Thursday, July 7, 2011

Loon lookout...

Thank you all for your uplifting and encouraging messages on Tuesday! Chemo knocked me down a bit this round and I not only slept Tuesday evening but much of Wednesday and Wednesday night. I am playing catch up on just about everything.

We had a truly fabulous 4th of July weekend! We spent Saturday in Park Rapids at the lake with Rick's family and then Sunday we were invited down to Loon Lake and hung out for the afternoon with our "hockey" family. Thank you Connelly's for the great time!  Have I mentioned how much I love being at the lake?

I "edited" most of these photos just for fun, but they didn't really require any tweaking.  We've been on a  run of amazingly perfect summer weather and I'm soaking it all in.

I had a "good" visit with Dr. Panalkar on Tuesday.  He definitely seemed pleased with my response so far to the TDM1.  After examining the tumor site, he mentioned again he is ready to move forward with the masectomy.  He even mentioned "this week?"  But I need to explore reconstruction possibilities and plastic surgeons, so he said he will consult with Dr. Boutin, the breast surgeon and then we will proceed from there... we also don't want to interrupt my chemo schedule, so a lot is under consideration right now. I will share details when everything gets sorted out!




















14 comments:

  1. LOVE the lake, great pic's! Glad that you are getting such good news...keep going strong. You may be just a peanut but you have a heart and spirit of a warrior.

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  2. Beautiful pictures Vicky! So happy to hear that you celebrated a wonderful July 4th surrounded by family and friends.

    Sleeping is your body's way of building up more energy so you can experience more special moments like you did on July 4th.

    Hugs my friend!!!

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  3. Your photos are great Vicky. I'm so glad you had a good 4th of July weekend.

    Even if I can't comment every day on your posts, I still think about you and pray for you. You are so brave and faithful Vicky.

    Got a call from Jackie, a.k.a. "Teachers Pet" and she is thinking about you too. I miss her blog.....

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  4. Looks like a fabulous weekend. the photos are wonderful. something right out of a movie. sleep when you must, there is no thing like a good rest to keep one going. take care, think and pray for you often.

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  6. aaaahhhh {sigh}. we spent 14 years of summer weekends at a small lake in WI, and you just provided me with a little virtual getaway!

    will pray for wisdom regarding timing of surgery.

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  7. The water looks so inviting ... glad you and your family had a good 4th!

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  8. Looks like a good time at the lake! Love how the sunshine sparkles on the water like diamonds.

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  9. Nice shots, Vicky! You always do such a beautiful job with those. And I'm excited to hear about possible surgery to really get this cancer thing off and on its way! I would love a chance to visit when you can manage it - let me know. :)

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  10. these are great shots...esp that next to last one..prayers on the treatment...cancer has touched many in my family...

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  11. Love the pics!

    Also, not sure if you have women in your support group who have had a mastectomy or not, but if you have questions or just want to chat send me an email kimkvpathotmaildotcom. I had a bilateral mastectomy with immediate reconstruction. I had the expanders in for 15 months before my exchange. A friend of mine had mastectomy and opted to do reconstruction after all her chemo was done. There is a really good DVD that a few survivors from Minnesota put together talking about different options, with a special segment at the end of the DVD with pics. It was a bit tough to watch emotionally, but this DVD was a blessing.
    Continued prayers to you!

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  12. Wow nice lake Reminds me of our country place in Quebec.
    Great way to spend the day.
    Glad to hear everything is on schedule.

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  13. Oh that looks like such a beautiful place, so serene, good for the soul.

    Glad you are still upbeat and things seem to be going well for you. Hope the angels have helped. Yesterday I saw some fabric that,never guess what it is - has prints on it - "Fight Like a Girl" - thought of you when I saw it. It's neat. Hang in there and God Bless you..

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  14. So glad that you had a wonderful time at the lake. The pictures are amazing. Sending hugs and love always to you, my friend!

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