Archive | September 2010

♥ Willow

Willow ~ my cat will be going to cat heaven on October 1, 2010. Time has definitely come to say our good-bye’s.  She is in Renal failure now, thus deteriorating her quality of life.  She has been such a good kitty for us. She gave us lots of funny moments, as well as loving times.

She would always come running to me when I was in tears and start purring loudly to sooth me.  She loved to thunder butt through the house as a kitten as fast as she could.  She loved each of us including the many dogs we have had. She was the best cat a family could ask for. We can no longer be selfish, for we must share her with heaven. We love you Queen Willow. ♥

♥ Friendship Is…

Friends come and go in our lives…but it is the true friends that stay with you to the end without judging. True friends love the good & the bad because they know they themselves are not perfect. True friends don’t talk smack behind your back. It is those true friends that make everyday a blessing!! ~ Lisa Westbrook

♥ A Lisa’ism

Maturity does not automatically come with age. Being a kid at heart does not mean immaturity.

♥ The Best Way To Start Out A Monday Morning

This morning while I was getting ready to leave the house for my Monday morning water aerobics, my cell phone rang.  As I answered the call, I heard a soft, sweet voice on the other end telling me she was from my skin cancer doctors office.

I could feel my heart start to pound just a bit faster and harder as I waited to hear why she was calling since I wasn’t expecting the biopsy results for another week.

She said the results came in this morning and she wanted to let me know right away that both biopsies were benign.  Talk about a sigh of relief!! WHEW!!

I can’t think of any other way to start out a Monday morning then getting great news like this.  Blessings are everywhere.  Sometimes they are big, or small, and sometimes they are disguised, but they are out there.  You just have to be patient.

♥ My Mantra

“This too shall pass”

Today was my first 6 month mole mapping at the Central Ohio Skin & Cancer center.  The doctor took off 2 more moles, one that looked like a possible Basal Cell and one that was large and losing pigment in the center.  We will get the biopsies back in 2 – 3 weeks and go from there.  Hopefully all will be well and I won’t have to have more slicing and dicing done to my body.  The doctor did find two other moles that we are watching due to their color.

Thus far, 22 moles have been removed since October of 2009.  I have well over 100 moles to monitor with more that seem to appear overnight.  The doctor and I sure have our work cut out for us.

I have to do monthly mole checks for the rest of my life.  I go back in 6 more months for another mole mapping.  Hopefully if I can go a year without any cancer, I will be on a yearly mole mapping schedule.

In the meantime, I have to keep myself busy and repeat often “This too shall pass”.