Come along on my faith-based, encouraging, and humorous journey as the Lord Heals me from the invasion of breast cancer.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Did you get the license to that truck?

Wow! Where have I been?

It wasn't chemo that got me. It was the flu bug Semi carrying a trailer full of congestion, coughing, and fatigue.

After more than 2 weeks, I am finally feeling good. Wow what a nasty bug.  So weak I couldn't even write.  THAT IS BAD!

But I am back!!!

Feeling good today and gathering strength.

Good news - I have lost more weight where I am no longer overweight.  Not quite to the 135 they say I am supposed to weigh but under 150 and I haven't seen that in 20 years.

Now I need to exercise. Yikes I am all flab.  Need some muscles.

Chemo #3 should happen Monday.   Had to skip one because of the bug.

One thing that I am really not happy with, is this bug derailed me spiritually too. I did nothing and God wasn't even on the horizon.  I thank the Lord that He didn't forget me. But I learned a lesson, no matter what keep God first.

Also - sad news. While I was languishing with the flu bug, my sweet Father in law went to be with the Lord. He is definitely happier now. I did get to say good bye to him. Bittersweet times. I do miss him, but I am happy to have my house back.

At times it was like  grand central station with all his caregivers.

So, with my goal to heal and get healthier, I am now taking over my house again.

First thing - change the room my FIL stayed in.  It is now my play room - or will be.
Tearing up the carpet - paint the walls a pretty aqua color - tile the floor.  Can't wait to get started.

Remember God is always good!

Lamentations 3:22-25

22 It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. 23 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Chemo session #2

My little oasis outside on the front porch.

Had my 2nd chemo 'smart bomb' session yesterday.  No problems. My blood counts were good and I am doing well.  Tumor was smaller.  yay! DIE CANCER DIE.

I get the Big Red drug I call that my shock and awe going to blast the cancer to bits. Then I get a colorless T drug that is my stealth.  Any unsuspecting cancer cells not obliterated by Big Red are killed by the stealth drug.

And my good cells have their hazmat suits on and shields up. SO All is well.

Monday - felt good, ate well, and slept.  Sleepy day and night until midnight. Then got up and did laundry. Went back to sleep at 3:30  AM

Tuesday - Feel great.  Asthma a little yuch and chest hurts but not bad. Feel great and am sitting outside getting ready to work on finishing Golden Dreams.

Wednesday - feel good, a little weak. But determined to get my book finished.

Thursday - feel good, went to a nutrition class - eat veggies and fruit. Tired at night but good.

Friday - feel good but fatigue hits today.  good day though,

Thanks for all the prayers. I know they are lifting me up.

Praise the Lord.

Mark 11:24 "Therefore I say to you whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them."

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Hair today Gone Tomorrow Saturday

Here I am. Last moments with hair.  Yes, last Monday we asked and the nurse said the hair would fall out usually on the 15th or 16th day. Well that is Monday or Tuesday.

So, my sweet hubby and I decided it was best to whack it off before it could fall off.

This is Saturday afternoon, moments before I attacked my hair with a scissors.

 A few minutes later, and my hair is in the sink
and I realize that I do not have a career in
hair cutting.

Oh, well.  always wanted to do that, now I have done it.

Have to admit after the first clump was cut, I wondered - what if they called and said it wouldn't fall out!

My good friend, Connie, giving the  buzz  to my hair.
I call it my tennis ball hair cut.  : )

< see my  hats. I really need them because my head gets cold.

So this is me now.  Not glamorous, but not shrinking back. NEVER. I will not be stopped by the invader. Rather, I am charging full steam ahead to what the Lord has for me.

FEAR NOT people. God is good and promises all things to work out for good to those called according to His purpose.

Jeremiah 30:17 "For I will restore health unto you, and I will heal you of your wounds, saith the Lord."