Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Father's Day

We were lucky to have all the girls and all the grandchildren over for Father's Day. The weather was perfect and all the babies are just gorgeous.

Definately need a bigger house for all the baby gear that's for sure. Jan and I stayed at the house while the girls took the boat out for awhile which gave Jan (and I) time to rest up. Dinner was great - everyone brought something and of course had more food than we needed!
On Monday Jan was experiencing some shortness of breath so had to go to the ER - the Dr's were concerned about blood clots. The CT scan revealed no blood clots though so we were lucky. They had discussed admitting him and not doing the radiation, but we explained as nicely as possible that Jan has much better care at home between the 3 girls and I than he could ever have at the hospital. We are simply not interested in an inpatient stay right now and will do whatever it takes to avoid it in the future. We need to stay on track with the radiation because if they stop it they most likely will not restart it.
So we got our way and had the radiation and off we went. Last night was hard for Jan as the shortness of breath is increasing- even short exertions of energy cause it. Trying to come up with a plan for that today. The books all say it's from the radiation and should let up in a few days.

Thanks for all the help this week to Mike and Michele and Andrew with the yard and the bushes. Michael is so much like my Dad-mostly noted when he is doing physical work. It's really funny. He even talks like him when he's working hard!! I remember my Dad cutting back the rose bushes almost to the ground every year -totally against the book - but he always had the nicest roses on the block. Michael was in the same mode while trimming the hedges here. Had to make him stop at 1030pm..

So today will be a quiet one here - headed out to Ann Arbor this afternoon for more blood work and radiation, but plan on watching a little golf and making a big pot of soup.

Will keep you posted.


  1. Great way to cap the day, little golf, a big pot of soup and a beautiful sunset, enjoy! Cindy :)

  2. I do the same thing with roses, and I talk to all my plants when they are misbehaving.

    I miss you!!

    I'll call you, or call me when it is a good time. Mindfulness meditation might be a very good thing to help with the shortness of breath. It's "active" meditation, so I think Jan might like it. And you can do it together and uhm...well, who doesn't need a little Zen about now????

    Love you both!!