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26 August 2010 @ 12:54 pm
Whoops, slipped off the edge again...  
I really AM falling off the planet every weekend (and staying there for most of the week). Well, this last weekend was Christopher's birthday party, and then Sunday was getting stuff ready for the kids to return to school and imaginging that I'd get some writing done while HSH took the kids to spend birthday money. 45 minutes later... not so much. :(

The news from HalfshellHusband's doctor last week is that he thinks the mass in HSH's 'breast' tissue is an infection and not cancer, and that he'll review the MRI records and images and see if anything there concerns him (it didn't before). HSH was sick all last week, mostly fatiqued and nauseated like he was during the chemo. No fever, though-- the possibility of an infection prompted me to keep an eye on that. Both his mother and older sister had cellulitus at various times (fatty-tissue infection), and I'm always on alert for that.

We're having a heat-wave (NO idea why-- just for the middle of the week), and I'm about to go out on a too-warm ride. So much for running mid-week to make up for my bombed-out Sunday run. We had an unexpected visit from my out-of-town SIL on Sunday, so I didn't run in the morning. By evening, it was hot and I felt like I was lugging nearly 10 lbs. more than the previous week. Maybe I was. I've had way too much birthday cake and frosting (*Ggggglaaaghhhh*) in the last couple of weeks. :0

I've got the kids' birthday cake pix uploaded now. Lauren's wasn't TOO boring (ice cream cone theme, in a pop-art color scheme). Christopher's was a monster cake.


So much better than last year's "Make the frosting green and let the girls decorate their own pieces with candy" idea (Lauren's idea, not mine).


The only thing missing here is that I couldn't find the green gummy frogs I wanted to use for "warts" (had to go with green skittles instead), AND I wish I'd been able to find white gummy mice instead of gray ones, because they would've shown up better. You can see I put the gummy sharks to use!


So now that it's Thursday again already... will I ever get my birthday ficlets finished that I intended to do last weekend? One's at least half-done, but dragging its feet. Must kick the mojo back into "on" position-- it's been rather fallow this week.

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devon99 on August 27th, 2010 05:43 pm (UTC)
Cool monster cake!!

And that's good about HSH, well, not good, but, you know what I mean my dear.

Have a good weekend.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on August 30th, 2010 06:53 am (UTC)
I do know what you mean-- it's more reassuring than what we were thinking before, though it still doesn't seem like we have an entirely clear picture. Moreover, I suspect that if the doctor thinks the MRI is fine after re-reviewing it, he probably won't think to tell us. That's typical of the medical profession!
be: hungrybeascarpetta on August 28th, 2010 03:02 pm (UTC)
Love the monster cake(and you're too hard on yourself you know)Those green skittles are fine.
HSH's doctor seems to be a darling. "He'll review the MRI records and images and see if anything there concerns him" sounds a mite godlike.I do hope he'll devote more of his precious time to looking over HSH's MRI records in detail , for crying out loud.Keeping fingers crossed for HSH.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on August 30th, 2010 06:59 am (UTC)
One of the boys at Christopher's party was really taken with the orange horns (they're ice cream cone tips covered in frosting), and it's the same boy who liked the pinball cake so much last year. I have the feeling his Dad may be getting a "make me a monster cake!" request about 10 months from now...

The doctor's comment about reviewing the MRIs is that he looked at them over a month ago, and to his mind they spelled out "not alarming"-- which is what he told us. But when my mother and I read the printed medical summary, we noticed that the entire leg had not been covered (so, not all of the area that the bone marrow tumor covered at its largest). And again, there was some language that said that the bone abnormalities/etc. were probably a result of the chemo and radiation therapy, but "probably" combined with "didn't do the whole leg"... makes us nervous.