Bee's Hive

Monday, January 26, 2015

Little up date

Just got out of the hospital again tonight. Did not have heart failure. Instead I have a clot in my lung from ??? not sure what they said but it doesn't really matter. Now I have an uneven heart beat that has to be controlled with medicine and a blood thinner.

I think I'm pretty lucky every time I wake up and find I'm still here. Staying out of the hospital is the goal for now. Sitting and stitching should keep me down and out of trouble... Now for some rest in my own bed!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

from bad to bad

Just a note. I'm pretty sick so you might not hear from me. Some how I ended up with a blood infection and something caused heart failure.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Oh joy, a diet

Today I start the Pet Scan diet. I guess it wouldn't be so bad if I was a meat and fish eater, but I'm not so this is really a limited diet.

Since eggs are the biggest thing on the list of eatables I see a lot of Omelette's being eaten over the next few days.  Salad greens are allowed but I just can't see myself eating a wedge of lettuce with nothing on it so I've removed greens from the short list. I can have chicken or beef stock, tea & coffee with non dairy creamer.

It all looks good, nice and fresh and ready for the steamer but I'm just not sure how to make a meal out of it.

Tomorrow I have to be in Philly to meet with the Oncologist. Of course it's going to snow to make the trip hard and the appt. isn't until 3:00 so the roads will be bad coming home.   This could be a motel night.  

Friday, January 2, 2015


So much to do and now bad weather will start tomorrow night. Next week starts my 3 day fast for the Pet Scan. Not looking forward to it but this should be the last test. It will take place on Friday but on Tuesday I have to be in Philly to meet the Oncologist.

I had to go on Prednisone for the RA...not a good drug but it got me out of bed and my fingers open again. It has the RA joint spasms under control...for now. It's not a drug you can stay on but I needed to be up and running and have a clear head to make good choices right now.

I'm trying to stay busy. I am working on a wool quilt for Dave and maybe I'll have enough wool to make one for my youngest son's truck. I am also trying to work on my quilt, doll quilts I have promised, a covered bridge wall hanging and several other unfinished projects.

I also pulled some dead flowers out of Wal Marts trash. Water and food and I think they are going to give me wonderful flowers sometime in cold old January!

I hope everyone had a great New Years Eve! We spent ours fixing trains and sewing!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

A short note on the good and Peace on Earth to All

This evening the lung doctor from Fox Chase Cancer Center called to tell me he found no cancer in the brain MRI and the lung cancer is non-small cell (not aggressive). Now onto the Pet Scan in the New Year and check to see if any cancer is in other places. If not then the big decisions will be made; treat or not.

This afternoon my youngest son who drives a truck got a load to Harrisburg, Pa. so he is spending the night with us....All good Stuff!

To each and everyone of you;  Peace on Earth

Friday, December 19, 2014

I hesitate to post this but Rita among others want to know

On Monday I had a biopsy and a brain MRI. I still need to get a Pet scan after the New Year.  I don't have the results yet but maybe Monday.

What I do know is I have malignant lung cancer....Now, please don't get scared off!  I'm not asking for you to say anything. Yes, it's bad if you look at it that way or good if you can just wrap your heart around the idea that I'm done here and needed somewhere else. Those are ugly words but I need everyone to just keep being who they are and letting me be me.......don't run away. There is nothing so lonely as finding yourself alone because something in your life is ugly. I'll be back when I find out what kind and stage and if I am going to treat it.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Quick up date

Just when I thought I was ready for this hip surgery along comes another rat in the wood pile.  After getting all the pre surgery tests I got a call from the lab. The surgery is canceled due to nodules on the lungs.

This is no surprise to me. When you take a chance and use the drugs for Rheumatoid Arthritis you are taking a chance on all kind of cancer's, TB and organ problems. I'll be going to Fox Chase Cancer Center on Wednesday the 10th. While in Philadelphia I intend to do some Christmas things and enjoy the day and season.

Life can make some fast turns so don't wait until it happens. Fix those hurts with people you love. A bucket list should never be the reason to love those you cherish.