Thursday, September 27, 2007

Back to Normal

Except for all the autographs I've been giving, life is pretty much back to "normal" around the Schmitt house. Ok, I haven't been giving autographs, but I would if someone asked.
Today I wore my, "I danced with Ellen shirt" (just in case there was someone who hadn't heard about it). I'm going to try to stop talking about it...I just don't know how soon that will happen. I'm still trying to get the smile off my face.

On a serious note, yesterdays doctor's visit brought such peace to my life. It was the first time I have gone to an appointment and actually given myself some credit for the outcome of the appointment. It would have been easy to just point the finger at a drug. It's working...or it's not. The bottom line is, my attitude, our attitude is a big part of the end result. I was given lung cancer for a reason. Now that I'm not working at school, I'm going to start working harder at making changes to the lung cancer world. It will take some time. For now, time is all I can hope for. So, why not spend it doing something that really matters?

For many of you, reading this blog has become a daily event. I hope that it brings you as much joy as it does me while I'm writing it. Currently, the blog is read an average of 265 times per day. Wow! Those are some amazing numbers for a little blog out of Stanwood.

Rick's tooth is feeling better tonight. The doctor called today from Seattle and said that Rick's blood is too thin now, so he'll have to cut back on his shots...still 2 times a day, just less drug.

Love you more than all the side effects you can get from Chemo :)

Dream Big,

Good friends are like stars. You don't always see them, but you know they are always there.

1 comment:

CFCINA said...

Good morning! Love your blog entry today! LOVE your quote at the bottom about friends/stars! I KNOW it's your attitude (with a little help from the drugs) that ARE working! Keep DREAMIN' BIG!!

A friend in Hillsboro, OR
~ Kathy C.