Today's Verse

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Fifteen Minutes of Fame

October 24, 2012

I've heard it said all my life "Everyone gets their fifteen minutes of fame."

Tonight it was my turn.

Well... mine and everyone at AMMA Karate.

KRBC/KTAB came out and did a story on AMMA's efforts to bring awareness to the fight for a cure for breast cancer.

More specifically, my fight.

It was a great report. Click here to see it.

I know I am behind on my post, but nothing really has changed, other than I have lost my hair. I promise to do a post on that and post some pictures. I have to. I have to keep record.

But one thing has remained steadily the same.

I have a great support group.

They are fighting for me.

Through prayer.

That is so much more than I ever expected.

I have prayer warriors everywhere, literally world wide.

And if I keep telling myself, if I can just touch one person's life

Everything is going to be OK.

Until next time, God Bless.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Lab Work and Depression

September 24, 2012

Lab work day!! And an office visit with Dr. Melnyk.

I felt uneasy about.

I don't know why, I've done several labs lately.

This one is nothing new.

Mom picked me up and we headed out to oncology. Pretty normal day... so far.

We checked in, sat down and it wasn't long before they called my name.

I sat in my normal chair, I think I'm going to start calling it the vampire chair. It is after all the one where they always draw my blood.

I haven't learned all the nurses names yer, but I'm working on it. But it was the same one that always takes my blood and she is very good by they way. As soon as I felt the stick I felt sick.


Bless her heart, she couldn't stop what she was doing. But the other nurses stepped in, quickly. They were getting me juice and wet towels. I was sweating and freezing at the same time. I asked to lay down.

They brought me a wheel chair and started wheeling me to a room. Any room, I didn't care where it was, I needed to lay down.

Just as they got me in the room, I told them I needed something. They handed me the trash can, just in time!

When I looked up Dr. Melnyk was standing there, smiling. He told me that I had told him I was fine. And I had been. He came on in, did my check up and then looked at my counts. He decided I was a bit dehydrated and that was probably why I had gotten sick. Everything else was what he was expecting. So I am normal after all!!!

September 25, 2012

Nothing too exciting the rest of the week. Just a battle with depression. To read about that click here.

What really sunk in this week was that,

Everything is going to be OK!

Until next time, God bless.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

My First Round of Chemo

September 12, 2012

Mom and I went to chemo class. It was just the two of us and one of the oncology nurses. We got lots of great information. I really learned what to expect. So we are preparing for the worst but hoping for the best.

They gave me a notebook full of information, calendars, phone numbers, oh just tons of stuff! We also finally got to see what this port in my arm looks like. I was so nervous about how they were going to get a needle stuck in this "hard" thing in my arm, but after I saw it, I felt much better.

The funniest part of the class was when we got to the sex part. They tell you some of the changes your body will go through and how to handle that department. Three grown women sitting in a room, talking about sex, and I've been married almost 29 years. Let me tell you, this subject still makes me uncomfortable in front of my mom!!! LOL

September 19, 2012


I got this!!

My appointment was at 8:45. BUT, I also had to have labs. So I actually didn't get plugged in until about 11:00. Frank took the day off, which I am so thankful. And my dad just couldn't stand it, he came and spent the day with Frank and I. My "cocktail is Taxatere Adrimycin Cytoxan (TAC). I got the A first. It is a push drug that the nurse gives through a syringe. It's the bad one, the "Red Devil". It takes about 15/20 minutes.

Then it was the T, then C. Those take about an hour each. Love my hubby and my daddy, but they were just standing there,

staring at me.

They both looked like they wanted to be in my shoes and that just wasn't acceptable. I finally talked them in to going to get some lunch. I promised them I would be fine, that I had lots of nurses there to take care of me. So they finally left. They brought me back a Subway sandwich and it was very good!

Once those two were finished, they flushed my port and we were headed home! YAY!

It was about 2:30. It took the entire day.

Once we got home, I convinced Frank I was fine and wanted to watch my soap. He finally agreed to watch some fishing shows in the back room. It wasn't long before I heard him snoring. He had finally relaxed. So glad!

We had a great evening. The girls got home from work and karate, we laughed, ate and got ready for the next day.

September 20, 2012

Today I had to go back for a Nuelasta shot.

It goes in the stomach! Yikes! I wasn't expecting that! Never had one there before!

I just didn't look at the needle! It didn't hurt!!

This shot is the one that makes my bones ache. It starts the bone marrow to producing more white cells. Mom brought me back home and I rested.

It was a good day. And even though I didn't know how all this was going to affect me, one thing I did know was...

Everything was going to be OK!

Until next time, God bless.

Monday, October 1, 2012

I Met Someone New Last Week, and I Didn't Like Her Very Much!!


Two weeks since my last post!

That is totally unacceptable!!

But I can explain. Someone new came into my life last week.

This person is someone I can say I never expected to meet.

This person wasn't very nice.


I hope I can keep her away from all of my family and friends in the future. Trust me, she is not very nice. Just ask Frank or Katie!

This person was me!!!! Well, depressed me!

Depression is something I have NEVER faced. I have always been able to find the good in everything! Even this beast cancer.

When Frank brought this to my attention, I kicked that b@#^% to the curb!!! I don't want her back in this house! Good bye and good riddance!

So now that we know what to look for, she is definitely gone!

I will get you all caught up on my treatment soon, but I ask, if you see this person sneaking back into my house, please help me get rid of her. She doesn't fit in here. Because in my house, there are no negative Nellie's. Because I've got this! Because I know...

Everything is going to be OK!

Until next time, God bless!!!