Minimalist Christmas


Oh, I am LOVING what will be the most minimalist Christmas tree we have ever had! No digging out the usual ornaments. This year, instead of digging, we bought new fairy lights and silver ball ornaments! It is a different type of tree for a very different Christmas! LOVIN’ IT! ❤️🧚

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Getting a little better, but sleepy


I am feeling better, but all I have done since coming home is sleep!

Stomach shots for the blood clots is NOT fun, but I am so happy to be home!

Next week, I have another chemo embolism procedure on the left lobe of my liver, then we will start working on the right lobe. It is gonna be a rough couple of months, but I am expecting good things! #GODISGOOD

I have been quarantining for a couple of years now, so, once again, I didn’t not go to family gatherings for Thanksgiving, but I have had some AMAZING food sent my way. Considering what I have had at the hospital, I am LOVING every bite of home cooking!

Pepper is so happy that I am home. Y’all would not BELIEVE the singing and dancing that has been going on around here this week!

Hope y’all had a special Thanksgiving holiday!

Here we go again…


I am hooked up to everything! I am having a few chest pains that started up last night. All of the heart tests so far have been good, but I will be having a stress test on Monday.

Another piece of news: I have a blood clot in my arm and a large one in my leg — the right leg that always has everything happen to it.

I have never had a clot in my arm, but I have had the deep vein thrombosis (DVT) two other times. It is one of the weird side effects of chemo. So very few have this side effect, but as my oncologist says, if there is an obscure, weird side effect to any of this, I will have it!🙄

#GODISGOOD I am where I need to be to find this out. That makes a big difference. I am so glad I found out here, instead of back home. God knows!

Some good news: I do not have pulmonary embolism, and all of my heart scans so far (EKG, PTINR & CT) have been perfect. AND there is no bacteria growing in my blood.

And if I don’t get to see Pepper soon, he may forget how to sing and dance. I may not like his musical tastes, but we can’t have THAT!

In Tupelo


I’m in Tupelo in an infectious disease quarantined area. So I’m not actively infected, but my white cells are so low that the chances of getting infected are extremely high. And I am safer here they just explained. ?

They seemed to have fixed the too thin blood problem in West Point with a Vitamin K infusion.

Dr. Hill (my oncologist) just came in. He is going to look at my blood counts from last night’s blood transfusion. There is some type of antibiotics they can give to stimulate my white blood cells. And we are going to work on that today. He said he would have me outta here by Thanksgiving?

I travelled here by bumpy ambulance from NMMC-West Point yesterday about 3:30 p.m. I had a four hour antibiotics before heading north, then more antibiotics when I got here.

At about 12:30 a.m., after more prep antibiotics, I had a blood transfusion because my white cells are low.

We are trying to uncover the source of infection. Hopefully we will have some more answers today. Maybe. I am just going with the flow.

I am looking forward to my poking and poking “vacation” in Tupelo. And Pepper and I have video call, so I don’t have to “vacation” without all of the singing and dancing. Don’t tell him I miss the Her Haw singing and dancing….

But I am getting a LOT of complements on my long eyelashes! Yay! All I can say is that my chemo has the opposite effect on me — instead of losing hair and losing weight right now, I am growing hair and gaining weight! So crazy!