Friday, December 28, 2007

Schultz Christmas 2007

Well I thought I would update since it has been to long again. We have been so busy with my sister here from Texas and my other sister from Rexburg came last night. My sister Chauntel that came from Texas got in around noon on Christmas eve. We spent Christmas Eve doing all of our family traditions. We start off the festivities with going to view Christmas lights all over town. This year we settled with just going over to Senske and watching there light show. Wow, that was so good! Then we headed back over to my parents to read and reenact the nativity. After getting the kids all dressed they were pretty much done before we even started to read. After we were done with the nativity we all sat around singing Christmas songs. Then we did are other tradition of exchange gifts. And last but not least we all over ate. We have a tradition of making all of our favorite goodies and just munching all night long. We all had a great time visiting and the cousin playing.

On Christmas day we got up early and opened our gifts with just our family. This is the first year we have not gone to my parents on Christmas morning. The kids had a really good Christmas and were so thankful and excited about all of their gifts. We then headed over to Ryan's parents for a short time to visit with them and open gifts. Then I had chemo at 10am. So Ryan and I headed over to the hospital for chemo and breakfast. It was so fast we were only there an hour, long enough for a yummy breakfast. We then headed back over to my parents and we all went over to the church to play. We spent the rest of the day playing in the gym at the church.

Wednesday we had a great time playing at in the church gym all day. We did a pinata, parachute, basketball, popcorn game, spicy farkle and upset the fruit basket.

Today my mom and dad rented a pool at a locally motel. So we spent 4 hours swimming and eating and my sister Kendall's friend is a clown. He came and made balloon animals for all the kids. I am not sure if the kids or all the adults enjoyed it more?

I did want to stop and say thank you to all those who helped make my children's christmas an unforgetable one. I don't think my kids have thought about my cancer at all this Chrismtas vacation. They have also enjoyed playing with their cousins so much. I wish they all lived closer to us. I am thankful that they could all come home once in awhile.

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Saturday, December 22, 2007

5 Things about Ryans

Well the last two days have been crazy busy. I spent Wednesday and Thursday making treats and delivering them. As I was driving around delivering them with Kamden I realized all the help I didn't get treats too. Sorry if I missed you but I guess you have to draw a line somewhere. If I was supper woman I may have gotten them out to all of you. I would have like to to do that. I guess that is why I am mentioning it. It drives me nuts to not be able to do all my friends. So I hope you understand. We love all of you and wish you all a very Merry Christmas. Ryan took this week and next off from work but ended up working 2 1/2 days this week. That drove me a little nuts I was hoping he would be home to help me a little more this week. I am just glad he has a job and a boss that is very understanding. So he can take time off to come to chemo with me and doctors appointments. Yesterday we after running all of my errands and finally cleaning out my car after 3 months we headed over to my parents. I hadn't been able to hold the twins and was dying to hold them. So finally after a coupled of days I got to just lay on the couch with Gavin and Triston for a couple of hours. I did share a little bit with Kamden and Cole they loved holding them and just checking them out. Kamden thinks we need more kids in our family. We had to try and explain that we aren't having anymore. And that she needs to enjoy her cousins. It was so fun to hold the boys they are so much smaller than my babies. They were 5 15oz. and 6 11oz. My smallest which was Cole was 8lb 6oz, Kamden was 9 10oz and Carter was 10lbs 1oz. So basically my babies would crush the twins. It is a little weird to hold such tiny babies but lots of fun. I again am very thankful to everyone and there prayers and thoughts. I said I was going to say 5 things about 5 that people should know. My sister tagged me and I still haven't done so. So I guess I have a minute today and will take time to do that.

1. Let's start with he is a tease. He is the biggest tease I know. I thought my dad was a tease. Ryan far exceeds my dad's capabilities. Ryan loves to hide and jump out and scare me as often as he can. His new thing is to steal Carter's nose and tease him and watch Carter jump around screaming for his nose back. I think he loves to laugh at himself and how cleaver he is. He teases so much that we have notice Cole is becoming quite the tease too. It helps keep our family smiling well for the most part.

