Friday, February 20, 2015

Important Health Update!

I am not sure how many individuals know that I been in the hospital; but, I had to spend two weeks in the hospital.  The infection that was causing my leg to swell 4 times its size was not an infection at all. 

Some may know I spent 2 ½ month in Jacksonville, FL in 2013 to get a stem cell transplant.  Other situations happened because of the transplant. I had a blood clot in the neck and got Pneumonitis; so, I have been on oxygen since them. 

I never discussed it but in the back of my mind I worried about using my own stem cells. The doctors states that Chemotherapy would take care of that situation. Since I had more than one type of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma why are they using my own?

Well, to get to the point; the Lymph nodes in my stomach have Large B-cell Cancer and was pushing on the arteries in my leg which was cutting off the blood to flow. So the Cancer is back and only because I was hospitalized the insurance (AETNA) approved a PET Scan which we been asking for a year and half shows the cancer in the lymph nodes  chest and in the nodes in stomach have cancer.  Hey did chemotherapy in the hospital and the leg made a massive improvement; so, I was able to go home. 
So, starting on Tuesday February 24th, this will be my schedule Lab, Office visit, Chemo for 6 hours. On Wednesday chemo for 8 hours and then Friday Lab and shot. Plan will be to do this for two weeks a week off for 3 months and do another PET to see if it worked.

Post a blog will be difficult with vision problems etc.; but,  will try to set up things ahead of time.

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We appreciate all and any help with our Journey to fight Cancer!
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Sunday, February 8, 2015

Valentines Projects for kids to make

Ok, here are so messy projects for kids to make. Some use the kids own hands!!!

Valentine's Day Hand print Cards

Materials: Blank note cards and envelope, Glue, Glitter, Contrasting color, paper tray or paper plate: one for glittering, one for gluing, paint brush, Scissors

Squeeze glue in a paper plate. With your hand or paint brush, swirl this, as necessary, for even application. Gently press your hand into the glue and quickly make a hand print impression on the center of the note card. Shake glitter over the glue impression and shake off the excess. Now, cut a heart in the contrasting paper, which will be the size of the center of your hand. Make a long strip of paper that is smaller than the heart and accordion fold this paper strip, leaving a nice sized beginning and end because this will be necessary for attaching. Apply glue to the top of the strip and attach the heart to one end. Now, apply glue to the opposite end, of the accordion folded strip, and paste into center of the hand. Let dry.

Valentine Handprint Art Tree

Materials: Pink construction paper, scissors, glue, blue and green cardstock, brown sheet cardstock

Make several paper hearts out of pink construction paper. Cut thin strips along the pink construction paper, ending up with 19.  Put the strips together and cut off about 2 1/2" from the length of the strips. Connect the ends together with a staple and folded a crease to make a heart.
To make the background for the tree, cut a strip of green cardstock paper for grass and glued it to the bottom of a blue sheet of cardstock paper. Trace the child’s hand and part of their arm on a brown sheet of cardstock paper, cut it out and glued it on the blue cardstock paper.
Arrange the hearts all over the tree where we wanted to glue them on.
To glue the hearts on, you will need a small paper plate. Pour a generous amount of school glue in the center of the plate, dip the heart into the glue (making sure that glue gets all over the bottom the heart) and then place it on your tree. 

Glittery Toilet Paper Roll Heart Prints

Materials:  12-inch x 12-inch pink cardstock paper, scissors, 2 cardboard rolls, small paper plates (1 per color of paint you use),    acrylic paints, glitter

Cut a large pink heart out of a 12" x 12" sheet of cardstock paper for your canvas. 
Bend your cardboard rolls into heart shapes. Cut the toilet paper rolls in half before forming them just to get more use out of each toilet paper roll.
Set up your stamping with our paints on small paper plates. You can also foil a cookie sheet and put plates on this to reduce clean up.
Use the stamps to print as many hearts as you want all over the heart canvas.
While the paint is still wet, sprinkle glitter all over your hearts to make them sparkle. Pour the excess glitter in the garbage and let your artwork dry completely.

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