Saturday found us off with the besties to Theatre Calgary to see A Christmas Carol. Our seats were amazing, and we all really enjoyed ourselves and the performance. if you’re in Calgary, I highly recommend you head down!
Michelle and Aileen then came around the house for a true treat…Dawns roasted Chicken dinner!
Sunday had us headed off to the Saddledome for the Hitmen’s annual Teddy Bear Toss. it was my 4th or 5th, but Dawn’s first, and she loved every minute!
it feels great to be doing these things again!
being Dawn’s first Christmas here, we’ve been spending lots of time shopping for decorations. I think we’re close to done, but we won’t know until we’ve set everything up, which we can’t do for a few weeks at least as we have painters coming to re-paint the house and they don’t start until Dec 8th. My LEGO village will have to do until then! lol
I didn’t have a great sleep last night, so today wasn’t a strong day…lots of napping during the day for me. hopefully I’ll sleep well tonight.
Dawn and I are planning and looking forward to a busy and fun weekend!
I’m suffering from post-radiation exhaustion, which is completely normal. as long as I listen to my body and rest and relax when it tells me, I’m ok. I get to start weaning off the steroid finally, which is very welcome!
Mom and Dad are very much enjoying their vacation in Mexico, which is awesome!
lastly, I wanted to share this sunset photo with you!
it all started on Friday with Celebratory pancakes, a celebration that included my little buddy Nathan! From there Grandma and Grandad chauffeured Dawn and I downtown to the Fairmont Palliser where we had booked a 2 night staycation. little did I know, a friend had arranged for an upgrade on our room! This friend is truly amazing as she had already picked up the dogs for a weekend of dog sitting. Thank you Heather and Sue! the girls very much enjoyed their weekend with you!
our 2-night hotel stay was amazing and exactly what we needed! No cleaning, dishes, cooking, just relaxing and being together! we even ordered room service for breakfast Saturday and Sunday.
if you’re in Calgary, I highly recommend you go see this beautiful hotel that has been a part of our city’s landscape for years. you won’t be disappointed, even in a sight-seeing trip. especially now with it all decorated for Christmas. the staff is amongst the friendliest I have ever encountered, which just added to the pleasure of our visit. This all chocolate & candy whoville greets you after you walk in the door, and pictures just can’t do it justice!
now we’re both looking forward to the time we can leave the city on a proper vacation, but this has done us well for now.
I can’t believe that today is finally here and done!
I can’t stress enough how much I agree with Mom and Dads words of thanks and gratitude. nor could I do it any better than they already have.
to every one of my drivers, I cherished our moments together.
I am anxious now to see where the next part of this journey takes me.
Dawn, Mom and Dad, you are a much bigger part of Flying Colours than you believe, you are so much of my strength and light, I couldn’t have done any of this without you. I love you three so much.
Michelle and Aileen, thank you for seeing me through so much of this. I’d have been lost so many days without you as well.
now, here is the video of me ROCKING my graduation! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ID4TR9bfLRc
today in the basement of the Tom Baker Cancer Centre was a Christmas/Fundraising craft and bake sale. there was a LOAD of stuff donated, including some knitting by my Grandma. she was thrilled to learn that the matching hat and bootie sets she donated we’re among the first to go!
she and I perused a bit before I had to check in for treatment, and she generously picked up a couple of small things for me as I didn’t have any cash.
when I returned to the waiting room, Granddad took my place with Grandma. look at the hat she got me, I LOVE it, and have hardly had it off since she put it on my head!
Granddad got me a ticket to enter in one of the many raffles. I chose the gingerbread house, but didn’t get a phone call, so don’t think I won
Thank you so much for a great afternoon grandma and Granddad! and thanks again for helping with the chore at home!
hope you enjoy these as much as I enjoying sharing them with you!
we’ve had a great weekend here (except the Stampeders implosion), hope you all have too!
enjoy the videos!
Very early in my radiation treatment, I met a young man named Nathan, who was also undergoing radiation for a brain tumour. Our surgeries and radiation start dates were within days of each other – until yesterday when Nathan had his Radiation Graduation. He and his family asked me to be a part of it with them.
Radiation graduation includes the unit cheering as you exit from your last treatment, you get to tie a ribbon in your cancers “colour”on this “tree”, then ring a bell, to more cheering from anyone and everyone within earshot.
Nathan grabbed the bell, jumped on his Dads back, and they ran up and down the hallway. It was pretty awesome to watch! The peeps at unit 7 then had sparkling apple juice compliments of Nathan’s family to complete the celebration. Thank you Nathan so much for allowing me to be part of such a special moment. And thank you for my gift, I will cherish it forever.
Here is a pic of the celebration!
I didn’t realise how important the blog is to so many of you, so I’ll try to be better about making sure I do more regular updates again. I’ve had a good day again today.
I have only 5 treatments left!
For those of you so interested, here is the result of my LEGO therapy so far!
And keeping in line with yesterday’s post, I m typing this with both hands!
Hugs to you all!
Things here are status quo. I continue to make good progress and make everyone happy. Life is feeling pretty good at the moment. My last treatment is next Thursday, November 21.
Check out my new hat, courtesy of kevin Weekes and No5Hole Sports!
In really BIG news, I have fully used 2 hands to type this long overdue post!