Sunday, August 12, 2012

Another card copy and some Hawaii pics!

Instead of putting ALL of our Hawaii photos in one post, I'm going to spread out our photos in the hopes it will make it seem like I'm back in Hawaii...  Just kidding, but I am going to do a few photos at a time so I can update more!

Our two weeks in Oahu were the best vacation we have ever taken.  The weather was perfect, compared to the 115 temps that were happening in Havasu.  There was no pressure to do anything, be anywhere, get anything done.  It was great. 

On one of the days we had a rental car, we took a trip to see the Valley of the Temples.  In order to reach the temple, we had to drive through a cemetery that was immaculate.  I have never seen a more beautiful cemetery.  Unfortunately I did not take pics there.  But I did grab some of the temple!  Enjoy!

Cass and D.

The Autograph Tree

 And here is another card I lifted off of Pinterest.  During my down time of medical testing and waiting, I couldn't find my own mojo so I borrowed some off of Pinterest.  Thanks for looking!!


Saturday, August 11, 2012

Wow. So much time has passed!

It has been such a long time since I've even considered updating my blog, so today is the day!

So much has happened with me since my last post.  I'll do a small recap here, just to catch you up.

One day in April as I was laying in bed, I started feeling around my hip bones (don't ask lol).  I had lost about 35 pounds and for some reason, that day I was feeling the bones of my hips like it was the first time.  I noticed I had "something" on the left side of my abdomen, between my  hip bone and my belly button.

Now, I will admit that I have been a bad woman and have not had an exam in about *coughcoughelevencoughcough* years.  So, I made an appointment right away.

During my full exam, my doctor found several things:  A nodule on my thyroid, something solid in my breast...and something about the size of a softball in my abdomen.  Right away I went for ultrasounds on everything and they discovered that I had FIVE masses in my belly, around/near my left ovary.  The largest measured 11cms, which is huge. 

Fast forward a week or so and I've met with an oncologist in Vegas who determines that these need to be removed, and that I will also have my left ovary and uterus removed.  I would have to actually be cut open, vertical, so that the masses could be removed as a whole, and I would be tested for cancer while I was on the table.  The surgeon was going on vacation the week I met with her, and then I was scheduled to go to Hawaii for two weeks on July 7th, so surgery was scheduled for July 25th.

I had surgery, and thank God everything came out clear.  I'm in my second week of recovery right now and doing well.  :)

So, that is where I've been.

And yes, you heard me.  I went to Hawaii for two weeks!!  I will update more on that in the coming days!!  Until then, here is a card I lifted off of Pinterest, during my hiatus.  It's a straight up copy, and I love it.

Thanks for sticking with me. :)

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