Springtime in Austin!!! Meet some of my new friends that I saw on my training walk this morning. [There were so many that I couldn’t capture them all – at some point I have to keep walking!!]
Like I said – I’m sooooo behind on updating you guys. Sorry…
Ali is doing WONDERFUL!! She had her surgery on Monday, June 6, and came home from the hospital on Wednesday, June 8. The car ride was brutal. Over the past week she’s needed less and less pain medication. It was good to see her up and walking around over the weekend.
Her drainage tubes were removed this Thursday, June 16, which makes mobility MUCH easier! And, the best news of all – her pathology report came back in excellent shape!!! We are so thankful! She was also pretty excited that she was able to wash and dry her own hair yesterday. 🙂
Next steps – she goes back to her oncologist the week of the 27th and we’ll find out more about chemo treatments, etc.
Thank you for all of your thoughts and prayers!
Boy, I’m falling behind! Last Saturday, Dione and I participated in tke Komen Race for the Cure in Plano – along with 10,000 of our closest friends! Here are some of the pictures from the race:
|My bib. 🙂|
|Elsie the Borden cow even came out to
|I LOVE THIS!|
|Posing with Ali’s tulip|
|This tulip was so moving.|
|Loved this one. So inspiring.|
|Ali’s tulip in Elizabeth’s garden|
|After race bellini’s at Bread Winners.
No, we weren’t the only ones with this idea –
the place was packed!
|Me, Shalor, Ali, Shane and Mom
at the hospital before surgery.
She just arrived home from the hospital this morning. The car ride was extremely uncomfortable, but she is in bed now awaiting pain medication. We have been blown away by the outpouring of love and support. Thank you to everyone who came to the hospital just to sit with us – and play Apples to Apples. 🙂
Shalor was a trooper! He had no idea what to expect when we got to the hospital Monday morning, but he has been so patient and strong.
Just another demonstration of how my family ROCKS!
I am blessed!
Mark left this morning for Nebraska. His hometown of South Sioux City is experiencing major flooding from the Missouri River. The Corps of Engineers is expected to announce today that they will have to open one of the dams north of town, which will flood the town even more. Evacuations have already started for some neighborhoods. Another major concern is that the sewage pump station will be under water and no longer able to function if the dam is opened. (My first reaction: EWWW!)
I so badly wanted to go with him – to volunteer after a natural disaster is on my bucket list(which, I’ll have to post up here some day…). But, Ali’s surgery is Monday, and there was no guarantee that they could get me to the airport on Sunday. Crazy stuff.
So, we loaded up the truck last night (Thanks, Todd & Jackie!) and he’s heading to
Beverly South Sioux. Many prayers for the midwest. First the Mississippi River floods, then the Joplin tornado – Mother Nature needs to take some Valium and give these poor people a break!
UPDATE 11:00am –