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

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

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Time for an update….

I can’t believe that today marks the 6 week anniversary of when I finished the radiation treatments.  I am improving although much too slowly for my liking.  I started therapy for the winged scapula right after I finished radiation.  I have 2 more of those treatments left.

I am still having difficulty eating.  I can manage a few things like soft scrambled eggs and soups in the blender plus Jell-O and pudding.  My mouth is still very sore.  I have dreams of sitting down at Red Lobster and having a gigantic serving of breaded shrimp with red sauce and ranch dressing.  I am also longing for some French fries with cheese sauce.  I keep trying and trying but the chewing and swallowing is still difficult.

My ENT surgeon retired at age 60 in December.  Imagine being able to retire at age 60 with no financial worries.  I really liked him, he was a great guy and I had a lot of faith in him.  I will be seeing his replacement on 23 January.  I think I will like him too.  He is young and good looking so that always helps.  LOL!!

I have a Pet Scan scheduled for 23 February and I see my oncologist on 26 February for the results.

I keep wanting to start blogging again, I just don’t have the energy or the want to yet, but the time will come.  Thank you to all of you that have sent me emails and keep me in your thoughts and prayers.  Bless you all!

Beth

35 comments:

  1. Glad to get the update Sis and hear you are improving some slowly. You have so many prayers from us all for continued healing. Blessings to you in this long journey back to better health, XOXO

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  2. I am so happy to see a post from you and to hear you are improving, even though not as fast as you would like.
    I pray for you every morning and think of you often.
    Hang in there my friend. : )

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  3. i am sorry it is taking so long for your mouth and tongue to recover - not at all what you are wished, beth. :) blessings to you and continued recovery.

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  4. Beth, I think of you so much. I am glad you are doing better. I will keep you in my prayers . I too will be happy for you to go to Red Lobster and have whatever you want to eat. I am thinking of you today...my gosh it's cold ..I know you have similar weather. Take care and know that many out here love you and wish you the best. Love, your friend, Susie

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  5. I'm so glad you are feeling better, some better, I hope soon you are sitting down at Red Lobster with your meal of shrimps and sauce, with fries as well!!! Lucky doctor to retire young, now you have a young doctor, if he's easy on the eyes thats all the better!

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  6. Beth, it is so good to hear from you. I am sorry that you are healing so slowly. We are all praying this will pass soon and that your future will be even brighter! ~xo~

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  7. Oh Beth hugs hugs and more hugs. I will be waiting for you. Good looking is always a bonus:) xo B

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  8. Oh Beth it takes time to heal and you have been put through so much. I pray your healing speeds up and the doctors help you along the way. Hugs and prayers for you my friend!

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  9. Glad for the updates. You can do this. You're a tough old broad!

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  10. Hi, Beth! I am very happy to learn that you are making steady progress. Keep thinking about that Red Lobster meal and someday you will be enjoying it. In the meantime, keep taking those baby steps toward wellness. Praying for you, dear friend!

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  11. I'm sorry it's taking so long for your recovery, Beth. Praying it won't be long before you can have that meal at Red Lobster. Happy to hear that you like your doctors. It really does help a lot,

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  12. Good to read a post from you and to know that you are slowly improving. Hope all goes well with your Pet Scan etc. Prayers always coming your way from down under...
    Yes, I know what it''s like to retire long before the age of 60:}

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  13. Those dreams sound like great ones and I am believing that one day they'll be coming true. A handsome doctor is easy on the eyes so that will be good. You are choosing wisely to give your energies to healing. Blogging can come any old time. That said, hope to see you soon here in Blogdom.

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  14. Keep dreaming of those foods and it will motivate you. Do you like ice cream and milk shakes? I am sorry you have to go thru this. I am praying and thinking of you. You seem in good spirits. I was looking into cancer support groups and they have one for the neck and throat - have you looked for one? I think it will do me some good. I hope the PET scan goes well. And your new sounds cute! Nothing wrong with that.

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  15. Welcome back. Food is always good. I am hoping that your dreams will come true. Good luck with your new ENT and good luck with the PET scan. Missed you a lot.

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  16. I am very happy for you just need to wating for take care of yourself.
    your time life hangld dramatically in your new body but it will be back very strong your all the times ones!
    Michiko

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  17. I know just the thing to help motivate you... cheddar bay biscuits to go with that shrimp! Hope you are able to get there real soon!

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  18. I continue to have you in my thoughts and prayers, Beth. It's really good to read this post from you. Sending love and hugs, Nellie

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  19. Recovery always seems to go slow doesn't it Beth. You have been through so much and really had extensive surgery - it's going to be slow. My thoughts and prayers are always with you. I'm thankful that you can see improvement as that is a good sign. Remember - baby steps is what it takes. So good to hear from you again.

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  20. You have been through so much and yet you are able to share the trials and tribulations of your journey with us...this is remarkable and so giving of you. We all benefit on not only counting our blessings, but hearing from someone who is looking at life in a refreshing way. Here's to Red Lobster...one of my favorites,too.

    All the best and many prayers, Beth.

    Jane x

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  21. I'm happy to see an update. I'm still praying for you. Hope you are staying warm, and getting lots of reading done. I still pray that you will be completely cancer free at the end of this, forever. God bless. Bertie

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  22. It's always good to hear from you. The wanting to have and to do things is half way there to having and doing them and I have no doubt that given time you will get there x

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  23. Hi Beth good to catch your up date. Don't worry about us , we are all thinking and praying for you. Just to see you here is a bonus.
    Hugs Sheila x

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  24. So glad to hear from you! You've been through so much. You need time to heal. In my thought s and prayers. *hugs* :)

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  25. I've been watching for you every day and am glad your healing is continuing in a positive manner though I know you wish it were faster. It's OK, we will wait along with you for better times.

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  26. Dear Beth, I hope you had time with your family over the holidays. I haven't been in blog land much, but have thought of you often. I'm so sorry about the slower healing time. much love & blessings to you.
    hugs,
    Marie

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  27. Beth, my prayers continue to be with you. I pray it will not be long before you'll be able to enjoy Red Lobster and Longhorn' s make up for the holiday meals that you didn't get to enjoy. Much love and prayers, Bonnie

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  28. I am glad you are doing so well. I know how hard that radiation is but you will be able to eat all of those things again.
    You sound like you are doing really well, I am so glad. Just get well and rest, I was thinking about you,

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  29. Hi Beth, It's so good to hear from you and I'm so glad you're feeling a little better. Big hugs to you... :)

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  30. Oh Beth- You have sure had more than your share of health issues this past few months and years! I am praying that your mouth heals and you are able to eat normally again. I am also praying for a clear report after your next scan and that you like the new doctor. xo Diana

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  31. Hi Beth, Sending good thoughts your way! :)

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  32. blessings....
    glad to read you are doing much better

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  33. I will say a prayer for you beth, in the way in which I pray. a lil different, it's warm and a lot like a hug, you'll like it!!!

    I LOVE your header

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  34. Hi Beth!!! So so happy to read that you are improving. Sending healing thoughts and prayers your way as always. I hope 2015 is wonderful for you :)

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  35. Hi, Beth! I'm glad you are getting, little by little, well. Hope you'll be fine very soon.

    Hugs and kisses

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