Sunday, August 03, 2008

good news, bad news

Good News - 18 months and counting...
That's right, it's been 18 months and I am still cancer free. Had my test last Wednesday. Got the results today.

That leads me to today. Why would I get my results on a Sunday?

All 4 of us headed into the Instacare today instead of church.

It was $100 to check in and $100 for meds. That doesn't count the deductibles we haven't met yet - although Tyler is getting pretty close. He has had strep 4 times now this year (the last 3 months to be exact) and he is having his tonsils out the end of August.

BUT TODAY ALL 4 OF US TESTED POSITIVE FOR STREP!

So Tyler is on a new type of antibiotic. Lucky for us he doesn't have mono which they tested him for. The kids are on amoxcil and I am on a very strong broad spectrum antibiotic because I have strep AND the kidney infection is NOT gone even after all those strong antibiotics I took a little over a week ago for 5 days. We celebrated tonight with large glasses of homemade milk shakes after dinner.

I would love to be able to catch up with my laundry, dishes, and chores in general. But that is going to have to wait a few more days...

5 comments:

Marne said...

Congrats on still being cancer free! Bummer you are all not feeling well. Strep is not fun. I hope you all feel better soon!

The Jones Family said...

OH, Yuk! You and your poor family!! (Yeah for Cancer free!) I had my tonsils out when I was 8 for the same problem! Couldn't get over the strep....Milkshakes should make it all better for sure! Sounds soooo yummy!
Oh, and yes LOTS of sunshine for us. It's only rained once in 2 weeks!

Krysta said...

Hi Laura! I haven't been around for awhile but I wanted to see what you've been up to. Congrats on 18 months!!! I'm so happy for you. I can't beleive you all got strep! How awful. One winter I had it two times in a row like that and I thought I was going to die! I can't imagine anything more than that. How was the fair? Did you decide on the photos? I loved all of them. I wish I was around to help you decide. Take care!

Heather said...

Wow! I hope you're all feeling better soon.

And I'm so glad you're still cancer free.

Trevor and Amy said...

I hope you ALL get feeling better! Congrats on another great appointment for being CANCER FREE! Yahoo! I don't think people realize how exciting that can be for us! I was diagnosed a year ago TODAY. Not the greatest memories, but I have countless blessings! Hope you all get feeling better and get over that strep!