We had to come to OKC today for Lee's check up with his oncologist. He's in good shape, so that went well. We were supposed to come back tomorrow for an appointment with his dentist, but I said, "Let's just stay the night." I'm really tired of riding! Besides, it's cheaper to pay for the room overnight than to pay for gas back and forth! It turned out great because we got to have dinner with two of Lee's 'kids.' The second pic above is us with his son, Jim, and his daughter, Barb. Jim's wife took this pic; she is in the pic at the top with Jim. These appointments were supposed to be on the same day, but we got the scheduling confused, so it was at the last minute that we decided to spend the night. It was supposed to be one trip up and back home. It's been fun, but I'm tired. I DID get a nap this afternoon, though! Once again, I thank God for awesome family and the chance to spend time with them.
All the work is waiting for me. It'll be there whenever we get home. I still haven't unpacked my suitcase! I do have the kitchen in order. Like I said, it will all be there when we get home.
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.