2. Let's see ... he loves to spend time with the family. I love this quality in Ryan. There are so many men that love to spend time with their friends and doing their hobbies but Ryan loves to spend time with us. Our new favorite thing to do together is to spend time out on our boat with our extended family and friends. But there are many days we just go out with our family. Before the boat Ryan would work long hours in the summer and Saturdays. Now you can usually find about every Saturday in the summer we are out on the boat together. We also all love movies and spend alot of time watching movies together. Ryan also loves to get down on the ground with the kids and wrestle and give horses rides even to Cole.

3. Something else that you all should know about Ryan is that he is good at his job and loves what he does. Over the last couple of years he has gotten lots of compliments on the work he and the crew do. It makes him happy to make his costumers happy. He works hard to make them happy.

4. Another thing about Ryan you should know is that he loves to shop. He loves to shop anywhere. He never complains when we go out shopping or just to look at things. Well he doesn't like the craft and fabric stores as much but he does pretty well since his mom use to take him all the time to the craft and fabric store. Mostly he loves to shop for cloths. I think I can thank his mom for this. He has passed this on to Cole. Cole's favorite gifts are cloths just like his dad. I have to say he does a much better job of shopping cheaper than he did when we were first married. Thank goodness.

5. Ryan loves to play sports and card games. Ryan plays softball most summers since we have been married. He has also played basketball off and on since we have been married. He has also coached Cole in baseball and basketball for the last couple of years. He is so kind to do this. Any of you who have coach the younger kids know what I mean. He also loves to play card games. I am not sure if he likes to play because he almost always wins or if he would play anyway. When we get together with his family we almost always play card games. We try to play them with my family too. My family isn't as receptive just my parents. When his grandma comes to town almost every night we spend at his parents playing card games. We have such a good time.

6. O.k. I am bad I have to do one more. Ryan is so good at making me feel good about myself. He tells me often how much he loves me. He is always tell me how much he loves me and how beautiful I am. I thought that would stop they older I got and the longer we had been married but it hasn't and I am so thankful.

Well I hope that helps some of you get to know Ryan a little better. I am thankful everyday for him. He has been such good help to me during my journey with cancer. I couldn't ask for a sweeter, kinder, loving husband.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Baby Pictues!


Wow, when I have good news I am amazed at all the people that I hear from. Thank you it is so much fun to read your comments. I look forward to sitting down at the computer to read all of them. I know there are some of you who don't comment and that is o.k. Thank you for your support too. I really should up date more often. With this chemo brain of mine I tend to forget what happens to me day to day when I don't write. The last few days have been very busy.

Tuesday was Day 1 of round 4. The nurse that usually gives me my chemo on Tuesdays was gone. Connie one of the other nurse gave me my chemo and Kris the other chemo nurse had jury duty. So that left Connie there by herself with a nurse they pulled off the floor. So Connie was very busy on Tuesday and all the beds and chairs were full plus another room with patients. She must be one organized lady because everything went so smooth. She never let anyone sit and wait to be switched over on there chemo. Wow she did such a good job mostly by herself. Ryan and I played Spicy Farkle and Hand and Foot again and of course he won all 4 games we played. His luck must be returning. It is a good thing I love to play cards and don't mind losing. After we picked the kids up after chemo we went by a friends house who just lost her husband to cancer.

A friend of mines husband had a stroke on the 1st of November and found out he was full of cancer passed away this last week. I was reminded at how serious cancer is and how thankful I am to my Heavenly Father for all of the blessings he gives me everyday. I sometimes forget I am even sick because I feel so good. I know that I have been truly blessed and sometimes wonder why I am so blessed.

We were able to pick up Kamden's glasses on Tuesday she was so excited to get her new Dora glasses. So hasn't had new glasses for a year and a half we figured she needed new ones. I am so impressed with how well she keeps them on and that she takes such good care of them.

