Thursday, December 21, 2006

Hopefully we don't get buried

It looks like Mark and I are going to take off tomorrow for CO, rather than Saturday, as it appears to be the best traveling day through the mountains. More snow will move in on Saturday, which is never fun to drive in over Vail Pass. I can promise you that.

Let's just hope they have some of the craziness from the past 2 days plowed down in Denver! The city where my parents live got 34.5", according to the news. That's some intense snow, if you ask me.

Good thing Mark has 4 wheel drive in his car. Always a bonus. I think my civic would be eaten.

Needless to say, I have not mailed any sort of Christmas Cheer yet, because I am horrendously lame, and have been really busy (which is not a good excuse, as all of you who have sent such fun things are crazy busy too). Needless to say, it may be more "Post New Years" cheer coming from me, even if it still wishes Merry Christmas. But hey, just lets the Christmas Spirit live on a little longer. I am really excited to mail out some cards, and I do apologize that they will be arriving late!

Hopefully I will have a chance to update from CO, but if not, I hope you all have a WONDERFUL Christmas, and a Happy New Year! (:

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

More News

Man, December always seems to go by so fast. And I really need to get some pictures up on here soon, dang it.

As I am at work (again), this will be a really quick update, for those of you who want to know the latest with my mom. She got the results from her PET Scan back, and thank goodness, her cancer is really just localized to that one area - it hasn't spread anywhere else. She will be doing intraveinous chemotherapy, but the one she will be taking has comparitively minimal side effects, which will definitely be a help. We are so grateful that it will be easily treatable, and that it isn't anywhere else in her body. Good news for sure!

Other than that, just preparing to go to CO on Saturday. Mark and I are driving over, and we get to stay for a little more than a week! WOOHOO! Unless the weather gets crazy, then we can cut it short a couple of days. I am really looking forward to going "home." Colorado still feels like home to me. It will be so nice to see both of our families, and old friends.

Alright, back to work!

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Friday, December 01, 2006

Update on my mom

So....unfortunately it isn't good news.

She has cancer again. We all just can't believe it. She will go in for a PET scan, *hopefully* before they come over for my cousin's wedding this upcoming Wednesday. That would be ideal - but if not, as soon as possible. They just need to see if it has spread anywhere else - which we all pray it hasn't. That's the next big thing that we are all hoping for. Her other next step will be getting what's called a port surgically put in. Basically, it's this little device that goes in on her chest to make drawing blood and administering intraveinous chemotherapy easier for her and her doctors. She had one the first time she had cancer, and it will be especially needed now. Since she had lymph nodes removed when she had surgery in 2004, which has caused a condition for her called lymphadema(?). She can't have any blood drawn from that side of her body, and her arm has swelled up quite a bit. They think it may be affecting the other side too, so they don't want to take any chances. Plus, my mom has seriously small veins - she's always had problems with needles. I fear I have the same veins >_<

I've just been really depressed about this whole thing. It just doesn't seem fair. But, I know we all have our trials, and if anyone has the guts to take this on again, my mom does. I just really hope it all goes ok for her. And I want to try really hard to give her all the support that I can, even though I live far away. That's one of the hardest things for me - knowing that I can't be there helping her through this. But I am all the more grateful now that Mark and I will be able to take a little more time at Christmas to be there.

I've just gotta do my best to stay positive, and hope that things will turn out ok. I really appreciate all of your comments - I apologize for not having responded individually. (: