June 1, 2018
It has been a crazy start to the summer. We moved our daughter out of a single person studio to a house with a good friend, my son finished the golf season and moved onto preparing for fall soccer, my daughter decided to stay at her college for the summer to take a class and get a job, my son is driving everywhere on his own, have had trials and tribulations with my husbands very successful business, and found a odd looking spot on my right breast.
My daughter is doing well at school. Keeping up with the summer class, enjoying her job and friends, learning how to take responsibility for a house (mowing for example) and gaining more independence daily. She is in love with the Fine Arts Program and is trying to hone in on a degree path. Its exciting watching her make her way but I miss her dearly!! I honestly thought I would get her in my house for at least one more summer. Her lovely artistic open-minded being and thoughtful growing is astounding to witness.
Photo Left- Maddy’s 1st home away from home
Photo Right – Maddy’s bedroom in her shared house with Lexi
My son is driving here, driving there and driving, driving everywhere. I am lucky that he is a solid, confident driver that understands the rules of the road well. Most days he wakes at 6am and drives to the other side of town for a training program, practices soccer, runs, swims, enjoys his boys, works at the golf course, and is taking a on-line course. He is gone often!! When I see him I realize his beauty. He has acquired muscles and is a sun-kissed beautifully, confident young man.
My husband is doing well, navigating a successful business like the back of his hand. He has negotiated a lucrative new contract, gained new clients, is a unbelievable problem solver and is very good at what he does. We are living a nice life because of his hard work.
As for me, I had a diagnostic mammogram last week that turned out clear of any cancer. Unfortunately, I still have this bump on my right breast. Initially it looked like a bug bite and has morphed to a bigger bump that changes colors from red, to red with a white center, to light blue, to a yellowish-brown-purple. It seems to stay 4/10th of a millimeter in width but has changed in height. My next step is a specialist in breast care.
Good news is I finished physical therapy for my pelvic floor. My kidneys look better because my pelvic floor is allowing my bladder to empty more. The exercises, disciplined timing, relaxation techniques and squatty potty are helping me avoid a consistent use of a catheter. Thank You to my PT Brenna for that!!
I see one of my new Neurologists in the coming weeks, and have high hopes that he will be just as knowledgeable, kind, thoughtful and genuine as my previous Neurologist.
Life is good!! I witness it every day and love being a part of it all.
Petey sleeping in my childhood bedroom set desk drawer while I BLOG —– 16 weeks/ 2 pounds, 1 ounce