May 04, 2013 - 8:55 am
We are moved and setteling in... After a very emotional night last Friday we are here safe and sound. A bunch of our friends and neighbors came to help us pack the truck.n All was fine and dandy untill we had to start saying our good byes. The boys grew up with my best friend's girls. When they moved into our neighborhood the kids our kids were 2, 3, 4, and 5. They were very tight the 4 of them and it was not easy to watch them say goodbye. They all had a very hard time which in turn made their mom and I very emotional. It was tough for me to say goodbye to the ladies in my neighborhood. They were not just neighbors but very good friends. We made it a point over the last two years to all get together once a month a go to dinner. Just the ladies ~ no husbands..... We were all very close and it was 2011/2012 that solidified the bond we had. One of us almost lost a son to a horriable car accident in September. Then there was another with her colon cancer scare in November. Thankfully they got it all and she did not need chemo. Her husband also had triple quadrupal by-pass surgery in January the day I came home after surgery. Then there was my diagnosis of ovarian cancer rocking the neighborhood. Everyone pulled together even tighter and together we got through all of the scares. After alot of tears, hugs, promises to keep in touch, we found ourselves.... just the 4 of us... sleeping on our mattresses in our living room. We made a deal that the first one awake would wake the others and we would be up and out. And that we did. I woke at 4:20 and could not get back to sleep so I woke hubby before getting in the shower. We missed are target of being out by 6 AM by 10 minutes only because it took me a while to say good bye to the home we raised our boys in. With a stop to fill up my car and the truck with gas, grab some coffee and breakfast sandwiches at dunkin doughnts we were on our way at 6:45. I told all of my friends that I refused to say good bye because it sounded so final. I instead said "See you later" And I will.
We arrived at our new home at 2:15 pm and started unpacking the truck to the point that we could get our beds, and the light stuff. We had friends coming on Sunday to help with the rest. We took showers and changed and headed to the beach for dinner. WOW is all I can say. We sat on the deck of a restaurant and stared at the ocean while we ate dinner. It got a little chilly but the overhead heaters helped and we didnt care...We were at the beach.
Tuesday brought school registration at 9 AM. Everyone was great and the boys loved the school. Wednesday was Nathan's birthday and he wanted to go to the beach. So after lunch we went down and the boys played in the arcade and then we took a walk on the boardwalk and had ice cream. We went out to dinner for his birthday. Thursday the boys started school and they aboslutely love it. Everyone was so nice and they said that nobody treated them like the new kid. They acted like they have known them since kindergarten.
This morning Aaron and Nathan (avid fisherman) got up at 6 AM to go fishing down on the ocean shore. Nathan got an ocean fishing pole for his birthday and he has been so excited for this morning to finally try it out.
The 19th of April I had my 3 month check up and final check up with my oncologist who saved my life. My Chen A 125 was stable at 13 as it has been (except for last ck up when it was 19 due to stomach bug. She made me promise not to FREAK OUT when I get my next 3 month ck up and the CA is up. She said to expect it because I will be going to a new lab for the first time. She said it may even go down but made me pinky swear I would remain calm if it came back higher. So friends.... Remember this and remind when I freak out in 3 months. lol. At the appointment she told me I have graduated into the next level of follow up. Now I begin alternating between a gyno and onc every 3 months... Yay. If I told you all this already I apoligize. Life has been a whirlwind lately.
This week I begin the search for a new gyno, who will in turn refer me to an oncologist, family practicioner for all of us, dentist, and eye doctor. Did I cover them all. It shouldn't be hard to find an oncologist. Who knew I was moving to the mecca of cancer doctors. Boston is the biggest area for cancer hospitals and schools. My neighbors doctor works and Boston Memorial in the Dana Farber breast cancer hospital so she has hand picked my breast specialist. Thank you Melissa. Most importantly I need to find a job. I went crazy the past two days being in this house all alone....
That is all for now. Thank you if you read this far. I am trying to catch up on here....