1 Thessalonians 4:11

And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business,and to work with your own hands...1 Thessalonians 4:11

Friday, October 2, 2015

T's costume

 Here is the Harry Potter  sorting hat I made.  It was kind of aggravating. I have been doing mindless knitting.  When you stay with something for awhile then you start to wonder if it looks alright. He has the robe glasses and sorting hat now.

Still Doing Well

 Mike has had his first round of chemo and hes doing OK. Its chemo so doing OK is pretty darn good. I think the rash maybe coming back, but all in all hes taken this time rather well. Next chemo is October the 12th then the 13th we see Dr. Hunt. That is going to be an interesting week.

I  have made T a sorting hat from Harry Potter and got him the robe and glasses for Halloween. He has won first prize every year  for a total of 4 years. I always make or help him with  his costume. I would not think they would let him win again that would be to much....we just have fun hanging out him giving me ideas.

I am still on chemo caps. There are no men's hats in the basket at chemo. I felt bad about that. I am making a womans hat now. It is a roll brim. 
 My grandson wants one then I will start on the mens.

I have got to do something about the leaves and acorns. When you go on our deck its like roller skating. The leaves will just take over if I don't get on it.  That is so wonderful to have worries like that. Well kiddos will leave with a picture of me and my roll brim hat....keeping this one. Hugs Bugs

                                                         my roll brim hats

Saturday, September 26, 2015

I got my Fisherman Back

 Mike went fishing today in our son' pond. He caught 7 nice size catfish and my son caught a big large mouth bass and  Kiera caught some bluegill and poor Noah caught a turtle.  I could not imagine this a month ago.  God is so good and Mike has come so far by His mercy. Monday it is back to Chemo. His last set we are hoping. Hes gaining weight and doing more each day.

well the blood pressure medicine that my Dr. doubled is making me so sleepy.  I can barely keep my eyes open. I am hoping my body will get use to it.  It has been a week now.  My house is screaming don't take it, don't take it. This week even if I have to tape my eyes open I am getting my house in order.

I am down to just 3 cancer hats and one on the needles. Its not cold yet so I have lots of time to replace the  ones I gave away.

You almost need an umbrella on our deck.  Acorns are coming down like a hail storm. The leaf battle is in sight.

My daughter made 50 sugarless punkin pies for her patience's that are diabetic. Last month she fixed sugar free cheese cake.  She is such a doll.  My DI L's are caring ares well. You can catch all my girls going around doing good. My boys  as well. I don't mean to leave them out......Blessed yes I am.

Will leave you with a funny. Mike sent this to me and said that was me the night we met. Funny guy.
Well it is so good to report wonderful news I would love to make that a habit. This week for me its more knitting, house cleaning, always cooking, and enjoying my life........I wish the joys of life for you.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Joy Pressed Down And Running Over!

 Yes buddy the wound vac is off.  Things are amazing now. Mike is doing more on his own. No more canisters to worry about not coming off (seriously my son even had a time getting it off). I have no bags to drain not one, and no flushing, no cleaning wounds. All we have left is the ostomy bag which is so doable.  My dears I feel like twirling.

Mike got his hearing aides back and had one turned up. I can now talk to my best friend without getting loud...loving it.  He drove for the first time the other day....hes loving that. We have been sitting on the deck more. He is staying awake more each day .  He is walking around better and talking about fishing.    Things are so much better.

Anyone that prayed for us thank you and I ask God to bless each one of you for your prayers. The prayers meant the world to me.  It was no small thing. I give God all the glory for bring us this far. Mike almost died twice and it was a bumpy road back.  WE still have a ways to go. Chemo starts back Sept 28th then more surgery later on, but tootsies we made it this far.

Me I am still on the chemo caps.  When I get this stack done it is on to finishing up the blanket mom left half finished. 

I must end this will a heartfelt thank you to everyone at Barnes. Dr. Hunt is the Best and the nurses are just wonderful. When it doubt go to Barnes.

I wish for you as much hope as I have this week instilled within my heart. 

Hugs bugs 

Saturday, September 12, 2015

The Count Down is on.

 Maybe just maybe our Tuesdays at Barnes are ending. Don't get me wrong the nurses are precious and I love Dr. Hunt to death. Dr. Hunt is a really good surgeon, and a great guy, but I want my Tuesday back.  NO more wound vac.........what a relief for us.  The canisters are nearly impossible to get off, so its always a relief when they are changed.

