Wednesday, September 22, 2010

comment of the day...

I loved this comment of the day from a friend who was visiting. She said, "Louise, 4 years ago, you didn't look so good--you just didn't look like you were feeling well. But now you look like you really feel good!" I told her that I didn't quite know how to take that (but that I was going to share it on my blog), since it is kind of crazy to look well when you're in the middle of chemo. What is with that? It's like people who also say that I look well since I've lost weight. I'm wondering what they thought of me before--that I was some huge blimp, and that they were glad that I finally lost that weight that I needed to!! :) Anyway, those comments have struck me as funny. Maybe when people tell you that you look good, they were really thinking you looked TERRIBLE before! SIGH...

Since I have felt a few more effects this week, I guess I may officially have cancer now. People have accused me of pretending to have cancer, since I really have felt quite good. Now that I've felt more tired and a little crummier, I can qualify as having cancer. :) It has not been a bad week...except today I got so tired of sitting in one of the chemo easy chairs, while I got filled with more liquid. I was so glad to get out of that chair...that I didn't even mind walking in our Arizona heat. Tuesday is my only day this week when I didn't have to sit for hours in that chair. I bring things to entertain me--handwork, laptop, books, etc...but even then you get tired of just sitting there.

I had my visiting teachers from church come today. One is named Jenny Nielsen, and she has one of the very cutest baby boys you'll ever see, and she brings him to me so that I can have my baby therapy. There is nothing better than a cute little baby to bring a smile to your face. He is darling. I finally had to kick my daughter, Kelsey, out of the room, because he only had eyes for her...and that's not fair when he's supposed to be MY therapy.

Well, that's about it from here. I will try to take some more pictures and share some with you tomorrow. I know that for many of you when you see a bunch of writing there, you don't even look at it, unless there are pictures too. You are all the greatest--I couldn't have a better support team behind me. Keep it up! :)


  1. Louise,

    I just want you to know that I love reading your blog. Thanks for sharing your trials as well as the tender mercies. I enjoy the pictures too, but your posts are the most important to me. I think about you and pray for you everyday.


  2. I'm thinking of you and what a great support team you've got. You are such an inspirationto us all, keep it up! We just put Megan and her kids on a plane back to Georgia. She was here from the beginning of June and was so glad to see you briefly this summer. You are such a dear cousin! We will celebrate Mom's 85th birthday this week. This is a family of remarkable women. Love to all your family, Nancy Gasser

  3. You are super cute Louise!!! Before and after!!! Keep up the cuteness.

  4. Louise I just want you to know that I am praying for you. I know you feel the extra prayers but I thought I ought to let you know that some of them are coming form us!

  5. Sorry, the last comment was really from Rosemary though William is praying too.

  6. I think you have always been beautiful!!! You have never looked bad... you just happen to look incredibly terrific right now. Its all that love shining through you!
    I think of you non-stop, hug you 'virtually and love you (as the girls and I used to say) 'the universe'!