I think I may have found my "blogging problem". I updated my blog to google so the normal things I used to do don't seem to work anymore. I can text but I don't seem to be able to load any photos or write a blog in picassa which is a real pain. I may have to switch to another blog site but I'll keep you updated if I do. Quite frankly I just don't have time right now to play around with it. Between going in and out of the city every day and getting ready for Christmas I don't seem to have a spare moment.
I have completed 4 1/2 weeks of radiation and have 8 more sessions to go...Yippee! This takes me up to January 3 0r 4 with the holidays. They are really pleased with my lack of side effects and how my skin is reacting. God is good!!! They gave me some hydrocortizone cream today to help with the itching from the burn but other than that things are going great. The only thing I have noticed is when I get tired I don't seem to have that second wind to keep going. My energy level is good but there are times when I hit the wall. All this I can live with. It truly is a walk in the park after the chemo treatments.
Looking back on the year it all just seems a little surreal. Did all this really happen to me? I walked into the NS Cancer Clinic the other day, just like I have all year long, and thought how weird it was...what am I doing here? I look around at all the "sick" people and think I don't belong here. Its sometimes still hard to put my name and cancer together in the same sentence. That may sound strange to you guys. You would think after all these months I'd have a grip by now but there are times when this just doesn't seem real or possible to me. I'm also starting to feel better, you know, physically more like myself, so some days it is even harder to fathom.
I have to thank my good friends Leanne, Beth, Vicki Lynn, Nancy and the ladies from Temple Baptist Church. Leanne delivered two large coolers of meals and my freezer is filled to overflowing. It has been put to good use during the radiation treatments. Before I leave in the morning I take a meal out to thaw and by the time Randy and the boys get home all they have to do is pop it in the oven. Every meal have been delicious and much appreciated.
Several women from Weston, my home church have brought me some Christmas baking. Mary Kaiser gave me a LARGE box of squares and treats and Ruth Henshaw made a beautiful cranberry cake. There have been so many over the months that have dropped off cookies and meals...Esther, Charmin, Shannon, Courtney, Kim, Lisa, Tammy.....I hate naming names because I know I will forget someone. Just know how much it was appreciated. I know how busy these women are with their own families and it just amazes me that they take the time to do this for us.
Well, the trees are up and the house is decorated, the presents are bought and wrapped, the cards are done and sent...I think I'm ready for Christmas. I LOVE this time of year. I love the process of getting ready as much as the actual day. I am getting more excited every day. Andrew came home from school today and told me he and his friend were talking about Santa and Andrew told him what Christmas was really all about...Jesus' birthday. I am so proud of that kid.