Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Night Lights #13

WOW! This month is going by fast and I still have lots of Night Lights I want to photograph. Sometimes when we go out I see places I want to photograph but something about the light isn't right....like they don't have the lights turned on. Here at the River Oaks Shopping Center....the lights were on.

Today Ned is taking his last Chemo treatment and in spite of all the damage from radiation and chemo he is doing really well. The  issue that remains is eating. You never know what might taste good to him. Sometimes even mentioning a food will sound unappetizing to him. Sometimes he thinks something will be good but it doesn't taste good when he starts to eat it. Two things that are his fallback foods are Ensure and canned soups but not all canned soups.

Last year when he took chemo, it was pork that he couldn't abide. This year it is bread. Some of his favorite vegetables, even green salads, have dropped off his list for now as well. However, I know the secret to his stomach on chemo. If he hasn't eaten very well for a day or so, I'll prepare some kind of fried meat, mashed potatoes,cream gravy, and green beans....the fried diet....and he will eat. Maybe even two helpings. He surprised me by eating cold boiled shrimp for lunch one day and pecan pancakes with maple syrup for breakfast another day.

We have good reports from a couple of his doctors. The last MRI showed no signs of tumor. As soon as we can get away after Christmas, we will be back in San Miguel ready to roll.

11 comments:

betty said...

Hi Billie.
Happy to hear that Ned is doing so well. I am starting my 2nd round of chemo. I feel real good so far. Keep up the good work. I love to hear how Ned is doing. Hope you get to go home soon. Your friend in Texas.

Jonna said...

Yay for Ned! I'm with him, mashed potatoes, cream gravy and green beans sounds like my childhood. yum!

Steve Cotton said...

Good news, indeed. The two of you continue to be in my prayers.

Grace said...

I am so happy to hear that news. I often pop in to read your blog. I hope that you have a fantastic Christmas - you and your husband deserve the best. Thanks for the entertainment.

Linda Lou and Senor, Too said...

so glad your husband continues to do well and I hope you will be back in Mexico soon! LL

Linda Lou and Senor, Too said...

Glad your husband continues to do well and hope you'll be back in Mexico soon. happy Holidays! LL

Richard said...

this is good new, billie. there's nothing that says, "get well!" like san miguel! we'll be ready to roll w/you!
you are both in our thoughts and prayers. carolyn

john said...

Good to hear you're returning to San Miguel. I'm hoping to complete my first round of treatments by year end and return to SMA in mid-January.

God bless, Billie

Calypso said...

On a cold morning here in Xico it warms me up to read the good news on Ned. We all look forward to your return to SMA.

Saludos

Felipe said...

Boy, you really know how to make a man homesick with these photos.

But kudos to Ned.

Billie said...

John, I think SMA will be some more therapy for you. I know Ned feels like it will be for him.

Felipe, don't mean to make you homesick but Houston is a pretty wonderful city. I'm glad that it is my "Other" home.