Archive for October 1, 2012

Another Long Overdue Update…October 2012

My apologies, I had hoped to keep this more up to date, but that thing called “real life” tends to get in the way, not to mention side effects of chemo, etc.

The good news is that the chemo is done with.  I ended it a couple of weeks early, but my last appointment was on Friday, September 28th, 2012.  The only thing outstanding is to get my port removed.  I’m hoping to get a date for that today…it will require minor surgery & then just take time to heal.

Overall, things are going well from the cancer perspective…they reduced my level from Stage 3 to Stage 2 based on the testing of 35+ lymphnodes from the cancer removal surgery in May.  That’s good news, but cancer does run in my family, so I’ll have to keep a close eye on it.  Regular check-ups, yearly blood-work, etc.

On the home front, I miss my daughter terribly & pray for her daily.  The “puppy” is no longer a puppy as he is a year old now & is almost 90 pounds!  He’s doing REALLY well though, we’re very pleased with how he’s learning, etc.  Labs typically take a couple of years to “settle down”, so we’re hoping this year he calms down a bit more!  He’s still infatuated with our cat, Callie, and she wants NOTHING to do with him!

Work is going well – received a good 6 month review, no issues…and the account that we’re on has resigned a new 7 year contract, so that’s great news as well.

God is good, just trying to keep things in prayer & take each day one step at a time.  I appreciate the prayers, e-mails & feedback from this site.  I am a bit surprised at the amount of spam I receive – I have to manually approve all posts, and I had over 100 since my last post that I had to manually go through & approve or trash…it’s amazing that there are those that think they can get something through…this site is not commercial in any way & I won’t put anything like that on this site!