2.19.2007

Hello! Anyone out there?!

Well, you all get to hear about me, but I don't know who you are! Drop me a comment if you want me to keep blogging! Does anyone read this anymore?!

Well, since I last blogged, I haven't really had too much going on. I have a little lymphedema under my arm, but not enough to require draining. I have had a bunch of lab done for the doctor in NY that is going to help me with my nutrition and supplements. My cholesterol is great at 144, so heart disease is not gonna kill me! And, my cancer markers were in the "normal" range. Which I think is a good sign! Can't be a bad one! My white and red blood cell counts were a little low, as were my platelets, but that has been pretty typical since been in treatment. I started a Breast Cancer Survivors class a few weeks ago. It meets 2 times per week, and last a couple hours. We discuss health issues for the first hour and workout for the second hour. I am back to running. I do a couple miles at a time right now, and the rest of the time I work on strengthening and stretching. My chest and arm are still pretty tight since my surgery, so I am working on that. We have some pretty interesting guest speakers and I am learning more than I thought I would...kinda nice to have some of my feelings validated, as well.
What am I thankful for!? Indoor playgrounds during the winter time, State Holidays, and being part of a group that understands some of what I am going through!

38 comments:

Tracy said...

Okay, I fixed my settings,you can actual leave a comment now!! That usually helps!

Anonymous said...

Hola Sissy...I'm reading!!
All caught up now :)

Anonymous said...

Been a while since we logged in but we're caught up now as well. Keep being thankful for things - attitude is half the battle.

Love - John & Marti

Anonymous said...

Congrats on running again!!! If you ever need Tums or a "my crazy life story", you know where to find me... :)

Anonymous said...

Tracy,
You are always in my thoughts & prayers. Stay strong.
Jane

Anonymous said...

Hi Tracy!! I've been reading your blog, started from the beginning and finally caught up recently. It was nice seeing you @ the gas station this morning. Take care & stop by to see me sometime.
Lindsey

Anonymous said...

Tracy
I check this every day for updates - I have a lot of people asking how you are so it's nice to read this. Glad to hear you are doing well - you are an inspiration to many.

One of your husband's Seward buddies

Anonymous said...

Tracy - I check your blog often so please keep writing. You're in my thoughts and prayers.
Jill (Plautz) Powers

Anonymous said...

Tracy-
I check your blog frequently to keep updated on "the boobs." You continue to be an inspiration to many and will always be in my prayers.

Krysti

michelle and brian said...

Hi Tracy,
My name is Michelle and I used to work at KinderCare when Skye was in the 3's/4's room and when Laken was in the infant room. Megan (maiden name McGargill), who also used to work at KinderCare in Lincoln, sent me the link and I check it all the time. Please keep blogging - I like to hear how you are doing.

I saw that you are participating in Relay for Life, so I will be sure to support your team. Last September I participated in the Breast Cancer 3-Day walk in Chicago. What an amazing experience in support of such an important cause.

Take care and give your boys a hug!

Michelle

Anonymous said...

Hi Tracy! We check on you often and it's good to know how you are doing. (You're in our prayers!) We enjoy your humor, wit and honesty. I've laughed out loud and have cried over your posts. (I have told Dan you really should have been a journalist!) Since Skye is one of Jack's best friends, we have to keep track of you! We've got lots of baseball games to attend in the future, babe!
Deonne

Jeramy said...

Yup! Still reading! I kinda grew up with Dan and my wife works with your mother in law.

Hang in there. You are a source of inspiration in all your adversity.

Anonymous said...

Tracy,
We read your blog all the time. I think you should have it published. You are a great writer. We love you and pray for you daily. You are an inspiration to all. We are all blessed to know
and love you. Keep on.....

Aunt P and Uncle D

Anonymous said...

Last time I tried to comment it wouldnt let me sorry...didnt meant to make you feel 'ignorned' !! :) .. Glad to hear things are doing better for you and that you can start running again..then other things can be 'tighten' instead of just your chest and arms...hahahah Breezy

Anonymous said...

Last time I tried to comment it wouldnt let me sorry...didnt meant to make you feel 'ignorned' !! :) .. Glad to hear things are doing better for you and that you can start running again..then other things can be 'tighten' instead of just your chest and arms...hahahah Breezy

Anonymous said...

