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.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Slowly and, we hope, surely ...

Well, I'd be lying if I were to say that it was a great week. After getting home Monday evening and a wonderful reunion with Judy, things took another turn for the worse when cramps and nausea made Judy's life damn miserable on Tuesday and Wednesday. She said that the pain was as bad as any since coming back from the hospital, and all I could do was just be there. We have no idea what was/still is wrong. On Wednesday she had an X-ray taken and blood work done: nada. Thankfully, Thursday the tide turned and she started to feel better, and today there were just occasional cramps and no vomiting. You need to understand that she didn't eat anything for the better part of a week, and I am worried about that, obviously. Coaxing her into trying a bite of water melon or the like is just not much fun when you know it's going to be brought back up in a retching fit of nausea.

This cancer thing is just not much fun anymore, and I think it is time to quit. I think, Judy concurs.

As you can see from the pic, times have changed a tiny bit. Today (Friday) Judy felt the best since I've come back from Canada. Susan and the girls came by, and the giggles were big during the Popsicle session. Later, Judy and I went to the mall and bought a few blouses and some pants for Judy to wear at work, reflecting the new physical realities. We walked back after Susan had dropped us off at Dillards. Judy was pleasantly tuckered afterward.

That's where we are right now. Let's hope that things continue to look up.



Cindi et al said...

Hi Folks,

Not much new to report from up here...just letting you know we're thinking of you!!!

Cindi,Rich,Dixi & Kodi

WayneLorane said...

Well, Damn!
I sure do wish they could figure out what's going on...but not nearly as much as you do I'm sure. Keep bugging them until they figure it out! I know you are sooooooo tired of this. On the other hand, that sure is a cute picture of you and the girls. It looks like 3 kids sitting there in those chairs. We love you, LoWayne

Judy and Doug said...

Hi Judy!!! Just wanted to let you know I'm thinking about you. Hope you're having a good week.

Love ya... Judy and Doug

Anonymous said...

Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Hoping you are having a better week this week.

Fred, Rose, Abby & Becca Phillips

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