Here are couple of random pictures of my humanitarian trip to Peru. (I hate posting without a picture) Kris kissing a llama for good-luck!
Working at a village school in Matinga, Peru. the school shared one box of crayons. We painted and cleaned, brought needed school supplies and made many new friends.
My posts have become fewer and farther in between. I am finding that on the “good days” I don’t make the time to write. I am too busy running around trying to get as much done as I can, and enjoy feeling good as much as I can. On the “bad days” which unfortunately come too often, it takes far too much energy to put down my thoughts on paper–er computer.
So in a gallant effort to actually post something I have decided to forgo writing down the actual posts that have been rolling around in my mind and just give you a clever title which I may or may not expand on in the future–Hey I make no major commitments while on this “roller coaster.”
So here goes..
July 4, 2010 “Long naps,…. Short walks in the woods,…….. A weekend with my family in Star Valley, Wyoming——Priceless!”
July 6, 2010 “Living with the Man of my Dreams” celebrating Twenty-six adventure filled years with my amazing husband.
July 15, 2010 “I have an eight-track mind without a rewind” My steroid-chemo induced mind games and the people who play them.
July 18, 2010 “My Three Sons” the adventures of a Myeloma-Mom and a Micro-Managing dad trying to keep it all together from a 12, 15, and 18 year old boy’s perspective. Trust me this would be a short post.
Just imagine how great these posts would be. You laughed….You cried…. and you were inspired by my every word. Wow I feel a lot better now. How about you?
And now to erase all non-posting guilt, Here is the low down on what’s been happening on my myeloma mountain climbing adventures.
I am in the middle of the 11th cycle Six weeks to go!!! If I can stand it. It is not getting any easier that’s for sure. I started out last week feeling pretty good, but developed a bad cough and chest congestion by Wednesday. I spent three hours at Utah Valley Hospital getting checked out by Dr. Riches NP. After a blood test, oxygen level test, and a chest x-ray to rule out pneumonia, She decided that I had the beginnings of bronchitis. I was giving a high power, high dose antibiotic, my old friend Levaquin and sent on my way. She told me it was good I went in when I did because I need to stay healthy enough to receive chemo on Monday. (Is there something wrong with this picture?…I need to stay well so I can take a nasty poison that will make me sick) Oh well whatever it takes to get through this.
I continued to drain of energy but my cough has been getting better. By Saturday I was completely down, could barely get out of bed. I slept most of the day. Thanks to my husband for taking care of me and the kids. And then this “roller coaster” of a life changed directions and Sunday morning I felt much better. I was able to go to church and spent a great day with my family.
Everyday is an adventure one filled with highs and lows. My family and My Heavenly Father keeping me going and I am truly blessed by both.