Writings of a teachermom, choosing to stay home with her kids, while loathing all domestic responsibilities! In late Aug. 2008, I was diagnosed with Triple Negative breast cancer. After surgery, chemo and radiation, I was given theall clear. However, in the late summer of 2008, I was diagnosed with a brain tumor, which metasticized to other areas.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Almost time.

Tomorrow's the big day.

I go in for some more radioactive injections at 9:30,.they're going to run some wand over me to see where I beep a lot, so they know where to take out some lymph nodes (or something like that).

I hit the chopping block around noonish.

The pre-op people called today to get all of my medical history and give instructions on tomorrow.

No alcohol tonight the lady told me.

So I'm wondering, what time is night?

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At 9:07 PM, Anonymous angela said...

We'll be praying for you big time, sweetie!

It too bad you weren't up for fabric shopping...we will have to soon! I found a place on line that sells scarves, hats, wigs etc. all with full coverage (even those swim caps with the flowers). Maybe you can get some ideas there: headcovers.com

Take care of yourself. We love you. Rest, rest, rest!!

How soon AFTER can you have alcohol??

At 6:51 AM, Blogger Ann said...

Good luck - can't wait to see you back on the blog. I will miss you.

Hope a glass of vino is available soon thereafter.

Thinking of you.

At 6:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are praying for you and your family.

At 7:03 AM, Anonymous dana said...

Cari....We are praying for you..and we love you. Tell ya what...I will drink a bottle of wine for you (in honor)....that is how much you drink in one night...right??

Love Dana and Chelsea

At 7:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We'll be praying for you today!

We will have to have a glass of wine after you get the green light....


At 7:31 AM, Blogger Kimberly said...

You have done such a great job controling your outlook on this whole cancer thing, Cari!! It's evident that you know God is in control of your outcome. :) I found this online the other day and thought I'd share it with you.

Cancer is so limited....
It cannot cripple love.
It cannot shatter hope.
It cannot corrode faith.
It cannot eat away peace.
It cannot destroy confidence.
It cannot kill friendship.
It cannot shut out memories.
It cannot silence courage.
It cannot invade the soul.
It cannot reduce eternal life.
It cannot quence the spirit.
It cannot lessen the power of the RESURRECTION!!
-Author unknown

At 8:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


I am KC's sister-in-law and I often read your blog. While I rarely post on blogs, I wanted to send you some more prayers and well wishes. You have been in my thoughts a lot. Your posts about this process have been amazing to read. I am glad you have such a wonderful support group of friends and family. And, while I know we don't know each other, you are in my prayers. Good luck today and as you move forward. I know you will get through this with the strength and faith you have shown so far.

Take care,

At 11:42 AM, Anonymous carolyn said...

I'm holding you in my thoughts today.


At 12:01 PM, Blogger Bethany said...

I am thinking of you and praying for you today Cari. And praying you have a miraculous, quick recovery!!

Bethany Peterson

At 12:22 PM, Blogger IrishMommy said...

You are in surgery right now and the boys and I held hands and said a prayer for you. Levi even said, "Amen"... We are thinking about you and love you. Shawn, Mitchell & Levi

At 3:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Cari, You are in my prayers and know that I am thinking of you!
May you find strength in your faith.
Take care,
(Andrea's Sister-in-law)

At 5:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

sooo, after your operation, are you going to get Cameron's eyes straightened?


At 5:41 PM, Blogger LH said...

Hope you're having some wine.

love 2u, lee

At 12:47 PM, Anonymous Cari's Mom said...

Hello to all you Bloggers and Blogger watchers, just wanted to pass onto you that Cari's surgery went as well as can be expected. The good news was after taking out some of the lymph nodes there was no sign of cancer in that area. Praise the Lord!!! The entire Ashford clan went for a short visit to the hospital this morning. Cari is tired but smiling. She will be staying one extra day (Thank God) in the hospital and should be home tomorrow, Sunday. She tried getting onto her computer at the hospital, but no wireless internet connection available. I'ms sure as soon as she get's home you will be reading her most recent blog. Till then, thank you all for your support, kindness, love and prayers.

In faith, hope and love,

Cari's Mom

At 9:35 PM, Blogger Carol said...

Susan Santawasso in NJ asked me to write and give you a few words of support but it looks like you have lots of that. I had BC 11 years ago so you see it can be a success story so hang in there and I'll read your blog. I see that it did not get to your lymph nodes so that's a very good thing. I'll keep you in my prayers.
Carol Preletz

At 11:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


I am so sorry! I didn't read the blog on Thursday because I thought you wouldn't post anything! I want you to know that you are constantly in my prayers! I love you and know that God is with you! Love to you, Max and the kiddos!

Love you much
Auntie Nita

At 5:32 PM, Blogger Undomestic said...

Cameron crosses his eyes on purpose. Wouldn't want to stifle his individuality now would I????


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