Friday, April 25, 2014

Feels Like Christmas

I had a nice long post almost ready to go...and poof it was gone, so you're going to get the short version.
I worked 1/2 day today and received:
* a gift certificate for Easter
*bouquet of flower for Administrative Assistant's day
*gift certificate for the above reason
*larger than usual paycheck (extra hours)

We've been home 2 days and I had 3 appointments.
Yesterday I had a port inserted and also a clip in my lymph node. It went very well.
Before the surgery Nan, one of my nurses, came in bearing gifts. She and Julie gave me a big, hand made blanket. When I cover up with it I am suppose to think of it as a hug from the doctor and his 2 nurses. Nan also made a small, 1/2 moon shaped pillow for use with the seat belt or tender area (after surgery). They surprised me!

Monday is my first chemo treatment and hubby is coming along with me. He's been to all of my appointments by his choice and even gave me a hug when I told him that I'm going to need a hug now and then. Tuesday I get an injection. Chemo is scheduled for every 3 weeks. I hope that goes as well as everything else has so far. It's scary, but if other women can do it, so can I!!!

Also my bff is struggling right now with the seriousness of her mother's illness. It appears that Loretta won't make it much longer. If you're a praying person please pray that Loretta is pain free and for peace for Deb and her family. Even though they know life has to come to an end it is still very difficult for them.


  1. You KNOW that I am praying for you and I am so sorry that Deb's mother has taken another downhill turn. I know that Deb must be at her wit's end. I know YOU must be scared but I also know that you are a trooper and will do fine. I have a prayer post going up for you on Sunday so people can pray for your first treatment on Monday.

    What a wonderful surprise from your Dr.and nurse. THAT is something you sure don't expect to get. Blessings and a HUG from ME to YOU!!!! xo Diana

  2. I just had round 2 today! Went well, it never ceases to amaze me how wonderful people are! Don't worry it's just medicine and it will all be over in no time! Hugs!!!

  3. Sounds like a pretty good day at work! What a sweet gesture for the nurses to give you the blanket and little pillow. I'm glad you did well with your port....praying for you my friend. Have a blessed weekend....Vicky

  4. What a wonderful team of medical staff you have on you side. That is wonderful! Glad to hear that Kevin was able to give you a hug. Don't be afraid to ask him for one when you need it. I do. Not Kevin but my own hubby!
    It sounds like they are really appreciating you at work. How nice of them to give you all those gifts. Nice that the reasons for the gifts came at a time when you really need them.

  5. Nana Diana led me to you. Hugs and strength with your treatments. Linda@Wetcreek Blog

  6. Linda, I am sending big warm hugs to you...and some for your husband who will be your hero through these treatments. My daughter is a breast cancer survivor. She had a beautiful team of nurses and a couple very good drs. I pray that our Lord will be with, to make you the strong woman you need to be, that your family will be of help too. Love you, Susie

  7. Linda, Diana sent us word and I want you to know that I will be praying for you. Just keep your eye on the goal of getting this over an done with and being on the road to recovery. Asking God to hold you in his loving arms this morning and give you peace.


  8. Hello Linda, I am popping in here over from Nana Diana's blog. I just wanted to let you know I am praying for you for strength peace and hope for your journey to recovery and health. I am so sorry that you have to go through this horrible thing. May God fill you with His holy light and love. God bless you.


  9. Linda..I'm coming over from Nana Dianas blog..just want you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. My sister in law is going through Chemo right now also. It can be an amazing healer. Blessings and prayers...


  10. Hi Linda. I'm coming from Diana's blog (isn't she a good soul?). I'm so sorry that you have to deal with this but you have such a positive attitude, you are an inspiration. I pray you do well with the chemo and move along with a fat recovery. And prayers for Deb and Loretta, you have a lot on your plate right now.

    Sending a big hug!


  11. Prayers sent up for all of you.
    And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.Phil.4:7.

  12. After reading Nana Diana's post this morning I had to come over and tell you that my heart goes out to you and pray that you get the victory over this with God's help. My husband started his first radiation and chemo treatment this week for throat cancer after having a port and a feeding tube put in. A couple days ago I found out that my sister has cancer in her uteris, Sounds like you have a great place to be treated with the best nurses and doctors. May God bless you!

  13. Hi Linda,
    I heard about you over at Nana Diana's blog. Please know that you aren't alone, that many of us here are praying for you, and your husband. I will be praying for your healing, and hope that all goes well with your treatments. Take care!

  14. I'm praying for you, your treatments, your hubby, the doctors and that God will completely heal your cancer thru these chemo treatments. How very caring that they gave you the blanket and pillows. When you wrap yourself up in the blanket, think of it as God wrapping His arms around you...
    May God also give you PEACE during these days ahead.

  15. Linda, I am here this afternoon because Nana Diana told us about what you're having to go through. We are praying for you. How wonderful it is that you have a loving, supportive husband. I too am praying for peace and confidence in God. Also praying that the hospital staff will be well equipped with knowledge and expertise in order to help you. Blessings.

  16. I've come over from Diana's blog with prayers for you during your treatments, and for your hubby. too. I'm also praying that God will direct the doctors in your specific treatment. Your blanket is really cute, and a very thoughtful gift. Prayers also for Deb and her mother. God bless and give you strength during your treatments. xo Babs

  17. Hi, this is Ceekay from Thinkinofhome. I know you are scared, nervous, uncertain. But you can and will do it. It may not always be fun. You may have to adjust your life....but you can this. How do I know? I have been doing it for almost 8 years. And I also have a loving and supportive husband. You are not alone. You have him, your doctors, family, friends, bloggers, and most of all the Lord. I will be thinking of you this week.

  18. Keeping you in my prayers. Blessings, Catherine

  19. Hi Linda!
    I'm a bloggy friend of Diana. Came by to say "Hello" and wish you well. Wish I had found you before today as your blog is fun - yes, I snooped through some past posts. LOL. My sister has "fought the good fight" for BC and is cancer-free. I am a 30 yr Survivor of thyroid cancer. Full speed ahead, Friend. My prayers are with you!

  20. Hi Linda! I'm popping over from Nana Diana's blog to tell you that you are not alone. I have been through this and seven years later I am doing fine. You were smart to go with the port right away. I didn't and after the veins in my arm didn't hold up I wished I had. The port is so super easy to use and will be removed when you don't need it anymore. I'll be praying for you and for your friend Deb. I know you will be fine. It is scary at first because you don't know what to expect. But those chemo nurses are the best there is. I'll be stopping in now and then to see how you are doing.

  21. Wow, what goes around comes around, THE WORLD NEEDS MORE HUGS!!!!!!!!!

  22. Linda, my Google account lists me as Kathy Jo, but it's Kathy Koeslin here!