Sunday, April 25, 2010

Chemo countdown...


Chemotherapy starts tomorrow. I am really not nervous about it. No fear.

We had a wonderful weekend, despite the storms that raged through Mississippi yesterday. We stayed in for pizza and a movie (The Blindside) Friday night. Seems like it rains every time we bring Vanelli's home for dinner. We went to the mall mid-morning Saturday, so Jack could burn some energy while playing inside. Kevin and Grandma watched Jack play on the mall playground, which I love, while Luz and I did some window shopping. Then we all went to the theater for a movie. Kev and I watched "How to Train a Dragon" in 3D with Jack. I like the 3D graphics, but am not a big fan of the movie. I thought it was too loud and a little long for the lack of content. Hiccup was a favorite, though. Grandma and Jack hung out together in the evening so Kevin and I could enjoy a special evening out to dinner at my favorite restaurant in town, Park Heights. I won't be able to eat salad for a while, or any raw fruit/veggies, during chemo. I love the endive/watercress salad with citrus dressing and pine nuts and their awesome crab cakes. YUMMY! We brought desert home for Luz...ok and me. :) Today was a beautiful, gorgeous day. Wanna know how I spent it? Napping for 2 1/2 hours after church. I really needed the nap, but I'm sure that's why I'm up so late tonight. Father Tom came over to visit. Kevin and I were truly grateful. He had called to check in before, but I never got around to calling him back. He prayed the sacrament of the sick with us. Grandma brought dinner over. Thanks, Grandma! Mom, Dad, and Amanda called to check in this afternoon. I'm looking forward to seeing Mom and Amanda this week. 

I'm sure this is one of the most boring blog entries you've ever read. I'm not sure why I felt the need to post it, other than maybe to share how "normal" everything felt this weekend with all that is going on in my life right now. I cherish every moment I have with family right now. Jack has been so good. I don't think he realizes anything different right now. If he does, he's taking it all in stride. 




8 comments:

Pat McCarver said...

Hoping all goes well today.

Roberta Ross-Fisher said...

Your courage and strength inspire me more than you will ever know, Cindy. Thank you for this blog and for sharing the personal side of your life with us.

Lisa said...

I had no idea you went through cancer last year, Cindy. Maybe no one told us because Mike was going through his brain cancer business at the same time? I'm so sorry you are going through this. I prayed for you during my shower this morning and will make that my routine! I have a friend who has been in the hospital since Dec 23rd! I pray for her every time I wash my hands. I'm going to be very CLEAN by the time you and she are healed! I pray your faith will be rewarded. It's certainly INSPIRING. As for your blog being "boring" today, I will PRAY that you will have plenty of days of blessed MONOTONY ahead. Sure beats having the wrong kind of excitement in our lives. Bless you...

Kim said...

Cindy,
I am Melanie's friend. You can do this! I had my 7th of 8 treatments today. I remember back in February when I started, it felt like I might never see the end of chemo, but here I am! Almost there. You are in my prayers and I wish you the very best. I'll continue to follow your journey. Keep smiling! : )

Cindy said...

Thanks, ladies. It's been a long week. I'm beginning to feel better tonight.

Lisa~ How are you and baby?

Kim~ Thanks for your post. You are amazing. Reading your blog really helps me. You have no idea!

Lisa Egan said...

I wept. Happy tears. Prayer does move mountains, and I'll continue to storm the heavens for you, Cindy. Incredibly wonderful news!Your faith is being rewarded!
~Lisa

Lisa Egan said...

Love your attitude, Cindy, and am continuing to pray for you daily. Can't believe how big Jack is getting! Great photos. Just wanted to check in and say hey and to let you know you're in our thoughts...

Lisa Egan said...

FANTASTIC NEWS, CINDY!!! That's a Rainbow Connection if ever there was one. Halleluiah! Praise God! Mike and I are so happy for you, Kevin, Jack and all who love all of you. There couldn't possibly be better news in all of our lives right now.