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Life as I See it Now

Enjoying the perks of life. Benjamin and I at the Phil Harmonics
on the 4th of July

To update all those who have followed this journey I am feeling much better these days. It is amazing what a little peach fuzz, eyebrows that aren’t painted on, and more than three eyelashes can do for a girl. In addition, I have also thoroughly enjoyed this transition period where food actually sounds good and I can keep it down, so much so that I have gained twenty pounds since May. This does not bring me back to my original weight before Cancer, but definitely allows me to feel a little more attractive, and not so gaunt and sickly.

Items I handed out to patients
at the Cancer center that have helped me.

My Cancer counts are hanging between a one and two right now, and I will have blood draws to check my tumor indicators every week through April. I also continue to go to chemo once every three weeks. I have found with maintenance chemo that I don’t get nearly as sick as I did when chemo was pumped directly into my abdomen, but I do experience some flu like symptoms for a couple days after each infusion, and arthritic pain on a daily basis. My next chemotherapy treatment is scheduled for Tuesday 7/30, and you can bet I will bring several goodie bags for other Cancer patients with me, which I do each time I go to the Cancer center.

It is nice to feel a little more whole again, but the battle is still not over.I still have adjustments I have to make and deal with everyday as a result of being diagnosed with Stage IV Ovarian Cancer, and the persistent concern of Cancer returning is something that continually tests my faith. Despite what may come in the future I know God loves both my husband and I, and as a friend said at dinner tonight “He can make something beautiful out of the biggest messes”. I hope my journey is a testament of the rainbow that can shine even after a devastating storm.

4 Comments
  • Cheryl

    July 27, 2013 at 2:45 am Reply

    Thank You for the update , you precious Girl!!xoxo

  • Susan Titus

    July 31, 2013 at 2:57 am Reply

    Don't forget to try Zantac and Claritin combo for the side effects. It made such a difference in my case!

  • Rick

    December 11, 2013 at 4:59 pm Reply

    What a year it has been. I am so proud of you, and love you more than I can say.

  • suzannehayeshouse.blogspot.com/

    March 9, 2014 at 2:58 am Reply

    I have shared your blog with many people. God is using you more than you could ever imagine.
    God is Able. Ephesians 3:20.

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