Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Wonderful, wonderful day! They did not find any cancer other than in the breast and the nodes, which we already knew. So she is still in stage 3 cancer, not stage 4. Her doctor told her as long as she's in stage 3, they can cure her. My sister said she's going to hold her to that. :) She was crying with joy. Scared me for a minute, not knowing what was being said on the other end of the line. But it was a good cry, not a bad cry.

Today I rode Camria. I'm coming to terms with the fact that I need to start calling her by her new name. She is really having trouble getting comfortable with someone moving around on her back. But then, she has a bunch of welts on her back right now from fly bites. She was having trouble before the flies though. It's been a couple weeks since she's had any work at all, and she did well, picked up right where she left off. I think I'm going to keep riding her for my sister until she finds out if there's a spot open with Kyya Grant, a trainer who works with Mark Rashid. I think that would be the best place for her to go right now, so I hope she has a slot open.

Hmmm... I'm pretty tired, can't really come up with much else to talk about. Started school clothes shopping today. I can't believe it's almost time for school again! And the combines are out harvesting. There's nothing like the sight of a big huge combine harvesting in the dusk with its lights on. Powerful.

7 comments:

Kate said...

So glad to hear your sister's news!

I have met Kyya Grant - she was at one of the weeklongs with Mark that I rode in - she is wonderful and if you and your horse can work with her, that would be fantastic!

Linda said...

Yay! That's wonderful news!

Camria? I'll have to get used to that, too. :)

Kara said...

Yay! So glad to hear the news! Still a long road and lots of difficulty ahead, but now there is hope!!!

Lea and her Mustangs said...

Oh Andrea that is good news. Won't let down on our prayers though, it will be a tough road. She will always be Bella in my thoughts.

nikki said...

Great news about your sister. I've been thinking about you and your family and I hope the good news keeps coming.

arlene said...

I'm so glad to hear the news is looking good for your sister. (I take a low dose chemo drug and the doc prescribed folic acid to help with the side effects).

So Bella got a new name. She'll always be 'mama' to her boy though.

Tracey said...

Wonderful news on your sis, Andrea!

Now regarding Bella's new name...you know just how we feel about More Better!!! :-D