checking in

Good morning everyone,
 Just wanted to let you know that we are doing ok.  Steve for the most part is off his pain meds.  He is taking Dialaudid for pain now.  And he hates to take that.  Pain in his back felt like a kidney stone last week.  I pray thats all it was.  He does have a stone in that remaining kidney.  How ironic,  he has had them his entire life and to have one now would be just the pitts. 
He will have scans on Wednesday at CMC.  They have build a state of the art cancer center.  I think this will be our last scan in the old place. At our last dr visit I noticed the doctor really examining the kidney.  I worry he felt something because he scheduled his scan a week early.  Steve says I worry about the sun coming up!! 
Our sun room is almost done.  About another week or so we will be ready to move some furniture.  It has a cabin design. All tongue and grove walls and ceiling. We always wanted a cabin in the mountains and now I have one on the back of my house. He told me this morning he built that for me to enjoy!  What?  how would I ever enjoy that room without him!!!
I just can't go there this morning.
Gotta go,
Wanda 
 

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deleted_user
deleted_user

Wanda...I can remember how much I worried all the time..and especially when it was a cat scan of MRI coming up. Seems as though Steve have fought long and hard with you by his side and whatever comes your way you two will hold on tight and fight it...I have know doubt of that..you have been a inspiration to so many here and so helpful to those that have gone through so much pain...we are always here for you..and Wanda enjoy that room ...that is what Steve wants for you~~~Hugs, Ellen
GlorS
GlorS

Glad to hear from you on this sunny beautiful day with some sunny beautiful news about Steve and your new addition. The fact that you are doing this project together and have it nearly complete is so symbolic of your teamwork effort toward positive outcomes! God Bless.
Gloria
msgrace
msgrace

Hello Sweetie!

Your new sunroom sounds magnificent. It\'s great that you and Steve were able to design it to remind you of a cabin. I\'m sure it\'s gorgeous, and that y\'all will enjoy it for many years to come.

It is most likely that the doctor felt that kidney stone, and wants to do the scan early to see how large it is. They have some wonderful equipment these days, and will probably be able to blast it into small pieces so he can pass them.

Enjoy the gorgeous weather, Sweetie.

Hugs, Ingrid
deleted_user
deleted_user

Enjoy the cabin...NOW Wanda. BOTH of you enjoy it. Everything in my being wants Steve to be here FOR YEARS. Truth is we never know how long we DO have, even us who do not have the dreaded C. DO IT ALL NOW....Don\'t think about tomorrow as you said do not go there. JUST ENJOY TODAY and the gift of being together.....LIKE YOU ALWAYS DO

LOVE and many many hugs of congrats on a dream coming to be! LOVE CABINS! xoxoxoxoxo Diane
txkiki53
txkiki53

Wanda my friend,
I agree the sunroom sounds awesome, just breath deep and enjoy it as Steve wants you to, enjoy together. Prayers for the scan.. sending much luv from Texas
Annette
LSMS
LSMS

Hi Wanda, Is that cabin addition where the pool was? It sounds really nice...I hope you and Steve will get a lot of time to enjoy the room together.

It is good that Steve\'s doctor is watching carefully for any signs of problems. I hope though that there is nothing to worry about. Steve is quite the fighter, as are you. I agree with Diane...\"don\'t worry about tomorrow\". I know this seems easy to say. Believe me, we know that it isn\'t easy, but we also know how important every minute of every day is when you can be together. Letting fear take even a minute of your precious time is too much. That great ball of fear and worry hovers it\'s threatening shadow on you, but turn your eyes away if you can to the sunlight. I pray that Steve and you will have many wonderful years ahead to enjoy that room. Love you, Linda
perplexed46
perplexed46

I hope you & Steve enjoy your new sunroom for many years together!

Praying for a good scan.
Love to you both,
Lois
deleted_user
deleted_user

Wanda
Even though I have been just monitoring the blog I want you to know that you and Steve have been An inspiration. I pray that all goes well with the test and that you both will enjoy the new sun room addition for a long time. Tricia
Angelpuss
Angelpuss

So pleased that you are both doing OK. Your cabin sunroom sounds lovely and my wish for you is that you enjoy it together for many years.I hope that Steve\'s scan will be fine. Sometimes we read more into decisions etc than what is actually happening.
Sending much love and many thoughts for Wednesday.
Love you, dear Wanda.
Angel xx
deleted_user
deleted_user

I love a sun room. It is relaxing and allows one to regroup. I am glad you are going to one of those cancer centers. I hope it works out for him. Keep us informed...xo
wanda61
wanda61

Thanks everyone, I will post a few pictures when they put the floor down. My love to each of you.
Wanda
meriel
meriel

Dearest Wanda - late I come to this, but, hello, and my dear I so understand about the worrying. I think I was, for the most part, a big knot of worry for the last 3 years. But so aware of it, and so aware that it didn\'t help anything, to get eaten up with fear and anxiety. I read something recently that advised putting some time aside each day for your worries - half an hour after lunch, say, or whenever suits you, having a good old worry fest, and then leaving it all be until the next day. I don\'t know if that sounds silly, but I quite liked the idea.
Your sun room sounds fabulous! (wouldn\'t work here - sun - what\'s that?!). I send you all my love, prayers, and hope, that Steve will enjoy it with you for many many years to come.
with love, Meriel