Thursday, September 25, 2008

Deep In Thought...

This week I have been thinking a lot about Life, maybe because I have been given an extension of my own.

I don’t know exactly what I have been feeling, but I know that I don’t want to waste any bit of what life I have left.

The Doctors tell me it could be any where from 5 years to 30 years but that most likely I won’t live to be 80. I am okay with that but not to only have 5 years. I think they said that as a worst case scenario but I am much better off than that.

So the big question on my mind is what big thing am I going to do with my life. I don’t want to die and have them say, “Well he was a nice guy but really never did anything”.

I am not sure what I need to be doing, but know that something out there is calling for me and I need to find it. If any of you know what that might be, would you please let me know. (Smile)

So my goal is to find out what is driving me and why I have been given a second chance at life and more years to fulfill it.

More to Come…

Monday, September 22, 2008

Thought I would Share

So, as many of you might already know, our Daughter got married this summer and I thought I would share a photo that was taken at the wedding. This is one of my favorite pictures that they have. (out of the 400 that they have)

I love the colors and they just look so happy.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Help us Sell our Home

Most everyone knows by now that we are trying to sell our home desperately and we are willing to pay $500 to anyone that brings in someone that buys our house. So if you have a friend that is looking, please help us sell it.

The downside to Food

As you all know, I was off of food for a long time and now that I am back to eating I forget that I cant just eat what ever I want and have it be okay. Last night we got Pizza and I LOVE Pizza so I was so excited to finally get to eat it. Well after 3 pieces I figured I was full and went into the other room to help Cody with his homework and after about an hour I just didn't feel right.

Well you can guess what happened next. Yes, my Pizza came right back up. I guess I am not quite ready for all foods yet, but it sure was good going down.

Monday, September 15, 2008

To Blog or Not To Blog

That is the question at hand. I started this blog as a diary of my medical progress but now I guess I am going to keep it going as a family Blog. I will of course update it with my Cancer information as it becomes available.

I also intend to add more pictures than what I have been doing. They say a picture is worth a thousand words and I would agree. If I add more pictures, I can type less words.

If anyone has any thoughts regarding my Blog then please feel free to post here and let me know. I sometimes think that I am writing and there isn't any one reading. (That would be sad). I know I have become addicted to reading others blogs. I have a bunch book marked and will add them as blogs I regularly view and read on the side of my blog soon.
Today is Monday and remember, every day is another day you can make a difference in someones life. Enjoy every minute of it.


Wednesday, September 10, 2008

This is Funny

Okay, I have to tell you about what happened at work yesterday.

After being off work for 6 weeks, I had to come back and bring a Dr's note saying I was released back to work and also see our company Dr. to get a release from him as well.

Well, when I went in to see our Dr. he was shocked to see me and was telling me how he thought I was basically coming in to say goodbye. He had read on the medical charts that my surgeon had called my cancer "pancreatic cancer" and normally that is a quick path to death. Then he read on this blog that they are not doing Chemo and he figured that meant that it was to advanced and there was nothing they could do for me.

I quickly corrected him and let him know that I am NOT going any where and that I am fine. He was so relieved to hear the news and we both had a good laugh about it.


Monday, September 8, 2008

Wow.... I Had No Idea..

Okay, I am feeling a bit overwhelmed today as I am finding more and more people that are reading this Blog and have been keeping track of my situation. I really had no idea how many people this would reach. I figured maybe 10 or so.

It appears to be closer to the 100 range and that is just a guess. I thought about putting up a poll and having everyone go in and click once on it so it would act as a counter but I know there are those that don't know how to do that and that is fine.

Again, I don't know how to thank all of you that have prayed for my speedy recovery but today I can tell you that things are going great and I am at work and doing fine. I will be able to put in my full 8 hours today and plan on doing so again tomorrow and the rest of the week. It really is great to be back.


Sunday, September 7, 2008

Today I am feeling a LOT better

Today is Sunday and I am feeling great!! I have managed to eat full meals today and am keeping it down which is good.

I continue to show signs of improvement and am returning to work tomorrow. My hope is that I will be able to stay the whole 8 hrs each day. We are moving our offices to DayBreak the first part of Oct. and so I will be working from there in the near future. I am looking forward to it. I like the look of the new building and think it will be great to be in DayBreak.

We are planning on keeping this blog updated even though we are at a stand still now medically. It will be a few months before we meet with the Dr. again to have a CT scan done. So I guess the only things we will have to tell about is our life and the situation we are going through with the houses.

As for the houses, we have both of them up for sale now and we have had a few people come view ours but no offers as of yet. We are hoping someone makes an offer soon so we can get on with life.

Thanks for all your support,


Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Today's Dr. Visit Results

Today we met with Dr. Ott and he took out my feeding tube and said at this point I am recovering fine.

As for the future treatments, he said that they would like to wait another two months and then do a CT scan to see if any thing has changed or if it looks the same as when I had my surgery.

So at this point, I am NOT scheduled for Chemo or any other treatment yet. We will wait till November and then we meet with the Dr. again to review the results of the scan and determine if we want to do anything then or wait another three months and do another scan.

So there you have it. That is the good news !!