Friday, May 16, 2008

round up


Sometimes with blogging a story gets started but never really followed up on. I know I'm guilty of this, and I find myself realizing it when I wonder how someone else's blog story ended up. For some reason, the last couple of weeks have tied up a few loose ends, so I thought I'd share. If I've forgotten something, let me know.


Last summer our friend Maggie was diagnosed with Stage3/4 ovarian cancer. In a show of support that can still bring tears to my eyes, the community rallied behind her and her family in a big way. This was just one example of a months long effort. Last week, she and her husband made the five hour car trip to the major cancer center she received all her treatments at. After multiple rounds of chemo and several surgeries, it was time to look at the results.


There's no cancer to be found.
She's obviously going to have to be hyper vigilant, but as we speak she's...drumroll, please... cancer free.


And making plans to go to nursing school.


My buddy Stacey, of the pulmonary embolisms, came home from the hospital after only being in for a day. She's still a little symptomatic, but is feeling okay and ready to figure out why in the world her body wants to keep forming blood clots. This is after her cardiac surgery (surgeries??) and other little roadblocks her body is throwing into her path. Getting older sucks.


And speaking of Stacey, here's how everything started with Maggie, and also a little more insight into my very forthright friend who tells it like it is even when you don't want to hear it.



My Mother's Day was actually very nice, thank you for asking. The boys brought me waffles and coffee in bed. Their dad supplied the waffles and some flowers and candles. I read the paper and ate my food and then took a nap before I went to work in the afternoon. It was a very sweet breakfast.



Thanks to Amy at Blog to the Bone, we now have a cell phone for the boys that works. Out of the goodness of her heart, she sent me a wonderful phone for the boys to trash. And there were Cow Pies in that package, too. Yummm.... Thanks again, Amy. Now how can I measure up to Cow Pies? Oh, wait...I know...


Speaking of Gifts from the Inbox, thanks to everyone who sent me recipes that were quick and easy. I really appreciate all of them and will be trying them out soon. I don't know why cooking has turned into such an issue lately, but it's nice to have some new options.


I haven't bitten my nails since my blog declaration that I was quitting. They don't look great, but they don't look like ass anymore, either. I may treat myself to a manicure after all. Just because.


Am I forgetting anything?

11 comments:

Kaycie said...

Treat yourself to that manicure . . . you deserve it!

Carolyn said...

You did great. Thanks for all the updates. I really was wondering about all this stuff. Especially the nails. Glad they don't look like ass.

Frances said...

thanks for the updates. I had been wondering about your friend. Glad you had a good Mother's Day. It is good for the boys to feel they did something for you. Even if your nails are a bit assy.
As long as you're sassy...

Maggie May said...

Thanks for all the updates. I shall have to do that!
What the hell are cow pies, though? Looks like a raw piece of flesh!!!!!!!! We don't have them over here I am sure.
Keep up the non nail biting, but I have to say, really long nails give me the creeps!

Flowerpot said...

Go for that manicure RC - or a massage. Or both! You will feel so much better afterwards...

laurie said...

if you're going to treat yourself, i say skip the manicure and go for something more fun.

girl with the mask said...

I am so pleased that your friend is cancer free. I'll think good thoughts for her!

Jo Beaufoix said...

That cowpie looks erm, yummy, hee hee. And I'm all caught up at last. So glad your friends are dong better. I can't believe it's so long since Maggie's diagnosis. Well done the boys on the Mother's Day waffles. Yay for all the cakes and goodies though I hope your tummy has recovered, and isn't it weird how we marry people like our dads??

Hugs RC, you're doing great. x

Akelamalu said...

Well what good news your updates contained! So glad to hear you had a nice Mother's day, must be because you're a nice mother! :)

Maggie May said...

I'm afraid I cribbed your idea on my post today. Hope you don't mind. I did give you some publicity about it though!

CrazyCath said...

Although I have no idea what you are talking about since I only started blogging in February, just wanted to say I'm glad everything is going ok for everyone. Especially you. And thanks for visiting mine all the time!