Monday, January 31, 2011


I have had such a good week. And I can’t tell you how that feels. I worked portions of 3 days last week which I really enjoyed, and then Sam came home for the weekend (always a treat for us), and then today, I worked my first full day since my diagnosis. My friend Lyn, the secretary at one of our elementary schools, was not able to be at work and I got called in to sub for her. I savored 8 hours of NOT THINKING ABOUT CANCER!!!! School secretaries have non-stop action, and I was so tickled to be that consumed by student and parent issues. I can’t thank Lyn enough for needing to be gone!!

I have been self-limiting my 2 jobs because I have wanted to minimize my exposure to germs during the chemo and radiation, and praise God, I have not had as much as a sniffle. But certain jobs have much less risk of kiddie germs, and Lyn’s job is one of them. I said to Dick tonight as we made dinner, “Today reminds me of our old life. I could almost forget the cancer.”

We are awaiting the birth of our newest great-niece or nephew on Wednesday, unless he or she decides to blow off the induction and show up tomorrow, but my niece is already more than a week overdue, so we don’t think the wee one is in any hurry. Every new bundle of joy in the family is such a gift. We all are anxiously waiting the phone call…..

I get my blood draw tomorrow and am counting on it being normal, as all the other CBC’s have been. At least there will be no vein issues. I am sticking with the finger prick!


Cole said...

Oh what a blessing to hear this news today! Praise God!!

Pipsylou said...

Yay, yay, and MORE yay! :)

You sound so great!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy to hear all this but not surprised! Cuz God is SO GOOD and I believe He has even more AWESOME stuff in store for you! See you tomorrow! Ju

Anonymous said...

Such happy news Mare ! There are more good days to come for you !