Sunday, September 30, 2007

I am actually finished with the stack of paperwork I brought home with me this weekend. I can lounge the rest of the day! I have to run out and get something to eat, otherwise I will be on the couch for the evening. I'm feeling good, really good, no physical problems to lament. So, I need to motivate myself and join a gym. If I don't, I won't get into shape. I'll think about that tomorrow, tonight's meant for lounging.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

I wanted to write about what happened a year ago compared to today. I had received a chemotherapy treatment and the hiccups were there, but not much more and it didn't seem like the thing to do. Been busy working on the project, blazed through about 3/4 of the paperwork, tomorrow I'll finish up what I brought home. Nothing too exciting, a lot of typing. The days are nice yet, the nights cool, it isn't Summer anymore. I'll venture out tomorrow and view the world.

Friday, September 28, 2007

It's finally the weekend! I am still bringing work home with me, have loads to data enter, will keep me busy. As soon as this project is done, I will be able to lounge again. I'm going to try and get out for a while tomorrow and Sunday, but it all depends on how productive I am. Tonight I haven't done anything, Doug and I went out to eat and stopped for ice cream, and now I'm just watching TV. I'll be typing away in the morning.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

I just made it home when the rain started. A nice, intense thunderstorm. It poured. I brought more work home, been putting in two hours nightly. Going to take a break, forage for some food, then watch Survivor. I'm doing all right, just a little wrought from working so much. I'll rest some over the weekend. Shop too. Need clothes for Orlando, where I'll be heading the week of October 15th for work. Of course I'll have to get in a night at Disney!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Keeping busy with the project from work. I am getting burned out, need to take a night or two off and just lounge. I'm considering joining a gym and starting to get my body in shape. I'm also procrastinating about joining a gym because I do like to lounge.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Here comes the rain and the cooler weather. It's been so beautiful, kind of sorry to see it go. Busy working at home again, this project is so involved and so much yet to do. I'll have to watch TV while plunking away at the computer. I had a great weekend, have been feeling really good. Don't have any doctor appointments for a number of weeks, and no scheduled blood work. It's been a while.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Another beautiful weekend, going to spend sometime outdoors. Celebrating Jody's birthday with a camp out in her backyard! I am going to get to camp this year after all. Couldn't ask for better weather, looking forward to it. All set to go, now I just got to remember how to get to Jodys!

Friday, September 21, 2007

The Hematologist said the indications of reocurrent Hodgkins are not present. My blood counts are up to normal levels, platelets at 87 (getting closer to normal.) The lymphs in question appear to be normal also. There is no conclusive evidence to a relapse or any infection. His recommendation is monitoring and follow ups as scheduled with my Oncologist. Whatever has been suppressing my blood production is no longer present. While unable to identify exactly what the cause was, he is confident that I am on the way to recovery, all blood tests confirm this. (Audible sigh of relief). Thanks Tim and Julia for being with me!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

The fog rolled in and it got cooled down. What an interesting evening. Been slaving on a project for work, almost finished, another hour and I should be done, give or take my laziness. Taking a break and watching Survivor China. It hasn't disappointed. Neither did yesterday's premiere of America's Next Top Model. The show's back on, heading to the couch . . .

Tomorrow I have my follow up with the Hematologist.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

What a gorgeous night! I love this kind of weather, got my windows wide open. My PT/INR is at 4.5 so the doctor reduced my dosage again! One day I will hopefully not have to take Coumadin. Work is keeping me busy, I'm actually going to be bringing some home with me the next couple of days. Got to make up time I'm using going to all these doctor appointments. One day I will hopefully not have to go on a weekly basis.