Yesterday I felt so good and I usually do on Wednesdays. I realized why I usually feel so good on Wednesdays. It is because Danielle usually has my kids and I rest and so I don't feel tired until Thursday. So I was thinking about how good I usually feel on Wednesday and I over did it I think. My sister Kendall went in Tuesday night at midnight and they gave her the pill to induce her into labor. Then around 7 in the morning they gave her an epidural(sp) and broke her water. She was at a 7 and feeling no pain before the epidural. I am sorry but that is just not right no pain amazing. Anyway they also put in 2 pints of blood in her and prepared the O.R. just in case they had to take them CSection. They didn't she had one at 12:30 or so he was 5lbs 15oz and then 35 mins later with the help of a vacuum and the second one came he was 6 lbs 11 oz. They are both so beautiful and health. The small of the two had low blood sugar but they both were nursing great when our family left the hospital yesterday around two. So while my mom was there the kids and I were babysitting for my mom so she could be there. While I was babysitting I decided to make Christmas goodies. Not as many this year but I did get some made. Now I just need to get them delivered. While Ryan and the kids went to the ward Christmas Party I was able to finally meet a friend who has cancer too Allison. She came over with her daughter and we were able to visit about how different and similar our experience with Cancer is. It was fun to meet her. She too is so positive and it is nice to meet someone else who is so positive.

My family has received lots of really good new this week. I found out that there is no cancer left in my body. My sister Kendall finally had her health twin boys. My sister Bailey has an offer on there house they are trying to sell before moving to Cedar City at the first of the year. And my sister Chauntel was able to get in to see a specialist for her son Jackson who is not growing. They were going to have to wait a couple of months to get into a doctor. So that is also great news. And of course a couple of weeks ago my dad was able to go back to work and he is feeling really good. There doesn't seem to be anymore back pain. Our family has been so blessed this holiday season. Blessed beyond measure.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Just Kidding!!

O.k. I was just kidding. I couldn't make you wait for such good news. Dr. Rado said there is no trace of any cancer in my breast or lymph nods. He said that what is left on my liver is probably not active cancer. Just like what Nancy the chemo nurse told me last Friday. He said only one more round of chemo (round 4) then he said I need to make an appointment with Dr. Evans for a mastectomy. So we talked about what Mitra said and he thought about it for a while and then said that is a good point and said that was fine for now. So NO MASTECTOMY!!! Then we went about the rest of the appointment and then he said well maybe we should go ahead and do two more rounds of chemo after this round. He said to make sure everything is gone. He said with cancer that has spread we like it to be gone and then do two more rounds. I told him I could do the three more rounds since I don't have to have a MASTECTOMY YEAH!!! So the chemo will be over the first week in February. I am just so excited that almost all of the cancer is gone. Dr. Rado said he will order another scan one month after chemo to see how the bones look. I will also need to have a scan of my heart to make sure everything is o.k. The herceptin can cause heart problems. So he wants to keep an eye on that. I will be on herceptin for a while he said and that will be every two weeks once chemo is over with. Dr. Rado is not concerned about the cyst on my ovaries he said that can happen. So all very good and exciting news. I am so happy things couldn't have gone any better. Thank you for all your prayers and love and the fasting.

Dr. Rado Vist!

Well, are you all wondering how my doctors appointment went. Maybe I should wait untit tomorrow to post how it went. Make you all wait! I will write tomorrow and let you know how it went........

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Thanks for your comments!

Well, I thought since it had been a few days I would update. First I just want to tell everyone who commented this last time thank you. I was thinking maybe my blogs were getting to boaring and no one was out there.j/k No really thank you for commenting. I really needed some uplifting thoughts and comments this week. I have been a little blue with the winter weather and no sun. I suffer from the winter blues or what ever you want to call it. It isn't as bad as it has been in years past yet. I usually take up tanning about this time but I don't think I will be able to do that this winter. So I really look forward to the sun filled days and the uplifting comments thank you. I also want to say thanks for the cards and phone calls they always help too. I guess I am fore warning you incase I sound to negative.

I am so looking forward to having all most all of my family here for Christmas. It is nice to have something to look forward to. My sister Chauntel is coming on Christmas eve and my sister Bailey is coming the day after Christmas. Of course their familes are coming with them and we are all so excited. I love Christmas traditions.

Friday was a good day. I went in to get my blood work done for my appointment with Dr. Rado on Monday. When I was there gettting my blood work done I talked with one of the nurses about my CAT scan. She said not to be to disappointed. She said the cancer that they found could just be dead cancer cells not cancer that is growing. Maybe my body just hasn't totally cleaned it all out yet. She said wait until you talk to Dr. Rado. So that helped a little. My appointment isn't until 4pm tomorrow. It has seemed like an eternity. I am really excited to see what he has to say about both of the scans.

