Wednesday, October 8, 2008

I'm Back!

Wed., Oct. 8th--Hello Friends and Family! Saying that it has been a long time since I have made a post is quite an understatement! Well, I'm back! I don't know for how long though so enjoy it while you can! :) I have always had good intentions on keeping up on this blog, but life gets crazy and sadly (don't read the next line for those of you who are faithful, daily bloggers) making a post hasn't been top on my list of must-dos. So a few days ago, my dear friend Shawna revived my desire to keep up on my blog. Not to mention her twin sister who, not knowing I had a blog, flat out told me not to start one because I could never keep up on it--I have to prove her wrong! So I'm kinda crazy and have to finish my story before I can move on to what is happening today. So picking up where I left off...After Michael's second treatment, we had a really good idea of what the next four months would be like! Looking back, I remember feeling like it would be an eternity before we would make it past the chemo phase. Mikey's second treatment was a smaller dose of the mix of chemo because after his first treatment his counts were very low. He felt that his lump in his neck went down initially after the first treatment, but during the next two weeks before the second chemo it seemed to be a little bigger. Dr. O'Donnell felt that it would be better to give him the chemo in a smaller dose to keep it from growing than to wait another couple of weeks until his counts were up. After getting the second treatment, Michael spent that week trying to get over the nauseous feeling and build back up his appetite. On Friday that week, we went on a date. During chemo, Michael was always so sweet and would want to set aside time on Fridays for a date even though he was often feeling far from normal. We would spend the time together watching a movie or sometimes getting out and doing something if Michael felt up to it.

Wed., Jan 30th--Today was my little brother Jason's birthday. Happy birthday Jason! Michael came over to participate in the birthday extravaganza! Jason opened presents and then we all went out to dinner. Later that night, Michael pulled out his guitar and sang songs to me. I love the picture below because I love to watch him play his guitar. He looks so happy. This picture was taken only a week an a half after his second chemo treatment. He looks pretty good, if you ask me!

Here is Jason and Jamie getting ready to blow out the candles on his cake. My mom makes the most fun and tasty cakes!

8 comments:

Rowley's said...

I was JUST telling my mom last night I wish you would post, because I am dying to see how you are doing and how Mike is holding up. I totally understand how hard it is to keep up on a blog, but us "Stay At Home Moms" have more time at home on our hands. I hope everything is going well! I love that new picture of you two!

Ashley & Brandon said...

I can't believe I came across your blog ... long time no talk!! Good luck with everything ... we'll have to catch up on life when you're a little less busy!

Shawna said...

Yay! Im glad I checked your blog. . . I almost didnt because I honestly didnt think you would have a new post yet! Bad Shawna! Anywhoo. . . I am very proud Jenae. . . even though at this rate you are always going to be a year behind. Haha. . . you are a silly one!

Bryan and Molly said...

My friend Jenae! How in the heck did I miss the part in our convo that you actually HAVE a blog! Haha! I dont think you mentioned it - probably because I was so busy telling you not to attempt one! I miss you chica - but what the honky! it is going to take you forever to catch up - we are in October here! I look forward to reading about your past year - and next year I look forward to reading about this year! love ya!!!!

Zachary, Christen, and Chloe said...

Yay! another post!!
Thank you!!

Shane and Alissa said...

I found your blog and had to say Hi :) You look beautiful. This is Alissa Cox (McBride)

Sarah and Ryan said...

Hi Jenae! I saw some of your wedding photos on Johnny's blog and wow! You are so incredibly beautiful. Congratulations! You two make a good looking couple.

Brady and Jamie Sefcik said...

Jenae!! I didn't know you had a blog. This is so fun :)