Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Things that make me smile!

My friend that I meet my first day of Chemo, Karen, did a posting on her blog titled, "Things that cheer me during Chemo #4." I loved it so much that I took her idea (sorry Karen) and decided to do my own.
#1 My husband....of course. The last couple of nights we have had our own PGA tournament on PS2. Too much fun! And, I actually won him the other night.

#2 My kids:

This is Drue trying to get the baby to smile for the picture. She just loves Ethan so much I have a hard time containing her love. It's a good thing Ethan is a mild baby.

The picture on the right is pretty self-explanatory. Drue was playing house. I am not sure who the mom is but I know that Ethan in the TOY stroller was part of the role playing. He looks pretty content. And Josh? Well, I am not sure what to think about Josh. He would make a cute girl?

Ethan's foot. I could just chew on it all day long. How can you resist such toes.

#3 My family. Immediate and extended. They are such a support to me and keep me going. Thank you.

#4 All of you and your comments. They all make me smile.

The radiologist feels like the margins are safe enough for radiation so I don't have to have another surgery. That is good, eh?

I have enjoyed having these last few weeks off from Chemo. The last couple of days food started sounding good to me again. I have been hoarding like there is no tomorrow. I am stashing up my fat supplies for when I undergo food depletion again.

I have seen 3 shows in the last week. The first was Les Miserables at Tuacahn. Excellent. A few things I didn't like but I think that is just because I have resentment for not being a part of the shows this year. Stupid cancer!

The second was Cabaret put on by The Space Between Theatre Company. They performed it out in Kayenta. Not bad for such a little company. My favorites were the moments played by Richard Hill and Chris Hyatt. It made the show.

The last show I took my daughter to last night. It was High School Musical at SGMT. I have to admit....it was good. I have never seen the movie or any renditioned performance so I had nothing to judge it against. I thought the kids did a great job. Drue developed a little crush on the male lead, Troy. She also has never seen it. By the end she was dancing, clapping and flirting with "Troy." Oh boy. I think I may have to go get her the movie now.

Note: I am not getting paid for any of these reviews.
It just brings me to my #6 item that makes me smile. I love theatre. Good or bad. I love it. I love to critique it. More importantly, I love to be a part of it.

This last picture I stole off of Karen's blog.
It was during our 3rd treatment. Unfortunately the picture was taken right after they started giving me the drug that makes me extremely nauseous. Take note of the vomit bowl on my lap. I thought it added a nice touch. Nonetheless, I love the picture and I love Karen. I couldn't make it through chemo without her. I am sorry you have to go through this Karen but I think God is doing it for me. I know. I am selfish.
Thank you everyone!


Karen E said...

I am so happy to see that you have so many things to make you smile. Your post did make me cry, but it always feels good to cry. I have so much love for you,and am so thankful that Heavenly Father let us go through this together. I am amazed that you could to to 3 shows in one week, I don't think I have the calmness to do that. The new drug taxotere really overall didnt seem so bad, but it seems to be the chemicals overall that are dloing havoc on my body. I have been in to the office SEVERAL times to get help for my negative feelings, something I would call anxiety and panic attacks. The doc decided to 'Tweek" my supporting drugs, but he will keep me on taxotere. I totally trust him, and I think I can do it, but I am having the trial of feeling at peace in my gut. I have had spiritual feelings that have given me peace, but the adversary does not like anyone to feel peace, and more importantly THE SPIRIT, so he is working overtime on me. I am trying to go to San Diego this weekend to see my youngest brother get married and praying for a peaceful weekend filled with joy. I won't have my next treatment until July 7th..long story... tell you later, when do you go?

The Allred Family said...

It is so sweet that you have made such an amazing, supportive friend thru your chemo struggles. I am sure you are a support to her too. I heard about the lump they found....:( But I am optimistic, like you. Glad you don't have to undergo another surgery. Is chemo bettter than undergoing a surgery? I am sure neither one is good! :) I am so jealous you got to see Les Miserables. It is coming to the FOX this summer and it's been my only birthday request. I was sooo sad when they took it off, but am thrilled it's back. I loved the pic of your cute little triplets...or kids. They are are little clones.

Chauncey said...

i love you Paige, will your forgive an over scheduled sister for not cething up with you? When the house is finished, I want to take you up on the hanging out bit. Do you like the Reservoir? I want you to come over and we can take our car loads of sun screened children to play in the warm red sand. It is so peaceful there. I went to Mary Lee's today and picked figs YUMMY!!! They are my favorite! Hey I'm sporting a cute pink bracelet;) Love you!