Saturday was such a nice relaxing day. I seemed to be having a lot of those lately. We watched all the Bourne(sp) movies. It was also my father-in-laws birthday. So my mother in law had a party for him on Saturday. I have the hardest time buying gifts for either of them. Ryan is not helpful he always just says I don't know. So I am always on my own. We did find somethings so I hope he likes them. We went over to there house for dinner and decorated Christmas ornaments. The kids loved it. Then we all went to watch the Chipmunks. It was cute there were some parts they could have done with out. I remember watching the Chipmunks when I was a kid. I loved them and their music.

Today I was able to go to church. Most weeks I feel really good I am able to go. The only problem is with everyone germs, germs. I know I am not careful enough about them. Anyway I left early today with Carter after sacraement. Carter has been running a fever for a few days and we thought he should better not go and get all the other kids sick. So he and I hang out for a while until everyone else came home. I have been working on a few Christmas gifts today. I can't stop thinking about christmas goodies. I usually do Christmas goodies and take them around to friends. I just haven't had a good enough day to stand in the kitchen all day. I keep hoping I will have a good enough day so I can. We will see. I love taking goodies around to everyone at Christmas. It is another one of those ways to see everyone you don't usually get to see all the time.

I have been tagged by my sister to name 5 things about my husband that people should know. So when I have a minute again later I will post those 5 things.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Dr. Kris Appointment and Update!

I thought I would update everyone on my visit to Dr. Kris. Because if you are like me I couldn't wait to see him to see what my scans said. Dr. Kris only received the report from my CAT scan. The results from the MRI will be a couple of days. So we went over the results of the scan first. It was good and bad news.

The good news first, I had three liaisons on my liver that were 1" by 1" that are now 1/2 the size. I also had some other ones that weren't as big that have also shrunk in size. So I am assumeing when I see Dr. Rado on Monday the news will be 3 more rounds of chemo. So that is the bad news to me that I will have to have 3 more arounds. It isn't really that bad just disappointing I was hoping to be done on Christmas Day.

The report also showed two cysts on my ovaries that are 5 times bigger than the ones on my liver. Dr. Kris was a little concerned he is going to wait and see if Dr. Rado orders an ultra sound. I am not worried I was not surprised. Years ago I had some removed and the next day then I went in to the doctor and I had a big one on my ovaries again. I know I get them all the time and they grow and then rupture. So I am not shocked. He doesn't think they are cancer.

We also talked about my rash and he upped my medicine that I am already on for the rash.

He also adjusted my neck that was out. I asked him why I keep having my neck and back go out. He said my bones are weaker and it will probably keep doing that until I am done with chemo and for a few months longer.

We also talked about a mesectamy. He agrees with Mitra no mesectamy.

We then talked about menopause and that Dr. Rado will want me to go into menopause after chemo. Dr. Kris said he doesn't recomend sending my into menopause. He said that the cancer is not a huge estragen producor it is mainly the HER2. He said he also has me on a vitaim that levels my estragen out. So again good news hopefully no menopause.

Then he did a little emotional work. I was a little sad about that fact that the cancer wasn't all gone and I will have to do all the chemo. I really thought it was all gone. So my appoinment was mostly all good news. I am happy that the chemo is working and that the nautral stuff I am on is helping with all of the side effects. I really couldn't be more blessed. Things are going so well.

I will have a blood test tomorrwo then I will see Dr. Rado on Monday and I will know more information.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

CAT scan and MRI

Yesterday I had my CAT scan. It was a new experience I have never had one before. For those of you who haven't had one I will tell you alittle about them. You get to drink a milky like substance that tastes like milk to me with a little flavor of berries. For those of you who don't know me well I do not like milk. So this was fun trying to drink. I couldn't eat four hours before the appointment. My appointment was at 9 am so that meant I hadn't eaten since the night before. I started drinking the milky substance at 6am and then every hour until 8 am then again at 8:30am then it was off to my appointment. When I went back to the room I thought I would have to undress and wear there fancy robes they like you to wear. That was not the case. They let me keep my cloths on and my jewelery on. That was different. They also accessed my port so they could put dye in me to see everything better. They did the scan which took maybe 10 minutes at the most. Then I headed over to the hospital to get my procret shot (red blood cell). While I was there I received a call from the people who gave me my CAT scan. They said they didn't get a good enough scan of my pelvis. So I headed back over to the scan place to have another scan. When I got home it hit me hard. I am not sure if it was the milky substance I drank or the dye they pumped through my port or they fact that I hadn't eaten but I got the chills and alot nauseated. It seemed to get a little better after awhile and then came on again later in the afternoon.

