Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Saddened by the news

Heath Ledger had died. He was a year older than me. I absolutely adored him in "10 Things I Hate About You". The more I read on TMZ, the sadder the situation is. He left behind a baby girl, and she'll only really know her dad through watching his movies.

Well, I better get ready to head to work. With a heavy heart..... I shower.

Monday, January 21, 2008

New glasses!

Here are my new glasses. The angle of this picture is not flattering to either my glasses or myself, but it's more of a gist than anything.

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Elora turned 1!!

Over the weekend we celebrated a mini-version of Elora's 1st Birthday! On January 19th, 2007, we were blessed with this beautiful baby girl, and we've loved the bejesus out of her ever since.

I also found out that Elora shares a birthday with someone I hold great reverence for. She and Janis Joplin were born 64 years apart, and I just thought it was the coolest coincidence.

So here's a little picture of the birthday girl having her cupcake and eating it too.

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Denver trip postponed

Due to the lovely weather we're having, in addition to some other factors, we've decided to postpone our trip to Denver for a few weeks.

We're going to have a few tests done before we go so we have a much more accurate and clear picture of what we're dealing with.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Good morning

Wow, it's been a while. With getting home and being a lazy bum I haven't felt much desire to blog in a long time. And there has been so much to blog about, so I guess I better get on it now before there's too much to go over in the future.

So, lung stuff; we don't know what I've got growing in my lungs, but we know what it isn't. The biopsy has ruled out all the nasty things that we originally thought were the issue, which is great. Spike has encourage the smoking cessation, but also says that the intermittent cigarette won't kill me, so I'm going to play it safe. Quitting smoking completely is not really that hard, but it helps that I haven't been a hard core smoker for some time.

Now on to the new stuff; I have something in my left eye. I'm told it's a tumor, even more specifically, a lymphoma, and I will be making another trek to Denver this month to see a specialist. I don't know for sure how much stock I put in dime store diagnosis', because they told me about 50 different things my lung stuff could be, and it turns out not to be any of them. I see my oncologist here on Monday, and I'm going to request a PET scan. If this is cancer, more specifically lymphoma, it could be the result of another lymphoma growing inside me elsewhere. Since I've already had Hodgkin's lymphoma this is not great news, but hopefully we should get more info about all of it soon.

Elora is almost 1, she'll turn 1 on 1/19. I can't believe it's been a full year, but oh what a year! She's been walking since we got back in December, and that has been amazing to watch. What a little ham, dancing and running around. The dancing really kills me, she's been shaking her little booty, and now she's beginning to dip side to side, bending her little knees and shaking her butt. Daddy and Mommy make her laugh by tickling her and kissing her under her chin, which she will throw her body back for to give us extra access. We're waiting on some more teeth to make their way in, and the waiting is pretty painful as she is a cranky pants when she's cutting a tooth.

I returned to work on 1/5, and I have been plugging away trying to get a lot of stuff done before I have to leave for another Denver trek. Hopefully this trip to Denver will be just for a few days to meet the doctor and assemble a game plan for radiation treatment, so I shouldn't be there longer than a few day.

We appreciate everyone that has been praying for our family for the previous leg of this medical debacle, and hope everyone has some more thoughts and prayers ready for us for the next leg. We're keeping ourselves positive, and I know that this will all get worked out well.