Leesa’s Life

Archive for April 2009

After what seemed like endless bad news about my uncle I am so happy to report that he went through his surgery yesterday with flying colors. The doctors removed a little over half of his lung, but they are almost 100% certain that they got all of the cancer out. They also checked his lymph nodes and none showed signs of cancer so thankfully it has not spread. This means he will not have to have chemo, just radiation. Whew! He will be in the hospital for the rest of this week to recuperate, but then will be able to go home and finish healing. No idea when he’ll start his radiation, but he isn’t too worried about that right now. Just knowing that things are looking good is a big relief for everybody at the moment.

Besides worrying about my uncle these past few weeks, I’ve also been busy with my son’s track season and getting things ready for my daughter’s prom and graduation.

Track has been pretimag0016ty much hit and miss on their meets, so far. My son has had four meets, three of which were called due to rain/storms. He was able to finally get in a full meet last Thursday and also has another this evening, although it is rainy this morning so I don’t guarantee he’ll get to go. Doesn’t he look cute in his little track outfit? His events are shot put and discus although the coach put him into the 4×100 relay for today’s meet.

My daughter’s prom is Saturday. She’s getting really excited about that. She has her dress and all this past week and weekend she has been trying out endless hairstyles and different jewelry to see what looks the best. Last night she repainted her fingernails at least a dozen times to see how she wanted to do them. This is the only picture I have of her in the dress right now. She wouldn’t let me take a full length one yet because she doesn’t want people to actually see the dress until prom night.

And then we’ve also been getting graduation stuff ready. Wow, just one more month and my baby girl will be a high school graduate. Ouch, my stomach is starting to hurt just thinking about it 😦 Anyway, she got her invitations, thank you cards, etc. last week and she also got her cap and gown. I, of course, had to torture myself and have her try the cap and gown on and then I had to go and take pictures of her in it to torture the rest of my family. I’m really proud of my daughter, but man, where did the time go? Seems like just yesterday I was bring her home from the hospital. Anyway, this is the cap and gown pic. It’s not the best quality since it was taken with my cell phone.cap-and-gown


Lately, I’ve been in a major funk. I think a lot of it has to do with my uncle and his cancer. I found out last week that he is going in on April 20th to have part or all of his lung removed. It will depend on how much of the lung the tumor has invaded on what the drs. remove. They will also check at that time to see if the cancer has gotten into his lymph nodes. I’m hoping beyond hope that it hasn’t. I’m scared and I know that has a lot to do with my mood. I’ve already lost two uncles to lung cancer. I just can’t lose another one.

I’ve also been thinking about my grandma a lot. It’s been a year and a half now that she passed away and, for the most part, I do fine. And then others I just can’t stop thinking about her and missing her. I saw a bunch of older women eating lunch together over the weekend and there was one lady who reminded me so much of my grandma that it brought tears to my eyes. Her hair, the way she dressed, her laugh, the way she walked. If I’d seen her from behind, I swear I would have thought it was my grandma. I know this mood will pass soon, but some days it feels like I’ll be down forever.

My kids get out of school early today to start their spring break, BUT this weather really has me thinking that it can’t possibly be spring. After temps close to 70 last week, yesterday we had freezing rain and snow! High was only 39 degrees. Today again we have freezing cold temps. I think they said it was only going to hit 40. Thankfully no snow or any crapola like that is called for, but again, how can it possibly be spring when it’s so darn cold?

…..I was finally able to try the diet dr pepper cherry flavor. All I can say is WOW! I hope it sticks around for awhile because it is a very nice change from the same old, same old.

…..I’m bummed that one of my favorite soap operas has been cancelled after 72 years on the air. I guess in September I will have to say goodbye to all my beloved Springfield characters when The Guiding Light goes into the great soap opera heaven in the sky.

…..The HVAC guys finally made it out here today to fix the ductwork on our furnace. It’s only been messed up for two months now so I’d say they are on a perfectly normal time frame on fixing it…NOT!