Only In The Country

Bill and I had a day out last week.  We had finished a “To Do” list that was as long as my arm.  Been working on it between trips and doctor appointments and so on.  So, we went out to lunch at one of our favorite hang outs and just relaxed.  On the way back to Navasota we saw an elderly lady mowing her grass.  On her lawn tractor.  Side-saddle!  I don’t know if was the wine…the moment…or Bill and me being silly, but we cracked up.  I have never seen anyone ride a lawn tractor side saddle.  Horses, donkeys, mules, and camels…but not lawn tractors.  Straw hat on, bandana on steering wheel, dog following her with it’s bandana on, and two ducks(no bandanas).  What a hoot.  Although, I could never figure out how one could be comfortable in the saddle with your ass turned sideways and leg over the horn.  I guess I’m just used to spreading my legs lately.  More exciting any way!!!!

Trip to Shreveport was wonderful.  Met so many new people.  Sold lots of books and encouraged all to listen to their body and heed the signals it gives you.  Several of the speakers were doctors that knew Dr. Bevers.  I always feel so blessed that God put Mike in my life.  One lady, Barbara, had just finished her last chemo.  She had been diagnosed with Stage 4 ovarian.  She had endured the same surgery as mine and was now battling the chemo effects.  In speaking, I am always amazed at the strength and courage of those attending.  The stories give hope and the comradely and the firing up of the troops is unequaled.  There was also a lady there who is a clown.  A clown that one hires for parties.  Going through the ovarian cancer experience in her own way.  Making children happy.  So, keep it up Rose Mary, your cheeriness is contagious. 

I have also become acquainted, through Dr, Bevers, with another lady.  Gwen will be having surgery on Monday…so I ask all  the prayer warriors to pray for Gwen.  She will find more out after Dr. Bevers gets the results after Monday’s surgery. 

Please remember the symptoms of ovarian cancer are very few.  The “silent killer”.   And as I have stated earlier.. Listen to your body talking to you and if you even think something is wrong…SEE YOUR DOCTOR! 

The four main symptoms of ovarian cancer are:  Abdominal pressure, swelling or bloating.  Urinary urgency.  Pelvic discomfort or pain.  Difficulty eating or feeling full quickly.   You may also experience: indigestion, gas, nausea.  Changes in bowel habits.  Lack of energy.  Lower back pain. Fatigue.  And if you are still having periods…changes in menstruation.  The sad part about the symptoms is they match symptoms of many other issues.  And many of the issues we just chalk up to old age.  Please check family heredity traits.  This was stressed by several doctors at the seminar.  Any type of cancer.  If someone in your family, even great grandparents, aunts, uncles etc. had cancer, GET CHECKED and tell your doctor of the history. 

Bill enjoyed the trip to Shreveport as well.  He got to gamble while I spoke.  I would like to thank all those who made our trip so enjoyable.  Although there we many casinos, we stayed at The Horseshoe(owned by Caesars) and could not have asked for better treatment, great entertainment, and outstanding food.  So many great restaurants.  So hats off to the staff at The Horseshoe. We promise to return.

Hope everyone had a patriotic Fourth.  We spent the weekend with friends.  Patrice and Shannon…and Linda and David.  Great time had by all.  And today is David’s birthday…so HB David!  Linda you’ll get yours next week.  God has blessed us with great friends and it is so much fun spending time with them.

Hugs and love to you all.  Praying for all in my prayer jar.  And  prayer warriors don’t forget to pray for Gwen.  Strength in the masses!!!!!

Ride,Baby,Ride! and Keep Those Pistols Loaded!

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