Sunday, April 29, 2012

Happy Hospital Funtime Blog Commandeered by Hubbo

Dear Readers -

Dan Melchior Rodman, Letha's husband here -

I just wanted to write and say thank you to everyone who has contributed to Letha's fund over the last year or so. It has helped us SO MUCH. I really don't know what we would have done without your help. You have gone above and beyond, and I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart.

I am also extremely grateful to all the people who have continued to follow Letha's fantastically well written blog. It gives her great comfort to know that so many people care about her, and are interested in her progress.

Things have been pretty tough here at times, but we have managed to keep going, and keep a positive attitude with your help.

Thanks again,

Dan Melchior Rodman

Sunday, April 1, 2012

While in a Holding Pattern Sit Tight and Buckled

Hello all my wonderful friends from all stages of my wonderful life! I will not be dying in the next three months - And hopefully no time soon there after!!!  I saw my Oncologist as well as my Theoretic Surgeon  and I was told that the surgery went very well. And more importantly, that they feel they got all there was of the lima bean spots, sprouting deep inside my chest. It's a bit too soon to tell - but I think that my breathing has improved without the offending growths. I'll keep my eye out on the prednisone as a source, if I get back to feeling breathless. I'm still on steroids - but take them at night along with my sleeping pills so I get a good night's sleep.

I'm very happy to have these three months of mostly carefree living. I'm going to try to make the most of it.  It's well deserved after a solid year and three months of frightening operations, and treatments. I tallied up my visits to the clinic for last year. Total: 108 visits, And 6 hospital stays for operations or treatments. That's just crazy! The next Pet Scan will be a scary one, for if any 'Activity' is found - then I'm back on the treatment train again with Interleukin -2, but since I've had it last they've changed the dosing to be easier on the patients. I'm gonna do my best to heal up completely from this last operation and get back to being as close to 'Normal' as I can be. I feel giddy and as though I'm going on a Holiday! Though I don't have to pack my bags - because I'm already here!

Spring has Sprung! I don't have to wear a sweatshirt, I can sit in the park and paint. I can get back to riding my bike!  There are so many things that I can do!

I want to thank, my husband Dan, for being with me every step of the way - He will always be my 'Rooster.' And I want to thank all the people I have relied on for emotional support. I want to thank all the great hearted people that have helped in every other way. I don't know what I would have done without you all. You have keept my spirits up and helped me retain the 'I can do it!" attitude when things got rough.

I'm very lucky!

Thank you all! Let's all make this the best summer - Ever!

While in a Holding Pattern Sit Tight and Buckled - Or Better - Do Everything You Possibly Can To Keep Yourself Happy!

Love to everyone!