One More Left!

Dave and I spent a fantastic Memorial Day weekend with my dad. We drove to West Virginia, we enjoyed the drive, the weather was beautiful and we had a great time with my dad. It was refreshing to have a nice break from the routine to clear our minds.

Yesterday I had chemo no. 11, only 1 left yay!!!!!!. Since it was the day after Memorial Day we spent 6 hours at the hospital, the hospital was packed. I got upset since there were not enough chairs to receive the chemo and we had to wait for a long time, it was frustrating but oh well.  .  The good thing is that I saw Lynne, my incredible nurse. Several weeks ago, Lynne share a delicious recipe for salmon that I have posted below, thank you Lynne.

I am tired and extremely sensitive but I am doing well most of the time and I am excited that only one treatment is left. Three weeks after the last chemo on June 11 I will have a pet-scan to see the results of the treatment. I will have regular checkups each 3 months for a year and then each year or as requested by my doctor.

Thank you for your prayers, good vibes and positive thoughts. 🙂

Salmon with Pecan Crust
Recipe courtesy of Lynne Trench
Easy | Servings 4

  • 2 tablespoons Dijon Mustard
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 4 teaspoons honey
  • 1/4 cup fresh bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 2 teaspoons chopped parsley
  • 4 salmon fillets (4 to 5 oz each)
  • salt and black pepper
  • lemon wedges

Mix together mustard, butter and honey in a small bowl: set aside. mix together read crumbs, pecans and parsley in a small bowl; set aside. Season each salmon fillet with salt and pepper. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet or broiling pan. Brush each filet with mustard-honey mixture. Pat top of each fillet with bread crumb mixture. Bake at 450 F (232 C) for 10 minutes per inch of thickness, measured at thickets part, or until salmon flakes when tested with a fork. Serve with lemon wedges.

23 thoughts on “One More Left!

  1. Querida BETTY todos por acà estamos al pendiente de tus progresos, sabemos que vas de la mano de Dios caminando
    para llegar a la meta, te queremos mucho tu tìo Alex, Geny, Eduardo, Adriana, Janet y la chiquiAbby ya falta poco.
    Un abrazo grande para tì y para Dave.


    • Hola Malu!, muchas gracias por el mensajito. Si ya falta poco. Les mando muchos abrazos a toda la familia y gracias por tenerme en sus pesamientos y oraciones


  2. Mi querida Bety, me da tanto gusto que ya estás llegando a la recta final con toda esa fuerza y entereza que te caracteriza, no hemos dejado de rezar y pensar en tí, todas mis compañeras maestras, las religiosas, mis hermanas y tus hermanas te deseamos de todo corazón que pronto salgas de ésta experiencia que ha sido todo un reto, te queremos mucho y te mandamos un fuerte abnrazo!!! Te quiero mucho Bety!!


    • Gracias ma por las oraciones y pensamientos. Diles a las maestras, religiosas y a toda la gente linda que se ha preocupado por mi que estoy muy agradecida. :)Abrazos, yo tambien las quiero mucho.


  3. Bea, you are an inspiration! Your positive and proactive attitude are wonderful. I know you are excited about almost being done. Congratulations! It’s been a journey and one you’ve handled so well. Take care of yourself and best wishes for contimued good health! Love from all the Matthews!!!!


    • Thank you so much for your kind words MaryLee. Yes, I can’t wait to the day that i will be over with chemo. Thank you for being there and most importantly for keeping Dave and I in your prayers. Can’t wait to see you soon. Love, Bea


  4. Querida Betty:

    Que gran logro que ya vas por los últimos metros de esta dificil carrera, lo que más hemos aprendido y admirado de ti, es que siempre has estado con la frente en alto y con un impresionante buen ánimo que solo con tu fortaleza y fuerza de caracter, la has ido superando y dejando un valioso testimonio para todos tus seguidores que nos ayudará sin duda a ser mejores personas.

    ¡Que gusto lo del Labor Day, que se hayan podido organizar con todo y José!



    • Muchas gracias por las palabras y sobre todo por el apoyo en esta batalla. Estoy muy agradecida por estar al pendiente de Dave y de mi, significa mucho para mi. La buena energia y palabras de animo han sido fundamentales para salir adelante de esto.
      Muchos abrazos y espero nos veamos muy pronto.


  5. Tenemos que celebrar despues del ultimo chemo! Yippee, you’re chemo is almost over!!! I hope you’re still going to continue to run on Saturdays as I’ll still need a running partner. I can’t wait to hear all about Memorial Day weekend too. The trip sounds like it was fabulous! Besos, Kelli


    • Hola amiga!!! muchas gracias por todo el apoyo durante este capitulo de mi vida. Soy muy afortunada de tenerte como amiga. Muchas gracias amiga y si organicemos una celebracion de todas las cosas buenas que la vida nos ha dado. Abrazos y todo el exito para la carrera en San Diego!!!


  6. Bea you have been such a trooper with continued positive nature. I’m sure there have been some challenges along the way but you seek the light at the tunnel! 1 more treatment – great news!
    Our best wishes for your continued success!!!!!!! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo


    • Dear Suzanne, thank you for the message and yes always looking for the positive attitude and like you said “the light at the end of the tunnel”. I hope all is well. Love, Bea


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