Friday, January 8, 2010

New Appendix Cancer blog home

...please check out my new home and look for my appendix cancer blog.  I'm very excited to take it to another level.  It's still very new and I've only got the basics set up but great things are in store for it.  I plan to share appendix cancer articles along with things I have an interest in such as cooking, recipes, sailing, where to get great bargains and coupons that help you make great buys!

Thursday, December 31, 2009

A New Year...

Happy New Year...and I'm going into it with a little bit of anxiety.  So, the final decision about my cancer is to "watch and wait"  No scans or other tests until September 2010.  Am I making the right decision?  Who in the hell knows.

What I do know is I'm going to do my best to go on with living!  I will admit that it's really hard some days to not let the uncertainty creep in and mess with my head.  Maybe I might just have to settle with putting aside a few pity party days every now and then.  I don't care who you are or how strong you think you are...crap like this is bound to mess with your head.

My first project of the new year is to try a mostly vegetarian eating plan for 21 days.  I found it on the internet and I eat most of the foods anyway.  I will follow it loosely which means I will eat fish and chicken sometimes but I'm definitely cutting out red meat.  It's very hard on the liver and mine knows it when I have a steak!!! 

I was also very very lucky this year and received a Kindle for arrives today!!!  I'm going to try and read more than romance novels and try books I might otherwise not read.  It's funny but since the cancer diagnosis I feel this great need to know more about this world and other people. 

You know what...looking back on this year I don't feel so bad after all.  I still have a super husband, a cute dog, two crazy cats, wonderful friends and family, great job and for now my health.  Isn't that good betcha!!! 

So every once in awhile, if I post some god awful account of what I'm going through...remember it's just my pity party and it won't last long!

Peace out.

Monday, November 30, 2009

I did it...

I sent the note to my oncologist to contact the specialist.  Fingers and toes crossed that I'm on the "watch and wait" mode :)  If that's what they decide then I'm sure I will be getting scanned and poked again soon.  Don't get me wrong...if I have to have surgery and whatever I will do it.  I just want to make sure that I'm not getting sucked into an experimental procedure.  From what I've read the more surgery you have the more scar tissue you have and that's what this type of cancer loves.  I'm trying to starve this cancer if you know what I mean.  I'm pretty sure at some point they'll want to do a look see in there to make sure but I'll cross that bridge if and when I get to it.  No pic tonight with this post...I'm wiped out.

Peace out. mother in-law sent back a dvd set of Celine Dion in Las Vegas...just looked at it a bit but it's just fabulous.  Wasn't that sweet...the whole family (Canadian) knows how much I love Celine.  Daniel took me to my first Celine concert and I loved it.  She was great live and in color :)

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Catching Up...

I really need to declutter my "life box".  Ha Ha Ha  It seems that I start one thing and then another and except for work items I'm not really completing much.  What's up with that&^$%#%  It's very frustrating but I think I know what's going on.

For some reason I'm dragging my heels on getting the specialists information to my oncologist so they can have" the talk" about my diagnosis and the experimental surgery/chemo the specialist wants to do.  I'm just going to do it on Monday...that's right...on Monday.  To hold myself to it I'll even post back here on Monday that I've done it.

On December 7th I see my beloved primary physician who left the practice she was in almost a year ago and I couldn't find here...well I did and not a minute too soon.  She is the most one of the most caring physicians I have met in my 51 years.  I know I'm back in good hands now!  I also go to the dentist that same day for the first time since chemo just know how I love going there.

Daniel got back yesterday from a week by himself in Canada visiting family.  One of his cousins sent back candy...and lots of it for me...gotta luv that guy.  I'm going to have to hide that stuff :)  Anyway, he got some space after helping me out those 11 months on chemo.  And "helping me out" sounds so lame...he kept me alive is more like it.  I had a stomach/cold bug when he was gone and the first part caused day it was pretty bad.  It brought back the bad times and I hope never to go back there.  So fingers and toes crossed that won't happen...but I'll handle it again if it does.  For now it's gone and the candy is in....

I had a hard time deciding what picture could I use for this entry but here is the winner.  I took this photo myself and it's of my geraniums.  Winter is coming...I can feel it...and I want to hold on to this image just a bit longer.  It's also going to be part of a photoshop lesson soon! 

Peace out.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Pics from phone

Daisy...sporting her new life vest! I don't think she is thrilled with it. Wow...I can post anytime with this phone. What a trip. Peace out.

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I'm back in business...

Wow...have been not posting but haven't forgotten. I have finally gotten the sciatica under control so it's not painful to sit now.

This is my first post from my new iPhone...luv...luv...luv this phone!

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Friday, October 16, 2009

Wheatgrass and me

Many people who have explored the avenues of self-healing have heard about wheatgrass.  Wheatgrass juice is believed to benefit people in numerous ways: cleansing the lymph system, building the blood, restoring balance in the body, removing toxic metals from the cells, nourishing the liver and kidneys and restoring vitality.

Currently I’m buying mine frozen from the health food store.  It comes in individual pockets and I simply thaw two each morning and drink them down.  I just started back up since I had the hives so I’m not sure if this is working for me or not. 

I may want to explore growing the grass myself as it’s much less expensive.  Maybe I’ll just restart my juicing routine.  That involves regular veggies like celery, peppers, spinach etc.  I would get my “veggie bowl” ready the night before and juice each morning.  I’ll do some this weekend and post a pic for you.

Peace out.