Hey Everyone-(I think Doug doesn't like this introduction but it is wierd to just start writing without some type of greeting). I feel like it has been awhile since I wrote last. Some of you tell me you check daily, I hope your not disappointed that I don't write more often. Sometimes the blog makes me feel like I am all out there for the world, kind of like that movie with Jim Carrey, do you know which one I am talking about? Anyway, the only news is that I got lab results back from my blood draw this past Monday. My nurse practitioner just called me at around 8:30pm, she was still at work, ugh. What a woman! My INR (thinness of my blood) is still only 1.4 (I want to have the number between 2 and 3). So I have to stay on these stinking shots that I give myself once a day that cost an arm and a leg, even with insurance. It brought me to tears last time I picked them up from the pharmacy. Just the fact that I don't really have a choice in taking them, and I would much rather spend my money on other things, ya know. I really feel for diabetics who have to give themselves shots all the time, it really isn't much fun.
The good news is my CEA ( cancer marker) is down from 19 to 7. That still isn't normal but that is pretty darn low and going the right direction. So yaaaaa! I am working on the hormone thing so I can stay as balanced as possible. I go for my 7th round of chemo this coming Monday and I will see my Oncologist then, basically just for him to check to see how I am doing with the chemo. I probably won't have much to report after that visit.
One of my great friends from as far back as I can remember is here in town this week. Thank you Dustin for hanging out with Ella and I and helping us out. It is so wonderful having you around. This week some of the neighbor women and I are going to what I call.. lunch and lift (for the breasts). That should be very fun, I am looking forward to that. I could definitely use some new bra's to help me out a little, hehe.
Again, I need to address my mom, I just can't stress enough how much she has helped me and what a wonderful mother she is. I am already baffled at what to get her for mother's day, what do you get such an amazing mother who is so selfless that she is with you every day of the work week, giving up most of her plans and life for you. Thank you mom, you are truly a fantastic mother, friend and person. Any great ideas of a gift, let me know.
I can't believe that my sister and her family will be moving this coming weekend and I think be officially her this next Sunday. It is so unbelievable to me that she will finally be around more. I have been begging her for so long, it is a dream come true. I know she is going to miss all her terrific friends in Texas but we are sure glad to have her back in KC.
Doug's birthday was yesterday, so Happy Birthday to you Baby! For his birthday we are going to go to a comedy club this weekend, one of the things we love to do. I hope this guy is funny!
As usual, I am enjoying my baby girl, she unfortunately bonked her head on the edge of the firelplace today and got a bruise over her eye. She also has scratches all over her legs from being outside and falling on the concrete. Poor thing, it's rough growing up. She is a doll though. Again, I will get pictures out soon. I promise! She and I visited daddy at work yesterday and brought them cupcakes for his birthday. She loved it.
Okay, enough rambling. I am just trying to get all my thoughts out, this blog is much like brain diarrhea, isn't it. hehe. Everyone sleep well and have a good work week. I hope it rains tonight. ahhhh. "Oh, I love a rainy night", anyone know that song. Enjoy the weather, sleeping with the windows open and the fan on, another one of my favorite thing. Good night. shawndra