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Monday, October 26, 2009

Just dealing with everyday life..

Just had my port flushed. Everything from that area looks good. Went camping with Boy Scouts this weekend and while the physical exercise was good for me, I am a little tired.

I don't realize how bad my clothes fit until I put on a dress coat. It is way big. Even after eating solid for the weekend, I still weigh just 131 pounds. But overall I feel good. My feet tingle all the time and my voice is still very raspy. Had my eyes checked this last week and they are not much different than before chemo. Kind of surprised me to say the least. But that is a good thing at this point. I know I have lost some hearing. Noisy places are not for me. I cannot hear at all.

One of my ex-Boy Scouts died late this past week. Please keep the Williams in your prayers. He was 19 years old. A memorial service is being held today. That is reason for dress coat. Also my father in law had a heart attack yesterday so please keep Lucille and Frances (spouse) in your prayers.

Will try to slow down between now and the end of the year. Hopefully, I can get some energy and strength and maybe a little weight before Christmas.

I hope all had a good weekend and will have a great week. With God in our corner how can it be other than that? Good things happen when we let him into our lives everyday, even if we think it not a good thing to us. Prayer is a powerful medicine. We need to really be praying hard. Have a great week everyone.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Still alive and kicking

Contrary to public opinion, I am still above ground and breathing. I have put in too much time at work so am tired and non movement on my part resulting in sleeping.

I still have not gained any weight so still weigh in at 130 pounds. I finally got what I hope the the final loose tooth chip out of my jaw last week. My jaw is still sore but according to the dentist , it is healing just fine. My feet (and fingers sometimes) are still tingling big time so according to Dr Corwin, I need to start taking vitamins. Either I am getting used to having no salva glands in my mouth or some of them are coming back as I am able to eat more without drinking. Probably a little bit of both. My mouth does not feel as cottony as it did a month ago. Had my flu shot the day after I was exposed to the flu by my grandkids. I felt like I had the flu this weekend but think it was a result of getting the flu shot. Have to take the N1F1 shot when it comes out in November.

Lucille has been great in fixing me food that will help me gain weight. Biggest problem is that when I get to office, I do not get home for lunch to eat what she has fixed. Hopefully after Oct 15, I can take a couple of hours off at noon to eat. I need to as you can count the ribs on me.
My grandkids even baked some cookies for me!

Weather was cool (cold for me) and had a fire all yesterday afternoon. So I worked on finishing a project while enjoying the warmth of the fire.

I don't think Iwill ever get over the feeling of having cancer. Every time I have a little ache or pain, I think about "what if it is cancer again?". But will trust in the Lord that he is taking care of me as he has been doing in the past. You just have to live each day to the fullest. Only God knows your timetable and there is nothing that can be done but to just live every moment you have. We take life for granted when we are healthy. But when one gets sick, it makes me think about life and where I am. If you are healthy, don't take life for granted. Live like there will be no tomorrow. Love your family and friends. Take the time to smell the roses and enjoy what you have.

Hope all of you enjoy your week. I know I will!