Friday, February 22, 2008

Stable



Hmmmmmm..........in a food mood............ that is a constant state lately, for which I point to the steroids I take to help stop any swelling in my brain. I think I've even gained weight, which is really not a bad thing for a person in my situation. Even before the steroids, my appetite was pretty good, so I can't complain...... it is a relief, not being able to eat is a really terrible thing.


Things are mostly stable, and I am about the same. I am fatigued from the radiation, and I also have times when the energy is better, so I am most certainly able to enjoy my days, although my range of activities is definitely very narrow.


There is really not much to report, so I'll keep it short..... Brian is on his school band trip to Calgary. Michelle and Craig return to Winnipeg this week for the week. Gord has been mostly off work, or at least on a very reduced schedule. Mom continues to be here daily and keeps our lives possible. Dad is around too and so we have much help right here and right now.


I continue to rejoice in you, my most precious family and friends. Joanne

13 comments:

Joan said...

Hi Jo! I'm so glad you're eating well and feeling good. Stable is such a lovely word, isn't it??

We've all been blessed by your recent turnaround and I hope it continues for a long time to come. I think of you often and love to see you post.

xoxoxo
Joan

Joan said...

Hi Jo! I'm so glad you're eating well and feeling good. Stable is such a lovely word, isn't it??

We've all been blessed by your recent turnaround and I hope it continues for a long time to come. I think of you often and love to see you post.

xoxoxo
Joan

Anonymous said...

Hi Joanne,
Such great news. I am sure everyone is rejoicing.
The days will be getting longer, weather warmer, children will be home from University soon and you are stable. What better news could any of us hear!
Keep eating - it is not only going to make you feel better but it is fun! Enjoy the fruits of the season.
My prayers continue,
Love Jill

Anonymous said...

hey Auntie Joanne! I'm glad that you're feeling ok. its great to hear from you. Can't wait to see you next weekend!!!

Love Heather

Anonymous said...

Jo Bean!

Glad to hear you're eating (it's a Sign!) and you're enjoying your time. Love the photo (made me hungry jes lookin' at it!). Happy to see you posting.

I'm keepin' an eye out foi ya, girlfrien'. :)
Hopey

Anonymous said...

Fruit and vegetables, what a lovely picture. Keep up the great outlook, we love it. I am going to make the biggest Joanne stew with fresh vegetables going. Judy

Anonymous said...

Hi Joanne, great looking post!! Fresh and healthy - true to your profession. Glad to hear you are "stable". I really appreciate the updates and continue to think about you and pray for you and your family each day. Love Claire

Anonymous said...

Hi Joanne,
Great to hear that you are stable....and, at the very minimum, stay stable for a long time!
Paul

apprentice said...

Hi Joanne,

Good to know you can enjoy some wholesome food. I hope it helps boost you up a bit. Nice that Gord is around and that Brian is able to do his school trip. Long may stable be the word of choice!

Love to all of you.

Anna

Anonymous said...

Hi Joanne

Your blog is really a great way to keep in touch with you. I am so glad that you set this up. Thank you for sharing your journey with me and other. I must say that I was so impressed with how many people you have touched. On one of your entries there were friends from all over the world that responded and expressed their care and admiration. You are truly an inspiration and I am so proud to be your cousin.

My thoughts are with you and your family. I am glad to hear that you are stable and feel like eating.

Kathleen

Anonymous said...

Joanne,
I have to agree that your picture of food is always so healthy, you know me it would be something I shouldn't be eating!! I'm glad to hear you are feeling better and I hope that it holds for awhile. Miss you and we are always thinking about you and hoping you are having a good day.

Dawn

Anonymous said...

Hi Joanne,

It's Joni from Alberta dropping you a line to say "Hello". I'm glad you are stable.

I've been getting rads to my hip, SI and pelvis, but today I saw both my rad onc, and medical onc, and they said I was "Good to Go" for next week.

My sister from here & I are flying to Phoenix on Monday morning for a week with our other sister.

I'm really excited, and looking forward to a few nice days in the sun.

Hugs to you....Joni

Anonymous said...

Hi Joanne,
So glad to hear that you are getting pleasure from food again- I mean that is really half of its purpose isn't it? Glad to hear things are stable and you are surrounded by love.
Hope the weather there is as warm as ours. It is melting here today with a blue sky...gotta love it. Love your notes. always great to hear from you.
Patti