There is so much going on right now! All in the same week we got a contract on our house, put a deposit down on a rental house, and Tyler had a minor surgery at Vanderbilt. ( He is doing just fine!) CRAZY WEEK! Pray for my sanity!
Tyler just had to have a circumcision revision. He had it done when he was born and (to put it lightly) it was less than perfect!! But he will be fine now once this heals. We just hate that he had to be put to sleep and all. Poor little guy. He was such a trooper!
As far as the house....we have to be out in 28 days!!! YIKES! But Shaun's company pays for a moving service that will pack us up and move us, but it is still stressful....becuase I still have to UNPACK! HA! But....we will be only like 20 mins from Shaun's new job and that will be a major stress relief for us. I will still be about 40 mins from our current place....for now. That is good.
Well....that was the quick run down!
The other day I was taking Anna Beth to the potty and she was sitting there a while so I asked her if she needed to poo poo. She said..." No mommy, I dont need to go poo poo. There is none there, and I can't get any at the store because it is in my bottom, so I will let you know when I have more, ok?" She totally cracks me up! What a three year old brain is thinking!!!
Maybe my mom and dad's pool tomorrow?
Then we are having group meeting at our house Sat. night
Church on Sunday........I'm sure I am forgetting something!
But my house is CLEAN! WOO HOO!
What r your plans?
is the word of the week for me. Starting last weekend Shaun and i left to go to Georgia to visit his grandad and his cousin, Beth, (the one I mentioned in my previous post who has cancer). We had a good visit and headed to Florida Sunday afternoon to stay a few days with Shaun's parents. Then yesterday we left the kids and headed to Orange Beach for some much needed R and R alone. It has been fab! We will head homeon Sunday afternoon. Shaun needed this break before he starts his new job on Monday. We have been just relaxing and eating good food and I have been reading Eclipse. It's getting good.......and YES all you Twilighters...I am very behind on getting the books read. But hey.....Im getting there, ok?
We heard a GREAT band tonight on the beach. They are called "Hightide Blues". They are a grassroots rock and roll band out of Alabama, and are about to hit it big in Nashville. They were really awesome. If you like that kind of thing you should visit their website where you can download a lot of their music for free....www.hightideblues.com. You will not be disappointed.....I am a true music lover and can be picky....these guys have it going on! You will not be disappointed.
This has just been a great week and when I get back I am so busy!!!! But thats what life is all about these days. I love every minute.......well....most of the time.
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Shaun's cousin, Beth Stuckey, has been diagnosed with Cancer. She is a christian wife and mother to 3 small children. My heart goes out to her for what she is about to face. Times like this make me realize how this mortal life is short and sometimes disappointing. It makes me remember how I need to keep my focus on heaven. Beth has such a great attitude! Below is her journal entry update, and a picture of Beth, her husband, and her father. The scond picture is her daughter (the brown hair pigtails) and one of her sons (in the white shirt) with some of their cousins. Sometimes it is nice to put a face to a name. Thank you everyone for lifting her up in your prayers.
Went to the oncologist yesterday. He said that so far they believe that I have a B-cell indolent (slow growing) follicular lymphoma in stage 3. He ordered more tests to confirm the diagnosis. Monday, I go to see a surgeon to schedule another biopsy. This time they plan to take an entire lymph node from my neck and also put in a port. He said the port is something that they will put under my skin and will snake into a major vein for treatments. On Tuesday, I will have a bone marrow biopsy at 9 am. On Wednesday, I will have a PET scan at 5 pm.
The doctor said that this is incurable but they can control it for many years. In more positive language, it means that they can put this cancer into remission and it can stay in remission for years but we have to keep watching it because it may very well come back around. Once you get lymphoma, it's yours to keep.
We go back to the oncologist ( Dr. Al-Hajj) in 3 weeks for test results and treatment plans which he is sure will include chemotherapy and maybe antibody therapy. The prognosis is very good and although "stage 3" sounds scary, the doctor assured us that even stage 4 lymphomas have a good prognosis.
Please keep praying for me and for my family. These next few months are going to be very difficult for us. But Lord willing, we will be through the hardest part by the end of 2009. Phillip and I have remained strong in our faith and in our resolve to do what is right. God allowed this to happen and who am I to question his infinite wisdom? Things that seem to be a curse can become blessings if we let God work through us. That is my determination - that I will not let this work for Satan but for God. And that I will try to show that attitude in all that I do and all that I think and all that I feel.
We appreciate and love each one of you. Beth