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Twiddling Our Thumbs
It’s 12:15 a.m. and Lisa and I (Kelly) are hanging out at the hospital room twiddling our thumbs. Lisa just got back from a major power walk – we caught up on a lot of things that sisters talk about – that’s always nice. Mom and Nat left about 9:00 p.m. so that both (but especially Nat) could get a decent night’s sleep. Lisa is doing wonderfully; she has been feasting on Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs and chocolate covered pretzels. Her pain is only a 1 – 2; excellent! Tonight should continue to be pretty uneventful, and Lisa is looking forward to heading home tomorrow to see the cats (all three noisy, noisy cats) and being able to wash her hair. We’ll keep you posted on her schedule for tomorrow once the later morning rolls around.
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Hi Lisa, Greetings from another Ann Arbor voice. I hope you are feeling better after this weekend’s event. I’m thinking of you and Nat and sending best wishes for a ‘side-effect free’ treatment. Love, K. N. and D. K.
Coming Home Lisa, Just got done talking with Kelly and heard that you finally had a good night. The boys and girl are doing very well and told me that they are awaiting your return. Can’t wait to see you. Love, Dad
I love you Lisa, I am so glad that you are so much better. I have thought about you all this time. I hated to call because I didn’t want to disturb your first few days. You are so fortunate to have your folks and Kelly with you, and of course, Nat. You are surrounded by love near and far. We will all feel better today knowing you are up and power walking. Everything here is fine except I miss you. Enjoy your folks. Rest and remember how much you are loved. Know you are loved. P.H.
Sending Positive Thoughts Your Way Hey, Granola! This website is a terrific idea. You only have to share the information once instead of 400 times. Sure saves long, tiring phone calls. Things here are going smoothly, but we all miss you. S. is a champ, as you know, and she is taking care of all of us. Please know that everyone here is praying and sending good vibes your way. Easter was nice – I hope you were able to snag some Reese’s peanut butter eggs (proof God loves us.) C. wanted to know where his went ...let's just say there was egg on my face. On a less thrilling Easter note, we took R. to church. Good Lord! It was like taking a raccoon to church. He hissed, spit, scratched, and squeaked. I’m SOOOOOOOOOO ready for him to not be two anymore. I don’t think my blithering is the intention of this page – I think I’m supposed to send well wishes. I just have such a habit of blithering to you whether it’s in person or in print. Good friends are like that. Please take care of yourself. Do what your doctor says. You are constantly in my thoughts. Love, D.
Wow, what a weekend! Lisa and Nat – I’m very relieved to hear that Friday went so well, although I’m guessing the remainder of the weekend wasn’t quite the restful few days you had hoped for. I thought of you both all weekend long. It sure is great you both have so many friends and family. With so many people in your corner, I know you will both get through this whole mess. Take care. G. M.
Hey, my fellow hives girl Sounds like a rough weekend – glad you’re on the mend now and hopefully home sweet home today! We miss your smile. Talk to you soon. S.
Smiles, smiles and more smiles So glad to hear that your pain level is down to a respectable and manageable number. Glad to hear the chocolate bunny found you at the hospital without much trouble. Looking forward to the next posting saying that you are at home and enjoying those noisy cats. They probably won’t leave you alone. In all seriousness, we are very thankful that your last report was so good. You are in our prayers daily as well as Nat, Kelly, Mom and Dad. Love you, A. P. and U."T."
Good Monday Morning! Hi Lisa! I just finished reading all your postings…good grief~ I hope you are starting to have less pain and discomfort. I’m so glad you’ve got Nat and your family to be there with you! While I have you as a captive audience, I needed to ask you about how to handle a difficult parent phone call I just received…ha! ha! Just kiddin’ Take care of yourself. I’m keeping you in my thoughts and prayers! Love ya, M.
Grandma sitting I kept B. on Thursday night, and I had great fun! About 6:00 a.m. I heard him wiggling around, and I swear that he is so smart that at three months, he cried out “Nanny.” Now that may not be what he said, but it sounded that way to me. I am sure that he is that brilliant. R. called me yesterday to tell me that it was snowing in Dallas. He said, “Nanny, if I had a penguin costume, I could go outside to hunt eggs.” He is still my personality kid. I stayed home all weekend and did what I love–read and did nothing. Of course, you know how I love doing checks, etc. Well, I haven’t done my taxes. You will have to hurry and get well so you can visit me in a federal facility if I don’t get with it. Everyone here is thinking about you and praying for you. I got info from the Crossings in e-mail today and thought about you. There is a plan that they have called “Girlfriend Weekend” Maybe we should try that when you get on your feet. No telling what kind of trouble we could get into. We are having our TAKS training this afternoon. We will soon know if what we have done with the kids has worked. No way of really guessing. I just want it over and see what is what. I love you, bigger than anything. Take care of yourself, and give Nat a kiss for me. Know you are loved. P.H.
