It's that time of the year....

It's that time of the year....

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Appointments set…

I have finally got all of my pre-op appointments set  up.  I will have an in hospital stay of 3 or 4 days for surgery to remove lymph nodes and radiation next month on the 23rd.  Then 2 weeks later I will go in hospital again for more radiation treatments. Thank you again for all of your prayers.

I saw the oncologist here in town yesterday.  I am now in the hands of the radiation oncologist and the surgeon in Peoria.  Still I have to do follow-up visits with all of the doctors.  My opinion of quite a few  of the doctors has slid downhill lately.  We are just a number to them and they even have a problem remembering your name.  I will miss you Dr.  D.

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It has been very hot and summerlike here the past few days even though  Summer doesn’t officially arrive for a few days.  I am trying to keep up with my housework and dealing with some ants on the outside.  I was informed by maintenance that it was my responsibility to take care of that problem.  My water heater sprung a leak on Saturday morning and I was without hot water until yesterday morning.  That didn’t help my mood any. 

But the flowers I planted around the light pole at the end of the driveway look pretty good despite the squirrels digging in them.

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And across the driveway my neighbor Barb planted a marigold arrangement around her light pole.

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If you click on the pictures they will be larger.

My niece in West Virginia and her husband renewed their wedding vows last weekend.  I heard from all accounts that it was beautiful.  I wish I could have been there.  Congrats to John and Dee.

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Dee and John cutting their cake.

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My niece, Barbara Jo, my BIL, my sis Rae and Barbara Jo’s son Matt.

I hope you all have a wonderful day.  I am going to try to visit all of you today.

Beth

47 comments:

  1. Sounds like things are on their way, Beth, I will continue to pray for you. Be good to yourself now and don't try to work too hard. Enjoy your beautiful flowers.

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  2. Love the flowers. Prayers your way...

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  3. Praying all goes well for you Beth. The flowers are beautiful.

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  4. Sis I Do KNOW what you say about being a number and not a name.. I made a point of MAKING Dr.'s remember my mom..she was memorable but BOY..I made SURE they knew who she was and they were to call her by her right name,not something they THOUGHT was her name. Having a serious illness makes you aware of how things work for sure. I am praying everyday for you and KNOW things will be okay. You are a cherished friend and I know God will be looking out for you. Enjoy the cool weather we have as the Heat will be coming back soon. Take care.. XO XO

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  5. Hi Beth,

    I am so sorry you have all this to go through. Guess it is good to know the appointments and I hope they will all go well for you. It is hard when you have to part company with a doctor you like and trust. I still miss the Doctor in North London, who treated me, quite a few years back for depression and high blood pressure. I have just registered with a different doctor here, because the one I had in another part of Stevenage, was just becoming such a hassle to get to from here. I love to be surrounded by beautiful flowers too, it is always uplifting for me to watch them grow and bloom.

    Take Care, Hugs Nita.

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  6. It's a shame that it seems RARE to find a doctor who actually seems to CARE about his/her patients. I know the feeling. But it must be hard to be an oncologist and have to deal with such seriously sick people all the time. What a bummer. But, it must be so exhilarating to be able to see a seriously sick person come through it all and enjoy life again too. Hang in there, Beth. We all have such a short time in this world, and every second counts---:). YOU are special and a wonderful friend to us all! Never forget that (or how to laugh and smile!).

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  7. Oh Beth my heart and my prayers are with you. You have a lot of support and love coming from Bloggerland and your family and friends. Take care xxoo hugs Beautiful photos Beth. B

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  8. glad you are set up for your surgery and procedures. forward...

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  9. oh Beth for the life of me I wish you were not going through this, I know you are strong and we are all behind you, your flowers are lovely, renewing vows, such a wonderful celebration!

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  10. Hi Beth, thoughts and prayers have been with you and will continue to be with you. Just know what you are well loved and we'll all be walking this journey with you. Love your flowers.

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  11. Thanks for the update. My prayers continue.

    Love,
    Janie

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  12. You accept your health and what lies ahead to take care of it with so much grace! I know that many people live with this and not only survive but thrive, and wish the same for you. We all have so much to rejoice in, in the midst of the medical challenges of our friends and families. Be well.

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  13. Glad to hear you have your appointments all set up and things are in motion. I will continue to pray that all goes well for you.

