Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Hello everyone! I wanted to tell you that I am doing very well, I had to keep the Imodium handy for awhile but most of that problem has past.
I am all finished my treatments and have about 1/2" of hair on my head!
Life has been very busy as we attended brother Brian's induction as District Governor for Rotary in Halliburton and spent three days in Greeley with Sean and his family to attend his youngest son Stephen's grade 8 graduation and his oldest son Charlie's grade 12 graduation.
We have been to Rama to see Stompin Tom and are going again tomorrow to see Julio Iglaces. Saturday is the Al Hudson Memorial Ball Tournament (proceeds go to Honduran children and Camp Northern Lights) and then we will have our twin grandsons Alexandre and Patrick age 11 for a few days and will deliver them back to their Mom on Thursday in Kingston where we will camp for a few days. In between I go to bed early and have a nap when I can! I am just thankful I can do it all.
I have a follow up appointment on August 2 and will update my Blog again after that.
A lot of my time has been taken up reading as well, and one of my friends is a new grandmother and I will be knitting something for her new granddaughter.
The heat also slows us down but we are lucky enough to have friends near by with a lovely inground pool who are generous enough to let us use it when ever we like.


clc said...

I am so glad to hear that you are doing well, Patricia!

Bernadette1 (Bernie) said...

Hi Pat, I was just checking to see how you are doing, and it seems that you are doing well. Thank the Lord for these wonderful favors he bestows on all of us. I am glad to hear that you got through everything alright, and of course, you will have periodic check-ups as time goes by, but I'm sure you'll be seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.

I just went to Boston last week for an ultra sound test of the thyroid, nothing showing and this has been going on for 15 years so I think my endocrinologist is finally satisfied. Also had my carotid arteries done at the same time and all clear.

My DH also had his carotid arteries tested and one side perfectly clean and the other side very little, so now after a few years of these tests, the specialist told us that our son that had to have a quadruple by pass when he was just 51 years old, well, it didn't come from either of us, so we both feel it was stress from the job. (Police dept--not as easy as some people think). He was 54 this summer, and we just passed our 55th anniversary, so things seem to be going along well for the moment.

As far as RAKS, I think one of the girls did One Month at a time to fill in for you if you ever do decide to come back, and the Sketch Challenge was idle for the month of July, but RAKS is sort of having a changeover and Barbara has mentioned letting some challenges go and possibly find or start a few new ones. We'll see what happens. I still do the calendar, which nobody cares about anyway, and the journaling challenge but I put a note that I was not going to do one for Aug. I didn't ask anybody about it, I just announced it.

Well Pat, sorry I didn't get here before this--I notice that you have an appointment on Aug. 2 and that is my DH's birthday--as a matter of fact, we have a lot of August birthdays. I will send prayers your way for a good report, and just keep thinking positive. You have certainly been put through the mill, and now it's time for a breath of fresh air.