"Wake every day with a WINGED HEART and give thanks for another day of LOVING." (Khalil Gibran)

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Just a Quick Update

Sorry I've been MIA but I'm trying to get everything back in order. My friend, Pat, has been helping me restore my stash but I'm still on quite a bummer. Oh, well...life goes on. I'm hoping to have a freebie for you over the weekend just so you didn't think I've forgotten about all of you! NOT A CHANCE!! LOL Just be patient with me, pretty please!!

Thanks to JennyMary and to Kim for their sympathy!!

On the health front, I'm pretty sick but go to the doctor tomorrow. Hopefully, he'll figure out just what's going on. I haven't heard from the surgeon at Cleveland Clinic yet as to what he and his colleagues are going to recommend for my chest. I'm in tons of pain, but managing to keep holding on. I did get the results of my mammogram and, thank Heaven, it was normal so they are assuming the increased uptake on prior films was from the previous chest surgeries. Hooray!! One less thing to worry about.

Well, it's getting ready to storm big time so I'm going to shut down the computer for now. Hope all of you are well!


Monday, August 6, 2007

Boy am I BUMMED!

I could just SCREAM!!! If you hear any loud & strange noises, it will be me!!! My external hard drive is GONE...I mean G-O-N-E, caput, DEAD! I just lost almost 300 MB of scrapbooking and graphic stuff! I am just horrified!!! I dropped my hard drive and there you have it. Everything gone. I called around everywhere about data recovery and the cheapest estimate I could find was between $350 and $900. Yeah, right. Boo hoo, yada yada yada.

On a much brighter note, my sister, Carol, and niece, Leilani, are visiting from Montana. Lei is ten. They have been staying with another niece but came yesterday to stay a few days with me before they go home on Wednesday. They brought my little four-year-old great-niece, Alyssa, with them last night and us girls had us a pajama party!! It was so much fun. First we went to McDonald's and then to Walmart where the girls each picked out a little present. Lei picked out the neatest Bratz doll that is a soccer player. Alyssa picked out this pet shop play set that is just the cutest. It was only $6 bucks but she just loves it. There is a little dog and cat (plastic), a shop front, and lots of accessories. She just loves the little bathtub that comes with it to give them baths. All we heard all evening was her high pitched little voice saying, "look at that!" She had to make sure the animals were all cleaned up before putting them to bed! They're about an inch big. LOL We had popcorn and chips, watched Barney and Care Bears, then we had to make the girls go to bed. Alyssa sure is going to miss her auntie Lei-Lei when they go back to Montana. They play so well together. Lei brought one of her American Girls dolls with her but her Mommy was the one to put it to bed. I think she really buys them for HERSELF to play with!! Today we are going to pick up Alyssa's mommy and then go to a Chinese buffet. Yummy. At least the girls are cheering me up after my hard drive disaster.

Well, on the health front, I don't know anything new yet. I had a mammogram last Thursday after the films on the stress test (when I was in the hospital) showed some increased uptake in the left breast. I'm really holding on to the hope that it will just be artifact on the films from the chest reconstruction I had a year ago. Having had kidney cancer the beginning of this year, plus cancerous polyps in my colon in the past, makes me nervous though. I haven't heard the results. My specialist at the Cleveland Clinic wants to wait to see the results before deciding what is going to happen with my chest. He mentioned that they probably will have to completely remove the sternum which causes all sorts of issues. I'm in a lot of pain, but, like always, and dealing with it the best I can. Please keep those prayers and good thoughts coming!! The knowledge that there are people praying for me helps me so very much. I can't get my head around a 14th surgery but with God's help, I'll get through it.

Well...that's it for now. It's after 4 o'clock in the morning and I couldn't sleep, but I better get back to bed. A 10-year-old and a 4-year-old really strains this 55-year-old body of mine. The mind's already gone!!!

Oh, I almost forgot one most important thing. THANK YOU SO MUCH to everyone who has left such wonderful comments here and on 4-Shared. I appreciate each and every one of you taking the time to leave me a little love! Mwah!!!