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Time for Fun!

Posted by Christine13 Aug 25, 2016

Finally it's time for some fun!  Leaving for my sister's cottage today.  Am really excited!!  So excited I was awake at 5:00 a.m.  Everything is just about packed.  Yep, R & R.  No medical appointments, just the lake and beautiful surroundings.  There will be a pig roast on Saturday down there, so we'll get to meet lot's of other people too.

I hope everyone has a great smoke free weekend!  I know I sure will!!  xoxo

I probably won't be back until Sunday.

Just wanted to check in today.  All is good here, was up bright and early this morning at 6:30 a.m. to take hubby to hospital for two transfusions.  Relaxing day.  He is my captive on days like this lol.  He is in a chair getting his blood, and I go and get him coffee and a donut, and I can talk as much as I want and he can't get away, LOL.  My guy always has had this compulsion to stay busy, and I love it when we just have time to sit and talk.  He will be feeling better now for about a week or so, and next Thursday we are going out to my sister's cottage.  Time for fun!!!  Yayyy, no appointments and I will be swimming in the lake with my sis.

We all get along so well, and they have a beautiful lake front cottage.  We will go out next Saturday to a pig roast there too.  I think there is a fishing  derby and silent auction.  I can't wait to get out there in the fresh air.

No one smokes in our family so I won't be tempted, and the food is always great too.  It's isolated there so it's good, no stores to buy cigs at..........yayyy, completely out of temptation!!

Going out for dinner tonight with him.  Life is good!!  Especially without those death sticks!!

Enjoy the weekend everyone!! xoxo


Good News to Share

Posted by Christine13 Aug 17, 2016

I am staying in the moment, and staying smoke free:)  The good news I have to share, is my husband has a bone marrow biopsy on Thursday morning.  How is this good news, well, the wheels are now turning for him to get a meeting soon regarding a bone marrow transplant which, if it works will save his life!  I know I am not alone in wishing for the best results for him.  It's been quite the journey, I remain strong, have mental health issues myself, but am healthy.  Remember the song, "He ain't heavy, he's my brother, well, that's how I feel about Brian.  It's not duty when you love someone.  I will try and always stay positive, but this ride is a roller coaster ride just like the quit.  2 steps forward 1 step back, but always striving to remain smoke free.

I try and do something small for myself each day, like taking time for a bubble bath or a walk.  Sometimes a small perk, like a small houseplant to take care of.........I love houseplants.  Sorry for motormouthing, I have a busy day planned here, and yes, I will get in my 1/2 hour walk today.  The stopping smoking journey, continues and you can make it through life's challenges without smoking.  It causes stress and doesn't relieve it.  Ok, LOL, I talk to much!  Enjoy your day everyone!  Enjoy your freedom from the death sticks.


Exciting News!!!!

Posted by Christine13 Aug 9, 2016

Just wanted to say what a wonderful day it's been!!!  Went to see the hemotologist today with hubby,

(blood Dr.)  Until now we haven't been given much hope with his bone marrow or blood disease,

just on Saturday his general practioner more or less told him to talk with his family and friends about how he feels about dying.  It was a really sad day for both of us..........but then today we saw the specialist, and I said we couldn't wait until March for the meeting regarding his bone marrow transplant.  She immediately called cancercare and spoke to a Dr. there, and he will see him the end of August instead.  Yeaaaaaaaa..........getter going, it's just a meeting at this point, but it gives us great hope here!!!  It's all about if he survives the chemo and radiation, and if his brother is a match or's scary business, but at least now there is some hope on the horizon!!!  I feel blessed, and I know God heard my prayers last night!!!  It's not over, and he is a tough man, and he will fight with all his mite!!  I will never give up on him, even tho we have some scary times ahead.  I won't give up on my fight to quit the cigarettes for good either, this gives me a reason to live!!!  May many blessings be yours today and always, if your fighting a personal battle with cancer or COPD, I understand.........HE quit 15 years ago, and has stage 3 or 4 COPD.  But he is a fighter, he is my forever man!!!  Love to all you EX er's...........


Feeling Stressed

Posted by Christine13 Aug 3, 2016

Feeling stressed out today.  Was supposed to go see my therapist today, but had to cancel the appointment, because hubby just not doing well.  I cancelled late and may be billed for the appointment.  I would like to go out for a walk but am tied to the house today.  He has a button that connects to a emergency response for an ambulance, but I would have to be gone for about an hour and a half, to the doctor, way too long to leave him for.  He is weak and dizzy,  I'm scared he'll fall.  Transfusions are Friday for him, thank goodness they will do it this week.

I am not smoking, thank god, it wouldn't help anyway.  Will do some crocheting here in an attempt to relax and  

I will call a friend soon.  This is always a stressful time for us...........I will make it, I won't smoke!!


Great Energy Day!!

Posted by Christine13 Aug 1, 2016

Finally I have some energy today!!  It feels so good!!  Happy and positive again today.  Yesterday I was wallowing a bit in self pity.  Stupid me, it doesn't feel good to be so down.  I did take Brian for a ride thru the park and then we went to A & W for supper.  I really enjoyed it.  Today my parents came over for a visit, a cup of coffee and a snack.  It was great to see them!  Hoping he gets a transfusion this week.  Whatever happens smoking doen't solve a thing!!  It just makes you feel worse about yourself.  Onward and Upward, for some reason I love Monday's.  Holiday here today.  I will just continue to take things one day at a time, and thank God for all my blessings each day!  Hope your day is a good as mine is.  Happy Monday!!

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