It’s just going to take a little time


Now that the nose is fixed (but still a bit sore to the touch!), I am working on all the other repercussions from the Battle of the Spider from last month. #ALLSPIDERSMUSTDIE Pepper is still keeping watch over me while I shower. My new rule is the Suzanne Sugarbaker rule, “I think the man should have to kill the bug!” Thank you Wanda Garner for reminding me!

The non-emergency room issues after “the horrendous crash” were my shoulder and my jaw. The jaw is not broken (praise the Lord!!) but my teeth are not just right. The dentist said my they should get back aligned in a few months and it will feel much better over time.  “If not, come back to see us!!!”

But it is physical therapy for the shoulder that’s the killer! Cried two days this week. I am not that kind of girl. It was TOUGH! But it was a little better today! My advice: Let the men kill the spiders! It’s not worth it!

On another note, my oncologist said we are going to hang out for about three months and see if the tumor markers continue to decrease on the one tumor that could not be burned during microwave ablation. He said if the numbers continue to go down, that is a good sign. Dr. Hill said we will make new treatment plan after the results for tests after the three-month period. As all cancer patients know, it is always as a “hurry up, and wait” situation. Pepper and I think we received good news, so that’s what we are going with!

It hasn’t taken long for Pepper to start singing and dancing again. I am sleeping in the recliner, at first for the nose surgery and now for the shoulder pain. He will come in and stand in front of the television (in all stages of dress) and sing to his heart’s content! Usually just one song (praise the Lord) but I have found the picking the phone up to make a video of him singing gets him on the move! He DOSEN’T want a photo taken while he is acting and singing! Too funny!

 

The Miracle Worker


It is one of the most inspiring stories of all time, and this weekend, residents will have the opportunity to see it live on stage.
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Hoping for a cute nose


So after last week’s horendous crash, (the spider in the shower, and we both hit the toilet) the swelling has gone down enough for the ENT to say he needs to set my nose and fix the deviated septum. A broken nose ain’t pretty! 
Oddly enough, it wasn’t as black and blue as you would think, and it didn’t hurt like I imagined it would. When we realized my eye socket wasn’t broken and would not have to have emergency surgery, we started laughing. Two years of cancer treatments and a blood clot that will not go away, I have not been to the emergency room  (praise the Lord). One huge spider, and WHAM! I am in the emergency room.  It’s a little funny. We were feeling a little hysterical about it! I don’t think the emergency room crew knew quite what to do with us when we started laughing!

That may all change tomorrow,  but I still say I am #incrediblyblessed!  Bleeding out of the nose was HUGE for Pepper Sisson.  This sweet man has stood outside the shower every night, helping me get in and out–ready to kill any spiders that might be on the attack. Not dancing, but so precious! #GODISGOOD

Maybe after my procedure in the morning,  someone will get back to keeping my spirits up. I’m afraid I scared the Hee Haw out of him this week. Maybe a good dose of Buck and Roy will fix him up!

It was a big spider…



Well, as I am rinsing my hair in the shower last night, I see the largest brown house spider IN THE WORLD on the far edge of the tub surround.

I freeked out a little, but calmly turned off the water and opened the shower curtain to get tissue to get rid of the spider. I didn’t get a good grasp on him at first, but I smashed it back on to the wall to kill it.

Something happened while smashing the spider, and I fell out of the shower. I lost my footing and landed face first onto the toilet then onto the floor.

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#MONDAYMISSIONS Backpacks for needy students


Every student needs one.

Backpacks not only help students of all ages carry their books and supplies around, but also helps protect a students belongings. 

The Love Bags Project in Webster County Schools needs about 80 backpacks for needy children through the district. School supplies  are also needed, but school officials said their biggest need is backpacks for all age groups.

Help us TODAY by donating a backpack and dropping it by the office of First Baptist Church of Eupora. Any backpacks or school supplies you can donate would be GREATLY appreciated!  Thank you for all you do to help others.

Well, that has been hard…


I will start by saying that it has been a rough two weeks, but I have been #incrediblyblessed.

Microwave ablasion is no picnic. By the time the meds from the procedure wore off, I was home to begin a week of pain, nausea and vomitting. Slowly, meds started to kick it, but I couldn’t sleep and everything tasted funny. Vomitting is not my favorite way to lose weight and by Wednesday I was feeling a little wild! But it was Wednesday that I started answering the “how are you” questions with “it has been 6 hours since I vomitted,” “it has been a day” or “2 days.” I have been so blessed because this has been my worse week with cancer. In the two years I have been dealing with this, I have only had a few days this extreme–that’s not too bad (I can say that now that the vomiting has stopped!)

Bless all of those who deal with horrible side effects day in and day out. They truly need help and support. I am so blessed to have a singing dancing husband who will go buy and cook Campbell’s Homestead Chicken Noodle soup while singing a song by Buck Owens. He has made so many runs to the Sonic for Cherry slushes and ice.He is wonderful. 

It is odd, I can not drink sodas (still) and I am a little weird about desserts. I have a metallic taste sometimes. And just like with chemo, my eyesight has been different. Until it straightens out, I have new glasses. If it is not one thing….

But what a blessing! #GODISSOGOOD! This rough week (or two) is coming to an end and things are improving. I have only had a few bad days, which is wonderful. And the husband has been AMAZING, despite the singing and dancing! Lord help us!

So many have asked and said maybe they missed an update on social media. But I said I couldn’t post an update until I could have a sense of humor about it all. Maybe we are starting to laugh a little around here…now that the pain meds are working!