It seems that my children are having a harder time than I thought these days. I thought we had been doing really well with talking to them about different things. Things like death, what cancer is why I am sick, how I feel, how they feel. I think maybe they pick up a little bit and then we need to go over things again and hope they pick up a little more each time we talk. I feel so bad for them. I wish I knew a perfect way to explain what is happening. No, no one is perfect so I think we all do the best we can. It is amazing that anyone turns out normal.

Today I had my MRI that was different. I wont go into to many details about that. People told me that the machine was loud oh was it. I was able to listen to some music but the machine almost completely drowned out the music in the head phones. I was still able to drift in an out of a little nap. I am not sure how it was so noisey.

I received a medical coupon this week for Medicad. That is some great news but also some bad news. There is some kinks that happened so now we have to try to get them fixed. I have high hopes that it will all work out. Then we will need to reapply again in March and then our insurance should pick up all preagesting condition in August. I am hoping by August thing are all taken care of!

I have an appointment tomorrow at 11am with Dr. Kris. I thought that he would have the test results so we would know the results before Monday when we went to see Dr. Rado but the MRI lady said it takes a couple of days to get the results. So will see if he gets them sooner.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Kamden's fit!

O.k. so I have a little updating to do. Last Thursday I went to my sister Kendall's baby shower. One of the pictures is her holding her very heavy cake that she could hardly lift. She got lots of cute things. It was fun to see some friends from when I was a kid.

Friday was a great day a friend took the kids for the day and I was able to take two naps a 1 hour or so nap and then a 3 hour nap. It was so nice. I seem to be more tired the second week this time. The we went to the Mason's house for the fund raising dinner. We had such a good time. We got to sit with the Kim Meyers and her husband and the Gibs. We had a nice visit and we able to see a couple of boats. Besides the company the food was outstanding. We had Clam Chowder, Cesar Salad, Fillet Meneon(sp) and poached pears oh it was so good. Thanks Phyllis Mason, family and friends that helped put on the dinner wow it was so fun!

Saturday was another wonderful day. We slept in until 8 and then laid around watching Pirates of the Caribbean. We bought the new one this last week. We then headed over to the Country Mercantile were we saw Santa. Santa gave all the kids great gifts and we got there pictures taken. They also had a fire truck out there that the kids got to get in. Then we head inside for hot chocolate. When we got inside they changed there minds to Gatorade. They also were able to decorate sugar cookies. For those of you who haven't been out to the Country Mercantile when Santa comes I am telling you it is well worth the stop. Saturday night we had our first babysitter ever. We have been blessed to live by both of our families who have done our babysitting for us. So that was an interesting experience. We got a babysitter so we could go over to the Mason's again for dinner. Saturday we tired different dinner choices. We had the Tomato Bisque, spinach salad, pork tenderloin, and the chocolate cake. Wow another great meal. I am not sure which one I liked best they were both so good. We were able to sit the both Christian families. When it was over we were also able to visit with the Nicole and Mel Zornes and Lindsay and Jared Bates. I can't tell Phyllis Mason and all the help thank you enough. I know this event too was a big undertaking. Thank you! The only part that was hard was we wanted to go sit and visit at every table but thought that wasn't polite. We enjoyed seeing so many friends there.

I was wiped out by Sunday. I think between the late nights and they coughing at night I didn't get enough sleep. It was so worth it though. On Sunday because we had such early church we were able to go to Ryan's parents for early dinner and play cards. The kids were able to help grandma decorate her kid tree. They like to help grandma put up her ornaments.

