Saturday, July 14, 2007

Michelle's favourite friends........


Well, if any of you have been around Michelle in the past couple of months, it is a fair bet to guess that you have heard about Adam. So, here is a photo.... above are Adam, Michelle and Heidi, sitting in our sunroom here in Regina.
Things are pretty calm right now around here. Everyone is back from California, and they all had a great time. Michelle was a little sick, and she had a bit of a rough journey home, but otherwise, they are all so glad they got to go to the wedding.
I am about the same... The first (and worst) week of chemo round #2 is over, and I'm heading into the "good week", so that is very good, from my perspective. My breathing is roughly the same, the right lung is still collapsed and still surrounded with fluid, so I continue to manage the pain with morphine and the breathing with oxygen and by a very sedentary lifestyle. (this translates easily as I am basically spending 24/7 in my hospital bed.... what a gift that is.... is is adjustable so I can always get it into a comfortable position. My temperature has been normal (yippeeeeeeee) and my appetite and overall "how do I feel" is good.
That's it! The news this week is very "ordinary" and that is very WELCOME.
Joanne

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Jo,
What a great picture! Thanks for the update and I'm glad that you are having a more ordinary week. We are looking forward to seeing all of you next week and hanging out with the boys.
I hope that it isn't too hot in your sunroom and that the squirrels aren't scaring the birds away from your birdfeeder!
See you soon,
Kelly

Anonymous said...

Hi Jo,
Thanks for the update. I hope that this next week is a better one. It was great to see Gord and the gang at the wedding.
Darryl

Anonymous said...

Good morning Joanne - Love to get your updates and pictures - we heard about Adam, but it is nice to see their picture. Ordinary is a great thing, and glad to hear you are heading into a "good week". Hope Gord and the boys had a nice trip home - it was great to see them at the wedding - Gord is tiny to them now! Soak in some sun!
P & G

Joan said...

Ah, now there's my little dog's twin, almost. Such a nice picture.

I'm glad to hear that you've achieved some amount of stability in your health. Hooray for comforable beds and a sedentary lifestyle! Oh yeah, and effective meds too ...

Thinking about you,
Joan

Anonymous said...

HI Joanne, Thanks so much for the update and the beautiful picture of Michelle and her friend. I am so glad that you are more stable and able to be comfortable. I still think of you daily and pray for you often. I hope that you can feel the HUG coming your way.
Lots of Love, Loretta

Anonymous said...

Joanne:
Great picture of Michelle and Adam and Heidi too! Ordinary is marvelous. I hope this week has many ordinary days for you. Thinking about you and sending you positive thoughts.
Carla

Anonymous said...

Hi Joanne,
Good to hear from you again. Nice picture of Michelle and Adam (Heidi goes without saying). Looking forward to more updates in the weeks ahead, sure do appreciate your optimism amid life's many challenges. Sending you everything good and many thoughts and prayers.
Annette

Anonymous said...

Hi! Thanks for the update and picture. Glad to hear your week is ordinary and that you are holding your own with lack of fever, etc. Hope that trend continued over the past few days. I'm sure you are enjoing visiting with Kelly and the girls during your "good week". With love, Nick and Lorraine

apprentice said...

Lovely picture, they make a great looking couple.

I'm glad things are more ordinary and the family are all back from their big trip.

Anonymous said...

Hello, Joanne,
Beautiful pictures and good news!
Great! Hope you're enjoying a wonderful time hearing about the wedding in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Sounds so nice. We're back from Calgary where the theme of this year's Stampede (you may have seen it on TV) was "Tough enough to wear pink." Think of you often.
John & Pat.

Anonymous said...

Hi Joanne,
Your yard looks wonderful! I hope to have home-grown tomatoes one day...but not this year. Right now we are just hoping to get the house finished.
The Weather Channel was saying 45 deg.(with humidity) for you in Regina today...sure hope that didn't materialize. (You'll need ice-caps, not Starbucks!)
Hope you're resting comfortably.
The Sheriff says hi to both you and Gord. Marilyn