Saturday, March 5, 2011


As of right now, Luis will be staying @ the treatment center possibly for the weekend! Since yesterday, they've been giving him these high calorie nutrition meals pumped through his stomach tube as well as the Total Parentetal Nutrition bags (1300 calories + vitamins included) accessed through his port. They're checking him every few hours for nausau. His doing very well with these meals (no nausau). So I'm not sure why they're dragging on letting him come home. But it's okay- his in good hands. Besides, I think his beginning to enjoy these pretty nurses taking care of his needs (I don't though). Lol!

But this morning- I was thinking as I waited for the elevator to arrive. I felt a sense of impatience coming through me- I just wanted the stupid elevator to hurry up already so I can go upstairs to be with Luis. Then it hit me! I continued on thinking about the ONLY positive word and experience that I'd like to remember from UIC hospital in Dec of 08- was the word PATIENCE.

It started when we first arrived to UIC. As we sat and waited for 4 1/2 hours to be seen- we became hungry. I went to the nurses kitchen to warm up some food- and a nurse walked in and asked me what kind of CANcer does my husband have. I replied and said (Pancreatic). As she stared at me with big eyes, she called out the word PATIENCE- and said to me (lots of PATIENCE). I had no idea (then) that this word would have such a powerful meaning to me today! But as I understand now- patience is the faculty in the human soul that allows us to accomplish our mission without allowing ourselves to be distracted from our purpose by obstacles (such as this one). And only when we're patient under ALL circumstances can we maintain harmony.

I'm glad that through all this, GOD continues to strengthen me in all my ways!

until next time............................think health

Thursday, March 3, 2011


I woke up this morning and had the chance to chat with hubby for a bit. Not to my surprise, (lol) said that he had the best night since Tuesday and slept like a baby! That alone (ofcourse) began my beautiful morning- (loved it). He will be coming home to my care Friday. But before that, I will be given some training on certain things that we need to follow. Am I worried? ABSOLUTELY NOT! I can't afford to worry and I refuse to make time for it either. Let me just clarify something here before I go further in my blogs (and you choose to follow)! You will not read any DRAMA, SORROW, PAIN, ANGER, FEAR, DOUBT OR WORRY from my blogs. We're not attracted to negativity and we certainly don't walk around feeling sorry for ourselves or carry bad vibes. We don't need sympathy or to feel sorry for- We're not a victim, wer're creators- just like everyone of you! Here, you will get to feel our JOY, HAPPINESS, LOVE, FAITH, PATIENCE AND PEACE! And you will get to walk with us as we continue to progress upward. What I wish to accomplish here is an opportunity to share our positive energy, thoughts, feelings and experiences with the circumstance we're facing. So get your shoes ready because we're going to learn how to dance in the rain and not sit back and wait for the storm to pass!

until next healthy and have a WONDERFUL weekend spend with loved ones!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Back in Dec 2008 I was given the worst news of my life- Your husband (Luis) has 6 months to a year to live! I allowed the doctors to instill fear, doubt and worry in me and accepted their verdict. But as I grew and learned, I can honestly say that GOD has truly blessed us with this unique circumstance (I will share my thoughts on that later). Today, Luis gets his 3rd surgery (port surgery included in that) since he started back up with chemo therapy on Aug 2010. And I'm full of FAITH and confidence in his healing. I actually had beautiful dreams last night with me, him, & his family all having a good time laughing and being @ piece. I woke up this morning and the first words that popped in my thoughts were BRING IT! The surgery (not sure what they call it and not care for it either) will get rid of a blockage in his cute little tummy. So the GREAT news (we believe) is that he will no longer have issues eating solid foods as well as keeping it down. This surgery is the next step for us and we're both VERY confident about it- As we continue to progress and focus on achieving greater health. Well, that's all for now but I will keep posting his progress and our experience after his surgery- so come back if you'd like! until next healthy and take care.


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