deal with this. They look so amazed. Don't get me wrong, I do have my moments, but they are very few.

My diabetes seems to be in good control. That has been a challenge. It's life changing and I'm adjusting pretty well.

Until next time............Live, Laugh, Love