Last time I tried to comment it wouldnt let me sorry...didnt meant to make you feel 'ignorned' !! :) .. Glad to hear things are doing better for you and that you can start running again..then other things can be 'tighten' instead of just your chest and arms...hahahah Breezy

Stef Hamilton said...

Hi Tracy, I got your blog link from one of my co-workers. I'm 39 with two small children, and I'm still in chemo from my diagnosis last October. I'm starting the same breast cancer recovery group you're in, but I'm doing it in March! It's a small town, isn't it? Oh, and you're not the only one in counseling. ;-)

Anonymous said...

We love you sweetie! You're in our thoughts and prayers!! You're always welcome to come to Cali!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sweetie~
Just wanted you to know that I check weekly to read any updates you may give.
You have touched so many souls with your blog!
Please keep on blogging. " )
~Jen

Anonymous said...

Tracy,
I've been keeping up with your blog since we rarely see you and the boys anymore. I am, as always, so impressed with your courage and sense of humor -- and of course how overall fabulous you are inside and out! We're thinking about all of you!
--Lee and Rachel & Jackson

Anonymous said...

Hey T! You have to keep updating your blog, or else come across the street more often. Love you,
J

Anonymous said...

YOU ARE A VERY BRAVE WOMEN!! YOU ARE AMAZING!!!

Anonymous said...

Yes! Please continue your updates. Your sense of humor is great and your strength is amazing. Keep fighting and stay strong. You're an inspiration to many.
Brian & Lyndsy Schulz

Anonymous said...

Tracy,
I have been reading since the beginning when I emailed you to tell you that you really are a great writer! You are truly an inspiration! Glad to see that you can start running again!

--Gail Howe

Anonymous said...

We're still reading- and thinking of you every day! Glad you're able to run again. Take care of you- and we should really get the fams together sometime!

Love,
Nicole

Anonymous said...

HE HE...well I guess you didn't need me to test to see if your comments were working, they seem to be flowing in nicely :)
I LOVE YOU LOTS...YOU'RE MY HERO!!
Love the second coolest sissy in the world (u being the 1st) ;), Brandy Leigh (a.k.a. "Brains")
Notice the quotes :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Tracy,
I'm still out here checking on your blog, and love to hear how you are doing. You are one strong woman!

Sarah Bernhardt

Anonymous said...

Tracy,
LOVE the tatoo--it fits you perfectly!! PS. I'm still reading your blog :}
Suzi

Anonymous said...

25,450 Views on your counter to the right, I'd say people are still reading!!!!
So many people know you are inspiring have you ever read the definition?
Main Entry: in·spire
Pronunciation: in-'spI(-&)r
Function: verb
1 a : to influence, move, or guide by divine or supernatural inspiration b : to exert an animating, enlivening, or exalting influence c : to spur on : IMPEL, MOTIVATE d : AFFECT
2 a archaic : to breathe or blow into
Hmm...didn't know it mean to blow into.... : )
It's pretty amazing how you are able to give so many others such courage and strength, when perhaps you started this blog to search for some of that yourself.

Anonymous said...

Hi! Still reading and keeping you in my prayers.

T Cole

Anonymous said...

All our love and prayers ---J & R

Lori B. said...

Hey Tracy,
You are the best!! Love to read your blogs. So please don't ever stop writing! Keep working hard so we can get that run in together again! XO

Anonymous said...

Keep on blogging you .........blogger.

It might be hard to understand but your blogs are kinda refreshing and inspiring for some.

Anonymous said...

Of course people are reading your blog, sweetie....I follow it closely. It makes me laugh & it makes me cry. You are such a strong chickie-poo and carry so much inside~ Reading the blog helps me know when you may need a hug, a card or a bag of peanut M&M's! Hugest hugs always, J.

Anonymous said...

Yes Tracy, we're still reading...so keep posting. It's great to hear you are doing so well post-surgery...."Patty C" (remember me?)

Anonymous said...

Tracy-I still read your blog! Even from out here in Baltimore. I also still admire your courage and sense of humor. Keep hanging in! Shari Bratt

Anonymous said...

Please keep blogging, I'm reading it. I feel closer to you after I read the new entries. You're an amazing person. Kathy

Anonymous said...

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