Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Chemo number two is done. Hopefully it will be easier this time since she reduces it by 25%.  Now it's jammies and rest. Thanks y'all for being there for me. It's lovely. 


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

This is my wig. It's by Raquel Welch and it's very comfortable. Not itchy at all. 

Tomorrow is my second dose of poison. I mean chemo. Hopefully it will be easier than the first one. 

I've had a lovely week and felt good so I'm ready to carry on...


Thursday, April 20, 2017

About half my hair has come out now. It just is thinner and I was still able to style it and play canasta today. Tomorrow I go get my wig and will lose much more hair by then I'm sure. If I run a hairbrush through it it's full of hair each stroke. It doesn't hurt and I'm sure it will come back after I finish everything. Wednesday is my next chemo treatment. It's all good. I shall be fine and become strong again. I promise.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Dinner with TCD was lovely. Sorry I took this after we finished eating and I had no lipstick on.  Anyway I had a fabulous evening!


Friday, April 14, 2017

 I had a visit with Dr Wacks today and here's what he said…

There comes a time when your doctor must tell you to just shut up and do what I say.   This is that time. Just take the treatment.

Still not sure what I'm going to do but I do feel much better right now and I may go ahead with it. As always, I will tell you when I know.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Chemo update:  I had an oncology appointment today and I am considering dropping further chemo. I am weighing the chances of recurrence with both options. I hate to be such a woosy but it was seriously the worst week of my life. The numbers take me from a 16% chance of it coming back to 9% with more chemo. Big decision. If any if you have any knowledge or input I welcome your thoughts. 


Monday, April 10, 2017

Day 6:  I seemed to have lost a few days. Sort of slept, moaned, and generally had some "ookie" days. That's the only word I can think of to describe them. Today I may be a tiny bit better. Not sure yet but hope so...

Friday, April 7, 2017

Day 3:  needed Imodium and anti nausea meds. Lethargic and lazy. 

For those that asked this was my first ever chemo. Before I had radiation. 

Must lay down. 


Thursday, April 6, 2017

Day 2...  not bad. Meds kept nausea away and just lazy is all I can really say. Of course tomorrow is supposed to be the start of feeling weak and puny. We shall see. 

So far so good. It took six hours to get all the life saving poison in my vein but I tolerated it okay. There are lots of pills to take after and I made a chart so I don't forget. Slept great and woke at 4:00 am. Thanks for all the encouragement. It really means the world to me. 


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

And it begins... the poison dripping into my body that will hopefully give me a long life. 


Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Sorry for not posting more often  I think I am having a bit of depression.  I still can't get in the pool and it's so beautiful out.  My final visit with the surgeon (I hope) is this afternoon and then tomorrow starts the chemo.

I'm having taxotere and cytosin (not sure if either of them are spelled right).  I have six rounds scheduled, one every three weeks.  I don't have a port yet because of everything else going on but should have it before the next one.

So just when you think you have it bad you have a call that lets you know you don't, that yours isn't bad at all.  My therapist called to cancel yesterday because his son died over the weekend.  That put it all in perspective for me.

Hope your day is great,  I'm going to make mine be one way or another!


Friday, March 24, 2017

Omg slept until 10:30!  My bed is soooo great. Clean fed (thanks mayor of the pool and his bride for the amazing grilled chicken!) and rested. Publix delivered my groceries. 

Now time for visiting nurse and therapist to come. 

It's all good in my world. Hope yours is too!


Thursday, March 23, 2017

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

I am still in the freaking hospital and still have a drain. Don't know any more than that really. Except that I can't go home until it stops draining. Buggers. 

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Well rats. I'm back in the hospital and had more surgery last night. It started leaking again so they had to cut it partly open and put in a drain. Buggers. Looks like probably three days here and then home now. But I'm comfortable and safe and still doing therapy. 


Thursday, March 16, 2017

Three weeks past surgery and I'm going home Saturday. All is as expected. Therapy is really intense but I'm keeping up. I can walk with a cane now but not without yet. 

I'll talk about the chemo soon. 


Thursday, March 9, 2017

And she's the bingo champion of the west wing!  

I started walking with s cane today for a bit. That's progress. Two weeks ago today was the surgery. I feel good but am still limited in the movements I can do. 

Be well y'all. 


Saturday, March 4, 2017


My surgeon was here today and I'm doing great!  Then he played the piano for an hour. Great guy!

Then some of my Mahjong gals came and brought me orchids. 

I had a visit from the duck too. 

Oh, and I was in bed with a guy. I suppose you want an explanation so it happened in therapy. All the beds were occupied so I had to share the big one. He said he'd keep his hands to himself and he did. Oh, and did I mention he was about a hundred?  Never dull in my world!


