Monday, October 19, 2009

A heck of a time

I don't know what else to call this entry. I'm just having a heck of a time. Lots of ups and downs. My condition(s) are an hour-to-hour event these days. I'll be able to tolerate the pain and weakness and function one hour, and the next I'm so miserable that I have to go to bed. It's just craziness. I feel like I'm being stabbed with a jagged knife 24/7...I wish I could get a break from it.

Nevertheless, I've been fairly active this weekend. Worked at a charity event on Saturday, painting faces...

It was fun. :)

Also worked on a lot of Secretary stuff for the Art Guild this weekend. Oh, I don't even think I've mentioned them here yet because things have been so nuts. I'm a member of the Art Guild at my local college, and they asked me to be Secretary there too. Love those youngins...most of my peers are in the 18-21 year old range so I joke a lot about being the old woman who's almost old enough to be their mother. I love school and will be sad when I have to leave. I wish I was better at drawing (I really, I do) and I wish so much that I felt better. Some days are just awful and it's all I can do to keep from bursting into tears. Other days are better. I laugh as much as I can (having a silly teacher helps) and try my best to make it through the day. I've missed one class so far...hoping I can make it through the next 2 months without missing anymore. Although, I may very well miss Thursday since my biopsy is Wednesday. I'm really, really dreading that. A lot.

Saturday was my brother Max's birthday. He would have been 14 years old. Hard to believe. I wish he was here.

In a great deal of pain tonight, and can't sleep, so I figured I would give you a short update. I have a lot of pics to share later on when I can...maybe in time for the next MckLinky Blog Hop. Speaking of...sweet little Abby is having the time of her life at Disney right now. It was her "Make A Wish", and I'm so glad for her. Please continue to pray for Abby as she is still on chemo and feeling pretty rough most of the time. I honestly can't imagine going through all that she has. What a trooper. I'll be honoring her at my upcoming Bob Ross charity workshops, which benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. So excited about this... I hope to raise a few hundred dollars.

I guess that's all for now. I have a very busy Monday at school, so I am going to try again to get some sleep. Hope everyone has a blessed week.


Too Many Hats said...

Congrats on your new position of VP! Your face painting is awesome, I am sure many enjoyed getting their faces painted and/or seeing others with theirs done up. Best wishes on your biopsy.

Chantelle said...

Kelli, I'm so sorry you've been in so much pain. (((hug))) Praying for you.

Sandy said...

Sorry to hear the pain is so intense. Hope by the time I'm typing this, things are going better for you.

Such a cute, fun picture of the face painting.

Hang in there
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