Tuesday, March 2, 2010

A beautiful day in the neighborhood

It was a glorious day in my corner of the world, and I hope that you had the same, exquisite weather. Sunny skies do a lot for a girl's outlook, don't they?

Lucky for me, I got to take the morning easy because I had a doctor's appointment today. I got to stay home long enough to see the sun flooding my living room. I love that! Unfortunately, the inevitable clumps of dog hair seem to show up a little better in the glimmer of the sun, too. In fact, almost every sunny morning that I'm at home, I end up dragging out my pink Dyson to suck up those pesky pet souvenirs (that word took me 3 tries to spell, and I ended up giving in to dictionary.com). I can't stand a dirty floor.

To be real, Brian just z snapped me. I'm not sure what that was about. I think he must've seen it on TV. That guy keeps me guessing! I think I just grinned and then he kept walking.

Today, my stepmom, Carol, was nice enough to take the day off to travel with me to my doctor's appointment. She expertly chauffeured me to the appointment and helped me to listen intently as the doctor talked. Then, she bought my lunch afterward! What a great date!

Now, about the appointment -
Really, I didn't learn much new information. My blood test results revealed a large Vitamin D deficiency, which is pretty common in breast cancer patients. I'm already on a huge supplement to meet this need, so this was not reason for action. Other than that, our main conversation revolved around the fact that I don't sleep at night. I mean, I doze for an hour or so at a time, but I wake up very frequently with night sweats. He did provide some remedies for this problem, so please pray that they work very well. A sleep-deprived body cannot effectively heal. He said that I look great, and that he would like me to keep doing what I'm doing to get me through what I have to get through (chemo and radiation). For me, this means a continuation of numerous supplements and regimens. And, I'm happy to do this because I mostly feel great. After radiation and chemo, we will take aggressive action to rebuild my immune system.

So, good news all around! Beautiful day. Beautiful health. Beautiful food. All because of a beautiful God.

Love you all, each one. Good night!

11 comments:

k_stin said...

Hooray!

Anonymous said...

Praise God.

Marla said...

I am so glad your appointment went good. And I too am excited about the nice weather. It's supposed to be in the 60's here tomorrow. Amazing.

Anonymous said...

So good to hear that you are looking well and continuing as is. You know as you inspire we have to act. You have so completely changed your way of eating to fine tune your body that I have finally said, yes Lord, and am eating as I should to try to lose weight-which I would gladly give to you if that were possible. But I digress. Thank you for being so open and honest about what you are experiencing. I only pray that I can be as dedicated to working to improve this temple of the Lord. May the Lord bless you as you give of yourself to your loving class tomorrow.

Kathryn said...

YAY! Praise God for a beautiful day!

Whitney said...

You are getting verrrry verrrrry sleepy. Your eyes are getting heavy....your drifting into sleepy town....you are...(I'm hypnotizing you to sleep. Did it work?)

Julie-CA said...

I'm happy to read about your beautiful day and I'm thankful to our beautiful God for all the many ways He is showing Himself faithful in your life. I sure hope you sleep great tonight and that the sun will greet you ever-so-warmly again tomorrow. :)

Erin said...

Not sleeping is one of the worst feelings. Even if all other systems are functioning, lack of sleep gets in the way of feeling whole. Praying for REST for you tonight!

Alabamamom said...

So thankful to hear that all went well.Will be praying that the supplements work so you can get restful sleep.

Anonymous said...

i'm praying for you

Little Lovables said...

I just found your blog, so sorry you are going through this, but it sounds like you have an excellent outlook and have great drs. I hope all will be well with you!