Monday, June 21, 2010

Summer Fun

We spent last weekend at the beach at a friend's house. The boys and I were able to stay a little longer and we were surprised at how empty it was. We had some great weather, even chilly at times and really had a great time. We were able to meet up with some other friends there too.

I saw my oncologist last week and my CT scans showed that the cancer in my lungs was shrinking. We are enjoying our summer and the boys are at Vacation Bible School this week. I hadn't realized how long it had been since my last post. I tell people that when I don't write for awhile, it means I am too busy living life and forgetting about that cancer.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Moving on with life

It was anti-climactic to finish chemo on Thursday. It actually involved me getting a test done on my port because we thought it might be leaking internally, but it wasn't. I haven't felt too bad this weekend and I am hoping it only gets better. The boys are finishing spring sports and we are getting involved with the swim team now. We are praying for a summer without cancer.

I came across this organization in the newspaper - Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation ( They grant wishes to Stage IV breast cancer patients. Our family had fun sharing our wishes this morning at the breakfast table. Everyone said the obvious wish first - for my cancer to go away, but I wanted to know their fun answers. David's wishes were some Star Wars toys that I can't pronounce or spell. Dawson wished for all of the Lego Star Wars toys in the world. Dave wanted to travel to the Mediterranean. Everything that popped in my mind seemed so trivial because the thing I want most can't be wrapped or guaranteed - time.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


I didn't realize it had been so long since my last post. I went to NYC over the holiday weekend with my sister-in-law Robin and we saw Glee at Radio City Music Hall. For all of you "gleeks" out there, the show was awesome! I had a relaxing , refreshing weekend. Dave stayed home with the boys and I came home to some organized closets and rooms and some boys who missed me.

I am scheduled for my last chemo tomorrow and then am scheduled for a break. I am not sure how long it will last before the chemo flares up but I will take it!

David has started swim team for the summer, in addition to finishing up baseball. Dawson is finishing up soccer this weekend and starting his swim team next week. I like the busyness but I am needing something for me to do (that I enjoy.) I have plenty to do but I need an outlet. I'm looking into a few different things.