Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Take A Break

The wedding is over and we can finally take a little break from wedding plans, arrangements, ordering, picking out and up every other day. It was great, a very beautiful wedding if I do say so myself. It was a perfect day, a little warm for the ceremony but toward the end a cool breeze came through then some rain moved in during the reception. We needed the rain so bad I don't think any complaints were heard. I think that the ceremony and reception went just as Kara had planned for them to go, I hope her every dream came true. They flew to Costa Rica Sunday morning, I know they will have a good time, I'm sure the resort will be amazing, can't wait to hear about it and see pictures.

I skipped my treatment last Thursday due to running errands for the wedding, they had said that I could miss once in a blue moon, I thought this was the right time. I have had alot of swelling in my left foot, ankle and leg. They still haven't decided why this happens whether it is the chemo, the fluid, being up on it way too much or what but starting Sunday I started having pains in my upper leg deep inside. Decided to hold off calling for a day or two, took it easy Sunday & Monday then I called today, went in for a nurse consult, had a Doppler ran to look for blood clots. Good news there was not a clot but I have sluggish blood flow in the main vein, they are thinking there might be some blockage somewhere so they suggested I have a CT ran but I had just had one a month or so ago. They will study it a little closer in the meantime I am ordered to bed rest or at least down with my leg very elevated applying heat. I will do this rest of today as well as all tomorrow, I go for treatment on Thursday and Dr. Rosenfeld will decide what needs to be done if anything. We just hope for the best and can only think that I have been doing a little more than I should, we do know that I need to take it easy, things will slow down now I know.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Thank You Jesus

We are so thankful for the much needed rain and little cooler temps, we just hope the temps stay down for the wedding. We really were not looking forward to a wedding with 108 degree temps. Just a little over a week away to the wedding, we have been really busy with last minute things, there are so many things that can't be done until the last little bit. We are getting very excited as the time gets so close.
Made a trip to Little Rock last Friday, Candes and I left at 7:30 to head down for testing. This visit my only orders called for blood work and a bone marrow biopsy. The biopsy wasn't too bad this time, it was a little painful but they always are. We ate lunch at On The Border then headed back home, kinda a quick trip down and back. Then this week Clay and I went down yesterday to see Dr. Barlogie to get the results, things are going good he seems to think so just keep on doing what I'm doing. I will go back in January for my next appointment for testing, at that time there will be alot more testing involved so it will be an overnighter. But that is about 5 months away so I don't even have to think about that now. The only thing different is that I will take a Neupogen shot in September to boost my Grans count inside my WBC so that I can have my crown done. When this count is so low you are not suppose to have dental work done, so I will get a shot on a Monday, come back in on Tuesday to see if it raised it before I go to the dentist. After the wedding, things will have to slow down, I need to take a little easy for a change and rest a little more.

Hope everyone has seen the rain at some time or another, I sure there has been no complaints.

Have a good weekend.