Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Odds and Ends...

I have a new look...
Emily helped me with my hair today. It has been a mess. It is coming out and very thin in areas...Lately when I wash it there seems to be a sink filled. And now It is just everywhere ...so this is a good way to keep it all in one place..and just covered and let me forget about it ...for a while. I think reality hit last week when I gave Jim a hug and turned around and a big chunk of my hair was stuck to his face where he had not shaved yet. Oh well..it could be worse. Emily seemed to LOVE helping me with this today.

I have a PET scan next week. This is a BIG test for me. And we will be making BIG decisions based on these test results. I am anxious to see what the neck nodes are doing. But also what the nodules on the chest wall. I think these worry me the most. I then will have a Chest CT a few weeks later. And my Breast MRI the end of May.

Today Philip had a important appt that was required for his next step of his operation. It was a long day but it is done.

Tomorrow is a VERY important day for Philip. We see the surgeon tomorrow to make plans for the next stage. It is never a easy appt. I always dread hearing the details of brain and spine and extra fluids in the brain...I know we need to know it..and we do know it..But I still hare heaving to hear it every appt. It is just hard some days.

Tomorrow is Thursday...and that is my day for my treatment.

So tomorrow will be very busy...But I am sure it will be a good day..

14 comments:

Kristen Andrews said...

my thoughts and prayers and with you both. Will be thinking of your tomorrow.

bluesuede said...

Never fear. I'm back from Nashville and keeping tabs on you!

AmberW said...

I LOVE the new do!
You are a cute momma I tell ya :)
I am praying for you and Philip tomorrow... oh and did you get my email? I emailed you from a new address - awuensche@hotmail.com :) Back to my maiden name! Let me know!!!

Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

I love the scarf look! Not everyone can pull it off, but you look marvelous!!!

Shannon said...

You're pretty optimistic about tomorrow. Sounds like it's gonna be a rough, crappy day to me. I will DEFINITELY be praying for you.
When you come up I'll get my own scarf out and we'll be twins. Except for, you know, I'm like a foot taller. Oh, and my boobs are awesome!
LOL!!!!

Kelli said...

Blessings to you and Phillip! Keep us posted.

Juls said...

I love the "do" :) ..hang in there. I'm praying... I cannot imagine how difficult this would all be to deal with...

ixtapacheryl said...

Oh Amy - I know what you mean about getting the scans. Every time Jeff is scheduled for one - the waiting is horrendous. You imagine all kinds of scenarios. I know they are a necessity --- and they wouldn't be bad if we always got good results .... I'm on pins and needles waiting for my husband's results.

I wish for you a smooth Thursday .... Prayers are continuing.

OhYeahBabe said...

Continued prayers for you, Amy!

You have such a pretty face and nice head shape that you'll be gorgeous even if all your hair fell out. And imagine how handy it would be to be able to choose a wig or scarf each day? Today I feel red.... tomorrow blonde... the next day a ball cap that says whatever sassy thing you want. Endless options and opportunities for Emily to be creative! I hope I'm not upsetting you! I have friends who felt so much better once their hair was gone. Watching it fall and seeing bald patches is so disturbing but once it was gone it was easier for every one of them. I remember my grandma's hair after chemo - it came back gorgeous and not a single gray hair for years, and she was in her 60s and again in her 70s! Like a hellish fountain of youth, LOL.

I hope Jim's back is better, and that his work stress gets better soon. I hope all goes well with your treatment, Philip's appointment, and your upcoming scans. Some day this will all be behind you and you're going to wonder how you ever managed it all... and you'll know for sure that you're strong enough to face ANYTHING!
OYB

Hope said...

You are one hot momma! Lots of thoughts and prayers for you all today!

Aspiemom said...

I'm glad you and Emily had that special mother-daughter time where she worked on your hair and new look! Turned out great!

I'm praying for you and Philip. I hope at the end of the day you can say "That wasn't as bad as I expected!"

Charmaine said...

The new look is great and you look great!

So many things for you to stress about, it is amazing how graciously you handle it all. Sending prayers and love.

April said...

Amy~
Seeing your face makes me smile! I love that you're standing in front of your lap top! Where would we be without them? LOL!

Emily sure is a sweetheart for helping you so much! I know she is your strength. I think you look smashing!

I am continuing to pray for you and for Philip! Let us know how everything goes! Big hugs and blessings! Did Emily find your stash of the "Pink" stuff?

misty said...

Continued thoughts and prayers for you, Philip and your family, always!