It is Friday afternoon. In just a few minutes I go to the cancer center to get my PICC line flushed--happens every week. People ask how long I will have this in--but I guess until they aren't planning to draw blood or give me more chemo (if they decide that's what I need), they're going to leave it in.
Spence has given you the bulk of our news for the week. He does such a good job of explaining things--I'm always glad when he can do that. It's because he asks SO MANY questions, and that's how he learns so much.
We are thrilled that the endosocopy went so well. We are glad too, to know the real reason why I can't swallow. Spence has strictly forbidden me from eating anything but very soft foods and liquids...but still I cheat sometimes and eat something. Like today Kelsey had some chips from Chipotle, and I ate two...and loved them (AND kept them down). Spence says I'm a rebel, and I know I am. Not only does he have to put up with taking care of me, he has to deal with my attitude too!
On Wednesday night we had a Relief Society Christmas party (sort of a party). We had a short program--a musical number and a Christmas message, and lots of food to eat. Of course, I got to look at all the food, and it all looked wonderful. I had to depent on others to sample it. :) We had lots of women attend. It was the first time I've been able to conduct a meeting like that since I've been sick. I had no idea how it would affect me, but it brought me to tears...to be there with those women whom I love, and who have been so caring to me. I broke down, and just felt so grateful to my Father in Heaven who has allowed me to come so far...and to be able to do some of those normal things again. I have those moments of just overwhelming gratitude. The goodness of God to me and to my family is just almost more than a person can comprehend.
Today I was able to go with a dear friend to the temple again...and that is always a huge lift for my spirits. I truly have so very much to be grateful for. Have a good weekend. Love to all, Louise