Thursday, August 26, 2010

It has been an eventful week. Yesterday we drove to Spokane to see my surgeon. She examined me and found nothing of concern, a great relief to me. She also made some suggestions in regard to treating my neuropathy with glutamine. It makes up into a grainy slurry so I don't know how long I can drink it.

After the appointment we drove to Coeur d'Alene to have lunch with friends. I ate so much that I never did get hungry for dinner!

Today the wind is blowing and the temperature falling. I wish it would go ahead ant rain so as to settle all the dust that has been stirred up and allow me not to do any hand watering tonight. It was 103 degrees when we got back from C. d'A. yesterday.

Just finished an excellent book: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. Though humorous and entertaining it also reviewed the history of the German occupation of the Channel Islands during WWII, something I knew nothing about. It gave me a better understanding than anything I have seen or read of the privation of British civilians during that war.

With my poor concentration and lack of energy, I struggle against boredom. The support of my family and friends means so much at these times. Thank you.


  1. Kay, thank you for your consistent updates. It is so helpful to all of us who are concerned for you. It is also a special blessing to me personally as I travel the same road. Thank you for the book suggestion. I have found that I appreciate humorous books these days. Laughter is good medicine. So glad to hear you are nearing the end of treatment. Blessings, Kathy

  2. So glad to hear of your good report from Spokane. I know that you were relieved. I also loved that book. The characters were so real that I kept wishing that I could go there and visit with them! Good luck with the final treatments. Love, Brenda

  3. I am so glad that your surgeon had good things to say. That is wonderful news. I will have to bring over A Good Year by Peter Mayle. It will make you want to go visit the south of France. (Not a bad idea).
    Love and Prayers.

  4. Kay,

    I have a bit more realistic understanding of your boredom having been mostly in bed since Wed and on painkillers and muscle relaxants. I can read but my concentration isn't there. It is tedious. It is also frustrating to not be able to do what I want to do -- and I've been doing this for less than a week so I'm sure it is exponentially more so for you. I read a book about a guy in Paris and his adventures with a dog that I found easy and enjoyable; it is Spotted in France by Gregory Edmont.


  5. Hi Kay -

    Your good news from the doctor made my day! I know you must be relieved and ready to move on to that last turn on the rotisserie!

    We had Isabelle for two days this weekend and I don't think Dan or I sat down for two minutes. She's a busy two-year-old and might well be what they had in mind when they named the "strong-willed child." Thankfully, her mother and father have taught her to say "please" and she also knows how to put her toys away in the toy closet so except for a few mini-tantrums when she didn't get her way, it was all a lot of fun.

    While Stuart's deployed, Kitt is redecorating the living-dining room area, painting all the walls herself and she's also planning on making some drapes and covering pillows. That girl really has an amazing amount of energy for someone who is working full time, doing the single parent thing for two months AND these hobbies. I think I know where her daughter gets all her energy!!!

    Keep in touch and let us all know how the last round goes so we can all jump for joy when you're done with the chemo.

    Love and hugs to you and John,
    Lynn and Dan