Friday, August 28, 2009

Well, well, well...

Another week has been and gone, and another week-end looms ahead. (no, this is not a poem..although it could be..)

Can I get a Hallelujah??

yeah, that's what I'm talkin' about!

A brief update on Mr. B

He's fine.

Feisty and sassy.

Fiesty and sassy and a little pig-headed..(not to insult the pig-population, of course)

The arm, ribs and clavicle (love saying that instead of collarbone - I feel all totally smart..) are healing nicely and he's regaining strength daily.

It's surprising how fast muscles atrophy when not used..kinda like my brain at the end of the week.

His brother and Mother gave him the gift of a home gym...

.... so we'll both be enjoying better health and stronger bodies...

This is not me...

This is not me.

This is not me.

This may very well be me.

(our own...not other people's stronger bodies...just to be clear..)

Brother Larry is fixen to start a cross-country train ride.. He's always wanted to travel in a sleeper car like in the old movies..

He's pretty much finished up on the chemo and radiation that they can's up to God (and your continued prayers) to see him the rest of the way home.

I'm trying to get all my ducks in a row to have the BRCA1 and BRCA2 DNA testing done... one of my sisters and one niece have had bouts of lumps that they've discovered, so me, as a sibling and having had full-blown breast cancer, can be tested to see if I have the gene that may indicate the mutation being hereditary versus random.

In normal cells, BRCA1 and BRCA2 help ensure the stability of the cell’s genetic material (DNA) and help prevent uncontrolled cell growth. Mutation of these genes has been linked to the development of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.

The names BRCA1 and BRCA2 stand for breast cancer susceptibility gene 1 and breast cancer susceptibility gene 2, respectively.

Called my insurance, and they said it's covered, praying it is.

The results, if not found to be hereditary, do not mean our girls are out of the woods for any type of cancer, including breast cancer, but would give them a breather from thinking when the 'other shoe' will fall and which one of them it may be.

If it is found, the regimen of prevention, and treatment can be altered and more aggressive.

Good info to have, huh?

Still, it will give me huge flutter-bys in my tummy waiting for results with the possibility of it truly being hereditary..

And, what is it with getting "ducks in a row"? Why would you want them to get in a row?

They'll never get in a row...they're ducks.

Ducks at the's fun to stay at the YMCA-A

Have an enjoyable Saturday, OK?



Just Breathe said...

Your pictures, as always, are very entertaining. Thanks. I pray that the test comes out perfect, not being hereditary. Have a good time exercising. God Bless.

Lori R. said...

Love the ducks in a row... mine never seem to be, so that feat seems impossible, but I see you got yours to line up well...
Prayers for good test scores...
Psst... box is in the mail. I sent it priority so you should have it in a few days! Enjoy the wind chimes!!!

wendy said...

Once again I love the pictures! Prayers for good test scores! Have a great week. Just love your blog, makes my day!

Karen said...

As entertaining post. And thanks for the breast cancer info....I've had friends take that test and some found it a friend had hers come back positive but she found it a relief as well to make informed decisions about her health.

The Texas Woman said...

Hoping for good results on your BRCA1/BRCA2 results! Information is power! Heading out to MD Anderson Hospital tomorrow my own self.

June said...

Pulling for the genes to be good to all of you...