Wednesday, June 27, 2007

~Email from Amy about her Chemo~

Hello Gals! This is Mary from IsabellasCloset.
I just got in the door from work.
This email from Amy was waiting for me ..
Thought you would want to see it ASAP.

Mary, I did have a reaction to one of the medications and I have never seen doctors and nurses come running so fast in my life 3 doctors and 4 nurses WOW....BOB WAS EVEN IMPRESSED....they stopped my IV and started shooting all these shots into my IV to get me better....worked like a charm and I will just have to have it all the time now when I go in to chemo. I couldn't was scary to me and I just couldn't swallow....I felt like I was choking. But they knew exactly what to do so that was great!!!!Starting tonight and over the next 3 days will be my nausea and vomiting stage.....and I got 4 of the RED Hair Cut Treatment Cocktail SHOTS so my hair will be gone in 2 days to 2 weeks......WOW...I never saw so much stuff shot into my veins in a day as I did today.
I am going to go to bed....I feel like I am getting the flu and the veins in my arms are cold.....almost like I can feel the chemo moving thru my blood's weird.....hard to explain....I am weak and very tired....
If you get a chance, can you post on my blog that I am doing great and the fear of the chemo is completely gone from me and every one's THOUGHTS and PRAYERS WORKED!!!! Please tell them THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU and I will blog as soon as I can.
(Mary, feel free to cut and paste anything I said out of this email to make it easier for you.....LOVE YOU!!!! Amy)


She'sSewPretty said...

Bless you Amy and Mary too for keeping us up to date. Much Love,Betty

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Thank you for sharing this, Mary! I am glad to hear that Amy is taking this so well -- and as always, my prayers continue!

Betty said...

Amy, just want you to know that you have been in my thoughts ad prayers today and I'm so glad to hear from you.....I know our Heavenly Father has you in the palm of His almighty hand........Betty

Nancy said...

Dearest Amy,
You have been on my mind all day.
I'm sorry you had a reaction, but
glad to hear they took care of it so quickly. Get lots of rest and drink as much water as you can. We are all pulling for you sweetie!


Anonymous said...

Hi Amy - I'm sorry to hear you had a reaction to your chemo. It must have been to the Taxol/Taxotere they gave you as that's quite common. Now that they know you have the problem, it shouldn't happen again. I hope you don't have problems with nausea. The next few days you'll probably feel pretty strange, between the chemo and the pre-meds and the allergy meds. It's a wild ride.

You'll make it through though!


Mary said...

Amy - I know it was scary for you but you saw first hand how great the doctors and nurses are in a situation such as this. Both my husband and I were treated so well by our respective chemo docs/nurses and, despite similar attacks of nerves and trauma, we survived, continue to do so, and are thankful we are here to send you so much love and best wishes for your continued recovery.
Some days will be hard but you can do it!!
Holding you in my heart and sending blessings to you and your family ~~~~ Mary (Across the Pond)

Genevieve Olsen said...

Oh I am sorry that happened to you and I am glad they knew how to treat you! I hate to vomit,both of the times I have been pregnant I had my fill.My heart goes out to you!!!I will be checking in and praying for a speedy recovery!

Sweet Remembrance said...

Amy...I'm thinking of you! Hope you get plenty of rest.
Take Care...

carole @scoundrelsandrogues said...

Mary Dear:
Honi, you are always there when you are needed!!!
I know Amy will at least read e-mails from you so tell her the above : )
Send my love to her and to you!!!

The Urban Chic said...

Mary, thanks again for keeping us in touch. Glad things are going okay, but sorry that it made her sick. Amy prayers that you will get passed this also. Hugs, Pat

Lallee said...

So glad to get the report. I thought about you all day. Mary, thank you for posting!

Camie M. said...

Thanks so much for the update on Amy. So scary to have a reaction to the meds like that, but praise God for fast acting and thinking doctors.
Rest, rest, rest Amy. I'm praying for no nausea!
Happy Birthday Maddi!!!!!!!!!!!
Love, Camie

a pink-bee said...

Thanks Mary, for posting. Was thinking of Amy , ALL day yesterday and praying. {{{AMY}}}

marylou said...

Hi Amy,
I recently read this....."how can we truly know JOY if we have not had to embrace SORROW"...I truly believe God has a higher mission for you and this trial in your life is a small pebble in your path. Being the courageous & loving woman you are will get you to the end of the road where the rainbow is waiting:) My prayers are with you and your family, stay strong and know how many of us are taking this journey with you sending you our love & faith!!
Hug Life....Peace, Marylou:)

Anonymous said...

Still praying for you, Amy. So glad you are feeling peace!

Your friend,

Lisa said...

First of all, Mary, thanks for keeping us posted. You are an angel.

Take good care of yourself and just ride this out. Next time it should be easier.
Lots of love sent your way.

Judy said...

Thanks again Mary. Amy get lots of rest. Talk to you soon. Love ya,

ellen said...

We are all here, sending love and support...long distance hand holding and hugging.

MJ said...

I thought I'd check on you before I go out of town. I'm so sorry you have to go through this but am glad that you are surrounded by so many loving family members & friends. Take care & continue thinking positively! You are in my thoughts!

ShabbyInTheCity said...

So happy your first day is behind you Amy and that you aren't fearful now. That means so much. Thankful too for those fast acting doctors and nurses!

ShabbyInTheCity said...

So happy your first day is behind you Amy and that you aren't fearful now. That means so much. Thankful too for those fast acting doctors and nurses!

Jerri said...

I wish all your blogger friends could be with you taking some of the side effects for you and give you a rest. I raise you up in prayer every day. said...

Dear Father, thank you for having been with Amy today. For giving her strength, for giving Bob strength. Hold them both as they wake tomorrow - that what should be draining for them will become encouraging; that what parts of the days to come they are dreading will not be dreadful and will instead draw them together and to you. Strengthen their children. Bless Mary for being such a kind vessel. Give Amy health. Praise you that her fear of the chemo is gone. Amen.