40th. Wedding Anniversary

Today is Jack and my 40th. wedding anniversary. It honestly does not seem like that many years to either of us.

We have 4 grown kids 3 of which are married, 2 daughter in laws and one son in law, & 7  beautiful grandkids 5 girls and 2 boys.

We have lived in our house for 39 and 3/4 years but feel we might be forced to move soon due to recent subdivision development in our area. It is just to close for comfort for the both of us. Everyday we here hammering, nail guns and slamming of boards from early a.m. to late p.m. Thank goodness the time changed and it now gets dark earlier lol.

We liked the quiet of country living and the simple life that came with it.

Jack will be retiring in the next year or two and that is when we will probably make our move. We have no idea where we will move to for the next part of our journey together.

I need to schedule an appt. to get our pictures taken I would rather not do them myself this time. The last time I took them was our 35th. anniversary.

Our life is wonderful together and we love each other very much. I would not have made it through the last year without Jack and his support.

 

 

 

Skin spot

I had a strange looking spot come up on my outer right arm near the elbow it truly scared me because the right side received 33 treatments of radiation.

The dermatologist did a biopsy and it was NOT Cancer. I am so glad because I started stressing from the moment she said biopsy.

Everyone needs to pay attention to strange spots on their skin because you never know if it could be cancer or not.

 

Four years ago today

Four years ago today my dad passed away.

There is not a day goes by that I do not think about him and miss him.

I am grateful that I had him in my life as long as I did. At the same time, I am also glad he does know what I have been through over the last year.

Thank you, Dad, for all the life lessons you taught me because that made me the strong person I am today.

I love you Dad and you are forever in my memories and in my heart!

 

Thyroid scan & Lung CT

Today I am getting my thyroid scanned with an ultrasound.  This is one more test I can check off the list.

I had an ultrasound on it a few years ago I am sure I have a copy of the report I need to find it for comparison.

Next week I should be getting my 2nd Low dose lung CT scan. It has almost been 3 months and I am so ready to get this one over with and get some good news.

I have an appointment with the pulmonologist on September 7th to do my breathing test and go over the CT results.

Testing is so important for us we all just need to utilize it and our insurance.

 

Fitbit Versa

I love the Fitbit Versa it has everything I need and want in a fitness watch.

This was a gift I bought for myself for completing my cancer treatment.

In the past, I have had the Fitbit Charge and the band messed up so Fitbit replaced it with the Fitbit Alta. The Alta was a little smaller than the charge and I never liked it quite as much. It was harder for me to see and seemed more difficult to use.

The Versa has big numbers and everything is set up very conveniently.  It does so many things.

If you want to exercise there are 15 different modes. For walking, you just get to that apps for exercise and pick walk and hit start.  In the past they have not included bike riding but the Versa includes that and swimming now.

I did see it can store up to 300 songs but I have not gotten into that part yet.

On the main screen, there is the clock, date, heart rate, steps and calorie burn. That is quite convenient if you’re like me and trying to get in those steps each day. The battery seems to last a good 4 days.

The Fitbit Versa is great if you’re looking for a fitness watch that does it all.

fitbit-versa-smartwatch

 

Today I rang the bell

I rang the bell for my last radiation treatment today and they gave me a graduation certificate.

The radiation will continue to work for about 5 more weeks even though I am no longer getting treatment.

The skins peeling good and no longer itching and the new skin looks really good.

I feel like a new person today. Honestly, I was not prepared for all the emotions that would go with this day.

Tonight my husband and I are going out to eat to celebrate.

Tomorrow my sister and I have a day planned we’re going to have a little fun. Next week our daughter Jeanelle and her kids and I will do something fun. Then another day I have a lunch planned with a really close friend of mine.

I am relieved it is over and I pray Cancer never comes back again.

Life is good and I will always fight like a girl.

 

Fight Like a girl