Wednesday, October 29, 2008

No one can do it like mom can.

My goodness, it has been a very long time since I've blogged! Recovery from surgery is going just fine. I'm able to walk short distances now, and my last check up showed that my bone is healing well. 

One of the most distressing side effects of being non-ambulatory is that I am no longer in control of running the house. Sure, I can put away a load of dishes now and then, but by the time that is finished, I am more than ready to sit down and rest my aching leg. 

I am unendingly grateful to my dear husband for taking care of all of my chores for me without even the smallest complaint. However, that said, he does do things a great deal differently than I would. His standards for cleanliness are a good bit different from mine. It has been difficult to sit on the couch or in bed and not be able to do anything to rid our home of the small messes that surround me. Le sigh. All I have to do is bite my tongue and continue to be patient with my healing body. But I have to admit that I can not wait until I am well enough to tend to the housework again!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Home again, home again!

Home! Here I am again. It feels so nice to finally be sleeping in my own bed again. My stay in the hospital was mercifully short. 

Surgery went well. The tumor is out! There was another little spot that we were curious about, so in addition to the main tumor being biopsied, we also biopsied another strange little spot. My doctors seem to be confident that it will turn up being nothing. Likely just a bony overgrowth. We are also 99.9% sure that the main tumor is still the same old cancer, but we like to biopsy it just to be sure.

They did do things a bit different this time around. Usually, my doctor would give me a bone graft. This time, however, he skipped the bone graft and decided to just use bone cement and then use a metal rod and screws to secure the bone. The tumor eroded the bone down a good bit, and what was left of the bone was very soft and squishy. I'm so excited to see what my x-ray looks like this time!

It's been quite an experience getting used to just lying around all day. I am never really prepared for it. It's so difficult to just lie around and let someone else take care of my home! I know it seems like it would be a welcome vacation, but it never does turn out that way. Strange, I know. 

In my downtime, I've been doing plenty of knitting and cross stitching. I stitched a darling little cross for my younger brother, and am now working on a pillow case with a picture of Cinderella for my little one. It's been so much fun! Cross stitching really saves me during the times when my IV or being sore from my IV prevents me from knitting. Knitting will forever be my first crafting love! 

Thursday, September 11, 2008

I'm off...

Well, after just having started this blog, I'm off for a short break. My surgery is this morning. I feel less than ready, but I suppose if I was given the choice, I'd not ever be ready. I'd just skip it! I look forward to reporting back with excellent news! Until then, Dears.

Sunday, August 31, 2008


Tell me ladies, is there anything more romantic than watching your husband happily help you with a complicated household task? I love my sweet hubby so much! That is all. 

Friday, August 29, 2008

Shaking off the blues...

The past few days have been spent getting ready for surgery. Tumor removal surgery is no small thing, so much preparation is needed. We have two weeks before surgery, and there is just absolutely not enough time to complete all of our pre-surgery tasks. 

My wonderful husband took me out shopping yesterday for some housewares that I had been requesting. We went to two stores to make sure I could get just what I wanted. Today, when it came time to assemble everything, I am completely unable because of my infusion treatments. They leave me sore, sick and tired. I usually feel much better the next day, so I'm hoping that tomorrow will be much improved. I feel like a lousy wife today. At least I have three glorious days without any treatment at all! I am so happy to have three whole days away from my doctors.

All I can really do is shake off these blues and make the best of our evening together! My dear husband has been putting in long hours at work and still manages to make time for precious family evenings with me and our little bug. Today may have been difficult, but tonight will be fabulous!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Hello, World!

I'm so excited to start sharing my housekeeping ideas with the online community, and to get lots of ideas from other like-minded bloggers! I am a young mother of one, and I can use all the tips and help I can get!