April 28th, 2006

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*le sigh*

Lonely. I am so lonely. (Sorry, keep slipping into that Chipmunk-style Akon version of the song)

Scott got home last night after midnight. I was already asleep. I've been looking forward to having him home for two weeks straight after his two weeks in Thailand, then one week in Washington State. First thing he asks this morning? 'Ready for the bad news?'. That's right. He will NOT be home much at all.

- He will be gone to Portland Wednesday through Friday of next week (May 3-5)

- The following week, he WILL be here and sleeping in my bed, but I won't see much of him outside of that. He goes downtown Sunday to set up for a trade show, then will be downtown each day most of the day. (May 7-12)

- Then, he goes to Thailand for two weeks (May 17 - June 3)

We don't know his travel schedule after that.

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I have a serious headache

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Hopefully, since Scott IS home this weekend, I can go out a lot by myself to get away. I let mom go home for the weekend, with me checking on her regularly. It will give her some sense of freedom and happiness before we tell her about the cancer next week. It also gives my family a break since she's been here a couple of months.

This also means I might actually get to go do some inline skating this weekend, possibly over at jillions. YAY!

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They yanked my favorite flavored water from the market. It was by Aquafina and was a calcium enriched, fruit-flavored water. When they started getting rid of it, they marked them all down to about 25 cents a bottle, and I bought ALL of them. I've run out now and am on the search for a replacement. I've tried some NASTY waters in this quest. I think I've finally found the winner - even though it costs a bit more. Propel Calcium Fitness Water. Most of the flavors are REALLY good, which is a positive. It's made by Gatorade and thus expensive, which is a negative. But if it gets more water in me, I'm willing to part with it. Much better than drinking five gallons of diet sodas.
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GOOD NEWS

The doctor just called me. He tracked down mom's CT scan results, and the cancer had not spread outside of her colon. We also have a plan now. He wants to see if we can avoid removing part of her colon if at all possible, so on Wednesday, he wants to do a more thorough repeat colonoscopy. He wants to make SURE that every single polyp is removed, that there aren't any funny looking areas where it had moved into the walls of the colon, and to make sure the margins where he removed the other polyps are clear of cancer. If we get all clear on that one, then that may be all she has to do. YAY!

He let me know he generally doesn't just tell the daughter about the cancer, and that while we were able to sneak the CT scan in as an 'additional test', if we are going to repeat the colonoscopy we will have to tell her the truth. This means that on Monday, I have to sit her down and tell her they found cancer, but at least I have very positive news about it for her.

Her blood count is almost back to normal, as well, so when we get this cancer thing out of the way, we can probably get her double-knee replacement scheduled soon.

I am SOOOOOOO relieved that the news wasn't as bad as it could have been.
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New toys

Star Wars Transformers!!!!!! I am so there! Darth Maul, Anakin, Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, and more!!!! I can't wait to play with them! The boys are so excited about getting them. They are simply begging. Wal-mart seems to have them the cheapest.