Thursday, August 26, 2010

More Thank You's...

I received this bulky envelope in the mail this week, and this is what I found...my pal Paulette has once again put a huge smile on my face. She sent me this key chain...I've already got keys on it...I absolutely love it..THANK YOU SOOOOOO MUCH I stopped at my work yesterday to get mom's car to take to the city for my appointment and this is what I found waiting for me!! My mom's best friend dropped this mum off for me...it's so pretty...I just love the colour :)

I also received an envelope stuffed to the brim with school supplies from my new pal Michelle....she sent Reece some paper, duo tangs, markers, pens, pencils, pencil crayons, glue...I mean seriously, the envelope was stuffed..THANK YOU SO MUCH MICHELLE...this will help Reece get back to school soooooo much easier!

I went to Sunnybrook in Toronto yesterday for my set up appointment for radiation. I am know the recipient of 4 tiny blue tattoo's...aren't I lucky (insert eye rolling smilie here)
I should hear soon when radiation will start. They said within two weeks...but like the key chain says, I'm a touch chick...so BRING IT ON!!!!!



Sunday, August 22, 2010

Soggy Weekend...

Wow, it's rained almost all weekend. Reece lost her first game 1 - 0, then tied the next two games at 0-0 so we had to go back today to play in the semi finals. The field was terrible..HUGE puddles of water and mud..it poured the entire game. The girls were soaked to the bone as well as us parents! They lost the game 1 - 0 :( so we came home and didn't make the finals. Stopped at a friends last night for a little visit..didn't get to talk much though..they had lots of other company but had a few laughs which was good!

I am off to Sunnybrook Health Science Centre this Wednesday for my radiation CT Scan and tattoo's. The CT isn't a regular one, and must be done in the exact position I will be in when I get the radiation. This means my arm will be stretched out a bit...hopefully it won't hurt too bad. It's still numb, sore and very tender in spots...but this has to be done~!~ The tattoo's are 4 little spot that are apparently permanent (but will hopefully fade) that are used as guide marks for the radiation machine. Should be interesting to say the least~~

Hard to believe summer is almost over :( I could live in a warm climate all year round~~

Have a super Sunday...hopefully it's dry where you are :)

Keep Smilin'

Friday, August 20, 2010

The results are in...

and after spending all day Wednesday at the hospital in Barrie for Sean's tests...we were told he isn't a candidate for the procedure. It's very disappointing..we were really hoping this would be the answer to some pain relief. We didn't even care at this point if he would be able to go back to his job, just that he could get some pain relief and it didn't work. We have an appointment with our family doc at the end of the month to inquire as to any more options other then taking pain meds for the rest of his life :(

Reece is in a soccer tournament this weekend in Thornhill..which is over an hour away.I just saw the weather report and they are calling for rain all weekend, so that's not good. I am crossing my fingers that it won't rain where we are~ I think there is a scrapbook store in Thornhill though, which I'm hoping to convince Sean to take me too. Although I can't buy anything, it's neat to see what they have...I'll keep you posted!!!

I'm off, I have a layout I have to get done tonight......and need to make our lunch for tomorrow so have a great evening!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

What's Up Peeps???

Wow, I'm getting slack in my updating...maybe that means my life is returning to somewhat normal~~ Let's hope :)

The rest of this week is going to be busy though...

Tomorrow, we are off to the hospital in Barrie...more for Sean this time though. He is having a bone scan, a CT Scan then a consultation with a Radiologist to see if he's a candidate for Vertebroplasty.
Vertebroplasty is a medical spinal procedure where bone cement is injected through a small hole in the skin (percutaneously) into a fractured vertebra with the goal of relieving the pain of osteoporotic compression fractures.

We have to be at the hospital at 8:45...the consultation is at 1pm...so we shall see what he says.

I am also meeting with the radiation oncologist at some point tomorrow and having blood work..

