Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Sunil's Fatigue

Hey Peeps! Can you please keep Sunil in your prayers. He is suffering from what most people with brain tumors suffer from. FATIGUE. I've included an article that was sent to him about fatigue. Please keep him in your prayers and also keep his doctors in your prayers so that they will have the wisdom to help Sunil conquer this, I can't imagine what it must be like to be tired all the time!


from the ABTA(American Brain Tumor Association) Living and Coping email newsletter:
Conquering Fatigue
When you have a brain tumor, the words "I’m tired" have a profound meaning. Your fatigue may be unlike anything you've ever experienced. You may rest and sleep for a significant period of time and still feel exhausted. You actually may feel worse after a nap or night’s rest. In fact, the exhaustion may be so persistent that it interferes with your ability to adequately function, affecting your quality of life and perhaps that of your family.
Fortunately, fatigue has moved to the forefront of brain tumor treatment, and is a symptom that can be managed. By working with your doctor and health care team to identify how fatigue is affecting you and the potential cause, and by following important steps to help you conserve and improve energy, you may be able to minimize your fatigue and more effectively adapt to your changing abilities.

Monday, October 20, 2008

5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY? LETS SPEND IT ON A BIG BOAT!

OK, for those out there who were getting excited to accompany us to Las Vegas to celebrate our 5 year anniversary in January, I have some bad news. As much as partying with a bunch of my family and friends sounds amazing, we aren't going to Las Vegas.

WE ARE GOING ON A CRUISE!!!!
Sunil and I need to get away, and since we are not accustomed to taking vacations, we were thinking of doing a vacation where we just sit and they take us where we need to go. i.e. CRUISE!

It's a Norwegian Cruise on a new ship called the Pearl! :)

In the 5 years we have been married, we have attempted one vacation. That vacation ended with a helicopter flight to the Miami Hospital because Sunil kept having seizures. He's healthy now and we want to try this "Vacation" think again!

I hope I haven't disappointed to many people. I know that our friend Angela is very sad, because she wanted to go to Vegas. The good news is, she is still gunna go! WAHOO, you go girl!

We leave out of Miami, then we go - Roatan, Honduras - Belize City, Belize - Cozumel, Mexico - Great Stirrup Cay (Norwegian's private Carribean Island)

We love you all and viva la cruise!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

I picked the Best Apple Ever!














The saying of the day was "I've picked the best apple ever!" and believe me, we did! Marlon, Sunil, Angela, and I went to Stuart Farms to go Apple picking today! It's all about heading out of the city and doing fun things outside before it gets too blessed cold! We picked a half a bushel and are now looking at it thinkin' "What the crap were we thinkin" that is alot of apples! So now, we make Apple Crisp. It's not cold enough outside for New York City to make our landlord turn our heat on so its 67 degrees in our house, we need to bake to warm the house up! :) Here are some picks of our outside adventure Get it Pic/Picks :). OH, I forgot to mention that we also had time to go to Sleepy Hollow and see where Washington Irving is buried. It's pretty amazing how OLD the cemetery is. There are people buried there from the revolutionary war!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Muscoot Farm






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Sunil, Marlon and I drove up to Muscoot Farm in Upstate. It was about 53 Minutes from the city. It was a gorgeous Sunday afternoon with beautiful trees and wonderful animals! We packed the car up with a dozen Dunkin Donuts and some Tuna Fish Sammies and headed up. Everyone had the same idea we did, so the farm was pretty packed. We still had a great time looking at the animals and the barns that the farm has converted to little museum exhibits. We also took a hay ride to a pumpkin patch and picked out some punkins!!!! Yes, I said PUNKINS!!! :)


Friday, October 10, 2008

SUNIL'S TUMOR IS GOING AWAY!

Sunil had a follow-up MRI and appointment with the Radiation Oncologist yesterday. It seems the two nodes that were appearing on his scans have gone away!!! PRAISE GOD! There is still an area that has some concern by the scar tissue which is why his Doc wants him to continue with the Avastin. This is great news and I wanted to thank you all for praying and continually lifting Sunil up! We are so blessed to have family and friends constantly battling this think with us through positive thinking and lots of prayers. I will post some "goings on" and pics soon. Until then, have a great weekend and Columbus Day!