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Saturday, April 4, 2009

Smoking Ribs, Family, and Surgery


I know it has been a couple of weeks since my last post, but since we have been home from Kerrville there just doesn't seem to be anything fun to write

We had such a great time with all of our friends that coming home and getting back in the normal groove of things seems so boring.

We have not got very much done around the house to get it ready to sell...I guess we have been lazy. Mac has been working on things for the RV and we have been doing some research on things we would like to add to it.

I went to the Doctor a little over a week ago because I had found a lump under my left arm. With my cancer history I decided that I had better have it checked out. I was sent immediately to the hospital for a sonogram. The next day the doctor called and said that the radiologist wanted me to have a CT so I had to go over and have a CT scan. When the radiologist read the report he advised that I have the lumps removed and have a biopsy done. Also, he saw a small spot on my right lung that he wants to recheck later and keep an eye on.  Whew! I will be having the surgery this coming Monday (April 6th) morning to have the lump removed. The surgeon, Dr Freyaldenhoven, said the results should be back by Wednesday or Thursday.

The nurse called me from the hospital Friday and told me that I would probably have to be off work at least 2-3 days because they don't want me to get a %^$(& ( bloodclot) I could not spell the word she actually She said that the surgeon usually requires that you be off the day of surgery and 2 more days, but maybe she would let me go back to work on Wednesday. It just depends on how the surgery goes and what she finds. She does not want me to be using my left arm at all! Hmmm...I guess we will just see what happens.

We picked up our grandson, Jordan, on Friday for a 3 day weekend. He will be here on Monday when I have my surgery and Mac will have to take him home Monday evening. Mac will post something after I get home Monday evening.

Mac is smoking Ribs today and I have made Potato Salad and will make some Baked Beans later for us. Jenni and family will be here also.

Here is our smoker. It is a Bradley Electric Smoker with a digital timer. We love it because we can usually just set it and go on our way.


We probably will hook up the Wii and play some games tonight.

I made a Cross Print for Dortha that she wanted to buy, and got it mailed on Friday, and have one made for Gina but need to email her and find out where she wants me to send it. The print has each spouse name and Family surname, plus a quote on it that makes it look like a cross.

Mark and Dortha Cross

I made one of these for myself and had it in the RV when we were in Kerrville and they really liked it.

I am so discouraged. I have no idea where to start first with getting rid of stuff. I thought that I would have a garage sale when our town has their City Wide Garage Sales but that is only a week after my surgery and I won't have time to get anything ready. Bummer. I think I will have one of my granddaughters come over and help me sort through some more stuff.

As I have said, nothing exciting has been going on around here.

Love grows

We hope everyone has a great week! Hugs to all of you...


Jim and Dee said...

We will be praying for you. Thanks for the post and I love that "cross". See ya on chat!

Bob and Molly said...

Hi sorry for all the stumbling blocks, but we'll say a prayer for you, and know that all will be OK!
Big Hugs!

Ellie and Jim said...

Nette, we're sedning lots of prayers, hugs and thoughts of great health to you!

Ellie & Jim

Chuck & Kathy said...

Hi Nette, we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs to you. Chuck & Kathy