Wednesday, September 18, 2013


I don’t mean to be neglecting this blog as it is very important to me.  I want to take a minute here and get you all caught up on what has been happening to me.

To begin with, I am so very grateful to be alive.  I am in my 6th week of recovery after  surgery and radiation for the cancer.  I am able to chew now and I am weaning myself off the Boost and Ensure.  My tongue is still very painful so it takes me longer to eat.   I am beginning to distinguish some tastes now and that is very encouraging for me.

It is also a chore to take my meds, one at a time, instead of several at once like I was able to before.

I had visits from family last Friday and Saturday.  My son came to see me on Friday in the morning and in the afternoon Jim’s nephew and his wife and granddaughter visited from Wisconsin.

On Saturday my brother and his wife came for a visit.  It was a very nice 2 days.  I was tired but happy after seeing them all.

My sis in WV had hip replacement surgery on the 11th.  She is doing well.  I haven’t seen her for 3 years this month and I really miss her.  Hopefully we can get together when we are both fully recovered.

I will be going every 3 months for a CT scan, lab work and doctor visit for the next 2 years.  Then it will be determined if I am in remission.  I am praying for that.

Be kind to everyone.  Stay safe and be happy!!  Beth


  1. You had a busy rewarding week and most excellent news of Rae. That makes recovering all the sweeter. For when you were in the hospital the last thing you thought of were to family things and times you are having now..just the way it always was. xxoooxx Now you are back!!!

  2. Hi Beth,

    Hope very soon your tongue will be pain free, you have done well to come through so much. It is great that your sister is recovering well also and that you have a visit to look forward to, in the hopefully not too distant future. Hugs Nita

  3. So good to hear you are progressing and your sister too. Good that your taste buds are waking up. Stay on the sunnyside.

  4. Greetings to you, Beth. It is a real pleasure to see you posting again, and to hear that you are making progress toward complete recovery! Hugs to you! Nellie

  5. Just continue on your path to total recovery. That is my wish for you, Beth. You've been through so much, it is time for you to be given a long period of good health. Hugs! Bertie

  6. Sis..wonderful that the taste is coming back and you can chew some. Progressing daily is encouraging yes indeed!! Continued daily prayers for you dear Beth, I know our prayers are answered. Prayers for Rae too.. XOXO

  7. So good to hear of your progress Beth and your Sis. Bet you are looking forward to the taste buds returning.
    Hugs Sheila x

  8. Hello Beth, it is good the hear that you are recovering and doing better. You are in my prayers. Your blogging sister, Connie :)

  9. We are here for you, Beth. You have so much going on. I am praying for complete recovery for you. xo Laura

  10. Oh, Beth! How did I miss this post? I am sorry. I thank you for stopping by my blog.

    Healing takes such a long time. Boost and Ensure are so nasty and you must have been feeling awful. I am glad you are recovering. take it slow and easy. Sending you love.



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