|My sister Annie, came up with her son from Santa|
Rosa, CA. We took them to the Columbia River.
It was the Fourth of July week and wanted to do
|The three sisters, together! Gloria, Annie, Marie|
Annie and Brandon drove up for a quick visit. It was so nice to see them. We missed seeing Denny, Annie's oldest son. I will be going down to CA for a reunion in late August, so will see him then. During this visit, we also had at Gloria and Allen's, Mike's daughter Requel. The best part was that all of us seemed to be in good health for a nice visit and outing. I am the oldest, then Gloria and the baby is Annie.
It is exciting that this month I have not had to spend time in chemo, and afterwards not feeling well. I still have issues, but they are getting better as each day goes by. My chemo brain is still here... I say and do things that I wish later I had not. But... time heals that issue. I also still have frustrating moments when attempting simple tasks that I have done many times before. That is especially true with computer and technical issues.
I am taking my nutrient supplements again. I could not take any of those during chemo. As the doctor said, I am not "out of the woods" yet, but downgraded to "watch and wait" before further treatment. Basically, he is watching for growths. Since CLL is slow growing, I am counting on a long time before new mass' grow.
Energy and desire to multi task is still in the healing process... wish it would get a move on!
The chia seed is still helping me with my diabetic numbers, so I am continuing with insulin in the morning and evening and not the three shots before each meal. That is good. But... summer is here and so difficult to maintain order on my diet. I strive for 100%, but am pleased with myself when I can be sure to accomplish 75 - 90%. Some days, I am really good and make 100%, while others I just have to have an extra bite of the tiny portion control of watermelon, or a spoon of ice cream, and my worst... popcorn. It cannot be in the house, I have no control! I have bought boxes of popcorn, and thrown away parts of it to put controls on myself. No, not just throwing it into the garbage can... cutting it open and pouring out the contents. When a craving hits, I am not above crawling into the dumpster. I am, at heart, a carb junkie!