Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Scan results are . . . . . GOOD!!!

Just wanted to give a quick update. On the 15th, I had my 6-month scan done and I'm still clean and cancer-free. Hallelujah!!! I saw my dr and everything is fine. I go back in 3 months for another office visit and then more scans at the year mark. They're still bugging me about doing a scar revision. Apparently, my scar is pretty hideous. I think I'll consult with a plastic surgeon first, just to see what he could do. I'm thinking liposuction and a tummy tuck would be real nice!!!
Rachel Rose's birthday was on Monday and she turned 4 years old. My baby's not a baby anymore. Gosh, her babyhood went by so quickly it seems. Those poor second children just get swept up in the hustle and bustle, don't they! But I'll never forget that feeling I had when I first saw her . . . "She's here, she's here! She's finally here!" We had so many doubts that we would ever have a second baby. But we did, thanks to Jan! You all know how she was our surrogate for Rachel Rose. We put mine and John's embryo into her uterus since I no longer had one (I did still have ovaries, but now they're gone too!!). Thanks to God, it grew into our beautiful baby girl. Jan gave us the most amazing and selfless gift anyone could ever give. And now she's four years old. She kept asking us all day, "How many am I now?" And we'd tell her she's 4. Then the next morning on Tuesday she asked me if she was still 4 or had she gone back to being 3. I told her no, that she would never be 3 again. She grinned wide, "I'm growing up!" Yes, she is. She starts pre-K this year and then the big KINDERGARTEN next year. Where does the time go?!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Summer update

First of all, mom is doing much better. She is walking with only a cane now, but still has pain in her hip. Of course, with her other pains I think it gets all lumped together :-( We actually went to Fort Walton Beach this past week and she was able to get down to the ocean a couple of times. I even got some pictures of her trying to help the kids make a sandcastle!! Can you believe it?! I'm thinking we can use the photos later during the commitment procedures when we decide to put her away!!!! LOL
And I am doing great! Haven't lost any more weight, but I'll try to get back on that wagon after school starts. Summertime is not the best for dieting and exercise . . . too HOT! My hair is still coming in S . . L . . O . . W . . L . . Y . . .! I've changed the color a couple times because it was coming in so dull and dreary. And I'll probaby change it a couple more before it's over with. I go for my 6-month CT scan in a couple weeks and I'll post those results when I get them. Say a prayer for me!
But the reason I decided to post a message now is TODAY IS CAROLINE'S BIRTHDAY! She is seven years old . . . gosh, when I think back seven years today, I must admit, it's not the happiest day of my life. As many of you know, it was during her birth that I had to have an emergency c-section and then hemorrhaged. They had to remove my uterus to stop the bleeding, but I was able to keep my ovaries. She was a gorgeous baby with perfect skin and jet black hair, but she had the worst cone head you've ever seen! See, she was stuck and I pushed for 2 hours before they called the c-section. So her little head got molded into a point! My little pencil baby! But she's perfect now . . . and every day since then has truly been the happiest day of my life. Happy Birthday, Caroline! I love you!!!