Here are a few of our highlights from the summer.
After that we had visitors from Canada. My brother, Jason and my sister-in-law, Amanda and our 2 nieces came to visit for a week. Quality family time!!!
|The kids with their Canadian cousins|
|Celebrating our 40th Birthdays|
Kids are back into the routine of school. Jakob is a Freshman in high school now, Kelli is in 7th grade and Joey is in 5th grade. Jakob tried out for the High School golf team and made it!! Kelli really enjoyed swim team this summer and got "high point" winner for her age group at All-Stars! Joey loves going to the ponds just down the road from our house to fish!!
Jim is busy at work. He just returned from a short trip to Kuwait. This was his 3rd trip to Kuwait this year.
Me - well I'm feeling great!!! I have started running again. I only run about 3-4 miles, I'm running for me.
This past weekend we participated in Houston's Susan G. Komen Race For the Cure. A 5K. There were over 35,000 registered participants. This was my 3rd time participating, 2nd time as a Survivor!!! I had lots of friends and family on my team - Moni's Bosom Buddies this year.
Tomorrow, I have a day filled with appointments at MD Anderson. Pre-op appointments. I'm having surgery on Wednesday. This is my reconstruction surgery on my non-cancer side. It should be my final surgery. Dr. Skoracki will be removing my tissue expander (a.k.a. the rock). It's called an exchange surgery because the tissue expander is exchanged for an implant.
This time I won't even be spending the night in the hospital. I will most likely have 2 drains. Jim will be taking a couple of days off to take care of me and the kids. I most likely won't be able to drive for about 2 weeks. Should be the easiest surgery to date.
I will have Jim update the blog on Wednesday as soon as he gets word that I am out of surgery.
Thank you once again for your prayers. Please pray for the Dr.'s and medical staff caring for me before, during and after surgery. Also for Jim and the kids as they wait for me to get out of surgery.
I would like to share with you an article that was in last week's local newspaper http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/kingwood/news/survivor-credits-breast-cancer-with-changing-her-life-for-the/article_a06a1e5a-d8f9-55b9-b95a-d1ab566fb7df.html
Love and Blessings from the Top of my Heart,
And if you'd like to sponsor me in the Race for the Cure (it's not too late)