A Night with Opera St. Louis

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Wednesday night we had the pleasure of listening to a couple of performers from Opera St. Louis. With ‘The Little One’ being a big fan of Opera, I knew we were in for quite an enjoyable evening.

As we were preparing for the festivities, I heard the ‘The Little One’ say in the distance…”well, this should be interesting”. Curious, I peaked in to the bedroom to see what he was he was talking about; his dress pants!

Once I saw him holding up the pair of pants, I knew exactly his concern. With a weight loss of over 35 lbs, we both knew these dress pants were not going to hug the hips.

Thank goodness for suspenders!

When he put the pants on, we were both amazed at how much weight he has lost. He has easily lost four pants sizes! (I now need to do the same)

While his weight loss is good for his overall health, they way it has happen is certainly not one of those fad diets you see on TV!

The second PET scan has now been scheduled for December 12 in Fort Lauderdale; we will be heading south in just a little more than a week. We are anxious to see where we stand with the tumor and the only way for that to happen is to conduct the follow-up PET scan.

While the PET scan might give us the physical facts of the tumor; we will not be held back by the results. We are moving ahead with our heads held high.

You see, we might have cancer… But cancer does not have us! We are putting money away for a trip to Paris in Spring of 2012. I have never been, ‘The Little One’ has been three times!

Live each day like it is your last; care for those who are always by your side!




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  1. Jeffrey Carter on December 1, 2011 at 1:16 am

    I LOVE these pictures!!

  2. Doug Berneir on December 1, 2011 at 8:19 am

    So good to see such joy and elation on your face, “Sophia”. I am so glad I got to see you last week. Sending my love and prayers!!!

  3. sportsattitudes on December 1, 2011 at 9:15 am

    Paris in Spring sounds fantastic! So does…”cancer does not have us!”

  4. Chris MacLellan 'The Bow-Tie-Guy' on December 1, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    Thanks… I appreciate that!

  5. www.yourefirst.net on December 1, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    You know I just love your posts! Thanks for sharing your thoughts and adventures…Have a fantastic holiday season!


  6. Chris MacLellan 'The Bow-Tie-Guy' on December 1, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Thanks cheryl, I appreciate your kind words. Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season!