1/5/16

Great Health News

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Hey everyone!  I hope this first week of the new year is going in a positive direction for all of you.  It definitely is for me.  So many of you have been following my health updates, and have so generously sent me sweet, loving comments (cards and gifts, too) and kept me in your prayers.  I am so grateful to each of you.  You have even made a "Blog Believer" out of The Man!  He is always sharing with someone about the blog his wife has and how wonderful the blog friends have been during this cancer process.  "Old dog, new tricks," I guess, but "shhhh," don't tell The Man I used the word "old!"

Yesterday was another Monday at MD Anderson, but I was not there for Chemo....we have shut and locked the door on that phase of my treatment!  I was there to begin Phase 2 and 3 of this wild and crazy ride.  It was a very long day due to insurance updates -- all that first of the new year stuff.  I only had to do some minor paper work at my first stop and was then given a lavender wristband so I would not have to repeat that process.  The Man and I were at the Cancer Center from 9am to 3pm for appointments with my Radiology Oncologist, my Breast Surgeon, and pre-op tests....EKG, chest X-ray, & labs. Surgery is set for the 12th -- Out-Patient...YAY!  Radiation starts 3-4 weeks after surgery.  More good news -- only 4 weeks of radiation instead of 6.....again YAY!  I cannot express how impressed we are with these doctors and their nursing staff.  They exude confidence, never act rushed, and treat you like you are their only patient.    

Again, I cannot express how grateful I am for all the support I've had... No. 1 is my hubby!  He has been with me for every single appointment, enduring hours in very uncomfortable chairs, early appointments and long days.  He has taken over all of the household chores and meal preparations and with no complaints.  He has given new meaning to the vows we took 46+ years ago...."In sickness and in health."  I could not have done this without him by my side.  No. 2 of my "support team," have been our children, always keeping in close contact.  No. 3 has to go to all of my "cheerleaders," and you know who you are! My journey is not quite over, but the end is insight!

Were you worried that this might be a picture-less post?  Well, never fear, this proud Nana has to share the photo that was included in our Christmas cards this year.  Now, we can all be happy!


HAPPY NEW YEAR  from the "Six" and from me!

17 comments:

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Aww happy new year Carol. I am praying for you and that all of your treatments will work. Take care. Julie xo

Debby said...

Good news. I hope surgery goes well.

Traci said...

So glad you're starting the new year off with such great news!

Debby Ray said...

How wonderful it is to hear this great news, Carol! It is my prayer that these next phases of treatment go off without a hitch! With your attitude (which is actually the Lord working in you), you are bound to! The photos of the "six" are darling. Many blessings are sure to be in store for your 2016!

Dee M said...

Awesome news, Carol! love the beautiful pictures -- they clearly take after their grandparents! ;)

Kim said...

Oh Carol, I am so happy to hear this news from you!! I will continue to cheer for you, say prayers and send positive thoughts!!! :)

Consider It All Joy said...

Continuing to pray as you prepare for surgery and the final phase of treatment! You are such an inspiration and a beautiful light shining God's love and faithfulness! Many blessings for peace, joy and Health in 2016. Blessings, Cindy xoxo

Blondie's Journal said...

I'm so thrilled for you and I have to commend your guy---not many have the 'skills' to step up to the plate as he did!

I pray you make it through this last phase with flying colors. You mean so much to all of us, hence the cards and letters and well wishes. The Blog World is so kind.

Keep us posted, love.

Jane

Rita C. said...

Wonderful news, Carol, on the fact that you're finished with chemo, and have less than expected radiation to come. And outpatient surgery? Incredible, but with No. 1 and No. 2 in your court, you cannot lose! As part of No. 3, we'll be the cheerleaders on the sideline. Best wishes to you!
Rita

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I was just sitting down to email you to check on how you're doing. So glad to get a great update! How nice it is to start the new year with such great news! Yay!!! Loved seeing the pics of the grands too! Beautiful, beautiful family!

Vel Criste said...

Great news indeed Carol! My prayers continue for you as you finish with phase 2 & 3!!!!!

Vicky Hunt said...

I was so happy to read your good news on Facebook the other day! So excited for you to be getting closer to the end of this journey! Soon it will all be behind you! Your grands are just beautiful! Only one boy...he was outnumbered! LOL...:) Of course, sometimes that's a good thing. :) Hope 2016 is treating you well so far.

Hugs, Vicky

Maria Elena said...

Carol, I am so happy to hear how well you are doing! It will all be over before you know it. You are the strongest person I have ever met! Your grandbabies look so cute and grown up. Best wishes for you and your husband. It makes my heart happy to hear how wonderfully he is taking care of you. Lots of hugs and kisses. Maria

Jen said...

Good you are started the New year on a positive note Carol. Always amazed on how strong you are. As you continue on with this journey, I will keep you in my prayers.
Love the picture of your grands. What a great looking bunch! lol
Take care
Jeannette

Feral Turtle said...

So happy to hear such a positive update!! The Man is just INCREDIBLE Carol. Cheers to him and all of your support team. May the New Year bring you a big dose of healthy and lots of good cheer!!! XOXO

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Carol, So happy for you and the positive report. God is so good and your new year is starting out in a great new way. Your strength and courage is an inspiration. Blessings to you and the sweet grands in your life. Prayers. xo

White Lace and Promises said...

Great news! So glad that the chemo is behind you. My mom had radiation and it is exhausting. She went to bed afterwards. So just take care of yourself and you'll make it through.

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