Tuesday, August 11, 2009

What a Wonderful Day!

Yesterday was chemo and I felt great afterward..it took over 5 hours, labs took long and chemo took longer than usual, so it was an all day deal. Sissy went with me and I enjoyed our time together. She was a great substitute for mom. Mom got sick, probably from Asa being sick the last 3 days. He had a fever of about 100 degrees steady for 3 days. Josh kept us apart. "Asa you sit here, Trina, you sit here". If we would get arms length, we were in trouble. It was very hard to stay away from my baby when he was sick, but I had to. Josh told me I wouldn't be much good laying in the hospital not able to see Asa at ALL if that happened. Oh, to listen to reason. Today we have had a great day, Asa is well and I'm well. I did laundry, cleaned up a bit, went grocery shopping (first time in 2 weeks) and I'm even making taco salad and greek pasta salad for dinner. No pills for me today either.

I'm so thankful to God you guys. I can't even explain how wonderful I am doing. Last week was rough, but the nausea was kept at bay. My inlaws were here for 10 days (in a hotel) but spent a lot of time with Asa which was nice. I still felt I needed to "entertain" ie. stay up on the couch, not lay in bed so much, so my body was exhausted. we'll see how I feel tomorrow, but just so PLEASED that today was my best day since starting chemo. It's the first full day I've watched Asa since chemo. I even took care of paperwork and bills. what a wonderful day :) I had to share with all of you that care and love me. It's pretty exciting.

Mom in law, Asa and I were eating lunch last week. Asa was yawning and yawning, then he snapped at me and got kind of grumpy. A couple of minutes later I said "I think somebody is tired". He continued eating and said "are you tired Mum?" no I said. "Is grandma tired?" no she said. He threw his hands on his chest and said "well, I'M not tired....so who you talking about?" It was pretty cute. He has been saying the funniest things lately and just growing up so fast. His personality is changing and he has been quite the jokester. It just started to rain just now and Asa stopped what he was doing. "Mum, it's raining! We have to pull in my soccer goal from the yard and make sure we pick the vegetables that are ripe before they get too full of water! Hurry!" I was running out of the house, going to do what he said and he said just a minute I have to put my flip flops on. I was in the middle of telling him to put his tennis shoes on, since the grass was wet...he was gone, so I let it go, figuring his feel will get wet. I try not to sweat the small stuff even though I'm a bit OCD. I was outside and here he comes, just underwear and his rain boots. He was in SAVE THE VEGETABLES mode and looked like he was running into a burning building to save kittens or something. I love being a mom and I love the little things that make me smile. I wish I could remember all of them, but there are so many new ones.

Thank you so much for your prayers and support and love. I feel it around me all the time and I haven't been reading blogs as much. I don't normally have energy to check email or get on line, every4 or 5 days or so....and when I have energy I spend time with the family or sit outside on my kick ass hammock. I do ask Sissy and Mom for updates on many of you and she keeps me updated. I care for all of you and appreciate all that you do for me. Thank you :)

Mom's been doing more blogging so you can check her out http://beyasblog.blogspot.com/

Shake N Bake!

14 comments:

Rhonda said...

WOW....you are doing GREAT. I am so happy you are so much stronger. Keep up the good work.

melissa said...

SOOO glad you had a good day!!!

Type (little) a said...

So glad to "hear" from you. I think of you often, and I'm glad to hear your sounding so positive.

Hugs.

Daria said...

So glad you are doing so well ... enjoy those wonderful days!

Grama said...

I am praising God for the good news of your feeling better. Love the Asa stories. He is so awesome. Hope you feel great again and don't have to be arms length from your precious son. Miss seeing you. Hugs kisses and prayers.

mylene said...

That is so awesome. Praise God. I was thinking of you too how our birthdays are aweek apart. I am very glad to hear the update and so please God is answering our prayers. I continue to pray for you every day. God bless...

Sonia said...

So great to see a blog from you!! Praise God for the good day He gave you! I pray you have many more. Love hearing Asa stories. He is such a sweet boy. Brooklyn talks about her cousin Asa all the time. She misses him and Valentina so much. Love you!

Sig said...

Ooooh, so glad to see a post by you!! I do hope you are feeling all right. Did you get the NJ magazine? ::grin:: I know you wanted to "see" our states, but here, in the armpit of America, we got all things weird. :-p

Alaska Family said...

We too, are praising God that you had a good day (even if we are a little late here!) We were shocked, surprised, and so excited to see that you had posted on our blog...we just hope you werent out doing yourself!! Love reading about Asa, he is so cute and funny...

Happy birthday, Trina...we hope you have a good day today as well.

Were praying for you constantly. Love you all so much!

melissa said...

Just saw on your sisters blog that you had a birthday - Happy Birthday!! Hope you were able to have a good day.

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Daria said...

Haven't seen a post from you in a while ... hope things are OK.

Sending you strength, courage and healing.

Michelle Riggs said...

Thinking for you and praying for you today. I hope you are doing OK.

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