Saturday, February 28, 2009

What a Week you would like to forget

Monday, 2/23/09:
(AM) Debbie: Sinus Surgery. Not too bad, just a necessary evil, hopefully with a long-term benefit.

Tuesay, 2/23/09:
(AM) Debbie: Back to the doctor for check-up and "clean-out". The "clean-out" spray is SUPER nasty tasting.

(AM) Mom: Calls to say the results of her biopsy show that she has cancer in her breast. She has an appointment on Friday with her surgeon in Jackson that performed the biopsy.

(all-night) Debbie: became best friends with her toilet (nausea)

Debbie: ran fever, slept (noisily), couldn't breathe, voice very weak
Mom : Decisions to in touch with MD Anderson, transferred paperwork to MD Anderson

Friday, 2/27/09:
Debbie: more sinus clean out, more fever
Mom : Met with the Surgeon. Angela came from Illinois to go with her. The good news (if there is any such thing with this) is that it is stage 1 with no expected complications in treatment. The surgeon said he wants to do the surgery as soon as possible if he is the one to do it. She has decided to definitely go to MD Anderson for the second opionion and most likely will decide to get treated there.


I get one more week off from work then have to go back. I wish I had a few more weeks off so I could help if she is going to Houston, but the timing worked against us. Hopefully we will have some good posts mixed in with the unpleasant cancer posts. Hope everyone else is doing well....until next time....

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Sinus Surgery 2/23/09

5:00AM...the dreaded hour. Any AM hour for me is a dreaded hour! However, this particular hour is when I have to be downtown in the hospital for my sinus surgery. :-( I am hoping that I will breathe much better in the long run though, so it will be worth it! I'm hoping that IF I fall asleep that I don't oversleep. I plan on taking a shower around 3:30 so, I don't have much time left. Next post I'll let you know if it was worth it. With my low pain threshold, it may not be!!!

Hope everyone is doing well! Till next time.....

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Debbie "bit the dust" at the Barn

Facebook has been taking all my time these days and it is keeping me from updating this blog!!

We had such a beautiful day today that Kelly and I decided to go to the barn and ride our horse. Kelly did most of the riding and I decided to just get on and do a 'quick ride". Well, a quick ride is what it was all right!! When I got close to the jump I asked Truman to trot. He trotted for a few strides and the closer he got to the jump the faster he decided to go. He quickly moved into a full canter just before the first jump and since I knew I couldn't slow him down at that point I just held on for dear life. A few strides later we were "flying" over the second jump and I was still hanging on for dear life. A few MORE strides later he started making his turn to keep from running into the fence. Well he went right at his full canter speed and I went "RIGHT OFF!"

Luckily, nothing is broken, but I was sore instantly which was not a good sign. My "butt" hurts the worst - if anything else hurts it is over-powered by the butt pain. I have taken the strongest medicine we have in the house and yet the slightest movement is still excruciating. I knew I was too old to take up horseback riding!! I fought the horse and the horse won!! (which is usual!!)