This is a pic I got yesterday of Lee clearing off the truck before we left to go for my treatment. Bless his heart he was in a good humor in spite of all the snow and ice on the truck. We intended to go to the urgent care yesterday after my treatment, but we were tied up so long with my treatment that we went back today. Lee has a couple of patches on his face that I thought were shingles and I thought we should see a doc as soon as possible. I have a few splinters in the side of my right hand that have been there for months and they're just now starting to bother me. The nurse yesterday who did my treatment said I should have someone at urgent care look at them. So, we went to urgent care today since it was so late last night when we got finished with my treatment. They gave me an antibiotic for the inflammation around the splinters and recommend that I see a hand specialist or a surgeon when I get home if the splinters don't work their own way out by then. Lee? He has shingles! He refused to get the shot when I got mine back in January, so he's getting his preference . . . he'd rather have shingles than the shot! I'm going to do my best to be sympathetic, but I think he won't be complaining much. Only he is very aware of the places, because they are hidden by his beard. They aren't bothering him too much; I hope they won't. He has a prescription to take, so I hope he won't have too horrible a case. He gets the hard head award as far as I'm concerned. It's hard to beat me in that area, but I think he has, this time. I thank God that he's keeping a good humor about it all, so far, and pray that he will continue to be able to not be too miserable with them. If you are reading this and are a senior and haven't had the shingles vaccine, GO GET IT TOMORROW!!!
Today was a very nice day. It was nice to be out and the roads were perfectly clear, again. I'm headed to bath and bed. It's been another tiring day.
In 11/06 I was diagnosed with stage 3b breast cancer. One of our daughters started this blog for me; it has been a way to keep everyone informed and give them a way to respond. In 9/11 the love of my life had a heart attack followed by a stroke and passed from this life. Holy cow, I still lived! I stumbled for 9 months and then met a wonderful man who had lost his wife to complications of breast cancer. In 8/12 we married. I learned that God gave us big enough hearts to love completely, again! On 2/26/13 I learned that the breast cancer is back in the bones, the lymph system, and the liver; I now have stage 4 metastatic breast cancer, meaning it cannot be cured but it can be treated. I began treatments on 3/5/13; if they work, I can live year after year, so I'm praying that these treatments will work. I learned on 4/29/13 that they ARE working; I will continue as long as it works. This blog is about my challenges along the way. I pray that my story will be encouraging to those who read it. Attitude is everything and I believe that God provides. I give thanks for that and for your love, support, and prayers.