Sunday, August 7, 2011

BBQ Update

So happy to tell you that the BBQ was a whopping success.  We had over 150 people stop by to say hello.  What a joy it was for me to see how many friends and loved ones we have surrounding us....even with a last minute invite.  I'll post photos of the event as I get some.  Thank you to everyone who attended and those who sent messages that you couldn't make it.  A special thanks to my high school buddies and my old boss, Piccolo, who stopped by a few days before the party to celebrate in private. 

I just had my deck railings, new decking (where it was needed) by my neighbors Larry and Mike.  What an awesome job they did.  Call me if you need any work done, they come highly recommended.  Now I just need a paint job an I'll be good to go.

I'm adjusting to the fact that my lung capacity sucks.  I've been using the scooter at the grocery store, a wheelchair to get into the Storm game, I try to avoid stairs unless I'm going down.  All these changes seem to be making my breathing easier.  It's hard to give up the freedom I used to have but if I didn't make these changes soon, my body would have done it for me.  I have so much help around me that I'm never without someone lending a hand to make a job easier for me.  Blessed, I tell you.. Blessed.

Wednesday is a big doctor appointment day.  We'll be deciding whether to continue with the Tarceva or not.  I'm ready to be done with it.  No changes. Nothing is improving.  Just more chemicals going into my body.  I think I'm ready to just let my body have a rest and follow the course that was meant for me.  Not giving up, just following a new path.  I want to feel as good as I can, for as long as I can and if that means living on hopes and prayers then that's the path I'll follow. 

I love you more than all the friends I have in my little green book,
Big Dreamer Dor


  1. The BBQ/Party was wonderful. Great to connect with the entire Schmitt Family (two & four legged). Family & Friends. Love & Support. Hugs & Smiles. We had a very special time connecting with you & your guests. Thanks SO very much. Love to all of you!

  2. So sorry we missed it. We'll have to come by one day when you want visitors!

    Brett, Allison and children

  3. Love the picture of you all...look forward to seeing more. Keep us posted on how you are doing, Doreen.

  4. Sending you lots of love and hugs... :-)

  5. Hi Dor,It's Lisa Dels Daughter. your an earth Angel <3. I wanted to come back and visit you before I left but I thought how much I gain from seeing vs you seeing me. I don't want to take more than I give. with you it is just so warm and loving to be in your presence. Watching others hug you and look into your eyes was heartwarming. when I think of you I think of your hugs and eyes that look into a persons heart and soul with a giving love. thank you for touching my heart and blessing my life with your amazing will to fight against all odds. I Love You very much. :) if I get the chance to stop at desert aire that would be wonderful!


  6. We are so sorry that we had to miss your BBQ, we have been out of town for the last three weeks. I would love to come up and see you if you are up for visitors. I'll have to give you a call. Love you very much. Hugs & Kisses sent your way.

    -Shellee, Jon, Landen & Jacksen. :)