Today's Shout Outs:
Barbara Diane, Kathy W, Jenn E, Donna C, Donna McE (x2), Amy P, Rosanna B, Bill R
I thought I'd share with you all that I have received over 650 cards from all of you. Can you say
A M A Z I N G
Thanks SOOO much for all your support the other day. I knew if I came a calling you would know just what to say. It is a crazy thing how one day can be so different from the next and yesterday was much better than Tuesday and today appears to be going well so far.
I know I've said this before, but seriously, the consistency is the inconsistency in all of this. Today, I'm just dealing with lower intestinal issues. This unfortunately is a consistent pattern that I do have to cope with. After not eating for days it's a bit difficult on one's system to start eating again.
I also had to make a quick visit to the dentist as well. It's not so much the chemo that is wreaking havoc on my teeth gums but rather the way I've been unconsciously grinding and clenching my teeth. I am apparently treating them as "fence posts" and trying to rearrange my teeth myself. This is manifesting itself in more space around my roots to allow decay as well as bleeding gums, specifically around the front of my top front teeth. Don't ask me why there, but that is where all the bleeding is occurring. It has been disconcerting because it has been happening when I vomit and I didn't realize where the blood was coming from until now... just add it to the list.
But... here are some pictures of what today brought... only smiles and warm thoughts. Here are some cookies that were brought to me by Marsha Drain (one of many angels I know). She also brought bread but I missed taking a picture of that... that is Nate's hand :)
This is the empty laundry basket because Marsha took my laundry with her. I can't thank her enough for her kindness as well as to all of you who offered if you were close by. I have now officially met Marsha in real life which is a wonderful thing. The first time I "met" Marsha was through crafting and blogging about 7+ months ago. Amazing huh?
And finally, look at this beauty. This beautiful orchid greeted Marsha and me as she was getting ready to leave. It is from a lovely woman who is the grandmother of a friend of my oldest son. I have never met her in person (yet), but I know she reads my blog when she can and I want to simply say "thank you" isn't enough appreciation.
And finally, what also makes me happy is this. I created this card while Kevin's Mom was here and I dedicate it to you all of course!
(Image from Papertrey ink)
It takes time for you to take time for me and you deserve all the goodness that comes your way.
Until next time.