Today was a fun day. I love snow days and having the kids home. It is a nice break in the routine. We woke up late and didn't find out school was delayed for a while. So Cole and I were up to early we could and should of slept in. I was watching the tv this morning but I didn't see anything about delays for over a half hour so I had to get on line. Was any one else a little annoyed I thought they had a banned that went across the bottom of the screen to let you know school was delayed or canceled. Then a friend called and told us it was canceled. We were to busy watching movies because there was a two hour delay. It was a nice relaxing morning. We took the kids over to McDonald's to play on the toys. I was worried that everyone else would be there with their too but it wasn't that busy. Later in the afternoon Kamden had an eye doctor appointment. So I have to tell you a funny story about her appointment. I can say it is funny now I didn't think it was so funny this afternoon. We went in and looked at glasses while we were waiting. We promised Kamden new glasses once she had seen the doctor. She has had her glasses for over a year and they are pretty beat up. Anyway they called us to the back and took some pictures of her eyes then Dr. Jacks looked at her and tested her a little talked to us a little. Then he said o.k. lets dilate her eyes and then look at them again. So we went to another room and Kamden says to us "I don't want to have the drops". The lady comes in and says o.k. are we ready have you had the drops before she says, "I don't want the drops." So I tell her Kamden if you want new glasses you have to have drops. She the lady starts to put the drops in and she stars to throw the biggest fit. Then the lady says I have to do five more. Which drop I and another lady are holding her head and the nurse it putting them in her. While Kamden is screaming don't touch me, don't touch me. The door to the room is wide open. This goes on for about 20 minutes. Then the lady tells us we can stay in the room or go to the waiting room. We decided to stay in the room so she wouldn't bother everyone with her crying. So another lady comes and asks us to leave the room and go to the waiting room. Luckily Kamden fell right asleep and slept for the 30 minutes or more that we had to wait for the drops to work. The we had to wake her up to take more pictures of her eye. Which didn't go over very well.
The moved the chair up they moved the chair down. Ryan tried to hold her I tried to hold her we tried to hold her head. While she was crying and yelling to stop touching her and that everything was hurting her. Some how the lady was able to get one picture. Then she refused to go into the doctors office. She Ryan had to carry her in and then she refuse to sit down. So we spent a few minutes trying to give her a choice about what she wanted which didn't work. So I held her so the doctor could look in her eye which she proceeded to tells us that whole time she didn't want me to hold her. So the doctor said don't worry we got o.k. pictures we will just call it good. I would have spanked her right then and there. But one thing you have to know about Kamden is if you make a seen or draw attention to her like that she will throw an even bigger fit. So you try to reason but there is no reasoning. I was so upset at the time well more embarrassed of her behavior. Now tonight all I can do is laugh and say that is so Kamden.

I have a busy week again this week. I have a CAT scan tomorrow and an MRI on Wednesday. I see doctor Kris on Thursday so I should know the results when I see him on Thursday.

Pictures from weekend!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Update on Family

I was able to get some rest on Wednesday it was a good thing because I was up until 4 am coughing. I was coughing and coughing and couldn't seem to stop. I tried cough medicine sucking on Halls and a humidifier. Nothing seemed to work so I went downstairs and slept on the couch or tried to so Ryan could sleep. So needless to say 6:30 came around to early. It was liking having a baby all over again. You know staying up late getting up a lot with the new baby no sleep and then you have to get up with the other kids to get them ready for school. Luckily Kamden and Carter played really well together today so I slept on the couch most of the day off and on. So I feel a little better tonight. I almost forgot how could I forget. My best friend Klaudija (our foreign exchange student from Germany) called at 6:30am on Wednesday. It was so good to hear from hear. I know, I know I say this once a week. I love hearing from everyone. Thank you again to all how have helped our family and send me letters and blogs. I love hearing from everyone it puts such a smile on my face. I love logging on and seeing messages and going to the mailbox and having letters. I know most people love that but I just wanted to say thank you.

My sister Kendall the sister who is having twins has been going to the hospital to monitor the babies once a week. While she is there she just about passes out. Dr. says the babies are laying on her blood vessels. The nurse keeps freaking out so they did an EKG on her heart. She has something wrong so Dr. says once the babies are here she needs to check it out. For now they think she is o.k. Dr. is out of town until Monday so she will see him on Tuesday and if she hasn't had them he will induce her. The babies are about 5 1/2 pounds now so there is a lot of babies there already. So the date I picked that she would have the babies is the 12th. So I am hoping he induces her and I will win the pie. We all picked a date and my mom said she would make the winner a pie. I can almost taste the pecan pie. I guess we will see what the next week holds.

