Thursday, December 30, 2010



Today I hopefully had my last and final surgery. This one was to correct the tightness and immobility I have on my back and under my arm. Not to mention the ugly long scar that didn't heal well. I have about 6 SCARS due to several surgeries to remove the cancer and put me back together. I'm in some serious pain tonight. I thought this surgery was no biggie but it hurts
P R E T T Y bad. No worries, I'll be back on my feet soon. (I have to I have 3 kids banging on my door asking me when I'm going get up!)

I have some real issues with all theses SCARS. I won't dwell on them very much but I have to say when a person gets cancer it sure has a lot of baggage that comes with it. Not only mentally but physically. These SCARS are ugly, they do not heal well (due to radiation and immune system) and they are a constant reminder of what you had. I really dislike these SCARS but in a way it has saved my life and allowed me to be symmetrical :)so I guess they are somewhat PrEtTy????

Thank you all for your support,



I really would not be here without you

Love to you


Sunday, December 19, 2010


From November to Now our family has been super busy with Family and Friends. On Christmas Eve my sister and her family got together with us and we had a Fabulous time! The kids were magical! They watched the Santa Tracker on the internet all night. We played games and Ate way to much!
My mother gave all the grandchildren PJ's and here is Maya posing for the picture in hers!

A picture of the tree in our Great room before presents were open.

We made a Gingerbread house and it turned out pretty good.

I made lots of cookies tied them up and delivered them all in one day! So proud of myself to have my CrAzY energy again.

Drake and Logan (my niece) at their schools Jingle Jog. Very cute idea the school does every year.

Okay... This is Ethen (my all star MVP football player) singing in the school Christmas choir. He was a little hesitant to participate but we told him this makes him a very well rounded person to be able to to do several things at his age!

Drake came home from school with a Red Nose but quickly wiped it off!

At Thanksgiving my brother Justin came down with his family from Boise, ID. We took a trip up past Flagstaff (in the snow) to the Polar Express Train Ride. Kids had a great time.

Our whole family came and it was lots of fun. Great memories. Trying to appreciate these times more... Love you Family~

Sunday, December 12, 2010

How Did I Do It?????

Last week I had to meet with my Oncologist. Not a stressful appointment just a check up and to schedule another PET Scan in a month. I can't believe 6 months has almost gone by and I'm due for another one. (Oh insurance don't give me issues!)
I will put that stress aside for another month or so.
However, When I was there I walked by the Oxygen Therapy Office that I used to go to 5 days a week for 6 weeks and started thinking How in the World did I have the will to go into that place for so long!? It's just amazing how when you need to survive and continue to live you will do what you have to do. Today, I feel like their is no way I could relive that experience but I know you do what you have to do when your in that situation.
Overall my health is good. I have another surgery scheduled this month. Fun Fun!! Hoping this is it.... No more under the knife... Cancer sure does cause so many issues doesn't it?
I'll keep you posted.
Love to everyone who loves me!