Helene the Fighting Machine!!!

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But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

Isaiah 40:31

Monday, July 19, 2010

Sandy, Scott and Luke

We were able to finally see the Pederson's who live in Oak Park. Between Tyler's baseball and football schedules and Luke's baseball and wrestling schedules, we haven't had time to get together. They came over Saturday loaded down with food! Like Sandy says, "That's how we show our love."..... I felt ok enough to go out to eat- had some trouble with my tongue- still burns a lot from the chemo. Sandy made this amazing desert-like a brownie truffle with Heath bars- to die for!!! Then Sandy had made us dinner for Sunday night and brought flowers on top of all that! We left and Luke at our house with a pizza (they were happy) and we went out to catch up. Just wish I could have a beer once in awhile.....I tried a few weeks ago and just felt really sick to my stomach. Booze and chemo aren't good mixers.

I think the extra pain meds are making me even more tired.....I am definitely in nap mode lately- esp when Mollie Jo gets me up at the crack of dawn. I am so looking forward to not having chemo this Friday- my week off!!!!! Hopefully I will get a lot of things done around here and get a head start on the fall term. I finish up summer term this week at COD.
Thanks again for the positive karma!


  1. Glad that you saw some friends and that this is a no chemo week!!!! Sending positive energy and prayers your way to blow the pain away!!!!!

  2. Thank goodness for good friends!!! They like spoiling you and feeding you!!! Yeah for no chemo Friday!!! Enjoy it!!! Still sending very warm wishes your way!!!