Surgery this Friday . . .

2 Aug

Today we are celebrating my Dad’s 80th birthday. We are keeping it a pretty small gathering because I need to limit the number of people I am around this close to surgery (because my immune system is suppressed by the recent chemo). So it is just family who are coming. I will get to see my niece and my two nephews and the rest of my family as well. I will put up some pictures here later. It is wierd not to be able to really do anything for this – I am not shopping for it, cooking for it or doing anything really. That is just strange. But, i don’t have the energy for it at all and I do need to conserve my energy. This just goes so against my grain.

Yesterday I cleaned a little bit and sorted laundry and well, that was all I could do. By 1:00 pm I was done and went to bed for the rest of the day and evening. Thankfully a very good friend came over and did my laundry for me. How about that? Pretty sweet of him I must say. There is no way I could have done it myself. It amazing how exhausted I get from just simply putting things away or loading a dishwasher. It is such an odd experience.

I did walk 1/2 a mile yesterday, so that is something. But, it wasn’t easy to do. And, it is so wierd to tire so easily now. I presume that some exercise is best. But, it is hard to tell at this point. I figure since I can walk 1/2 mile that I should. But, I don’t know at this point what is best. I get so tired now with everything I do.

I am not good at laying around and watching movies, or just laying around in general. Oh well. It is temporary.

I got a call today from one of my band members, letting me know they are thinking of me and praying for me and miss me. I look forward to playing with them again as soon as I have recovered from this surgery.

Hopefully my Dad and I will play some today – I think I should get my bass out one more time before surgery. We’ll see how I feel.

Here is our blues band – (pictured also in an earlier post: “The picture on the left is of all of us bald (thank you Paul for joining me in baldness :)) and the picture on the right is before chemo when I still had hair šŸ™‚

Huge Blues BaldHUGE BLUES

4 Responses to “Surgery this Friday . . .”

  1. Marilyn Steaffens August 2, 2009 at 6:26 PM #

    Hi Lisa,

    I have re-connected with your mom through Scott Whittlesey. I don’t know if you remember me, but you and my son, Robbie used to go to pre-school together.

    I just wanted you to know that you are in my prayers for a complete recovery.

    • cancerfree2b March 3, 2010 at 1:56 PM #

      Hello Marilyn,

      I am not sure if this message will get to you. I have changed my blog address so as to keep it private – not searchable by search engines. I am hoping that by replying here, you will get a notification and get my new blog address. The new address is:

      I hope all is well with you and your family.

      Thank you for your continued prayers.


  2. cancerfree2b August 3, 2009 at 1:48 AM #

    Hi Marilyn, Of course I remember you! And I remember playing at your house with Robbie when I was little . . . fond memories.

    Thank you so much for your prayers, it means a lot to me.


  3. Eric Dreizen September 10, 2009 at 4:55 AM #

    Hi Lisa. I lived around the corner from you on Poinsettia St and met you and Bruce at your house once. I am so sorry to hear about the cancer. You’re way too young to have to go through such a thing. I sincerely wish you the best in dealing with it, and hope that your treatment is successful.

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