Sunday, December 16, 2007

~I'M OKAY~HAIR & Coming to CALIFORNIA~

~8 weeks since my last chemo and my hair is growing FAST!!!!~ YIPPY SKIPPY~
~I'm OKAY~
Surgery went well however it has taken me longer than I thought to feel better. It will be 2 weeks tomorrow and I am finally able to lift my arms long enough to get onto the computer and type. I had to just turn off the computer because I was too weak to read or answer emails or even post here on the blog. It really sucks not being able to lift and reach!!! I had to have 2 teeth pulled before surgery as they finally CRACKED. On Friday, before my surgery my front tooth finally cracked in half and now I look like a hillbilly and so I will have to have that pulled, hopefully this week. I tell ya, chemo SUCKS!!!
After surgery, I came home and by Thursday, Maddi had strep throat and tonsillitis. NOT FUN.....she was home sick for 6 days in which that time we had a HUGE ICE STORM that left us without power for 28 hours. AND....in the process, left me and Maddi here by ourselves because Bob had to work and we started flooding in the basement and back porch. It was everything I had to lay down towels and keep the water at bay all the while that I was only 7 days post op and I was doing all of this by myself with no power.
Everything is fine now and I am glad the last 2 weeks are OVER!!!
On a POSITIVE NOTE, look at how much my hair has grown since my last chemo treatment.....just 8 weeks ago. Hopefully by summer I will have hair long enough that I can go without wearing a hat or wig.

THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU WHO SENT HATS, I am still wearing them and enjoying them!!! (and yes, I promise I will get pictures of them posted soon)
I do have some VERY EXCITING NEWS.....Last year I was on my way to see my sweet friend Anna in California, aka MyFlowerBed. Well, I had to cancel my flight due to the fact that I couldn't leave Maddi with whom I had lined up to watch her while I was gone. In the meantime, (EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON), that was the week I found the lump and found out I had breast cancer.
So, I have this airline ticket I need to use otherwise I lose it and WE CAN'T HAVE THAT.....so, I have my flight booked and will be in ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA (Lake Elsinore) Jan 10th thru the 16th.
I AM BEYOND EXCITED and I cannot wait!!!
Anna is working out the details but we would like to meet anyone who is close to Temecula some day while I am there for lunch. ANYONE INTERESTED??? It will be a FUN TIME HAD BY ALL!!!

And on that totally fun and positive note....I wish all of you a HAPPY HAPPY NEW WEEK!!! Christmas will be here before we know it....
All my Love, Amy

20 comments:

IsabellaCloset said...

Amy, Thanks so much for calling me a little while ago. You are a great one to life ones spirt. I really enjoyed our chat. It's always such fun talking to you :-}
Oh my gosh your hair has really grown, you are looking good!
How I wish I could come to California to meet you and Anna.. Gee what fun we would have, maybe someday.
Now get lots of rest so you can heal and be ready for your trip. Thanks so much for posting the photo and how you are doing.
Hugs & love my sweet friend.
I love you! Happy holidays ~Mary~

Judy said...

Hi Amy,
I am so glad you are doing well. I can't believe how long your hair is. You'll be complainig about bad hair days before you know it. LOL!!

Anita said...

Amy- So glad to hear you are getting better- and envious of you leaving this cold to go to California...Take care and God bless you all this Christmas...

Anita

MaryB said...

Wow Amy your hair is growing fast, you'll be putting it up in a ponytail this summer.
Arrggg, I'm sorry you had to go through all the power outage, flooding, and the poor baby being sick. I'm glad to hear that everyone is on the mend.
I'm jealous that you're going to California, but I'm sure you'll have a great time. Make sure you take your camera, we want pics.
It's busy here at my house, not a single child living here at home, and I've left everything to the last minute...oh well...I'm sure everything will be done in time.
Have a great week, I hope the weather holds out for you, or at least until hubby is home with you.

Vicki Palmer said...

Amy gal you are looking good & that smile is beautiful! I am so very sorry you had all the trouble at home while you were recovering from surgery. I hope you have the best time in California ever! Looking forward to seeing lots of pictures when you return. Amy you have a wonderful Christmas & New Years's because I don't know anyone who deserves it more. Get that comb & brush ready as your long hair will be back before you know it!
Love & hugs to you sweet girl!

Stephanie said...

Hi Amy! So glad to hear from you. Wonderful to see that sweet smile & HAIR!!!!! You are looking well. Can't wait for you to FEEL 100% again! Rest up for your fun trip!!

Big Hugs & Prayers,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Genevieve Olsen said...

Hi Amy! You have been working hard in the hairgrowing department !!! How exciting to go and visit your friend, it sounds just like what you need! The weather has been crap here too! Have a super Holiday ! "See"! you soon

Marcela said...

Hello Amy
I am glad to see that you are very well now!!!!I've been praying for your recovery since I found your blog...
And you are in a good mood and it is very important for your recovery!!!!
My best wishes to you!!!
I send you a kiss from Argentina
xoxoxo
Marcela

bs honey said...

Amy, thanks for letting us hear from you. I am so happy for you and your family. Doesn't it feel good to have so much behind you?
Merry Christmas.

bj said...

So wonderful to see all that hair!
Even more wonderful to hear you are feeling so much better and even a trip in the works! THANKS BE TO GOD.
hugs, bj

The Urban Chic said...

Amy, sorry about all the problems that you didn't need, but you are lookin good girl. Have a great time with your friend in Sunny California. Now get some rest before you leave---I'm worn out from my trip to NYC, so rest so you can enjoy yourself. Great seeing that smile again. Hugs, Pat

gloria g. said...

God Bless You Amy! You have been in my thoughts and prayers!

gloria g. Richards, TX

Anonymous said...

Amy! I am so happy you are feeling better and your hair is growing back so quickly!I have been checking in pretty regularly to see if there were any updates from you.I hope you have a wonderful adventure out in California...rest up and take good care of yourself! The merriest of Christmas wishes to you and your family. Prayers as always!

She'sSewPretty said...

Amy! You look wonderful! I wish you were coming to my part of California. Maybe you two could drive up and see Yosemite and that way you would have to drive right near here. I think Temecula is about five hours from me. Rats!

Alison Gibbs said...

Amy , how wonderful that you are doing so well. Not counting having to cope with all that water.
How exciting for you to be able to head to California.
Take care.
Alison

BittersweetPunkin said...

Oh Amy...I was so glad when your blog loaded and your smiling face was right there!!! (teeth or no teeth!!)

Wahoo about your hair!!So sorry there was SO much going on at your house while you were trying to rest...but I suppose real life doesn't just STOP while were dealing with ONE thing,.,,
I am so happy to see you!!
Love and Prayers,
Robin

Joy said...

How I wish I was in CA!

Sweet Remembrance said...

You look gorgeous!
Amy I want to see you when your in California! I'm not in Temecula area but I would go there for a day...
Oh I hope we meet!
Hugz...
Priscilla

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Merry Christmas to you Amy and have a wonderful vacation in CA!

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

I am so glad that you are feeling better! I alway enjoy when you post because then I think to myself that you are having a good day! WOW! you are so talented I missed that day at school when they were handing our talents.
Have a wonderful day Amy!
ginger