Friday, November 28, 2008

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Friday, November 21, 2008

November Labs

After school day, went to the cancer center to have labs done and my port flushed. My report I received about 5 minutes later is different from what I got during the past year. I do not understand it as well as the other ones. My white blood count is up to 3.4, Red blood count is 4.06, and my Hemoglobin is at 11.4. They are all low, but to be expected. They will be higher next month. They are close to the normal range.

The nurse asked me what they would be testing. I told her I had no idea, whatever my onc wanted. She said that she hadn't read my chart/orders yet. I go back again December 30.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


A couple of months ago, my dad saw this add for a job about doing hands on science at different schools for a certain organization. I sent off a letter of interest and my resume packet. They sent back to me an application and I forgot all about it. I received a phone call last Saturday about it. I was sent the application via email, filled it out and faxed it back Sunday afternoon. I had an interview for it this evening. Would work 20-35 school days total during the school year at different schools. Plus there is prep time and time to contact schools and selling the program to them and staying in touch with them. Each lesson lasts about 45 minutes. There could be about 6 a day and would be at the same school 2-3 days at a time. These would be booked in advance, so the other days, I would be free to sub. Sounds interesting, would be a stepping stone for what I want to do in about 10-15 years down the road. Will see. Because I am thinking of maybe moving for a teaching job, could be a hindrance for me. Also, because I do not like cold calling, could also be a hindrance for me. Will see. God's will be done. He will provide something for me full-time in his time, not in my time.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Texas, Here is Some Snow!

To all of my wonderful friends in TX here is what I woke up to! I can not stop smiling or praising God for the beauty outside of my house. I do have to drive in it today to work.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Dancin Snowflakes

I didn't go to church yesterday, and my ear and throat felt much better. Since I had called off from ushering the night before, I chose to end up staying home. They both bothered me a tiny bit, but nothing like the previous days.

I worked today. Wasn't a bad day. The coolest part was during lunch duty. It started to snow, which usually puts a smile on my face. At first it didn't look like it would stick to the ground, but then it started to come down pretty hard. The flakes seemed big to me/ Then it looked like they dancing. It was so cool to watch. The kids there were amazed as well. They are hoping for a snow day for tomorrow, but I don't think it will happen. 4-5 kids ended up outside without any coats on, and they were enjoying it. The birds were fun to watch. Seemed like the snow was confusing the birds. Looked like they were diving into the snow. The s now did let up, and by the time school got out, the snow was gone. I truly enjoyed the snow, and thanked our Father for it.

After school, I had an appointment with my family doc. He called me "waxy" for all of the wax that was in my ears. I do have a small ear infection. I was given a prescription and had it filled.

The snow came back late this afternoon, and soon I will be able to take pics of the snow. I so wished I had my phone with me this morning to take pics of the snow.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Not Feeling Well

It has been a month since I ended Interferon. The side effects lasted about three weeks. Off and on during that time, my throat would bother me, and my head felt like it was at the end of a cold. Earlier this week, my throat started to hurt again, this time, on the right side. Wednesday night, my right ear started to hurt. it has been three years, since I've had an earache. I am going to call and see about seeing my family doctor on Monday. Next Friday, I am having labs done and my port will be flushed. Yesterday, I'd thought about waiting until Friday and tell the nurses, but I've changed my mind.

About three weeks, I started ushering at church. I went ahead and called off for tomorrow. Here is the kicker, I don't look sick or really feel sick. Just that my throat and ear hurts. I haven't slept well the last three nights. Thinking about not going to church tomorrow.

Worked everyday this week. When I see my family doctor, will ask if I should call my onc and let him that I'm not feeling well. My counts will be slightly screwed when blood is drawn next Friday, since my body is fighting something. I have been praying about this.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Colors of Fall

Here are pics of many colors that make up autumn. Pictures are great, but it is a wonder to see it in person. Enjoy!

End of Treatment Party PIcs

These are the pics from my nurses to people who came to help me celebrate finishing up my treatment for Melanoma.