Posted by: Ken Wheatley | May 18, 2009

Good times

As you’ve probably read, the results were good from the CAT scan. The tumors have reduced in size since the last scan, and she’s feeling the best she’s felt in a very long time. It actually feels weird not to be making regular runs to the ER. But it’s an adjustment that we’ve gladly made.

When she was taking me to the airport on Sunday, May 3 before she got the news, she coughed up blood. So they gave her a bronchoscopy that Wednesday and found a lesion in her airway caused by one of the tumors. She was scheduled to have surgery this past Wednesday to repair it, but Dr. B and the surgeon didn’t agree, so they’ve decided to wait and see if Sheila got worse, but so far she’s been fine. So waiting seems to have been the right call.

She spent most of Saturday with her good friend, Jean, while I was at the Padres/Cubs game. (The Padres won 6-5 after 14 innings.) They had lunch at Daphne’s and shopped a bit.

I didn’t get home until almost 1:30 Sunday morning due to the extra innings, but Sheila waited up for me. She didn’t want to go to bed alone. She’s sooo sweet. She listened to the game on the radio when she was driving home and tried to tune in on the radio in the kitchen, but we have bad reception being in a valley. It’s nice that we’re so close. Beyond nice, actually. She’s truly an amazing woman in all respects. I’m very, very lucky to have her.

We didn’t get up until almost 10 on Sunday and had lunch with Gordon at Jalepeno’s (our favorite Mexican restaurant), ran some errands and then met Steve and Joni for a concert in the park at Scripps Ranch. The band was really excellent. We had prepared all sorts of picnic stuff and sat and talked for a few hours before it got too chilly. We headed back to Steve’s for the dessert (yes, it’s back to the gym this week!) that Joni made.

So we’ve been enjoying the distractions of work, home upkeep, and normality for a change. I hope it lasts for a very long time. We’ve even talked about going sailing soon and buying a kayak so we can all go sea kayaking next month.

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