Sunday, May 6, 2012

Our House

Hi! It has been a while. We are starting a new journey in our life now. I guess we got so used to craziness in our life this past year...we wanted to add some good craziness......We are starting to build a house! Fun!!! They are coming Tuesday to pour the foundation. I will post pictures of our progress as we move along on this journey. Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Hello Followers!

Well we have all come to realize that I stink at this blog thing!!! I really meant to go on here Feb 17th to post that it was a year since my surgery! So....I will do it now.....I am now a year and almost a month cancer free! Better late than never posting.....Things have been going great....We are winding down the school year and I am trucking it along with the students. They are having a good time watching my hair grow. One student asked me one day what I thought it was going to look like as it kept growing...they are very observant....I might actually have to go get a haircut b/c it is getting a little bushy! Fun times!
I have now started physical therapy again...this time for my neck....I have been having some neck problems..not sure if it is from accident me and mama were in or if it is from everything I have been through.....basically I am slouching alot....which is causing my neck muscles to tense up...along with all the other tensions in my life! So...I have gone for two visits so far and gotten some stretches to do.....crazy that someone is paid to tell me to roll my shoulders and neck..but hey....if they get my neck be it! hopefully i wont have to go long.....that is my goal!

I plan on having my next surgery this summer to remove my ovaries..don't have that scheduled yet....but know i want it done this summer so that worry is out of the way

Jackson will take his first AR test Friday...He got to go MOnday to pick out a "real" library book to test on.....he has been able to just get whatever book but this time he had to actually get the book on his level...he is able to check out books that are kindergarten ninth month through first grade ninth month....we are so excited for him.....he is very ready to take this test....hope he does good on it.....he will have to read the test to himself on the computer...that worries me a little but i am sure he will be fine.....he is growing up......i will post a picture later of his spring school pics..he looks soooo big

All of our Texas family that hasn't seen him will be shocked when you see the picture...he looks like a little man! I better get all of those lunchroom kisses that I sneak by to get during the day.......before he tells me to stop.... :)

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Jackson.....sight words

I have to brag, brag, brag.....Jackson told Mrs. Annis 12 new sight words yesterday. He is already on the fourth list of sight words he is rockin' those sight words!!! I can't wait for him to finished with them so he can move on to more reading! He did good on his report card too.....He either got a P for progressing or a M for meeting the standard. Way to go Jackson!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a great Christmas! I know I did! Christmas went so smoothly this year....funny how your perspective changes. Santa brought us everything we wanted!!! Especially me and Glenda being here with everyone! the best christmas present ever! Thank you everyone for all of your support and help throughout this crazy year that we have has meant so much to our whole family.

I am so excited that my Ct Scan came back good...met with oncologist yesterday and he said everything looked good.....He said the spot that was there on my lung was there when they did the first ct scan and the spot on my stomach was looking like it was from where the plastic surgeon had taken skin from my stomach. Thank goodness! I go to have another on in a year!

Yesterday Glenda and I had an interview for a lake oconee magazine...we got to sit there together and tell our was alot of fun..can't wait to see that probably won't come out until April....We are famous :)

I hope everyone has a great new year! I know mine will be awesome!!!!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope everyone got to eat lots of turkey and spend time with family. I love the holidays!!!

Monday I had my next surgery....I had my reconstructive surgery. I was so shocked that it was outpatient but was glad to be able to go home in the same day. I was in and out of there in no time. They took me back around 9 and I really can't remember what time I was headed home because I was so drugged up. I was even trying to eat crackers in the car and kept falling asleep while chewing. Billy had to keep waking me up and telling me to chew...after about 2 1/2 crackers I said it wasn't worth me getting chocked!

Recooperation has been going pretty good. I have really only hurt in my stomach area. My chest isn't even bothering me. Can't see my new boobies right now because they are all bandaged up :) Anything will be better than those tissue expanders! I am just so glad to have one more thing checked off on my list.

If you haven't seen me hair is coming back wavy. It is the funniest thing. My plastic surgeon told me Monday that he could give me some pointers on how to take care of it since he has curly hair :) I am just glad it is coming back! I have had so many people tell me I should keep the short we will see.

Next up in this journey will be to have my ovaries removed...would love to have it done before the year is over but I think I will have to wait until summer break. I plan to call the doc next week to see what the recovery time is on that.

I already have three appointments scheduled the first week of Christmas break (CTscan, arthritis, oncologist,and maybe one more)...and I think you have to wait a month after this surgery to do looks like with my school year it will be easier to just plan that right at the beginning of the summer.

Well just wanted to give a quick update since I am about to go stir crazy being Lazy this week.....never thought I would say that I am tired of being lazy..but I is different when you are told to take it easy and not do anything!

hahahah...Have a great rest of your Thanksgiving day!

And as Jackson said today for his blessing "We are thankful that Mommy lost cancer"!!!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Well I am writing because I am struggling today with the fact that I can't have another child. It is very hard when your five year old says "maybe Mommy will have another baby". I know that sounds so simple to hear to most people but not to me. It is just so hard for me to know that I was going to start trying to have a second baby and then I found out I had cancer. For some reason today I am beating myself up that I waited so long to want to have another one...but I know everything happens for a reason. That is what Billy told me today..."There is a reason for all of this." But it definitely stinks! Yesterday we were just hanging out in the living room when Jackson said that and for some reason it has just stuck with me....I guess because I think about it all the time but for him to bring it does sting a little. We discussed with him that I couldn't have another one but that maybe we could help out a baby that didn't have a home one day. So today please pray that I have strength to understand why things happened the way they did....I am so grateful that I have Jackson because he is the best kid! He told me today at the restaurant "Mommy I am a million times better because you are my Mommy" I love that child!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Pink Everywhere

Well today I went to the 3 day closing ceremonies. It was amazing to say the least. I really wish I would have participated year I will. I was so proud of Penny and Jodie for walking for us. It means so much to me that they did this. I am also proud of Holli and Dana for walking. I am so impressed with Dana that she had the strength and energy to accomplish this after everything that she has gone through. My goal is to be ready next year to participate whether it be walking or working on the crew. I will be there. They raised 6 1/2 million dollars with the 3 day walk......I know that one day there will be life without cancer!!! You have to believe that things can change. I was so glad to have Jackson and Billy there with me to experience this.......