Sunday, September 29, 2013

RiverWalk again

Yesterday was so successful, we went back to the RiverWalk today and Marshall really can handle that Power Chair.  We also visited the Vietnam Memorial today.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

San Antonio on Saturday

Today we decided to try to get to the lively part of the Riverwalk (our hotel is at the very end of the Riverwalk and there's nothing going on here).

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Nice visit with friends

Our Chicago friends, Sue and Stas', came in Thursday night and they stayed at the Bed & Breakfast in Westcliffe (called Over The Brim).  Boy, that place was absolutely incredible.  I can't believe I didn't know about it before.  It took pampering to a whole new level.  Marshall and I joined them for breakfast Thursday morning and since we were eating outdoors, she left fluffy warm blankets on the ladies' chairs.

She served something she called French Toast.  It didn't even resemble any French Toast I've ever had (or made) but it was incredible.

Then we brought Sue and Stas' out to our house and we spent the day catching up.

Thursday night we joined them again at the B&B for the evening wine and snacks.  Again, it was incredible.  They close down at the end of September for the winter, but it would be a great place for Marshall and me to spend the night as a pampered getaway.  There were little alcoves everywhere and 5 or 6 patios, some of them hidden, some with awesome views of the mountains, with flowers and bushes everywhere.  And the proprietors wouldn't let you lift a finger for anything.

Then Sue and Stas' left and we have started our packing and planning for our trip to San Antonio.
Sue, Stas', Marilyn, Marshall -- at B&B

Marshall, Sue and Stas' -- breakfast at B&B

Stas', Marilyn, Coco, Marshall and Sue -- at our house

Thursday, September 19, 2013


Today Marshall had his left knee x-rayed to try to figure out what is causing the pain.

The doctor called this evening to say that the X-rays showed a perfectly healthy knee. No arthritis. No cancer. So what is causing the pain? Must be a side effect of medication and there's not much we can do about that.

So this was a meltdown day.

Friends from Chicago will be here tomorrow and on Monday we head to San Antonio for his military reunion. We will be towing the bike so he can display it at the reunion but he doesn't feel comfortable riding it. Legs hurt too much.

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Friday, September 13, 2013

Gene Testing in Prostate Cancer

This is for any prostate cancer patients who follow this blog:

The following link is to the website of a burgeoning research company that will be collecting saliva for free genome sequencing of prostate cancer participants. In exchange for the free service they would be collecting your genetic info to put in a mass database regarding prostate cancer genomes. They are awaiting approval before they get started but you might like to pop on your email address to get in line. I understand that they do give you results regarding your genes. Since the tests usually cost between 5 and 10 thousand dollars I thought it might be worthwhile to check it out.


I put Marshall on the list and if anything comes of it, I will report back.

In the meantime, feel free to share this link with others who may be interested: http://lnc.hr/p2aYD

Monday, September 9, 2013

Physical therapy

Today Marshall started his physical therapy and so far, so good. He made it through the hour doing very smooth and easy stretches and moves. This will be a good thing.

Saturday, September 7, 2013


We have neighbors who have lived here for 20-plus years and they have NEVER seen a scorpion. Why is it that since we got here in 2003 we have seen about 7 of them? I get a little freaked out but since 6 of the scorpions we've seen were dead or close to it, I thought maybe they came with our house (which came from Texas) and they were dying off.

But tonight, our cat (Okie) was playing with something and when I looked down, I thought "well, that's a weird bug," and then I looked closer and IT WAS A SCORPION. Alive and well and moving fairly quickly. I don't handle crawly things very well, so I started yelling for Marshall who, as you know, moves very slowly these days. I managed to summon the courage to get a paper plate and keep the scorpion in one place until Marshall got there to kill it. Now I will think about scorpions every time I put on a pair of shoes...

And earlier today my cute little dog went outside and came back to the door eating a rat. There was nothing I could do. He ate the whole thing. I knew that within a few hours he would be throwing it all up. And since Marshall had been nauseous all morning, I went shopping and told Marshall I would come back after everyone was finished being sick.

On top of all that, Marshall still has leg pain and we are using painkillers again to try to control the pain.


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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Doctor appointment

Today was the appointment with Marshall's primary care physician. Marshall woke up feeling really bad so it was tough for him to get to the car and then into the doctor's office, but he did it.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Cancer Walk

Yesterday I participated in a 3-mile cancer walk here in town (Custer County Cares About Cancer).