Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Is Spring finally here?

Since my last post, less then a month ago, my sisters mother in law has passed. It was quicker then any of us thought :( She's no long in any pain which is good.

My father in law had some tests and it's been determined that he has a very bad case of pneumonia , thank goodness...we all feared the worse. Dean told me once I got cancer, that it'll always be a monkey on your back and boy was he right. Anyone that's had cancer will understand. Before cancer, if you get sick, or an ache or a pain it was nothing, but once you've had cancer, you are always worried that whatever go wrong could possibly be the cancer back. Thankfully in this case that wasn't true.

April 26th is my next check up. I'm confident that all is well..this summer marks 3 years as a survivor!!!! Sean is even coming with me to this appointment. He's missed all of them since becoming a truck driver, but he's been having shoulder issues and had to book the day off to have an ultrasound done on his shoulder, so he's coming with me in the morning...YAYYYYYYY Hopefully we'll get some answers as to his shoulder issue. The doctor thinks it might be a rotater cuff tear..oh joy LOL..never a dull moment.

Hope wherever you are, you are getting some nice weather..we've had such a long winter and long spring....the sun has finally started to shine!

Have a great day!!

Keep Smilin'

Friday, March 22, 2013

Hey How's things?

I've been so slack in coming here, but I'd like to get back to it. Feels good to write down what's going on and how I feel.

Things are good for the most part. My sisters mother in law has lung cancer and the treatments have stopped working , it's stage 4. She's still managing to do things around the house but we all now what's coming. My father in law had prostate cancer before I had breast cancer and everythings been good. He went for a CT of his abdomen last week as part of a check up and the CT caught the bottom part of his lungs where nodes were detected. He went back yesterday for a CT of just his lungs and numerous nodes were found, worse in the right lung so now he's being booked with specialists. It could either be inflammation or tumors. We are all definitely praying for inflammation. He's not been feeling well and has no appetite so this has Sean and I very worried. Hopefully we'll know soon what's going on so we can go from there.

I go for my check up next month and I'm positive it's all good. 2013 hasn't proved to be very good health wise for quite a few people I know so I'm hoping that changes.

I've been doing some purging and I gotta say, it sure feels good. I started with my contacts in my cell phone. It's funny how many can accumulate that you never have contact with so voila..gone
Next it was my scrap room. Now, I'm not big on purging unless I REALLY won't use it. If I bought it , even if it was years ago that means I liked it and I'll more then likely still use it. Anything I have come up with I've saved for a friend who works with teenage mom's and gets them to scrapbook which I think is awesome. I have a HUGE and HEAVY container ready for her...just need to make my way to Hamilton to give it to her.

Have you ever been given something by someone and thought that the only reason they did it was for their own self gratification? Well I've had that feeling with a few things so they've been purged too. They don't really mean anything to me and I figure they might as well go to someone else. One being a pink scrapbook album that I was given a couple years ago after I beat cancer. It was a nice gesture but quite frankly the people that gave it to me did it for their own benefit so I removed the pages I had already completed. My son's girlfriend wants to scrap but doesn't have any money to get started so for Christmas  gave her that album and a HUGE pizza box jam packed full of papers and embellishments. WELL was she happy! I love enabling someone else LOL

Sean is still trucking, all is well with him. He's strictly Ontario which makes communication much easier for us. I've went with him a couple times. I love watching him do his job...he suits sitting behind the wheel of that truck. Just last night he was headed to Sudbury so Reece and I jumped in the truck and met him in Barrie for supper. That was awesome! It's the little things that make you happy :) :)

Can you believe my grandson is going to be 2 this May...and my youngest is going to be 16! Where did the time disappear to. Noah is absolutely adorable and such a good boy and Reece...wow is all I can say. She's so mature and it's really fun to be able to have adult conversations with her. She talks to both Sean and I a lot which is awesome. She's pretty cool to be around and still...in the second semester of grade 10 has not missed one single day or class of school EVER!!!

Well, I should go, I've spent the day so far cleaning the house and it's almost done. Next it's into my scrap room as I have a couple layouts I need to get done as well as 100's more!

Keep Smilin'!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

A New Year, A New Start?

Here we are at 2013 (remember when the world was supposed to end in the year 2000) , I had high hopes for this year but so far it hasn't started out very well. On January 1st, Krystal went skiing with her boyfriend and when they went to leave the resort , she noticed that someone had hit her back bumper in the parking lot and cracked it from one side to the other.

One week later, someone pulled out in front of my son Jesse and totalled his car. The other guy was found at fault and charged, but both air bags deployed and there was front end damage to my son's 2005 Grand Prix so the insurance company wrote it off..he was so upset :( . It's hard being a mom and not being able to fix what still upsets your kids.

On January 7th my father in law (who is also a trucker) left for a two week trip to British Columbia and back. He said he ran into some of the worse weather he's ever driven in. He was stuck in a few places due to closed roads. He made it back on January 21st, and was 3 blocks from his yard in Thornbury when a 17 year old girl pulled out in front of him in a Volkswagen Jetta. She didn't give him 20 feet in front of his truck when she pulled out. We think she ran the stop sign but no one is sure. His truck ended up in the ditch, the load of hydro poles broke free and some slide past his cab. He had a 'headache rack' on his truck which stopped the poles from penetrating the bunk and cab. The truck is a write off, but thankfully my father in law is ok. Lots of bruising and cuts but he's ok..and that's what matters. The little twerp in the car was lucky she wasn't killed. Last we heard her dad wants to sue my father in laws company for pain and suffering even though she was charged and found at fault. We'll see how that flies but then again..insurance companies rarely do anything the way we think it should be done.

A week ago poor Noah got a gastro/intestinal bug and was pretty sick for a few days. He was however sweet enough to pass it on to his mother , his uncle , and two family friends. Everyone seems to be on the mend now though thank goodness.

Jesse's dad gave him a pick up truck , a Ford F-250 which he's super happy about. The money the insurance company paid for Jesse's car went toward the loan owing so it seems to have all worked out, funny how that is.

Well , I'm outta here for now :) lets hope or health and happiness from this point on!

Keep smilin'