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  14. I am sorry about your water heater. That kind of inconvenience does not help if you have a lot on your mind.
    My family and me will keep you in our thoughts and prayers through out your treatment.
    Both you and your neighbor have beautiful flowers growing around the light post. Enjoy !

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  15. Beth, may God bless you, give you faith and strength and healing. And may you take comfort from all of us who care and are praying. God bless and give you peace with it all. Hugs! Bertie (BGB)

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  16. Prayers continuing to come your way :) you're gonna kick this thing's butt!

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  17. Oh Beth you are in my prayers...I hope it all goes well. Keep us posted.

    on a happier note: your flowers are lovely, and I know you are happy for warm weather. I love the large picture of the butterfly. I might even have to steal it. : )

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  18. I love the comment above mine, Twin. Love it. Xxoo

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  19. I continue to offer prayers for you, Beth. Hugs, Nellie

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  20. You're in my prayers Beth! I'll be thinking of you and sending blessings your way

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  21. Hang in there andd praying too. sandie

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  22. Thank you for the update and we continue to pray for you.

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  23. Thinking of you Beth, it's so nice to see you today!! Your flowers are beautiful and I'm happy you had sunshine today, so good for the soul!!

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  24. I stopped by your blog and it turned into a nice surprise to find another blogger from Illinois. As an oncology nurse, I understand some of the challenges you are dealing with. Wishing you all good things as you go through surgery and treatment. I've added my name to follow you.

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  25. Your petunias will be beautiful when they fill out! Glad you got everything all set up..now yo wait..the waiting is the hardest:(

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  26. I like your flowers. You are still in my thoughts and prayers. God will be with you.

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  27. I hope all thing going will Dear Beth!

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  28. Beth, I am glad things are progressing on getting you well. You are in our thoughts, prayers and hearts. HUGS.

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  29. The flowers look lovely. Some Doctors and their staff can be like that unfortunately. Good luck and saying prayers for you..

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  30. My prayers are with you my dear friend. You take care and angels are around you.

    Much love

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  31. My prayers for a full recovery are with you.

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  32. Prayers that all will go well and you will recover and heal quickly. Just remember--some of the most socially inept doctors are the most skilled surgeons. ;) Hugs and good thoughts!! :):)

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  33. I miss the ease of access to blogs and such that I have at home as opposed to here where we are on vacation. I will continue to hold you up in prayer my dear friend. Keep fighting the good fight!

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  34. Those darn squirrels get in my flowers too! Many prayers and well wishes to you!

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  35. I'm still sending up prayers for you Beth. May God wrap his arms around you and comfort you. Don't give up.. Hugs, xo

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  36. Blessings Beth:
    Checking in to see how you doing via your updates. The 23rd huh, wooo, ok, you will get through. Much love and prayers.

    Congrats to your niece.
    stay blessed.

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  37. Good to hear the pre opp has been set up and that you will only be in hospital for a few days, then more and more doctor appointments for years to come and I know what you mean when they can't remember your name it is just annoying and rude often they will have it written if front of them but some are to lazy to look at your name I know how I feel when I get called by the wrong name......yes the flowers in the light pole do look nice......

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  38. I'm glad you are moving forward with everything that is needed. You will stay in my thoughts and prayers.
    Your flowers look lovely!

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  39. love you Mama Beth prayers daily for you & BIG HUGS!!!

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  40. Love you mama Beth, prayers daily for you and BIG HUGS always!!! patting you on the arm letting you know it will be alright.

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    1. Dear friend, you are never far from my mind as you continue to fight your own battle. I love you too!

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  41. That's Lovely review Wedding Vows ...Thinking of you Beth
    Hugs Sheila xx

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  42. Had to stop by to say I'm thinking of you. My womwns group said a prayer for you. Hugs!

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  43. So many hearts and minds and prayers winging your way Beth, you are so loved my friend. The flowered poles look marvellous, as do the happy couple renewing their vows. Hugs aplenty to you, and chin up, always. xPenx

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  44. There are so many people cheering you on. Keep your spirits up. Praying for you.

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  45. Your flowers look beautiful. May God keep you under his wing during this time. How much harder it must be when the doctors are so impersonal. Sending healing hugs...

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