Monday, September 17, 2007

I haven't done much today, just went to work. Stopped and got my blood drawn to have my PT/INR checked, needed to have that done. Pretty much the same old routine here, reading and watching TV. I really have been feeling pretty good lately.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Warm days and cool nights. Seems like Fall. The weather promises to get more Summerlike in the next few days, which I prefer. I got out shopping, stopped for coffee with Doug, enjoyed the weekend. Back to work tomorrow. I'm excited about the new television season starting. This week both America's Next Top Model and Survivor premiere. I am a reality show junkie. I get to hear what the Hematologist has to say on Friday. Been feeling really good as of late and all my blood tests have been encouraging.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

It's finally the weekend. Of course I want to do 100 different things and will most likely not do any of it. I am attached to my couch, like reading, watching TV, relaxing. I should get out, the sun is shining, but it's early yet. I just may surprise myself and actually get motivated. Who knows, it is the weekend after all.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Thank you everyone who walked with me and Lighting the Night! It was awesome!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Woke up with a sore throat this morning. Grumble grumble. The heat kicked in last night. I fell asleep really early, before 7:30pm. About 10:45pm, I woke to a strobe effect. The Cudahy Police (Four squads, a paddy wagon) and the State Police were arresting someone right out front. I had to get up and look out the window, had to watch. I noticed the smell of heat and the radiator was warm. By 11:30pm the police were gone and I crawled back to the couch and fell back asleep. Then I woke up with a sore throat. Grumble grumble.

Monday, September 10, 2007

The Light the Night walk is coming up! Please meet at 6:00pm on the corner of Prospect and Mason. This is located at the northwest corner of O'Donnell Park. I will have my cell phone with me. The banner is complete, nothing spectacular, which everyone who walks will have to sign. I will be down there by 5:00pm. Get our your walking shoes and let's walk for a great cause!

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Lounging today. That's all I have been doing. Reading, watching TV, napping. I need to go grocery shopping, which I will do in a while. I'm enjoying just laying about. Days like this are good for me.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

I've been reading and watching another ANTM marathon on TV. Met Kim for coffee for a few hours earlier. Last night I feel asleep before 8:00pm and slept until 2:00am, up for a while then back to sleep until 7:00am. I'm going to have some left overs for dinner and more reading tonight. My couch is my santuary.

Friday, September 07, 2007

It's been a long day. The Hematologist ran 15 different blood tests and reviewed my case with me. While my red and white cells counts have responded very well to treatments, my platelet count remains suppressed. My marrow does not indicate the presence of Hodgkin's. I am not recovering from treatments the way other patients are. There lies the issue. I have another appointment in two weeks, and the Hematologist is going to review the scans to determine whether another lymph biopsy should be done and what node to remove. He feels this would be the best course of action to take at this time. I'm not out of the woods yet. I can only take it one step at a time.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

The rain is finally here after a long stretch of beautiful weather. My windows are open and a nice breeze is coming in. Tomorrow I'll be at the Hematologist office. It'll be interesting to hear what they say about my blood. I have been feeling great lately. I've been such a homebody, I think I need to get out and about this weekend. Of course the pull of the couch will be tough to contend with!

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Back to work today after a nice three day weekend. I had work to do to keep me busy. Tonight I'm lazy, just lounging on the couch. I really should go grocery shopping but not motivated in the least. I'm feeling good, no issues to complain or worry about. I'm off to the couch to read.

Monday, September 03, 2007

Yesterday I went out for breakfast with Mom, Dad, Tim, Julia, and Dave. Then I went shopping with Tim and Julia. I spent enough money and got some nice things. The outlet mall was crowded. We spent a good number of hours wandering the shops. We went to Red Lobster for dinner. Afterwards, I came home and proceeded to fall asleep. I was woken up about 2:00am by shouting outside. There were two police cars with lights flashing subduing a suspect right in front of the building. A short time later an ambulance arrived and took the guy away. I wonder what happened. I watched until the police left, then went back to the couch and slept. Today I'm going to the baseball game with my dad. It's been a good long weekend overall.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

It's been a nice day, got out and enjoyed the beautiful weather. Did some laundry, been reading, and watching another marathon of America's Next Top Model (yes, I am warped). Feeling great, buoyant. I have been drinking 72 ounces of water a day since Monday. Your body really does need water to function. It's a good habit to get into. Tomorrow promises to be another great day, I'm going to get out and enjoy it and go shopping with Tim and Julia to the mall in Kenosha. I want to buy some new clothes!