Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Good News!

I got the results of my latest MRI, and they're fantastic! The scan looks significantly better than my last one. The tumor is picking up less of the dye they inject in me. The part of the tumor that was picking up the dye was the part that was more worrisome, so this is very good! The tumor also has some water in it, which is consistent with tumor necrosis (meaning it's dying!).

Sunday, July 5, 2009

As most of you are well aware now, I am moving back to WI on the 17th. I'll be living in Madison with Nate. Mom and Dad are flying out on the 14th to help me pack up and head on out of the Yampa Valley. We'll be in Madison on the 18th.

There are definitely things I'll miss, and a few that I won't, but it's time for me to be closer to family and friends.

I had another MRI on Friday, and for the fourth time in a row, I got ill when they injected the dye into me. Fun times. I'll find out what's going on in my brain on Monday. Hopefully everything is continuing to break down and die right. Unfortunately, I start my next round of chemo on Tuesday. Dr. Uhm decided to double my pills, so now I get lovely nausea and the anti-nausea meds don't seem to get rid of it.

On a good note, my hair is growing back, and you can barely see the bald spots anymore. I don't always have to wear a hat now!

I finished my first big project for my business: 180 wedding invitations for my friends' wedding. That was quite the task, but I was happy to do that for them. I also learned that I will not be working with Paper Source ever again. Check out my business blog for pictures.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Red Rocks and RMNP

Nate came to visit for 6 days! We had several adventures; the first being me driving down to Denver to get him. I swear he is cursed when it comes to airports. Because of runway construction in Denver, his flight was delayed an hour, causing him to miss the connection to Steamboat. *Smacks hand on forehead*....

Now if I had been thinking, I would've packed my bags and we would've stayed at a hotel Wednesday night. However, I thought his bags had to go to Steamboat and that we had to come back. So, we got real familiar with I-70.

On Thursday, we drove back down to Denver for the Rise Against/Rancid concert at Red Rocks. Before the show we ate at a cool Mexican restaurant in Morrison, sat on the rooftop patio. Luckily, the rain held off and the concert was a blast! I was so thankful we had gotten a hotel for Thursday night. There's no way we could've driven back to Steamboat that night.

We drove back through Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, and Grand Lake. RMNP is so beautiful! It was great to see some elk and a moose too.

The never-ending rain in Steamboat foiled our hiking plans :( but we still had fun just hanging out.

On Sunday, we went up to the hot springs. As we were driving up there, a wicked thunderstorm rolled in--lightning and thunder like crazy! Needless to say, we waited in the suburban until the storm rolled through before getting in the springs.

Nate took off Monday morning and actually made it back to Madison without any problems! Yay!
There's too many pictures to upload here, so follow this link to see the rest.


Ta ta for now.

Love Always,

Saturday, May 23, 2009

3 Years Ago

Three years ago, on the Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend, it was just like any other Saturday in college, except that I had to work. After work, I was in the Eau Claire Target and my mom called. Worst phone call of my life. I was too far away to make it to the hospital in time.

Grandma, I love you and I miss you.

Monday, May 11, 2009


Please see my other blog for the St. Croix USVI recap and pictures.


Friday, May 1, 2009

All My Bags Are Packed

And I'm ready to go!

I leave for St. Croix tomorrow morning at 4:20 am. My first flight doesn't leave until 6:30 am, but the taxi likes to pick you up nice and early. Nate and I won't meet until 9:00 pm in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and our flight to St. Croix doesn't land until 10:30. Yea, that's right I'm going to be flying all day, 18 hours. My great aunt Carol and uncle Owen will pick us up from the airport and take us to Cottages by the Sea.


7 days of sleeping, eating, and RELAXING.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Finally, Hallelujah!

S-l-e-e-p. I finally got some sleep. And I only had to get up twice. Hallelujah!

I actually couldn't believe my eyes when I woke up the last time; it was 10:50.

And I could've slept more.

Hopefully this is a sign that the steroids are starting to chill out. I think my body is freaking out, though. I was so jittery all day today, which isn't very helpful when I'm trying to craft. Regardless, I still got some stuff made today that I can put up for sale at the Hayden Marketplace. I didn't get everything done that I wanted to, so I'll have to work on the baby albums and the memory box after work this week.

And in 6 days... I'm going to be sitting on the beach, sipping something with Cruzan Rum in it.