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Monday, April 19, 2021

Ready to Move On!

Jeannie & Donald just received word this morning that their house sold after being on the market for about a week.  After doing a thorough cleaning, she and Arianna stayed with me for the past week, and Donald and Autumn stayed with his Mom.  I believe it sold to the first viewer, but Jeannie & Donald had it in perfect condition - even the two girls helped immensely with little "fix-its" that needed attention.

I'm looking forward to viewing houses in the area where they want to move, and hope we can find something with a nice in-law suite! 

Meanwhile I am planting my garden, and have quite a few tomato plants that I've grown from seed - I gave about half of them to Steve & Meg, and I just planted the rest of them this morning.  I read recently that tomatoes can be transplanted several times with no harm to the plants or the fruit, so I wanted to get them into the ground as soon as possible where their roots can spread.

I have a monumental task before me - getting rid of things I can't or shouldn't take with me when I move.  I have always been a "saver" (more like a pack-rat!) and it's difficult to let go of sentimental things.  These days, most things are sentimental to me, but I am trying to steel myself from the inevitable loss of some of my belongings.  It will probably be a relief.

The funeral mass for Amy is scheduled for this coming Thursday.  Amy's daughters wanted the old retired priest to officiate - he was in charge at the church and school when Amy's kids were little.  Jeannie's daughter (Ara also went to the same school and is about the same age as Amy's girls.)   

I haven't been posting a lot lately, and I don't think I mentioned that I believe my cancer is back.  The oncologist told me it would probably return, but that the treatment worked well and that is probably what I will get again this time.  I'm anxious to get started on it.  The treatment itself was a breeze, but the biopsy was the worst part of it all.  I am not going to agree to another biopsy, as I think the test results are quite clear and the biopsy was horribly painful.  For some reason, a patient in the past was given a shot for pain meds for the biopsy and subsequently died, so they won't do it anymore.  I'm not having it, and will insist on something for pain.  The pain actually lasted a couple of weeks and was worse than anything I have suffered in years!  I normally don't take anything for mild pain, but will bend a little this time (if I have to undergo a biopsy.)   I have felt so drained of energy the past few months and should have realized what was wrong, but the pandemic has kept me at home for the past year for the most part.  I look forward to feeling alive and well again, and anticipating a move to a new place is just icing on the cake!

I think Sacramento has reached summer weather, which seems early to me  although it is probably normal.  I don't mind anything up to 90 degrees, but after that it's awful!  There has been a beautiful breeze blowing, so I'm happy with the weather right now and the warmth is good for my tomato plants!

9 comments:

  1. Sure hope you get your treatment started right away. Then you can start feeling better. I still think most of us have been fighting depression this last year. Its been hard and sad. Good luck with the house hunting and with the tomatoes. My friend Paula is kind of a pack rat like you. Me - I just want to get rid of stuff. You can do it.

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  3. Very sorry your cancer is back. Hope your treatments can start soon and you will feel much better. You’re a trooper...You can do it!!👍👍

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    1. The one positive thing is that I responded well to the treatment two years ago. The Dr. told me it would probably return though, and that they would probably have an even better treatment - I think they add something to whatever is in the IV mix - and she was hopeful that it would work fine on me. Evidently this can't be cured, but I'll settle for another remission!

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  4. May your treatment be speedy and not painful. You have already been through this and you will beat it once more. Like your doctor mentioned they have better treatments now.

    I hope your daughter and her husband soon find a suitable new home and a wonderful mother-in-law suite for you. I am sending nothing but positive energy your way.

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    1. Thank you very much. It can't happen too soon for me! I hate being in "limbo" and just want to get to a permanent home and settle in.

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  5. Guess I missed hitting publish again.

    I had a feeling the house might sell fast as you had posted pictures in the past and it is beautiful. Hope they find a great place with a nice MIL suite for you.

    Sorry to hear that the cancer is back. I know the treatment will work again. Blessings to you

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    1. Thanks so much. I've written the doctor and my daughter has called her today, but neither of us has received a reply yet. You know how it is with something as serious as this - you want it taken care of right now!

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  6. Well, I have to hurry up and wait until next Tuesday for a phone appointment with the oncologist. It looks like we will discuss treatment, and it sounds like what I had last time. That is fine with me because it worked, I had no side effects, and didn't lose any of my hair! My thick healthy head of hair is my only vanity I have left! I don't want to give it up.

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