Thursday, March 2, 2017

Bingo!  I won $1.75!  Well plus I did 80 minutes of PT and Occupational Therapy too but that wasn't as much fun. 

Seriously I'm doing very good and not hurting too bad so it's all good. The down side is the chemo that's next but I've got that handled too. 

Have a great day y'all!


Monday, February 27, 2017

Physical Therapy is going good. I am definitely getting stronger and can do quite a lot but there are lots of things I'm not allowed to do yet. Some things are habits and really hard to remember like crossing your ankles in bed. They told me it could cause the hip to come out of joint during the first three months and we sure don't want that!  

So it's all good here. Hope it is in your world too!


Sunday, February 26, 2017

I have been moved to rehab. It's very nice. I'm able to walk pretty good with a walker. Getting better every day!


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

I don't know about you but I think this guy, General McMasters is about the sexiest guy I've seen in a long time!  Hope he does a great job so he's around s long time!


Thursday, February 16, 2017

To update on the surgery, the left hip is being replaced next Thursday and I will now be in the hospital a few days they say and then a few weeks in rehab.  Whatever they tell me to do I shall.  I want to get back to my life as soon as possible.  

I had a date the other night, it was okay, not great.  Lots of baggage and I don't think I'm ready to take on anything like that but he was nice enough.  I am having dinner with TCD one night soon too.  That's it for my love life, hope yours is better than that! lol

Have a great day y'all.  Do something nice for someone.  Try not to get too political, it'll only make you nuts and what will it gain you?

Thursday, February 9, 2017

The appointment with the orthopedic doctor did not go as planned. He said my hips (as in both of them) must be replaced. The first one is in two weeks. The second approximately three months later. The shot I thought I was going to get would only delay the inevitable so I'm going to listen to him. He's widely known as an excellent surgeon. Plus I know Dr. Wacks would never steer me wrong. 

So it's not as bad as I thought. The surgery is about an hour and fine with a spinal and home that day or the next. I can go to a rehab if I want and insurance would pay for it so I'll decide that soon. 

Maybe one day soon I'll blog with some good news!  

It'll all be fine soon and I'll be back to Missbeehavin' again..,


Monday, February 6, 2017

It seems the only one having any fun around here is Mini Bee. I think she must have gotten out last night and she wasn't feeling great today. Bless her heart...


Tuesday, January 31, 2017


So I had my hip X-ray and the pain is arthritis so I had to make an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon to see about getting a cortisone shot in the hip. If it works it could be good for six months to a year. I'm really having trouble walking and I'm hopeful it will help me. Getting old is a total drag. Doctor appointments have become my social life now. Blech. 

Hope your day is better than that!


Friday, January 27, 2017

I'm continuing to heal and feeling pretty good. The only thing that hurts from the surgery is the armpit where they took nodes to test. I'm still having the issue with my legs, especially the left hip but I'm working on that too. 

I should be on the Piano Bar cruise now and look at their photos on Facebook every day. Seems they are having a great time. 

I am bored and ready for a project. I'm doing cooking stuff as I am stil on the modified Ketogenic diet. Remember carbs feed cancer!  

Be well y'all!


Sunday, January 22, 2017

I'm being treated very well indeed. I can't drive until after my appointment on Wednesday so I have a helper. Above and beyond...


Thursday, January 19, 2017

Update:  it all went very well. Margins clean and node negative so great success!  Now sleep and food!


Friday, January 13, 2017


There's not much better than a BFF foot massage. 

So the MRI was today and yesterday the clip was inserted so I'm ready to go on Wednesday.  It will be great to have it behind me and get on with life. 

Have a great weekend!


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

So I have great news. First the surgery is next Wednesday and there will be radiation in the operating room and then I go home and I'm done. It does seem to be the old cancer come back but it's not the "sticky" kind which is good. No answer yet about chemo but whatever comes my way will be fine. 

Hope your day went as good as mine!


Friday, January 6, 2017


This is the recipe you asked me to share but I cut way back on the sweetener. 1/4 C Truvia is what I used. I'd suggest tasting it before you add the eggs and if it's sweet enough you're good to go. 

So yesterday I met with my surgeon and I liked her very much. She, like the radiologist, believe they can save the breast so we are trying for that outcome!


Tuesday, January 3, 2017

So I told you I'm on this modified ketogenic diet, at least I think I did. The premise is that sugar (carbs) feed cancer so we are trying to starve it. I am limited to 25 or less a day. This baby is 3.5!  Cheesecake with no crust is odd but it was easy to make and I have seven more slices in the freezer for when I want something sweet. It was really pretty good. If you have been eating regular stuff all the time you might not like it but if you have been limiting carbs it's wonderful.