Friday, January 30, 2009

Dreaming of the Future

Here I sit listening to some Hawaiian music and remembering several great trips that we took to Hawaii in years past. One of my goals is to someday make it back there. It is funny but once you go there you get it in your blood and you just want to go back.

I am really tempted to take my Ipod to a tanning bed place and put my sunglasses on and sit in my swimsuit on the bed with my Hawaiian music playing in my ears and letting the heat of the tanning bed bring back all the memories. Of course I would have to spray the room with Plumeria Flower spray so it would complete the effect.

Aloha Everyone.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

New Name

As you all know, our Daughter was married in the summer of 2008 and we are just now getting around to adding our great son in law to the group of fighters. Matt, sorry for the delay.

Now we are going to be known as the Five Fighting Hearts but will still keep the same web address on Blogger so we don't have to change it. it would be too hard to deal with.

any way, now we are the Five Fighting Hearts.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Liver


I had not really checked so I didn't know how big the Liver is, but I found a picture of an example of the body and size of the parts inside. If you look at this picture, (you can click on it and it will enlarge) You will see the area's that were operated on me. I no longer have a Gall Bladder and my Pancreas has had 1/3rd removed. The Duodenum which is where the Stomach starts into the small Intestine has had about 3 feet removed. That was all done on the surgery.

now, I am having Radiation on my Liver and as you can see it is rather large. They do it in two sections. The first Radiation treatment was on the right half and the second will be on the left.

Now you are all up to speed. I feel great after the first treatment and have been back to work and doing fine. Right now I have no side affects from the Cancer. It is like everything is fine. And I just as soon keep it that way.

Keep Smiling. We are all blessed in one way or another.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Radiation Treatment

Nurse Randi getting us all set up
All hooked up and hating it
Bye Sweetie

Food at last

All done and ready to go home

Evan had his first radiation treatment for the right lobe of his liver and it went well. We arrived at the hospital at 6:30 in the morning and were quickly assigned a room. After he was all set up they wisked him away from me to start the radiation treatment. He was gone for about 1 1/2 hours and when he returned he was still very sleepy. After his treatment the nurse came to talk to me to give me instructions as well as answer any questions I might have. I had hoped that this treatment would take care of all of the tumors and that we wouldn't have to do anything further but the nurse said that this will not treat all of the tumors and we will probably have to continue battling the tumors for a long time to come. This was very hard for me to hear but I will put on my battle gear and once again place my faith in my Heavenly Father.

On our way out, Evan did really well and didn't pass out in the hospital hallway this time. teehehehehe He is home and is suffering with a little nausea and is having some pain. This is all normal and was anticipated by the doctors. They sent us home with an arsenal of meds to help counteract the effects. The pain that he is going to experience will be due to the tumors dying. The next step is to have another CT scan and visit with the doctor the week of Feb 9th. We don't know when they will want to do the second treatment for the left side of his liver, but we will let you know everything as we hear it. We love and appreciate all your support and prayers.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Blog Counter

I had a Blog Counter at the bottom of this page that shows how many times this Blog gets hit but for some reason it stopped working and I havent figured out why so I just deleted it. I dont think it really matters any way. I am sure that not that many people are really checking this Blog.

Today is Friday and just to update my Blog I will tell you what is going on.. We have noticed that our new house has a leak in the master shower that is dripping a little bit of water into the basement so we are going to tear into the tile and look and see if we can fix it easily. We might have to end up tearing out the whole base of the shower and putting a new pan and tile in and that might cost us a lot so we are hoping that is NOT the case.

JayDee called us this morning and told us that her Fridge died during the night and she now has a lot of warm food. She came over this morning and borrowed our coolers to put stuff in and see if she could save any of it before it all goes bad.

I also got a call last night from JayDee who found out that a good friend of mine had a heart attach and died on the 5th of Jan. so we will be attending his funeral tomorrow. I was sad to hear the news, but I guess when it is your time to go, the good Lord just takes you. We are all going to miss him. He was such a good guy.

I guess that is all the bad news I can share with you today. Remember, I dont like the bad news. I want a world of good news so let me think of what good news I can tell you.

The price of gas went up about 20c over the past week which isn't good news but hey, it is down like $2.80 over the past year so we are now paying about $1.40 per gallon. Now that is good news.

You can also check out and it will show you the cheapest places to gas up any where in the country. You just have to put in your city.

I guess other than that, the best news for now is that it is Friday afternoon and I am heading home for the weekend and that is really good news. It is always nice to have a couple of days off to replenish the body and spirit. I hope all of you have a great weekend and keep in mind,

"I may be lost, but I am making Great time !!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Radiation Treatment is Scheduled

Well, the Mapping went fine and they have decided that I am okay to get the Radiation treatment in the form of the Theraspheres. I am scheduled to go in on Jan. 15th in the morning and will be there for just about 2 hours.

With any luck I wont pass out this time.