Friday, April 11, 2014

April update

I had 3 Dr. appointments this week. On Monday I saw an ear specialist about my hearing, or lack of hearing! I have fluid behind my eardrums. My hearing has improved but not completely. If it doesn't improve I may have to have tubes put in my ears. Oh, my grandsons are going to get a kick out of that! They had to get tubes when they were little and probably didn't think that was for old people!
Tuesday I had chemo and Wednesday I had an MRI. Dr. is checking to see if the Tycurb pills are helping the cancer in my brain or not. Thank you for your prayers, they are giving me so much comfort.

Sunday, March 2, 2014


I started on the Tycurb two weeks ago. I had to take a two day break from it. It was making me so sick. The radiation on my brain has some interesting side effects. My teeth got loose and one of my crowns fell out. I woke up one morning and could barely hear. My hubby had to face me when he talked because I couldn't hear what he was saying. Most of my hair is gone now, I had to bring out the beenies.
One day at a time
Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.

Monday, December 30, 2013

A bit of an update

I met with the radiation department and started the plan. I will start Thursday by having a mask formed to protect my face and several other procedures to prepare my head for the radiation. I thought they were just going to zap the two tumors but they are doing my entire brain. I will have treatments everyday for 10 days. I am going to lose all of my hair again. After the radiation there is a drug they want to put me on. If it is anything like the zoloda drug I was on before I won't take it. I stopped taking it because I was so miserable on it that I chose quality of life over quantity. Thanks for sticking with me all these years and for all of your prayers.....hugs......dianne

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Cancer report and a shift in priorities

One morning last week my oncologist called the house (never a good sign).
The CT scan results and the MRI results were in. The cancer had spread into my right shoulder bone, and they also found two spots in my brain. I now have it in my hip bone, liver, lung, spinal cord, shoulder bone and brain. Surprisingly the only part that hurts is my legs and feet. They have been in constant pain for 2 years. It is from the spinal cord surgery.This was what I have dreaded during this ten year cancer roller coaster I have been on. I go to the radiation dr. tomorrow. Not sure how many treatments I have to have. The first time I had radiation for breast cancer I had to go 5 days a week at the exact same time for 25 treatments. The time I went for the cancer in my spinal cord it was only 5 days in one week.
When I was feeling better after the first cancer journey, I told myself  I better scrapbook my little grandsons to leave them with something to show them how much I loved them. They were 2 years old, 8 months old, and 6 weeks old. I did a few pages.  The cancer came back and I said the exact same thing to myself, I would be so mad at myself for not getting it done.......and I didn't. Now we're are at strike 3. I think it would be disrespectful of me to put it off again. I am going to dive into it and get these memories down for our now........5 grandsons.
I'm not sure how much I will post here, or how often. I just know that I have to do this while I can and before the cancer in my brain spreads. I won't post my scrapbook layouts because I am not very good at it.
Enjoy your creativity and share it with others. you will both be blessed
Thank you for your support and the comments you have left on my blog in the past, it means a lot

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone!!!!
Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas. We had Christmas last weekend so the kids could all be here. So.......we are done! Have a wonderful time with those you love.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Sorry about being MIA

I haven't been around since Halloween. The cancer has been making me miserable. This past month has been a bit rough. I am having an MRI and a CT scan on the 17th so maybe we will find out what is going on. I miss my crafty friends and creating. I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy new year. I hope to be feeling better and creating very soon.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013



To you my sweet friends. May your day be filled with family and friends. * and yummy 

Monday, October 28, 2013

Halloween Ghosty card

I forgot to take a picture of this card before I mailed it but the products used are shown in the video.

Spooky card and video

This Spooky card was made using the Cricut Celebrate with Flourish Lite cartridge and the Spooky die is from My Creative Time.


Friday, October 25, 2013

Halloween small gift box

This little box is designed to hold a small hand sanitizer. I found this
pattern from Angie at ChicnScratch  on YouTube. This is the video that explains the directions:

My hand sanitizer was from Bath and Body Works and it was a bit too tall for the measurements, so I had to tweak it a bit. The rosette scalloped stitched die, and the All Around Holidays stamp set is from My Creative Time found here:

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