Chemo embolism #1


Well, there’s been a lot of dancing and singing going on at this house this week! The first chemo embolism treatment was last Friday and Pepper has been “cheering me up!” He has been hilarious actually. Now that most of the pain and nausea has passed and the week of staying “out of the public” is almost over, I am really enjoying Christmas movies and the recliner. But after a week of spending the week in my pjs, a girl could get used to all this spoiling!

#THANKSGIVING S.T.E.M. project – Wetu


The Wetu looks more like an Ewok hut from Star Wars, but it was part of a special project for the Webster-Montgomery County Homeschool Association. 

The Wetu was a hut used by Native Americans when pilgrims began to come to this land. The S.T.E.M. project required the children to break into three groups to build a Wetu out of different materials. One of the requirements was it had to hold up to the weight of 25 pennies. 

Taking down the Dollar General for #OCC


Lawd, I am sure the Dollar General employees are happy to see us leave tonight! #OperationChristmasChild boxes are done, but I am sure every toy gun, toy emergency vehicle and anything else that makes noise was activated and enjoyed by all involved. They are now used toys. Sorry, Dollar General! But we love #OCC and any toy isle! Can you say, #HERDINGCATS!

What doesn’t make you crazy…


So the physical therapy/chemotherapy combo weeks are crazy-making! The meds needed to get through pt make me like zombie, then chemo makes me sleepy! I am falling asleep everywhere in the afternoons!

Last week, my tumor markers were high, but has dropped 50 points as of yesterday. The one tumor near the entrance to the stomach has decreased a little bit, but there are five tumors in the other lobe of the liver–we knew about one, but now have four new ones. We are going to do chemo-embolism at the end of November and the end of December, taking one liver lobe at a time. I will still do regular chemo through March.

And to make things fun, my brother, Jeremy, has a torn ligament in his ankle and a boot. We look like we have been in a fight! We are finally in therapy together! Ha! (At Hometown Physical Therapy that is, but maybe we should consider the other–it has been a long year!!)

Pepper is running instead of dancing these days, but still singing. He is so determined to keep my spirits up!!! And so determined to sing Hee Haw songs! They were on the air for hundreds of years, apparently! Their songs are neverending! #GODISGOOD