I visited Dr. Beck, a woman, who is fillling in for Dr. Rich. We talked about kids and cancer, and how they are feeling. Life becomes more fragile–even for them. The Zometa went well today. My veins have been hard to get into lately because they are thick and I’m told they “Spaz” a little when nurses try to set the needle. Today’s went very well, and my arm doesn’t even hurt! Often the needle hurts the whole time it’s in there and then for days after as well.
The scans were good of chest and abdomen. The cancer is stable, so the Tarceva becomes maintenance medicine. I filled a minocycline perscription for the Tarceva rash. Then I came home and cleaned up in the backyard for about 1 1/2 hours. It felt good to be outside and the yard looks much better. Spring time is coming!!
Our roof is over 30 years old and needs to be replaced. The last few years, I’ve crawled onto the roof to replace shingles that blew off in winter, but I think the time has come just to get a new roof. We are getting three estimates and will then decide on affordability.
I’m speaking in Stake Conference for the Saturday night adult session. I will speak on Strengthening Families through Adversity. I’ve spent hours working on the talk-sometimes in the middle of the night when steroids are keeping me awake. Kala is helping me synthesize everything and help it flow. I will be glad when it is over!
My sweet friend, Tifany in CA sent me a quote from Marjorie Hinckley that many of us have heard, but I love it. “We are all in this together. We need each other, Oh, how we need each other. Those of us who are old, need you who are young. And, hopefully, you who are young need some of us who are old. It is a sociological fact that women need women. We need deep and satisfying and loyal friendships with each other. These friendships are a necessary source of sustenance. ”
Thank you to all of you for being my true, valued, beloved friends. I do need you! –Melanie