Why the Redwood Forest slideshow?
Judy had always loved trees, and in 2008 we spent some time among the California Redwoods. Some of the ingredients in Judy's chemo cocktail were derived from trees (not Redwoods but Yews). We always knew that Judy loved the trees, and the trees got their chance to repay her affection.
Monday, February 15, 2010
(A slightly belated) Happy Valentine's Day!
I meant to write this several days ago but time, once again, slipped away. We hope that you had as nice of a Valentine's weekend as we did. On Saturday night, Wayne, Lorane, Judy, and I had a beautifully relaxed prime rib dinner at our friends' house. See for yourselves how beautiful it all looked.
On Sunday, Judy and I had a little more celebration going, and we exchanged a few gifts. Here I had been married to her for 20+ years and had just found out that she really, REALLY wanted one of those heart-shaped Russell Stover candy arrays. For once, I came through!
On the medical front, things were a little less great. After enduring chemo #15 last Tuesday Judy learned on Thursday that her CA-125 once again is on the rise. Major bummer after the good news following the last few rounds of chemo. We are at the end of this chemo cycle, and we will see how Dr. Phillips will adjust the treatment.
This week will be an exciting one: On Wednesday we will meet up in DFW with Judy's brother Mike and sis-in-law Candice—and then continue together to Paris! Mike and Candi have never been, and we love to play tour guides. Last year, when we took Emily for her graduation trip to Paris, Judy had physically a lousy time, so she is really looking forward to being able to enjoy this trip much more. I will try to update the blog in the next few days, from Paris.
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