Monday, February 18, 2008

Happy birthday Mom and Jean!

Here I am... My head is just spinning. I was just trying to print off some information for Mathieu's surgery. The question is, do we perform an ileoanal or an ileorectal anastomosis? Big words (which I will have to study in depth) and, needless to say, a very big decision. Meanwhile, my friend Ella is out of hospital... I hope you're feeling better and know that you are in my thoughts.

While I look forward to going to Cuba, I am unsure about my return to work. I so want to jump right in and be back to normal but am seriously afraid of falling flat on my face. Mind you, I haven't been to the gym since Wednesday... So maybe a quick visit tomorrow morning will make everything seem brighter and will boost my confidence. (Those darn hormones...)

Mathieu was back on the ice for his first game (since his concussion) last week. He scored a goal and was quite pleased with himself (he's a defenceman). And, I was quite proud of my baby. Richard is still getting physiotherapy (ultrasound treatments) for his knees and hopes to join the tryouts for the league's elite football team when we return from Cuba. As for me, I will be attending my first bereavement support group meeting tomorrow. It will either make me feel better, or make me feel worse. Keep your fingers crossed.
Sunday (the 17th), both my mother and my mother-in-law celebrated their birthday. Although I could not be with them, they were on my mind. Happy birthday Mom! Happy birthday Jean!

Above is a photo of my friend Denise and I out on the town for her 40th. Denise and her family will be in Cuba with us as well... It should be fun.

I hope you all had a nice weekend. That's it for now.

Take good care!



Anonymous said...

Hi Renee,

Glad to hear you are all going to Cuba for a holiday.Its just what you need !!. The sun and sea will do you and the boys a lot of good .Hope you all have a good holiday.
Anne & Brian

Anonymous said...

Allo cousine,

Je vous souhaite un beau voyage. Reposez-vous bien!


Anonymous said...

Hi Renee, I just read your story in the March issue of Canadian Living passed on to me by my mom. It moved me to tears(sobs really). My son Noah now 12, was diagnosed with J.P. when he was 4 years old. 2 years ago he was diagnosed with F.A.P. as well, when his usual benign polyps began to show changes. I'm looking forward to researching the attached links and following your story on your blog. My heart is with you and your most beautiful boys. Jo-Ann

Anonymous said...

Hi Renee

Hope you all have a great holiday in Cuba.

lots of love
Tom & Amy