What I love about spring, my flowers and birds, no questions about it. It feels so hopeful when everything just bursts into bloom, I have huge banks of azaleas and rhododendrons and they just amaze me every year. We had huge amounts of rain this spring so everything is just glorious. My mother-in-law gave me a pink lilac the year before she passed away and this is its first year to bloom, I love it and wish she could have seen it. We'd always had bird feeders but this past fall my husband put up more, sort of surrounded the kitchen windows so I could see the birds. I was having chemo and it did me so much good to watch them. Now I am seeing goldfinches bring their fledglings to the feeders. It just gives me hope somehow to see it.
Today I'll rest some, maybe buy myself some plants, but most of all I'll think about my Mother, who I still miss so much, after ten years, and my mother-in-law.
Happy Mother's Day to all of you, we all deserve it!
Happy Mother's Day to you as well. I hope you have plenty of down time, you deserve it. I haven't made any plans for the day, but it's a beautiful spring day, may go out and buy some plants for myself. I had my mother's day dinner last night, my daughter and son-in-law came and brought dinner. She had sent a crew of men to my house to do a surprise yard clean-up while I was gone, she knew I was upset about not feeling up to doing it myself this year. She couldn't have given me anything better. My son lives in Raleigh,NC, sent flowers, so am hoping for a phone call from him.
I've been in Seattle, and all around that area for several weeks, it was a lovely trip, had beautiful weather, odd for that area. But, I'm having to catch up with everyone here, find out what's going on with each one. You sound very up, but you always do, wish I could give you a hug, you always make my day when you post.
I wish you a Happy Mother's day and all blessings,
I'm so very glad that Kaiden is doing better and getting back to his normal activities, plus a few new ones, it sounds like. Thank goodness for his wonderful doctor.
I'm now just dying for blueberry pie. I've never been to Maine but it's one of the few states I have to cross off my list now. I'm sitting in the Amtrak lounge in Chicago while I type this. We drove to South Bend to catch train (drove from Virginia) because we love a place we stay there, and also to eat dinner at a restaurant called the Tippecanoe Place, it's the old Studebaker family mansion. Had a lovely dinner, and some great wine. We're headed to Seattle with no particular plan, just go to some favorite places to photograph and see what the weather allows.
We do definitely care, and will check in to see how you're doing. I've also read about the excisional biopsy. In my case the cancer was growing very close to the chest wall and the needle biopsy was the best choice. I've had the traditional and the MRI guided biopsy. For the MRI I had eight observers in the room, this beside the two technicians.They were testing some new equipment that their company had developed to make the procedure more comfortable for the patient. I agreed with the stipulation that every one of them introduce themselves to me, and see me as a human being instead of a guinea pig. This is important to me, especially when you're in a rather undignified position and a bunch of strangers are watching and discussing you. Anyway, I wish you the best and hope you'll keep coming back to give updates. Best of luck, JanieView Thread
Michelle, I think about you so much, and this is just wonderful news. I wish we could celebrate with you. Wish you lovely times with your family, hope you're planning another fun trip. No one deserves this good news more than you.
Sorry I didn't see your post sooner, have had a busy week of appointments, three hours away from my home. I'm so glad you're keeping the biopsy appointment, I believe in anyone's right to alternatives to traditional methods, my best friend has chosen this route to her bc. My own cancer came on so fast, stage 3 and very aggressive. I'm going the traditional route all the way, at Duke Cancer Center. I have never been sorry, although it is tough at times.I would have been frightened to choose anything but this course of treatment.
I'm hoping for the best for you and will check back to see how the biopsy went. I've had several and didn't find them awful at all, hope yours goes well.
Mark, Have to add my congratulations and best wishes to you and your BW. All good advice here, celebrate, hug her often, and be happy. I'm sure you both feel like you can breathe normally again. Please come back and say hi, and all the best to you and family.
Hi and welcome, sorry I didn't see your post sooner. I'm sorry that your sister and your family are having this experience. I'm sure it's dreadfully worrying, and I believe that today is the day for her appointment. Will you or your mom be going with her? If she is not entirely comfortable with what she hears from the doctor today, a second opinion is definitely a good option, from my own experience.
I hope you will come back and let us know what happens with the appointment. There are many women on this board with a world of experience on the topic of breast cancer. I still feel like the new kid on the block, having just completed my treatment, and don't feel qualified to give you medical advice but please know that I care and am wishing the best for your sister and your family.
Roberta, I am late in wishing you happy 50 and 5. What a great time to celebrate. I just wish I could party with you, it sounds like such fun. If anyone deserves good news it's you, I've told you before what an inspiration and a help you've been to me, and I'm thrilled for you to have such great news to celebrate. I'll definitely drink a toast to you.
Jenna, I dance in my kitchen too. I'm 68 on the outside (about 34 on the inside), so I wait until no one is around. I know Maroon 5 and also like Adam, but at my age it's usually the Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Rolling Stones, etc. I heard on some program the other day that dancing in your kitchen is some of the best stress relief and exercise. I have stress fractures in both feet that don't want to heal because of chemo, so my husband got me a huge anti-fatigue mat for the entire area where I prepare meals and I can still dance on that.
Roberta, I truly wish we could all be there to party with you,drink a little wine, eat those strawberries, dance with the cabana boys, act up and get unruly. I'd love it. Best to you,
I'm so glad to hear from you, and so glad you're back. I've been wondering about you but not surprised that you've been gone for awhile. I know how intense this period in the process is, and especially with the problems you've had. I'm so sorry that you need another surgery. I know that before my own diagnosis, I thought that breast cancer meant diagnosis,surgery, treatment, then you got a new breast, period. Now I know what a babe in the woods I was. You know I wish you the best, and will be thinking of you, positive thoughts. Roberta, I was so glad to see you here. I haven't checked in for awhile, DH and I both having medical issues, and we practically live in doctors' waiting rooms. I hope you are well, and that Kaiden is a happy baby again.