Weekend update Your sister’s writing seems to have your same wit about it. I bet your family get-togethers are fun like ours. Not everyone enjoys the sarcasm that my girls put out, but we have great fun together. The whole group was here for the weekend. K’s big first birthday party was Saturday. We had streamers, balloons, and our first-ever Happy Birthday Tree decorated with flowers and butterflies. I can’t wait to share some pictures with you. Sounds like the recovery adventure will keep you on your toes a bit, but I can just imagine you smiling through the pain. I am so glad your parents and sister are able to be with you and Nat. Love you…. S.
Thinking of you! Lisa, I’m so glad you’re feeling better. I don’t know what I’d do without this web page. Ok, that’s a lie. I know what I’d be doing… It would be worrying because that’s what I do best! Nat, Kelly, Ann and Dick, Thanks for taking such good care of Lisa!!!!! Love, B. and J.
Get Well Soon! Our hopes and prayers are for you to have a quick and healthy recovery. Hospitals are no place to “rest”, so get well and get some quality rest at home. We’ll save ALL of the work for you, so just get well and know that we are thinking of you. D.
Power of Prayer Lisa I just wanted to tell you that my family and I are praying for you. You are in our daily thoughts and prayers at night. Glad to hear you are doing ok. You’ll bounce back in no time. See ya soon. C.
Thinking of You!! I just wanted to let you know that you are continuously in my thoughts and prayers. I am glad to hear that you are doing well and that you have such a wonderful group of support with you at the hospital. It also sounds like your doctors and medical prof. are staying on top of things. It’s hard to take a break from the fast-paced life we are used to living, so just try to enjoy some afternoon tv and allow your body to rest and heal. Wow, did we have a wet and rainy Easter weekend. The boys hunted eggs on Saturday in the pouring rain and it never even phased them. T. won our family egg decorating contest with his “deer egg”, he got all of the man votes. It seemed more like a fall weekend at the farm instead of a spring weekend. We had the campfire going for 3 days. And the highlight of the boys’ weekend was when they woke up Easter morning and their baskets were EMPTY!!! Oh no… some little boys woke up before Mom and Dad…did the Easter Bunny not visit us??? After some quick thinking…we realized that our lab, Katy, must have scared the Easter Bunny away during the night!!! Oh no, the drama!!! Luckily, while we were eating lunch at Granny’s house, the Easter Bunny came to the house and left the boys’ treats!! So one big mistake by Mom and Dad gave our boys a really great story to tell everyone!!! And of course our weekend was not without lots of dancing by the boys and storytelling from T. We ended the weekend with some fishing in a nearby pond, and T. caught 6 fish all on his own. While carefully inspecting his fish, he noticed a red hole on the belly of the fish. He said, Mom, I guess that is his “basshole”. We all died laughing!! His humor is getting a little too mature!!! Take care and I hope to see you soon!! It sounds like you are in very good hands!!
Monday – going home today? Hello, Lisa! I miss your smile in the halls between classes. I think of you often and pray for you daily. (Along with your family and doctors…) I am sorry to hear about your setbacks, although being in the hospital seemed to ALLAY your fears. (I had to use a TAKS word!) Things here are going well. Today we have TAKS training after school. Tomorrow I will be leaving a bit early to go to the girls’ soccer game. I still can’t believe we only have 7 weeks of school until summer. This year seemed to go really quickly. I hope you are able to go home today; I know being in your own bed with your own pillow will be comforting. I enjoy reading your updates. Continue to stay strong and we’ll keep praying and believing! I wear my pink ribbon breast cancer bracelet every day for you!!! Love XOXO, M.
Thinking of you! Lisa – I just wanted to let you know I’ve been thinking of you all weekend and keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Sounds like you’ve got a wealth of love and support surrounding you with all of your family! I can’t help but get teary eyed when I read the messages from Kelly because it makes me think of how close I hope my girls will continue to be throughout the years. Hang in there and take care of yourself. I’m holding everything down here for you and I still know where the recycle bin is if I need it. Love and hugs – S.
Keep up the positive thinking! Lisa, Great to hear things are going better! What a weekend! You have an amazing spirit and a great support system. I’m so glad your family was there for you and Nat this weekend. I’m sure you’ll be glad to get home and stay home!! Lots of love from Birmingham! Mary, Eben, Sarah & Walker
You’re in my thoughts and prayers! Lisa…thinking and praying for you daily. Glad to hear you’re on the road to recovery. Can’t wait to see that “12” smile back @ Goodson soon!
From E. and U. T. Dear Lisa, it seems to us you are already well on the way to staring this cancer ogre down; a wonderfully upbeat and matter-of-fact attitude, tons of family and friends to cheer you on, and I’m sure, the best of medical care. T. and I send our love to you and Nat. E.
Sending you well wishes Hi Lisa. This is Kim, Gary’s sister, writing from Colorado. I heard the news and just wanted to let you know that we’re thinking of you and sending positive thoughts your way. Keep up that positive attitude – it makes a world of difference.
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