Did you miss me?

I know I didn’t blog much this week.  It was a pretty crappy week, to be honest.  As most of you know, I learned on Tues. Dec. 28 that my dad has been diagnosed with lung cancer.  It really doesn’t get much worse than that, does it?  He’s keeping a positive attitude though, which I suppose is all we really *can* do for now.  He was originally supposed to have a petscan done Wednesday or Thursday to see if the cancer has already spread at all, but then found out he has to wait until his insurance company has the results from his biopsy regarding whether the cancer is small-cell or not.  I don’t know much about what difference that will make for his prognosis or treatment, but I know it’s frustrating to sit & wait when I just want them to start treatment already.

As soon as they have that, presumably, his petscan will be approved and done within 1-2 days, then go from there.

Keeping with the subject of family members’ health, Sabrina’s right ear is infected AGAIN.  For the third time since Thanksgiving.  When she burst her eardrum that weekend, the rupture STILL hasn’t healed.  So she started a third round of antibiotics (never the same kind twice).  She’ll go back to the Dr. mid-January to make sure the infection(s) are clear, and to make sure the rupture is healed.  We’re keeping our fingers crossed.

Veronica seems OK with her Lyme disease though.  The specialists are fairly certain she doesn’t also have Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, which is a big relief, but she’s getting antsy on restricted activity.  We let her go sledding yesterday though, in her new inflatable sled, which she loved.  Luckily, she didn’t take any catostrophic spills.  And, she’s past the half-way mark through her six bottles of Amoxicillin.

For yours truly, I forgot to blog my weight update last week, but it was an exact maintain.  I didn’t gain or lose anything.  This week, I gained 1 pound though.  I confess that it was probably because I indulged in a little bit of stress-eating.  It didn’t help that the snowstorm we had on Sunday left me holding a pound of fudge in my fridge that I’d intended to bring to my mother-in-law’s, but because we couldn’t visit her on Sunday, I kind of ate most of that fudge myself, generally 2-3 squares at a time.  I should have known that wouldn’t be the magic diet/weight-loss solution I’ve been wishing for.  Sigh.  Oh well, it’s a new week, and a new year.  I’m pretty pleased with the 17 pounds I lost and managed to keep off during 2010.  37 more to go in 2011.

Jim un-Christmas’ed our house yesterday, so that should help with any inclination to eat any more holiday treats.  It was also near 60 degrees most of today, so maybe if tomorrow’s warm or mild again, *maybe* I’ll squeeze in a workout tomorrow to get 2011 off to a good start.

I hope 2011 is a happy & healthy year for all of you!  I’m not a big fan of making New Year’s Resolutions, but if you make one, what is it?  I’m nosey that way.  😉

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