Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Ouch!


This is the main reason why I am on the 7-day DL! Ouch! This is my armpit and a very raw radiation burn, aka-a really bad sunburn! It probably wouldn't have gotten quite so raw but stubborn me, kept on running and running (and subsequently rubbing and rubbing) until this week. Gah! In this pic, you can see the scar where they took out my axillary lymph nodes and the little round scar beneath it is where my drain was for almost 3 weeks following surgery. They included this area in my radiation field because I had 5/10 lymph nodes positive for the breast cancer and even though they removed them, they radiate this area to ensure that no "stragglers" are left behind. But I'm BELIEVING GOD and His Word that the radiation "sent the hornet among them until even the survivors who hide from you have perished" Deuteronomy 7:20! Praise Him!
It feels so good to be at home today! Better than I even anticipated. I cooked my kids breakfast, did some laundry, and had some lovely quiet time that I had been missing. This afternoon I am picking the boys up early from school to take Tyler to the dr to have his knee looked at. He's been having some issues with it playing baseball and it has a little knot on it, so we are going to have it checked out. I don't know if we will need to see a pediatric orthopedist or not, but today we will find out. We also need to pick up a new pair of shoes before he leaves tomorrow on a 4-day History Club trip (YIKES!). I still cannot believe that I'm not going! First of all, I'm sending my 13 year old off for 4 days with neither of his parents or any of his grandparents, this is a first and I don't like it. Second, they are going to my very favorite place ever, sorry I won't tell where, but I don't think you should reveal everything on the internet! I am praying a hedge of protection around the 4 boys and 13 girls (um, yeah, I'm not too thrilled about that ratio either!) and all the chaperones as they have a great trip. I know he's excited, but mama-not so much. Pray for me too! I won't breathe easy until he is back home on Sunday!
So back to normal/crazy schedules! Hallelujah! I've missed it and all it's craziness! If I've learned one thing over the last 6 weeks (or 6 months actually) it's to appreciate all these little moments. Every practice, game, load of laundry, and meal I cook means so much more since it has been so interrupted lately.
NOTE FOR THE DAY: Appreciate the every day "tasks" and thank God for them...you never know when they could be taken away.
Have a great Wednesday! Halfway through the week already...yay!

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