We got our appointment last Tuesday at 9:00am and had to be there by 1:30pm......we made it. Dr. Hunt said maybe one more time. Then its chemo maybe some radiation and then TA DA reconnect. Its just so good to think about some kind of normal maybe a new normal, but this normal is trying.

Making Cancer hats got 5 done. They are serious hats. Made of part wool sooooo soft and will keep you plenty warm.   Hope Ann got her things. I haven't seen any of my nurses from the past hospital stays lately, but I think about them .  They were a bunch of sweeties.....well most.:)...there was this one, but she was not ours and we had to deal with her briefly thank God.

My lilac bushes died. Lets have a moment of silence.  My roses look horrible, and my Irises have been taken over by weeds. I have had no time for things like that.

This is my favorite time of year.  I went out to walk and almost needed my old sweater....yes buddy.

Well my dears I am off to feed my honey.....hes a tad cranky today.

Hugs and love sent ....catch it.

Monday, September 7, 2015


What a  day. Going to vent to my besties. How do you become my bestie just show up here, and you become my blog bestie.:)

Okay, getting an appointment for the  wound vac is always a pain. I have resolved myself to the fact that I may not know the exact time till Monday the day before the surgery. Now we go every Tuesday and at this rate we will still be going when Jesus comes back. So no brainer just fix a time people we will show up.  Last time at north it was to be at 2:00 when we got there it was changed  to 3:00 but someone didn't show so we got in early. This time No appointment and the hospital offices are all closed. We were told to be at North surgery Tuesday they would call to say when....never happened. THIS WOUND VAC NEEDS TO BE CHANGED.  I have been on the phone all morning...no luck...the offices are closed. So got a favor from a sweetie pie and she used the hospital where she works to find out we are not on the schedule. I have to get up at 5:30 when the OFFICE opens and try to get this appointment going for us.   I have an appointment for myself Wed. at 8 and I have to fast if I cancel mine  I can't get an early appointment for over a month.  I hate this, but if they put us off Mike may have to go with the kids. He is kind of a mess trys to talk them into forbidden food. Prissy about someone else helping his dress, and no one except me has ever changed his bag. I hate to let every one down but this is one appointment I should not miss. My sugar is up my blood pressure is up etc.

On top of all this silly Barnes stuff. My Express Scripts canceled one of my meds. Now I have 3 refills people they will not transfer it and my pharmacy.Now my pharmacysays they will not except it from a mail refill (Express scripts)soooooooooo I have to get my doctor to give me another prescription another reason I need to go. I have 4 pills left.  Do you hear me screaming.

Lighter side my chicks...got 3 cancer hats done. One was taken by one of the kids. So I have 2 done and one on the needles.  I have enough yarn left from all the hats to make a striped one or a scarf. I did start a breast cancer scarf, but its on hold right now...pink You know that bright pink sometime working with it just gets on my nerves.

Well kiddos hope you don't think I am mad because I understand my problem is really among thousands at Barnes and I get it .  I feel better venting . Will let you know how this plays out my dears.

Have fun for me this week....just enjoy. hugs real tight ones sent .

Oops another annoying vent my computer no longer will let Me download my pictures...of course it won't. I took pictures of my hats the scarf and Mike's scarf to show you.....well poo poo. I leave you with my hero a stone cold knitter. hugs bugs
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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Another trip

Mike lost his abscess train in the shower, and they did not put it back in Yippee. We now just have the osotomy bag and the internal wound vac. We were told that the wound vac may come off in 2 more trips. Awesome news.  Even if its not true I got to relish the thought. Mike is holding steady on his weight. Each day is so precious so good news is a delight.

The trip takes its toll on me. We never take the truck so my little car is rough on my hips and knees .  Since we had to get up at 3am Wednesday I was wiped out. Today I was suffering from what I call my Barnes hangover. All I want to do the next day after my trip is sleep.

I have finished my dishcloths and kitchen stuff, and started back on cancer hats for awhile.  I want a pile before we go back for chemo. It may be cold by then.  I got to drop them off to my lovely friend Ann .  Well my daughter in law took them up to where she works. They said they would hold them for her. She will get them Friday.  I was with Mike in the preop room. They just took him right in.

Well my dears it is almost 8pm time to fix Mike a snack and make sure he eats it :). May September bring you good memories and happy thoughts.  Hugs bugs