Thursday I have a doctors appointment to find out if I can have my Herceptin treatment Friday. It'll all depend on the echo results from last week. Have I mentioned I am getting tired of hospitals hahahahahahahahaha..even my mom said we should sell our house and move next door!!!

So, the weekend will be here before ya know it...Reece has a soccer tournament in Thornhill...hoping to borrow my moms car but we'll see. I am pretty sure there is a Scrapbook store in Thornhill too...and while I don't have a lot of money...I did tell Sean that it doesn't cost anything to look hahahahahahaha...I'll let you know how that goes~~~

Have a great week!!

Keep Smilin'

Sunday, August 15, 2010

yayyyyyyy for me!!!

So, some of you already know, but I thought I should update my blog with what's been happening for those of you I haven't yet told...

I went to the surgeon on August 11th for my post op check up...and pathology results. My surgeon told me she got a clear margin around the tumor and all the lymph nodes she removed came back completely CLEAR of cancer!!!!!

I am meeting with the radiation oncologist this week to see when that's going to start, and how many treatments I'll have to have. Soooooooo STEP 2 complete..

Thanks to all of your positive vibes and well wishes...I truly believe that attitude plays such a huge role in recovery...my motto..'WAKE UP EVERYDAY WITH A SMILE'

I also went to help out my mom for a few days, it was our year end at work, which just means a ton more work...so she gave me some cash as a thank you ( to be added to all the other cash she's given us :S ) We turned right around and spent that money on Reece..for school. Yes, I did have a ton of bills I could have paid but decided to use the money on Reece instead..

Also, I received notice last week, that I was approved for CPP Disability. It's less then what I was getting on EI benefits, but a heck of a lot better then nothing at all!! SO...thinks are looking up!!!!!

Have a super great day..I'm hoping to do some scrappin'

Keep Smilin'

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Summer Scrumptious Scrappy Give Away!!!

Check out this amazing prize pack~~ Denise from Scrap~tures has put together and absolutely yummy package for the prize for this contest. All you have to do is head on over to the Scrap~tures Blog to find out how you can enter to win all these amazing scrap goodies

~~~Don't delay~~~

The deadline to enter the contest is August 31st~~

Thinks that just make you wonder....

Ever have those moments, that just make you shake your head? I think once you go through something important you tend to look at things a little differently...and not sweat the small stuff...although that doesn't stop you from wanting to smack someone upside the head for being completely unreasonable, or downright ridiculous.

It always amazes me when grown men and woman act more inmature then children. There are a couple situations in my life at the moment that make me realize exactly how grown up my 13 year old daughter really is.

When you see someone take advantage of someone else...it is really disheartening..especially when the person being taken advantage is an absolute doll, but in the end the person that is taking advantage has to live with themselves..and if they have no conscience it'll be easy for them to do~~

It always makes me giggle when you see people post their woes in their Facebook status'...it's like crying out..PLEASE..feel sorry for me...unfortunately there is always another side to every story that most people don't get to hear. There are true friends, then there are acquaintance friends that while they like to think they are being a true friend, are in fact the complete opposite. This holds true with the rest of the persons life as well. Have you ever noticed as well , that these people that think they are 'the best' are the ones that cause friction with lots of different people in lots of different situations?

SOOOOOOO enough of that ...

I go back to the surgeon tomorrow...to get the results of the pathology report. I'm not sure i'm worried, I mean the chemo worked so well, I have complete faith that the report will be awesome, but I think it's normal for a small part of me to be worried. I'm not sure if she (the surgeon) will let me know when radiation is going to start. I can tell you that I'll be really glad when this year is over~~

Today is reveal day at Scrap~tures...revealing the August scrapbook and card kits. These kits are simply amazing. There is so much product to easily create quite a number of projects. If you are a fan of kits, don't hesitate to stop by and check these out. They are economical as well.

Stay tuned for tomorrow...there will be a contest announcement that I'm sure you won't want to miss out on!!!!

Have a great day!!

Keep Smilin'