Wednesday, February 18, 2009

All clear

Tim had his CT scan and the news is a resounding "all clear". He has to go back to the doctor in a week or so to get the go ahead to resume his normal duties at work and then it will be 3 months before he has to go back.

Whew, what a roller coaster of emotions we've had over the last month. I'm so thankful that everything turned out well. It sure has reminded me of how fragile this life really is. You just never know how much time we have left on this Earth or when we might loose someone we love. I really want to live more like each day could be the last day. It's hard to do when we get caught up in the whirlwind and stress of life but I'm really going to work on it.

On a lighter note, Tim had better watch out because when he gets released to regular duty at work he's going back to regular duty at home and there are some garbage bags and recycling with his name on them.

**Sidenote: The sun has been shining more around here and there are buds on some of the trees. I'm starting to get some serious spring fever. The downside is that is shows all the cobwebs and dust in my house and I'm thinking I'll have to fire that housekeeper of mine. Oh wait, that's me. I'm going to give myself a stern talking to at the very least.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The news is good

We had a doctor appointment late this afternoon and found out that it is cancerous. The good news is that they feel that it was fully contained within the tumor that was removed and is the most common type of cancer for that area of the body. They will schedule a CT scan shortly of his chest and abdomen to make sure that it hasn't spread but the doctor feels the chances are good that it hasn't. He may have to have radiation but it's not likely. He will be followed up with every 3 months with scans etc. for a couple of years and then probably yearly after that for up to 10 years just to make sure nothing happens.

We feel really blessed because this is the best news we could have gotten short of it being benign. The chances of Tim never having any furthers issues are 95 % which sounds pretty good to me.

Thank you to everyone that has prayed for us and all the well wishes. It really did make a difference during this stressful time.

Now I would like to go to bed and stay there for a few days. Yes, that sounds good.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Slowly but surely

Tim is healing up slowly but surely. He's still pretty sore but that makes sense when you have a big ol incision in your belly with 13 staples. I think he has a new respect for all you mommies out there that have had c-sections.

I have to admit that I have enjoyed being home with him every day. I'm working from home this week. It's been so awesome to be here in the morning to get Blake ready and walk him to school. It does make my heart ache as it reminds me of all that I miss. Him with his cute little back pack and seeing his excitement when he sees all his friends. I know it's a small thing but it means a lot to me.

Anywho, I'll stop sniveling now. No news from the doctor. The week has gone by quickly though. So much to do, so little time. I've cooking now for the last 2 1/2 weeks every night. We haven't gone out to dinner once. This is big news in our world. We used to eat out on average 3 times a week. We're trying to turn over a new leaf and I mean that quite literally. Lots of green veggies going on at this house and only lean meats and fish. We bought a George Forman grill and he and I have been bonding. Tim is usually the cook in our family but I've taken over for a time. If you have any great low fat ways to cook fish, pork loin or chicken please share. We're trying to stay away from noodles and rice right now.