Dec 31, 2010

Today is the last day of 2010 and all I have to say is GOOD RIDDENS! This year has been a tough one but I made it. I can feel 2011 will be MUCH BETTER! I am already making plans for my thrift shop.... since I will be on disability for several months I will take advantage of it and learn everything I can about the biz. This "pain in the ass" is my wake up call. I am no spring chicken and even though I take good care of myself there is no guarantee of that I will not get sick.

Great news today though... I met my liver surgeon.... also known as a "God" by his staff... patients fly cross country to see him... how lucky am I to get him!!!! Monday he lops off 10% of my liver... luckily the lesion is on the end and easy to remove... then its killing off the "C" in my rectum with chemo. My doc said the liver was the bigger concern... who knew? I am such a lucky girl... when I came to emergency last Sunday, my blood count was 40% of what it should be and I was still walking around and my vitals looked normal... if they didn't look at my blood I would have been dead by Tuesday. My guardian angel was really looking out for me! I know it sounds cliche but I have been given a second chance and I will take advantage of it!

Since I will be in the hospital over the weekend and of course New Years Eve my family is out getting snacks and soft drinks for the staff and us to celebrate... we have a lot to celebrate and be thankful for. I want to thank everyone for praying for me... it definitely worked... James put me on his Facebook page and all his friends... some from around the world who sent good wishes including stories about relatives who beat cancer. I cannot tell you how inspiring and touched I am that so many care about me... one woman sent a note via the nurse's station (it was after hours) that she was thinking about me... I hadn't seen her for 20 years!

Happy New Year to you! and don't forget to laugh out loud! xo Inge

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