Thursday, March 13, 2008

Better and Stronger

I am feeling so much better. I had a rough time for several days. I picked up that stomach virus going around but I couldn't shake it. Joel and Ella both had it for about 24 hours but I had it for 4 days. After my last chemo I did very well. My mom was here to help and I was able to get tons of rest. By Sunday afternoon I was starting to feel very bad. On Monday Joel went to work and I laid on the floor all day. Thank goodness I have a wonderful child who plays on her own. By the time Joel got home I was done and crying. He said "Call your mom and go to bed!" Once again Mom rescued us and came back up and stayed until Thursday. Your a life-saver Mom!!!

We are now all well and I've started to feel somewhat normal. The metallic taste is gone and food actually tastes good again. My energy is back and I'm ready to take on the world. Well, maybe not that but I feel pretty good! I am still receiving my weekly Herceptin but I will go to every 2 weeks after next week.

My next surgery is scheduled for April 4th and I am so ready. After about 2 weeks of recovery, I will be able to return to work. I will be restricted on doing certain things like carrying Ella on my hip, doing laundry, vacuuming, and lifting. Dr. Haines said he would add anything else I didn't want to do! I will have to be careful for 6 weeks after surgery because one wrong move can cause a separation of my muscle. Yikes!!

Thank you for all your prayers the past 2 weeks. I thought I would share how absolutely adorable our daughter is. Just press the play button. I hope you enjoy!


Anonymous said...

Glad you're "back!" Sorry you were so sick... Hopefully all will be well until April 4th and you'll get a couple of good weeks in before surgery.

I'll be going in on the 3rd myself-some things have changed since we emailed last. Check out my blog or email me if you want more detail. Talk to you soon!

Deb said...

PTL that you are feeling so much better. Thank God for Moms! What an adorable little one you have. To bad she doesn't like her food. Ha-Ha!

Michigan Marine Mom

Kirsten said...

Hello L & J,
If you get this it is a miracle as I had to call April to figure out how resign up.

Sounds like you are doing great and baby is the cutest! Have held you up in prayer today.

See you in August at the big wedding.

Love, Kirsten

Wayne and April said...

What an insightful interview...and the spaghetti looks good,too. We are so happy you are better. Keep on keeping on.
Love, Wayne and April