Sunday, March 30, 2014

CELEBRATE LIFE

2014.03.30

We changed the clocks for daylight savings time last night. I was tired and slept about 6 hours anyway. I texted my nurse and took the shot out of the refrigerator to defrost it before it gets injected in me. Hopped in the shower and it was a quick one- easy with no hair. Got my shot and got ready.


It was 8:30 a.m. and it was time for a walk with Anna. The morning was warm and the air fresh. It felt good to get out and move around. Thanks ANNA.
Lego friends Erik och Madeleine had this on their wedding cake yesterday! Congratulations!

Back home again and it was time for breakfast and then spent the morning finishing building the new EV3 Mindstorms robot. It was good to get it finished and then programmed to use later this afternoon.

I was very excited for this afternoon. It all started about 3 weeks ago when Melvin's mom contacted me about doing a LEGO birthday party. I had been forced to put my business on hold during the chemo treatments but I knew that this party had to be done. Melvin will be undergoing a bone marrow transplant at the end of April and his sister is his donor. It was now or never for a good time with LEGO and to celebrate his birthday. GRATEFUL.

Why do I love doing LEGO birthday parties ?? The kids are always so creative and their fantasy knows no bounds. Today was no exception. Building a city on an alien planet resulted in many fantastic buildings, contraptions and even an alien swimming pool. They then built a giant alien which was taller than them with large soft blocks. Then they got to meet Everstorm, an alien looking robot that could be controlled by the app on my iPhone. This robot can walk, skate, shoot and attack. The kids enjoyed trying it out and aiming him to shoot at each other. It was a pleasure to do this party and I had Jim, my employee with me to make sure I didn't overdo it. Thanks JIM. 


Home again and a quick snack before I felt really tired and laid down on the couch for a quick nap. TWO HOURS later my kids woke me up and it was time for dinner. FOOD.

I feel more of the side effects coming on now like dry mouth. Right after finishing eating my mouth felt really dry and uncomfortable. I have now researched a little bit and will have to change some of the things that I eat. The chemo effects the salivary glands and they have decreased saliva production. "The  saliva helps maintain a healthy balance of bacteria in the mouth. Without enough saliva, the bacteria and other organisms in the mouth grow too quickly, causing mouth infections and sores. Saliva also washes away acids and food particles left in the mouth after eating, which means that a lack of saliva can cause cavities (tooth decay) and gum disease."  Who knew saliva was so important?



Life is about celebrating all the good things we have and I have so many that each day is a party!

LOVED. CELEBRATE. LIFE. KICK CANCER'S ASS. FOOD. GRATEFUL. PARTY.


19 comments:

  1. Anonymous30/3/14

    Vad roligt att du orkade genomföra detta födelsedagskalas för Melvin. Jag tror att det var jättegivande både för dig och honom.
    Var rädd om dig. Kram /Evy

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    1. Evy- kalaset var superkul och jag fick energi av barnen. KRAM

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  2. Anonymous30/3/14

    Vad underbart att legokalaset blev så lyckat!
    Låter verkligen som du och familjen haft en fin och skön helg.
    Och så bra att du tar hand om dig och vilar när du är trött.
    Styrkekramar från mig
    Christel

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    1. Hej Christel- Det var verkligen härligt med familjen och kalaset var grädden på toppen. KRAM

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  3. Anonymous30/3/14

    Sounds like a great Sunday, doing wonderful deeds that bring a smile to others. You are such special person!! The party sounds like lots of fun and I'm sure the kids loved it. Kick cancer's ass as hard as you can!! Love to you and the family. TerryB.

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    1. Terry- love to you!!!!!!!!!

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  4. Ja, vilket härligt legokalas det låter som det har varit:)) åter igen Teresa, underbart att känna din energi ivad du skriver, du är härlig:):)
    Stooooor kram på dig

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    1. Hej Harry- jag få njuter av allt energi så länge det varar. KRAM

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  5. Erika Arenborn31/3/14

    Sounds like a terrific weekend! Hope you get a lovely Monday too, with lots of laughs.
    Hugs!

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  6. Anonymous31/3/14

    Hej Teresa mamma tycker det blev bra och jag elskar kalaset!!! Jag tror det var det bästa kalaset jag har haft! :-)
    Hälsningar MELVIN

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    1. Hej Melvin, det var en ära för oss att vara med på ditt kalas! Ni var så duktiga och har himla bra fantasier. Lycka till nu och jag håller tummarna att allt går bra. Ses igen! KRAM

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  7. Anonymous31/3/14

    Hallå Teresa!
    Tusen tack för att du orkade ta dig ända hit och genomföra ett så fantastiskt lyckat kalas!!! Melvin är sååå nöjd och det passade honom så himla bra!
    Så igen: Stort tack till dig och Jim som verkligen gjorde dagen till minnesvärd för oss allihop!!!
    Vi önskar dig all lycka till med ditt fortsatta tillfrisknande och hoppas vi och Melvin får träffa dig igen om något år på en Lego Education!
    <3 <3 <3 Åsa & Janne

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    1. Hej Åsa och Janne - det var en ära att få vara med på Melvins kalas. De var verkligen duktiga med sina byggande. Jag är glad att dagen blev minnesvärd för er också. LYCKA till med resan framför er! Jag tänker på Er.
      KRAM KRAM KRAM KRAM

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  8. Anonymous31/3/14

    Godkväll. Du är en ängel som även orkar glädja andra. Det ger kraft! Fina grejor man kan göra i Lego! Hade inte detta själv som barn. Det var istället kottar i skogen. Bra det med. Hur går det med skatorna?/irre

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    1. Irre - skatorna har börjar bygga igen. Till helgen kommer vi att fixa boet en gång till......

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  9. Whohoo! a Lego party, now that's really so cool and a perfect thing for a little guy! Hope your Monday has been a really good one. Sleep tight! hugs,

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    1. LEGO parties are the only way to go!!!!!!!!

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  10. Anonymous3/4/14

    Many hugs and lots of love to you and your family!
    Hugs! /C:)

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