Sweet Gifts 10/27/18

Robbie and I received a sweet gift from a former student. Every year I have a few students that I become very attached. She was with a wonderful group. I looked at their pictures today as I took down the website I had for them. I taught regular ed 3rd grade for three years. It was so much fun! The last day we made a paper red carpet and they walked on it to receive their awards. They laughed so hard as they tried to act like they were winning a Grammy. Haha

Robbie relaxed on our back porch most of the day. He is very tired from chemo and sleeps a lot. His red blood count is very low right now. He wants to go to Houston tomorrow to do something, so we will see if he has the energy. I took today off and did very little. It was great to catch up on sleep and relax.

One week at MDA 10/22/18

Robbie sent this picture to me today. He is getting bored at MDA and tired of being stuck in the hospital for his kidneys. The staff are all great to him. Jim went tonight to visit him.

Jim is trying to get as much work done as possible due to missed days and I am buried at work. I have even managed to double book myself twice this week. I am sure people are getting tired of my inability to keep an updated calendar. I am really trying to keep it together. It is so difficult. I feel like everyone needs something from me and they don’t understand the amount of strength it takes just get up in the morning to face another day. I received a very kind anonymous card at work today. It was the only bright light in a very long day.

Friday 9/14/18

Robbie has enjoyed being home this week. He has been relaxing and playing on his computer. His bloodwork finally came back okay for his kidneys. He has been following the doctors orders and drinking a lot each day. Next Thursday he will have tests and scans and then go into the hospital for the next round.

Thankful for Friends and Family 8/29/18

We are so thankful for friends and family. We are all having a hard time handling the latest news. Tomorrow we will be at MD Anderson all day for tests, chemo, and to see Dr Ratan. We are waiting on approval from insurance for the new chemo. Then Robbie will have chemo everyday for a week for round one.

I took off the rest of this week. My new school has been so kind and very supportive. Ruth should be here tomorrow night and Lynn will come when she is able.

Robbie a couple months ago at the Tulsa Zoo.

Bucky’s 5/8/18

We had to drive to a town north of us to the DMV today, which is near Bucky’s. Robbie got his favorite pulled pork sandwich. I was able to finally get my Texas license. Third time and all the papers! Robbie was upset because his Oklahoma license has expired since he hasn’t been driving, so he has to take a 6 hr online driving course and take the driving test again. He could have gotten a Texas ID card today, but he didn’t like that idea.

We also both got library cards. You can never have enough books!

I passed the first Texas teacher test that I took last week and I might be able to waive the other tests. Loud cheers! It is too late to get a refund for my test this week, so I’ll still test, but will hopefully skip the other two tests. Yay!

Sleepy Robbie and New Job 4/27/18

Just like last round, Robbie has a fever, rash, chills, tired, and miserable.

I interviewed in Katy, TX today and they called later and offered me a job. I will be teaching special education in the fall. We went out to eat to celebrate. Robbie wanted to come along, but we should have encouraged him to stay home and rest. I hate seeing him so sick again.

Another Day at MD Anderson 4/3/18

There was already a long line of cars when we arrived at 7AM. Robbie got a few more hours of fluids. He is very tired and also fighting a cold this week. He slept part of the morning, which helped to pass the time for him. I’m back studying for the Texas state teacher tests. I signed up today to take three tests in May. I was hoping to test this month, but they were already booked.