Friday, June 29, 2007

~I'm Very Weak...but I'm STILL SMILING~


Just a quick note to let everyone know that ALL of YOUR Thoughts and PRAYERS WORKED and I did not cry or melt down when I went into my first chemo treatment.

I slept thru most of it....can you believe that????

I am very very very very tired and have pretty much slept since getting home on Wednesday. BUT I'm STILL SMILING!!!

The above picture of me in that DARLING HAT is a GIFT from Betty over at SHE'S SO PRETTY that her daughter made for me. I think it is ADORABLE and my girls are already trying to snag it from me.....(I had to hid it from them....LOL) Oh, and I still have my hair BUT it FEELS GROSS, like a BIG HAYSTACK of CRUNCHY HAY!!!!

I have only been slightly nausea and have not thrown up at all....THAT IS A GOOD SIGN!!!
I did have to go into the doctor's yesterday to get a $6000.00 shot to decrease infection and try to avoid having to go into the hospital. I HAVE TO HAVE ONE EVERY CHEMO SESSION......$6000.00.....YES, that is $36,000.00 for just six shots. I WAS TOTALLY SHOCKED!!!

Well, my body is telling me to go back to bed...it's hard for me to concentrate as I do have a mild migraine but other than that....LIFE IS GOOD!!!! BLESS US EVERYONE!!!! I am humbled by ALL OF YOU....EVERYDAY.....Love, Amy

24 comments:

Lori said...

Your in my thoughts and prayers, Lori

Camie M. said...

You are so courageous and strong and continue to be in my prayers! Fight fight fight!!!
Hugs, Camie

carole @scoundrelsandrogues said...

Amy Darlin:
You are looking good, girlfriend!!! Betty, made you a cute cloche. Just remember to go slow and do NOT tire yourself out!!!
You are loved and thought of every day (all of the time).
Big Hugs and Love
carole

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Wow, Amy! You are such an inspiration! It's great to see all these prayers and love in action!!!

Anita Ehmsen said...

Hang in there Amy!

Robin Sherwood frecklefarm said...

Get some sleep. Glad o hear
you are making it through, keep going. god be with you.
love
Robin

Gayla said...

Good to hear from you! Thank YOU for keeping us updated and taking the time to write and encourage US. You're a doll baby! Love the hat. You are stylin' as my kids at school tell me! Nap and take care. Hugs and Prayers! G.

Connie said...

Hold on to your faith and we'll be praying along with you. Your smile is beautiful. The hat is darling. :) many hugs xoxoxo

ShabbyInTheCity said...

I was born with the hair you just described so we may look alike now...I need that hat!
Glad you are smiling :) That makes me smile.

Genevieve Olsen said...

Oh! I am so glad you gave us an update! I have been wondering how you have been doing! I love your hat how sweet is that! And it looks good on you! That's a lot of money for shots, but worth every penny if you do not get and infection!!!!!Take care and I will check in on you soon!

Nancy M. said...

Amy,
It is so wonderful to see you smiling with what you are going through. Look at you in that hat! Too too sweet. I'm so glad you didn't get too sick. Not everyone does, and my husband never did, and he had a lot of chemo.
Geez, those shots went up a bit. If it's the same one, my husband's was $4,000 a few years ago! Whew!!!
Keeping you in prayer.

Your bud,
Nancy

countingyourblessings.com said...

You look great! And just so you know, I make my hair feel like crunchy hay on purpose! It's so curly that it just looks like fuzz if I don't put loads of stuff in it. So, crunchy is normal...

The Urban Chic said...

Amy, glad that you are smiling and the hat looks adorable. I am so happy the chemo didn't make you sick. Wow, $6000 and I thought my bills were high. I wish they had a group like they have in my hometown, Friends helping Friends----they get together with families of the person with high medical bills and have benefits to help them with their costs. They have a benefit and bingo and an auction. My family didn't do one for me, but they did do one for my brother's wife and raised $24,000.

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage said...

Amy ~ I am so glad that you were up to post today ~ I was wondering how you are doing and praying for you ~ You look just darling in the hat !

She'sSewPretty said...

I couldn't think of anyone more deserving of that hat. You look great in it. I can't take credit for it though...I bribed my daughter to make it with lots of yarn...LOL...She was very Happy to make it for you though!

Betty said...

Amy, gosh you look fantastic...it may be a $6,000.00 shot, but you're wearing a million dollar smile.....you are in my thoughts and prayers......I like the hat......God Bless......Betty

Sentimental Roses said...

Amy I am so happy to see you posting as I was thinking about you and wondering how you were doing! It is so wonderful to see your spirits so high and you look so sweet in your new hat!! Keeping you still in my thoughts & prayers!!
Susan

Stephanie said...

May God continue to bless you, sweet Amy. You are a true inspiration to us all. You will remain in my thoughts & prayers each day.

Zooming hugs & good wishes your way!

Stephanie
Angelic Accents

~~kattz*cottage~~ said...

Hi Amy!
That's such wonderful news that you're doing so well & you look great! I'm still so amazed at your strength & positive thinking in all that you're going through. My prayers & thoughts are with you & you sure look cute in that hat!
Enjoy your weekend!
Kathy

Connie said...

Amy, I almost hate to say this, but YOU LOOK FANTASTICALLY BEAUTIFUL, chickadee! Hat just sets it off. :-) Connie

Anonymous said...

Praying her Amy....Blessings to you, Dianntha

Dolly said...

Amy my thoughts and prayers are with you!

God Bless,
Hugz,
Dolly~From my CHERRY heart

Sharon Kay said...

Your new hat is to cute and what a nice gift. Hope every treatment gets just a little bit better for you and so glad that you are not feeling to bad. Keep that big smile Amy and we are all in this with you my friend.

cityfarmer said...

Oh yes, go get some good snoozerz..
and just know that we are all praying and lifting you up....cute hat.