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Sunday: Church today, and shoulder pain issues
Sunday, July 28, 2013      9 comments

I made it to church this morning! Not earth shattering news, I realize, but it made me happy after missing the last 4-5 Sundays because of either fatigue or pain issues, or a combination of both. It was nice to see a lot of the people again, and... Read more
A Book Win from Goodreads
Saturday, July 27, 2013      9 comments

I found out this morning I won another book from Goodreads! Our Love Could Light the World by Anne Leigh Parrish Here is the description of the story from Goodreads: "You know the Dugans. They're that scrappy bunch down the street... Read more
Looking For the Good in Today
Wednesday, July 24, 2013      13 comments

Last night when I went to bed, I was determined to make this day a good one. I was really hoping I would be feeling better than I did yesterday. Well, I am feeling a lit... Read more
Rough start to my week, but it WILL get better!
Tuesday, July 23, 2013      14 comments

Having a rough start to week, but I think the worst of it is over. Sunday was a "take it easy" day for me, a day to let my body rest after the previous week was so busy. I spent more time than usual on the computer, and I was watching tv at... Read more
First week off from the Abraxane
Saturday, July 20, 2013      13 comments

It was nice having this week off from chemo, but it was a busy week for me. I wasn't sure I would have the stamina to handle it all, but I did surprisingly well, despite the fact that I have had a lot of trouble sleeping this week. I had my... Read more
Lesson Learned: Bad Idea Trying to Sit on Floor With Bad Hips
Friday, July 19, 2013      8 comments

I learned a lesson today; my days of being able to sit down on the floor are over. My cats have a cat tree in the living room; the bottom is square with a "cubby hole" in it. I happened to notice Timmy curled up in there sleeping earlier to... Read more
DVD Review: Chair Dancing Through the Decades (Seated Aerobics)
Wednesday, July 17, 2013      7 comments

Jodi Stolove's Chair Dancing Through the Decades: Seated Aerobics for ages 5 to 95 Before I begin my review, just a little information about me for those who do not regularly read my blogs. I have problems with my left hip because of bone m... Read more
Photo Contest Win
Monday, July 15, 2013      20 comments

I follow a blog called Cat Chat with Caren and Cody. I recently entered a photo contest that Caren had of cats dressed up for a holiday. I entered this one of Kallie, from Christmas 2010. I made that collar she is wearing out of some elasticized... Read more
Taking longer to bounce back this time
Saturday, July 13, 2013      16 comments

I had my 3rd Abraxane chemo on Tuesday. It has taken me longer to bounce back from this last one. I don't know if it's just the anemia, or the fact that I had it 3 weeks in a row (my previous one was 2 weeks in a row.) Wednesday I actually ... Read more
3rd Abraxane today, that means next week off!
Tuesday, July 09, 2013      16 comments

I had my 3rd Abraxane today; that means I get next week off, and I know I am going to appreciate my weeks off chemo more than ever, especially having to do 3 weeks in row now instead of 2. The chemo is once per week, on Tuesdays. I told my ... Read more
Fatigue: It's more than just "feeling tired"
Sunday, July 07, 2013      11 comments

One of the most common and frustrating side effects of cancer treatment is fatigue. It's more than just "feeling tired". With fatigue, it's a tiredness that does not go away with sleep or rest. It can feel overwhelming at times. It can make ordi... Read more
7 Years with Spark
Wednesday, July 03, 2013      16 comments

Even though I spent some time yesterday morning redoing parts of my Spark page, I didn't realize til today that it was my 7 year anniversary with Spark. So much has changed with my cancer treatment since I last updated my "intro" story I decided... Read more
Oncologist appointment and Abraxane #2 today
Tuesday, July 02, 2013      13 comments

Today was one of my longer days at the clinic. Besides chemo, I also saw my oncologist and had my Zometa. I told my doctor that I was still having some pain in my arm and shoulder, but he said that is normal, and that when you have radiation for... Read more
Recovering from chemo and radiation
Sunday, June 30, 2013      18 comments

I was a little achy all over Friday and yesterday. That is one of the side effects of the new chemo; joint pain that starts 2-3 days after treatment. I tolerated it ok though, I've had times when I've been in far worse pain. The redness I had in... Read more
Finished Radiation, and First Abraxane Infusion
Thursday, June 27, 2013      17 comments

I finished up my radiation treatment yesterday. I'm relieved to have that over with. The pain in the shoulder joint is better, but I am still having pain in my arm, especially in my elbow. Dr. Lee, my radiation oncologist, is concerned about tha... Read more

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