Friday, June 06, 2008

~WHAT a Difference a YEAR MAKES & TATTOO PHOTOS~

Thursday, June 07, 2007
***Amy is out of surgery***
Hello this is Mary from IsabellasCloset. I wanted you all to know, Amy is out of surgery.When I know more I will post it.Thanks so much for all your thoughts and prayers for Amy.




WOW, WHAT A DIFFERENCE A YEAR MAKES
AND I'M STILL HERE....THANK YOU GOD!!!!

Click here to see my NEW breast reconstruction photos and my NEW TATTOOS

THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU.....I LOVE YOU TO PIECES FOR ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT, PRAYERS AND WELL WISHES, I COULD NOT HAVE MADE IT WITHOUT YOU.....

ALL MY LOVE, AMY

(PS....it's Saturday Morning and I sat with my hot cup of coffee and cried like a baby, you have no idea how excited and relieved I am that God wasn't ready for me yet, it probably sounds silly but everyone is still asleep and I am thrilled once again to be able to listen to the birds, train, cows and feel the sun come up)

......Do you wonder what I have been doing about this whole cancer thing??? Bob's Uncle has been diagnosed with Mesothelioma Lung Cancer and I have been helping him and his aunt with day to day activities. I am also his VA advocate so my plate is getting fuller and fuller as the days go by. At first, when I was all done with my surgeries and chemotherapy, I didn't want to think about cancer, let alone be around anyone who had it. I just couldn't bear to see or hear about anyone who had it. I had my fill of it, just losing my Dad to it and then getting it myself. Enough was enough.

But then, my Uncle Duane, was told on May 2nd, his 83rd birthday, that he had Lung Cancer due to the fighting on the USS Maryland as it was from the asbestos that was on the ship and I just kicked it into overdrive. I am working on becoming a "voice" for our veterans who were effected by this asbestos poisoning in WWII and as I research it, I find out that my Dad may have been exposed to it to, being he was in infantry and artillery in the Korean War. I guess it is giving me a validation for his death as no one should have to go thru what he went thru and to sit there and watch your Dad die in front of you over a 3 day period is something NO ONE should have to go through. I'm quiet a fighter when it comes to our vets and I will now get off my soap box.... WE LOVE OUR TROOPS!!!! ~Amy~

15 comments:

Alison Gibbs said...

Amy that is wonderful.
One year down and many more to come
Take care
Alison

Anonymous said...

Yeah AMY !!! You go girl! You look so pretty in that pic! Your daughter is your minnie me! Congrats to her !
Im so happy to hear everything is going well! Jackie
Dove2mist

The Urban Chic said...

Amy, you look terrific. You have taken the fear out of breast cancer for me by letting me see the process. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Thank you helping out our heroes. I think that is wonderful that you can help your uncle. Too many of our heroes get pushed aside these days. Tell him I said Thank You for defending my freedom. Love Ya, Pat

carole said...

Keep your plate full, Amy Darlin!!! Your voice is needed and you are so it in helping others. We love you and you know I think you are looking great!!!
Love & Peace
carole

Judy said...

You are so pretty in your new picture. I love your hair. It's hard to believe it's been a year. I'm so happy for you.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Your foobs look GREAT!

I've seen lots of pictures of breast reconstruction and yours is at the top of the list. They look very soft and natural and the addition of the nipples makes a huge difference.

CONGRATULATIONS on getting a fabulous result!


~elaine~

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage said...

Amy ~
Yay !!! Wow !!! You have come through the storm and look what you can do now ! I have chills as I sit here typing this knowing that you can be an advocate that truly knows !!!
hugs to you precious friend !!
Lori

Diane Fay (littlealma) said...

Yeah!!! Glad we can all celebrate with you! And you look GREAT in the photos - that is so wonderful you are willing to share that all with everyone! I have a friend who just found out she has cancer, and it is nice to be able to find blogs like yours that I can share! Well, all God's blessings to you - and congrats on the daughter graduating too! Hugs from Michigan! Diane

quiltdoggie said...

Oh Amy ~ You are just BEAUTIFUL * Inside and Out!! Your tattoos are FABULOUS and so is your sweet curly hair ~ best of all, you're SMILING!! So happy to see that you're getting to be back to your happy self, and congrats to Miss Kristi for a job well done, too! The Four Sisters ROCK, and their Mama, Too!! xoxoxoxoxoxo Patrice

Anna T said...

Amy you are an inspiration to all who know you!
Bless you.
Hugs,
Anna

Joy for the Journey said...

Hi, Amy! I'm not sure how I'ves tumbles onto your blog, but I am so glad I did. Your story is so inspiring. Thank you so much for sharing it. Many, many more blessings to you!
Sarah

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Hi Amy,

I'm catching up and just finished looking at your latest pics -- my goodness you are on your way and looking absolutely amazing!!!! I am so proud of your strength and courage and SO grateful that you have shared your journey. You've decided to be a voice?....God help anyone standing in your way because you are truly a force to be reckoned with :) You GO Girl!

Hugs,
Dena

Iowa Gal said...

Oh Amy, what a beautiful bust line and big boobs. I'm so envious. You deserve them. You went through hell for a long time and now look at you. Iam SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!! ...Your friend in NW IOWA.......JAN

Susan said...

Amy,
You look so beautiful and happy! I'm sure you are an inspiration to everyone who visits your blog. I'm so glad you are well!

Pink Icing on the Cake said...

Hi Amy,
I'm sorry I haven't stopped by in awhile. You look wonderful. God is so good. YOu are a walking miracle.

Hugs,
LeAnn:)