Tuesday at the Lake!!Did you think I got lost ....That I went into the yard on Saturday afternoon and never returned? Well, it could have been like that because I was having so much fun planting and taking pictures and enjoying the day outside but it really didn't happen that way!! I did come in about 5pm and we decided to get carry out from Pei Wei and watch a movie at home. It was a nice evening although the movie was very different....Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close....you have to watch it completely and think about it awhile before you can decide whether you like it or hate it. My jury is still out....it will probably be a hung jury for sure!
After church on Sunday we headed for the lake to spend a few days before we have to leave for Dallas on Thursday. For those of you who are reading this and don't know...."The Rest of the Story" I will give you a brief synopsis. My dear hubby has fought a battle with non-Hodgkins lymphoma since Jan 1999. We have had mulitple courses of treatment here in Tulsa, at MD Anderson in Houston and Baylor Medical Center Dallas. In Dec 2011 he underwent his second Bone Marrow Transplant this time from a non-related donor. The road to recovery has been so much harder than before. On his three month bone marrow biospy he was found to be 100% donor graft. Yeah.....however as of two weeks ago his counts started to drop and an unscheduled bone marrow biopsy revealed that his donor graft was 70% and the MDS (pre-leukemic bad cells) were 30%. SOOO...we have a plan and are headed to Dallas on Friday to get his monthly infusion of IGG and his antibiotic breathing treatment to prevent pneumocystic. He will also have blood counts. The physicians have taken him off all anti-rejection drugs hoping the donor graft will get stronger and overpower the MDS. If the counts go up that may be an indication that it is working. Anyway if you are interested in the WHOLE story we have a blog on www.caringbridge.org, enter the website jeffreydsmith.
Spring Couscous Bowl with grilled lemon chicken
Carolina BBQ Chicken Sandwiches
Lemon Cream Cheese Desert Bars
Hearty 9 grain bread with malted wheat flakesThe computer here is not letting me download pictures very well today. My daughter is coming down tonight and bringing my laptop. I will try to get a recipe up by the end of the day complete with pictures.