Monday, November 5, 2007

Chemo 3

Another fairly good chemo-weekend. (If you can use "good" and "chemo" in the same sentence.) Phil is a rock! Eden didn't do as well with the babysitters. I think she was fine but they reported that she didn't eat well or sleep much. She is definitely becoming more attached to her parents so leaving her is becoming increasingly difficult. It is hard to feel like we can leave her for other things - dates, going to the temple, etc. Still, all in all she is a trooper and such a cutie!

It is amazing to me how expensive cancer is! We are fortunate to have great insurance yet it is still nickel and dime-ing us into poverty. A co-pay here and there, $100 for each "procedure" and it starts to pinch. I just can't imagine how people do this without insurance. I don't know what the solution is to the health care issues in America. I don't like the idea of socialized medicine (at all) but there must be a way to make "affordable health care available to all" - it sounds so cliche. Anyway, when I get it all figured out I'll make sure Mitt or Hillary or Rudy (whomever our next prez is) knows.

Have a great week everyone!

Oh, update on the latest POLL - a huge majority of you put the TP over the top (Phil's way) only one person (other than me) does it the correct way.

7 response(s):

Jodi said...

Wow-you are an amazing team. I hear nothing but strength and faith from your posts. I imagine it is much harder than anyone will ever know. I am so glad to hear that you are surviving this so gracefully. I pray that you will have lots more sustaining power.

Bamamoma said...

Yeah, it is both harder and easier than I ever imagined. But that has been true of all the "M" things in my life: Mission, Masters, Marriage, Motherhood, Medical Stuff... You figure things will be hard but you just have no idea in what ways they will be difficult. You also have no way of knowing how the blessings will flow and the good that will be mixed in with all the hard. It is a whole lot easier now that the bit of PPD I had seems to be over (knock on wood).

Cramster said...

The correct way... YOU are over the top, Heidi. (Pun intended!)

Wendy Heaps said...

Heidi, you and Phil will BOTH thank me when you have the tp roll going under. Eventually Eden will get into EVEYRTHING and she will realize that the tp roll... ROLLS, and when it rolls under.... nothing happens it just spins. Whew, because if you had put the tp roll over top, when Eden rolls it... soft fluffy white stuff goes all over the floor. And it is SO much fun to play with... she can put in in the water bowl next to the roll, she can put it in the tub, or, Braxton's favorite, she can pull it out all over the house and make cool white roads... uh huh. UNDER is the RIGHT way... trust me.

Bamamoma said...

Exactly, Wendy. I take it that you are the other person who voted for the right way. :)

Wendy said...

I sure am :)

Layne said...

Under is no deterrent to my aggressive researchers. They haven't been too bad with toilet paper unwinding (instead they flush toothbrushes), but they unwind it with no regard to load direction.