My sister Chauntel son Jackson is doing great from his surgery. He and his brother and sister had bronchitis for a week right after the surgery. They had Jackson's hands scanned and found out he is the size of an 11 month old and he is 21 months. They can't get in to see a doctor for 2-3 months. We are praying he will be o.k. and they will be able to help him.

My dad went back to work last week and seems to be doing well. I think he misses his naps that he was able to take in the middle of the day. So he is adjusting to being awake more hours.

Just a quick update about my family I have had a few people ask so I thought I would update a little.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Yesterday I had a nice relaxing day. Danielle had Carter and Kamden yesterday so I didn't have anything I had to do. So I addressed my Christmas cards and took a good nap. I am not blogging everyday latley it seems my life has gotten a little more boaring these days compared to the month of October. I guess that is a good thing. I had a rash agin yesterday so I took 2 Benydrl right away and put on some Hydrocrotizone cream and it seems to go away and not get worse. I am hoping that is because I got on it quicker this time.

Today was a busy day. It was a good thing I got rest yesterday. We did some grocery shopping this morning and then we headed down to Dr. Kris's in Hermiston. We took Kamden and Carter down to see Dr. Kenzie she works with Dr. Kris. Carter is allergic to milk too know so Kamden and Carter are off milk. She also adjusted Carter's back. He fell down the stairs a couple of days ago and it was out so she fix him up and then worked on his emotional. He was a mess he was really worried about me. So he is all fix up for now and then she worked on Kamden's emotional. Kamden wasn't as bad but she needed a little work down on her too. So I am hoping both will be feeling and acting better. We then head back to town to get back to chemo today. I had my short day that turned out to be two hours today. They were busy today so things took longer. Ryan and I asked eachother question about eachother. Whats your favorite.....? I learned some new things about Ryan and we have been marred 11 years and I still don't know everything. I am not sure if that is bad and means we don't talk enough or what. Anyway it was fun. I meet some new people in getting chemo today. One of the chemo nurses told us that some of her patients when their hair comes in it is nicer than what they had before. That is the first time I have heard that. I am counting on that. I have always heard it come in gray and curly. So we will see. I still have this cold and a funny voice. I am curious how long I will have it I have had the funny voice for just over a week and the cold for a week and a half. Someone told me they had their cold for 3 weeks. I am hoping it isn't that long.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Christmas Family Photo!

Yesterday we decided to do our family Christmas pictures. I wanted to do all black shirts and we realized no one but me had a black shirt. So we headed over to Walmart to pick up black shirts for everyone and black hats. We all had black hats but Cole and Carter. Anyway while we were there the kids heard that Santa was in the Garden Center. So a quick trip to Walmart turn out a little longer. Towards the bottom is the picture we got of Kamden and Cole with Santa. Carter wouldn't go near him. After that my parents meet us at the golf course so we could get our family pictures. I was going to do them at JCPenny's but if any of you have done pictures at Penny's then you know. You know that you have to call in advance to schedule an appointment and then you wait two hours to get your pictures and then you wait to pick them out then you have to wait two weeks to get your pictures. Well I waited to long and hadn't done any of that and didn't want to wait that long for the pictures. So this year I decided we would go outside and use are own camera then I up loaded them to Costco and had them print up there. That only take 24 hours. Amazing! I love it, so much faster less hassle and less crabbiness by everyone. You can't beat it. Ryan hates pictures and this time he didn't mind. I think maybe we will have to change the way we do family pictures. I only draw back was it was so COLD. So we did all the pictures in two minutes. Last night I had a rash on my arms for 5 hours or so and I got to be to much so we went to the emergency room. What a waste we were there two hours and they couldn't tell me what was wrong and sent me home. Because I went to the emergency room they discharged me so when I went to get my shot today I had been dump out of the computer. So I had to wait an hour to get my shot. That was not so bad I was able to visit with a lady that was putting up Christmas decoration. It was a surprise to come out of the hospital and see the rain. Below are some of the pictures we took the top one is the one we picked for our Christmas Cards.