Thursday, February 18, 2021


So over the weekend we got 3 days worth of snowstorm which dropped about a foot altogether.  Hubby was so sore from shovelling the sidewalks and our driveway.  Usually I am able to help him.  Fortunately the big melt is on now and it is raining which takes it away much faster, hopefully by the end of the upcoming weekend most of it will be gone.

Friday, February 12, 2021

Buddy - Cuteness overload


Buddy is such a joy in our lives.  A day doesn't go by without him making us smile.  The photo above was taken as hubby was rubbing Buddy's tummy and stopped.  He got "the look" like "why did you stop?".

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

To The Ducks

 Sunday the sun was shining.  I was feeling better than usual and decided that I needed fresh air and was going to attempt a walk with Buddy and Hubby.  Both times when I was in the hospital in December and January I visualized being able to someday walk again with my hubby and my dog.  It was something to hang on to when I felt at my absolute worst.  It came true on Sunday.  This is the first time I have left the house since January 8th when I got out of the hospital for my pneumonia.

Thursday, January 28, 2021

This and That


I managed to win the bid on a large lot of books for Mom to read on our Facebook bidding site.  I have an inability to read right now due to chemo brain - likely when my last 5 chemo sessions are over I will be able to read again at some point but I read 3 pages and there is zero retention.  Mom is a voracious reader and down to her last couple of books so this lot for $8 should keep her in reading for a while.

Friday, January 22, 2021

Starting to Mend

 I am still here.  Just using my energy to recuperate.  The double whammy of two hospital stays, major surgery and pneumonia have drained every bit of energy from my body.  After my last hospital stay it was everything I could do to take a shower or go to the bathroom on my own.  500 steps max per day.  I am now up to 1000-1500 steps a day but recuperation is slow going.

Sweet Buddy is there by my side every day.  Yesterday he got a haircut.  He was pretty shaggy as originally was supposed to be trimmed two weeks ago but I got out of the hospital that day instead so we delayed it.  He looks so much better with a clean shaven face.  

We managed to remove all the Christmas decorations last weekend.  Normally I like to take everything down January 1 for a fresh start to the year.  I sat there looking at the decorations and they were driving me crazy as I mentally undecorated everything 20 times until I was physically able to do it, of course with hubby's help.  Thank goodness I married such a decent human being.  He is wonderful at taking care of me, cooking, cleaning, doing laundry.  He is also still running the company in between.  He is tired, I try and do what little I can to make his life easier but things are still tough in that regard.  

Saturday, January 9, 2021

Dip in the Road

 I'd love to say that I've been happily at home recuperating but unfortunately, I contracted pneumonia and ended up back in the hospital for 3 days.  I got out yesterday and am doing much better due to an extremely powerful dose of antibiotics via IV.  I am hoping now that I can get on with healing as my incisions are in great shape and need to get some of my energy back and get back on track with eating.

Yes, things look good from here on out - so happy to be home again with my sweet husband and dog and home sweet home.

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

I'm Home

So hubby broke me out of the hospital yesterday and we made the 5 hour trek via ferry home.  I wanted so badly out of the hospital I pushed it to get out early.  They expected me to be in for 7 days based on what all was taken (80% pancreas, spleen, 1 adrenal gland and some lymph nodes - the last 2 as they were so close) but healing is done at home, not at the hospital.  Plus while I was in the hospital there was a covid outbreak 2 floors up so I had added incentive to get out as early as possible.

I feel SOOOOOOOOOO happy to be home - with my sweet husband and my sweet dog.  Now I have several weeks of serious healing to do but I feel much better doing it here.  Hospitals are not good for mental health and mine was going south - I would have lied to get out near the end but that wasn't necessary, thank goodness, my body cooperated.  

I won't be posting a lot but just wanted to thank everyone for their well wishes and to let you all know - I'M HOME!!!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2020



This is my last post of the year.  This week we are busy finishing up company business (hubby is taking 3 weeks off to take care of me), cooking the turkey Thursday and prepping for our trip Sunday and my Surgery Tuesday.  

Sunday, December 6, 2020

Some Cheer Light Style


So this week one day about 5pm this showed up on my street - a highly decorated dump truck and trailer holding a tree.  This was part of a "truck light parade" that our towns have had for many years which of course was canceled due to covid.  As the parade was a huge way our local food bank raised money by collecting cash and donations there this year one truck and trailer are traveling around different neighborhoods and honking, spreading cheer so people can come out and see it.  They were suggesting money be sent directly to the food bank and they were collecting cash with a bucket at the end of a long hockey stick (Canadian Covid appliance lol) but were unable to collect actual food donations due to handling/storage issues.  They recommended those be driven straight to the food bank.  By Thursday they had raised $7000 after just a few nights!  We've already made our annual contribution to the food bank but it was so nice to see such spirit in our neighborhoods.  

Monday, November 30, 2020

Pretty But Potent


We had another huge storm last night/this morning with rain pounding so hard against our windows at 6am I don't actually recall a worse storm.  We just kept in bed as fortunately hubby had no firm telephone appointments and Buddy crossed his legs so he didn't have to go out.  By 8 am it was sunny and calm, very weird for this time of year.  Today is the day where I am about 60 recovered from treatment and so hubby suggested we take Buddy for a walk.  It was a slow one and the only picture I took is of this very beautiful but very potent mushroom growing in my front yard.  I looked it up for fear it was poisonous, but it is just hallucinogenic, called Amanita.  So pretty yet so unpleasant.