Thursday, October 30, 2014

Stories!

My hubby told me before I left that we would be sitting around and reminiscing. We'd tell a lot of stories and there would be much laughter.

We have definitely done all that. One more thing we've done is to give long thorough hugs and say a lot of I-Love-You's!

It's fun to remember the good times. It's fun to finally meet my niece's children. Her baby is fourteen now! It's about time, right? Yes! And he is a funny lad. He is very animated and keeps us all very entertained. I had visions of stand up comedian or theater. Apparently, he wants to be an auto mechanic. There was talk about NASCAR's and racing.

Oh yeah. There is plenty of laughter and plenty of stories.


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Definitely Encouraged!

Ginny looks and feels better than we expected, well most of us anyway. She's very thin, but she's been able to eat.

She is willing to try the herbal remedies we have for her.  We brought Ojibwa Tea which helps with the after chemo nausea. It also increases circulation and gives energy, boosts immunity and kills cancer cells. It works in conjunction with the chemo.



We also brought Essiac Tonic with removes toxins from the liver and does the same things as the tea. You just add drops to plain water and drink. It has a pleasant mild taste. Yes. We tried it too.

We have ordered shark oil from www.iherb.com as well as one other Aztec proven remedy which petrifies cancer cells so they no longer reproduce. It should arrive in a couple days. (Will take pictures.)

In one month, Ginny will be given a prescription for cannabis. For some reason they make you wait a month from the day you are diagnosed. After doing a little research, we are on a mission! We will make her cannabis butter because the stats are impressive. There is a 25% cure rate even for those with stage four who have been given only weeks to live!

Ginny has two weeks before she goes in for her second dose of chemo and three weeks before they will give her a prescription for cannabis.

While in town yesterday, we had a chat with a gal at the little grocery store. She told us they added Ginny to their prayer chain at church. It was such a blessing to hear that. Yes. Definitely encouraged!





Tuesday, October 28, 2014

In High Places by Tom Morrisey

For some reason I had posted this on my recipe blog. Although it's been awhile since I read this book, I thought it might fit in with our efforts to hang onto hope.



When I read the preview on the back of the book that said "a suspense-filled cliffhanger that will keep you on the edge of your seat", I was hooked. However, there will several times while reading this book that I almost gave up reading it. Mostly because of the details and technical terms concerning mountain climbing. I'm just not that into details, much less details about mountain climbing.

I learned that this little sleeper was worth plugging through. It was all about hanging on to hope, believing the best, and life choices.

A little nugget that I took for myself was "when hope is all you've got, hope is enough". I thus took the liberty of adding my own and filling in the blanks, i.e. "When love is all you've got, love is enough or when faith is all you've got, faith is enough."

I am glad that I read this book. It touched me and I even cried.

The night I finished this book, we had another car break down. I twisted the quote then: "When hope is all you've got, hope kicks you when you are down." I cried some more.

It's funny how upsetting the little things in life can be, especially things that are suppose to work, but don't. Cars can be a major inconvenience and expense.

In lieu of cancer, however, on the one hand, they seem trivial, but on the other hand we just don't need another problem or issue. The only things we can do is hang on to hope and keep looking at the things that are a blessing. And, hopefully, the ups will outweigh our downs.



Monday, October 27, 2014

Thank You Rita!

I managed to lose all the recipes I had typed up as well as the planning chart (see http://profitableprose.blogspot.com/2014/09/helping-hands.html) right before I left for Oshkosh. (And they still have yet to be found.)

I felt at a huge loss without them and had to Google a couple recipes. In so doing, I stumbled upon Rita's Recipes, where I read that she created the blog with all her favorite recipes so she could access them from anywhere. www.rita-may-recipes.blogspot.com

Seriously, why didn't I think of that? DUH! I even already have a recipe blog created, so I will do exactly that. It's a bit difficult to find the time to keep up with one blog much less two, but I will plug away at it. http://dynamitedinners.blogspot.com

I will never lose another recipe, so help me God. Yes. Because, even though I can Google and usually find the recipe, it does not contain my alterations and notes.

Thank you Rita!


Besides, maybe one day, my children will be thankful should they wonder about anything I used to make.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Hope is the Word! And I Do Feel Blessed!

I am leaving Stone Lake today to hook up with my brother. We are leaving from his place on the north shore at 2:00 a.m. That's the plan. The goal is to reach Ginny's house in Montana so we will be there all day Tuesday.

The chemo helped her. It shrunk the tumor which has helped her to be able to breathe easier. That's awesome. That's good news.

They sent her home. She's going to be at home surrounded by her family. She is looking forward to it. She texted that she feels the power coming with us. She is glad that I am coming too. That blessed me tremendously.

Funny, I was listening to an Elton John CD and couldn't help but tune in to the promise of God and sing it out loud:

You'll be blessed....I promise you, I promise you....you'll be blessed.


Yes. I'm still praying for a miracle. My friends are praying. The church is praying. We still have hope. Yes. Hope is the Word! And I do feel blessed!