Helene the Fighting Machine!!!

Hope 4 Helene

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

Saturday, May 21, 2011

long time

Don't know if anyone ever read this bolg thing that Kim set up..... haven't written in quite a while... been busy with Tyler's baseball games, work at COD and volunteering at the resale shop.

Health wise-..... I am still "stable" which means the tumors I have are not growing and no new ones have been detected. I will go in in 3-4 weeks for yet another CAT scan to continue to monitor the tumors. Unfortunately I have a frozen shoulder- which could be due to when I had lymph nodes removed 10 years ago. It is really painful and I go for pt 3 times a week. I am suppose to do exercises at home 3 times a day- ha! Probably another month of pt. I am unsure if I will have full range of motion. Kinda limits what I can do with my hair! At least the hair thing is ok. I don't look like "chemo chick" anymore. I put the hats and wigs a way...hopefully I won't need them for a long time. The oncologist is kinda somber about the cancer returning. Our last visit was a little bit of a downer. I still go for the "nasty boy" shots once a month and an infusion for the bones every 3 months. this is so much better than Chemo.

I am grateful that I was able to go to so many of Tyler's bb games. The weather was pretty rough on me- but I sure was proud to see him pitch so well at the high school level. Last year I missed most of his travel games and this year I was determined to get to as many as I could. He starts travel bb next week- hopefully I will be able to go out of town with Tyler and Rob to see Tyler play.

As always- Linda is there for me- she kinda took over what my Mom did when I went through this the last time. I know she has sacrificed a lot to go to appts and treatments with me. Rob and Tyler have really helped out around the house. Tyler planted more flowers for me today while we worked in the yard. Nothing like seeing your husband vacuum and clean..... to me that is a sexy picture! My friends....couldn't go through with without all of your support.

Keep the prayers ansd good karma coming..... getting a little anxious about this new CAt scan.
xoxo, HTFM