We are in Tupelo at North Mississippi Medical Center…WAITING!

There was some problem with scheduling. I knew Dr. Howard was going to fit me in to his surgery schedule, but now, it will be interesting! They are going to get me ready to have my chemo embolism procedure around noon. We are attacking the left lobe, and I am SO READY!!!!

#GODISGOOD and this amazing procedure is saving my life! This is a liver tumor KILLER! And what a #blessing that is!

I am disappointed about the scheduling situation, but what can a girl do!?! No singing and dancing today. Waiting drains the life out of you! Or at least it drains the Sissons! Pepper is pretty sassy this morning, though! ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚

‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ ๐Ÿฅถ

It’s cold in Mississippi — I realize my friends in more northern states would laugh their heads off at our definition of cold, but I’m cold! ๐Ÿฅถ

This is one of my FAVORITE soups! I could eat this year-round, but it is particularly wonderful in the winter.โ„๏ธ


*1 jar of tomatoes (my mom cans fresh tomatoes from the garden each summer and I receive all of the benefits โ€“ for this recipe, I use one jar.)

*1 small package of ground round, browned and the grease drained

*1 pint frozen fresh lima beans (butterbeans โ€“ again my mom freezes fresh limas in the summer)

*1 pint frozen fresh corn

*1 Tablespoon sugar (optional)

When my mom makes this, she adds a lot of extras, like okra and hot sauce. She likes it spicy. I like it a little more plain. I brown the ground round hamburger meat in a cast iron skillet and drain any excess grease. On top of the cooked hamburger meat, I pour in the tomatoes and limas and let them cook on the stove for about 20 minutes. The limas should be defrosted and cooked by this point. Usually, I add a little sugar to take away the tartness of the tomatoes. Then I add the frozen corn kernels and cook an additional 10 minutes on the stove.

It is a quick and easy – reasonably healthy – meal. It is also GREAT with a few grilled cheese sandwiches if you are so inclined!

Enjoy and stay warm!

Tuesday Tip: Staying hydrated

And, I’m back again today! I know this is making me better, but it is a good day to snuggle under the covers! BTW, hear is my #TUESDAYTIP : Of you know you are going to have to give blood at a doctor’s visit, be sure to load up on the H2O the day before and leading up to the appointment. The water makes you more hydrated and that plumps up your veins. I have tiny veins that are hard to find. Drinking water saved me from a lot of digging!๐Ÿ˜ซ I hate that!

Going crazy?๐Ÿ˜œ

#Chemo day! No new meds, just not taking that one I was having a reaction to, so a shorter day on #ChemoMonday! So, some good news!  We go Thursday to to a variety of tests and talk more about #chemoembolisms. Two more #chemoembos to go! This should kill those #tumors! I am so ready to get that going! We both deeply appreciate all of y’all’s prayers. I means more to us than you will ever know! Much love! #Godisgood

And when he is not sleeping in the chemo room with me, Pepper is still singing and dancing! Lord help us all! I thought now that #HeeHaw is off the air, the singing would slow down, but he proves to me daily that he doesn’t need that inspiration! ๐Ÿ˜œ Remind me again of the signs that you might be going crazy?

#ihatecancer, #ihatecancer๐Ÿ’”, #cancer, #cancercare