Thursday, October 9, 2008

Random...

I wish I had more exciting news to pass along.

Life is fantastic!

Someone anonymously gave Josh and I a weekend stay out in Zion. To them, I tip my hat. It was a wonderful weekend. We stayed at a brand new lodge. The Cable Mountain Lodge. I could have stayed there a week. It was gorgeous! We ate at the Bit 'n' Spur. A classic favorite. I used to work right across the street from the Bit (Switchback Grille) when I was in high school. It was a fun job and I made a few good bucks in my teenage years. I was the only underage server. Beats working at McD's.

The next morning we hiked the Narrows. 4 of my tween into teen years were spent living in Virgin so I have hiked Angel's Landing many many times. It is my favorite hike. But, no matter how many times I go to Zion, it never ceases to amaze me. I have always loved it more than the Grand Canyon. The world truly doesn't understand the outstanding beauty we have right at our back door. It makes me ashamed that I live so close and don't take advantage of it more often.

Thank you thank you. To the anonymous person(s) that put that together for us. We loved it!

I have started radiation. It is pretty easy. I am there only about 15 minutes and I have to lay still for about 2 minutes. I go early in the morning so I am back before my kids are off to school. Then I have the rest of my day clear. My skin is just starting to turn red and be a little sensitive. Pretty easy in comparison.

I have discovered chemo has killed my nearly perfect track record of teeth. I have only had one teeny tiny cavity my entire life. I didn't even have to have any anesthetics when they fixed it. The Dr.'s and experts all told me that it probably wouldn't stay perfect because of the chemo. Ha! I shook my head and told them they don't know my teeth. They have never let me down before. Well, I went to the dentist a couple of weeks ago and discovered I had 6 cavities!!! SIX! I wanted to cry. I feel like I should just tell the dentist (who happens to be Josh's dad) to yank them all out and start over. I was/am devastated. I fly out to Georgia in a week and he will fix them for me. I was telling Josh last night that I hate dentists. I don't hate Josh's dad, I just hate going to the dentist. I think I actually fear the dentist more than I do cancer. Pathetic. I know. I had so much work done on my mouth when I was teen (braces, imbedded wisdom teeth, uncut extracted permanent teeth, implants) that it was enough to scar me for life. I may or may not wet myself on the dental chair in fear.

Enough of that.

I wish I had more exciting info to pass along. I guess that is why I haven't posted in awhile. Not much of a dog and pony show going here.

At the risk of sounding redundant, thank you all again for everything you do!

5 comments:

The Allred Family said...

How fun! It never ceases to amaze me how generous people have been with you. Wow. Beautiful pics. I love Zion's. I haven't been in a LONG time. I feel your pain about the cavitites. I have at LEAST 3 every time. Anywho....I am so glad u are happier with the radiation than chemo!

Sona Peterson said...

You got something against working at McD's? It was an honest days work at $3.15 per hour OKAY!!! (plus i got some sweet deals on apple turnovers!)

Christin said...

Paige,
Sorry I've been the world's WORST FRIEND EVER LATELY. Sorry, I just got murdered at the dentist two days ago and am still trying to recover.

Christin

I'll call you tomorrow.

Charity said...

Oh quit your complaining! I have 6 cavities EVERY time I go to the dentist! hahaha. I hate the dentist for that reason. So sorry! I'm so excited you guys got to enjoy Zion! I took a trip this last spring. It was amazing! I felt the same way, how could I have grown up so close and not visit it more. Springdale is such a charming town!

The Baker Family said...

Hey Paige! How's it goin? Sounds like you're doing pretty well, considering the circumstances. I can't wait to go to Vegas again so that I can come see you. Let's not meet at a park this time. That didn't end up so well last time! I may be down for New Year's. Maybe sooner. I'll call ya!