Saturday, November 17, 2007

My Saturday


Today has been a busy day. I started by taking some time for myself. I got my hair highlighted, and I haven't done that in a while. I like the way my hair looks with some blonde highlights, and I'm pleased.

Next, we visited my husband's uncle at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. He has had cancer for two years, and none of the chemotherapy or other treatments have worked... until now. It's nothing short of miraculous! He had a very unique surgery, the first of its kind here in the US, although they have done it in Europe. I won't go into details because it would be more graphic than I care to share. Basically, they took all of his organs out and inspected each one, piece by piece, cutting off anything suspicious, no matter how small. After everything was back in place, they lowered his body temperature to 46 degrees and used a 110 degree chemo solution to wash him internally for almost two hours. He was in the OR for 10 hours total. Needless to say, the first week after the procedure was harsh, but he is now cancer free! And he was so lively and talkative today. He looks like the picture of health. We are grateful.

Hubby and I also went to Bayou Place and had dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe and took in a movie at the Angelica Theater. We saw the movie No Country for Old People. It was quite interesting. Check it out!

Before we came home, we stopped to see the grand-twins. They are about 7 weeks old now and still at the Woman's Hospital of Texas. They were born at 25 weeks' gestation weighing only 1 lb. and 1 lb. 5 oz. They are both over two pounds now, and improving each day! We're so thankful for that.

Now we're home, and I feel pretty good. I feel like I did something productive as well as something enjoyable. How often do we get to say that? God, thank you for such a great day!

3 comments:

TheVasquez3 said...

wow what a love filled day...thanks for sharing. i am enjoying reading your blog ever so much! and tomorrow, since you suggested it, i am going to check out sunday scribblings too..

Just Jen said...

What a great day! That's really neat what they did for your uncle!
1 lb babies! So tiny and sweet. My mom was a 2 lb baby about 60yrs ago. The pre-incubator days. My Grandmother wrapped her in a blanket and then tinfoil and she was placed on the oven door for the first few months of her life. The youngest of 11 children. She made it obviously, cuz I'm here! LOL
I've only been to a hard rock cafe once in ny, ny....I absolutely loved it!

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