Yesterday was my beautiful mother’s 50th birthday! I’m sure many of you are surprised that she is 50 years old because she doesn’t look 50 at all! I can only hope and pray that I look as good as she does at 50! Oh, and that she doesn’t kill me for letting the whole world know that she is 50! 🙂 We have been celebrating her birthday since last Friday when her twin sister and friends arrived from Missouri. They had a fun-filled weekend of shopping, eating sweets, and reminiscing! Yesterday on her actual birthday, we went out to the golf course in the morning, laid by the pool in the afternoon, and then Dad and Caroline took her shopping and out to dinner in OKC. The celebrating isn’t over yet! Her wonderful co-workers decorated her office and made her a cake today and then we are having dinner with the neighbors for her birthday next week. She deserves every single bit of it because she is the greatest mom that anyone could ask for! She is not only my mom but my best friend as well! 🙂 Here’s to 50 more years, mom!
It’s hard to believe that I only have a little over a week left until my last chemotherapy treatment. I had a full list of questions for my doctor last round. Some of the answers I received include that I can’t eat raw fruits and veggies until August, I have to stay on antibiotics for another month, and may not be able to get my port out until September after my next PET scan. One major plus from my last chemo is that I didn’t get sick!! We noticed in my doctor’s appt that for some strange reason I hadn’t been getting one of my anti-nausea medications in my IV before chemo since February. Well that is fixed now and seemed to help a great deal! I still haven’t had much energy and have to be careful being out in the heat but other than that I’m doing pretty well.
Nanny and I went to pick peaches this morning with our wonderful neighbor Terry! Although I couldn’t actually pick them myself, I supervised and we got a lot of good peaches! Nanny is actually peeling them all right now so we can freeze them and have some wonderful treats later! I’m so excited! I have been trying to do as much as possible with Nanny since she will be going home soon. I don’t know how I’m going to let her go! 😦 I told her last night that she could only go home if she promised to come back soon!
I don’t think we have much planned for the rest of the week and the weekend. I am looking forward to spending some time with Will and his daughter Ashlei on my “good” weekend before my last round of chemo! My last chemo is July 5 so at least I will get to enjoy the 4th with friends and family! God is so good! Last night, Nanny and I watched the movie “Soul Surfer.” If you haven’t seen it, you should definitely go rent it! I had already seen the movie once before but could relate much more now than I did then. The young girl in the movie loses her arm and starts questioning how this could be part of God’s plan for her life. Well one thing the movie does a good job of is showing that God has a plan for all of us, even if that plan is sometimes hard to understand. He allows us to go through things so that we and others may draw closer to Him. I love that I can always count on Him and I know my life will be a lot better because of this trial. Thanks for all your prayers! ONE MORE!!