Sunday, July 05, 2009

~I'VE COME A LONG WAY BABY....~

~ME 4 YEARS AGO with Bob and....before CANCER got My Daddy & He passed away and before CANCER GOT ME, BUT I KICKED CANCER'S BUTT, WOW, look how skinny I was....HA HA HA, don't think I will see that again~

~2 YEARS AGO, yesterday, JULY 4th, 2007, I was in the hospital fighting for my life....my very first chemo almost killed me~

~THIS WAS ME....LAST YEAR July 10th, 2008....hair growing in curly and thick, just like it was to begin with~

~THIS IS ME...., Alli Girl straightened my hair for me, but it's really curly and thick if she doesn't straighten it for me, TODAY, JULY 5th, 2009~

~ME IN MY SHOP THIS AFTERNOON, TOTALLY RE-DOING IT AGAIN~

Went to my Cancer Doctor last Wednesday and when I walked in they asked, "WOW, Do you feel as good as you look?"....and I said "YEP!!!" (except that back and left leg pain...which we are trying to get a handle on) "I'm feeling stronger and stronger everyday" BY THE WAY....I DON'T WEAR MAKEUP....
I got good reports back and I am officially cancer free....I just keep going back every 4 months and will keep you updated.
I LOVE ALL OF YOU WHO HAVE STUCK BY ME....Thru the thick and the thin and all the crap....BIG HUGS and KISSES TO ALL OF YOU!!!
I'm ALIVE, and doing VERY VERY WELL!!! And I only have 12 pounds to lose to be back where I was in the first picture....but I'm not gonna worry about it anymore!!!!
~Amy~

26 comments:

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Beautiful Amy !!
You look great and happy and healthy and I just wish I had only 12 lbs to lose...(try 20+)
May you enjoy your life and have some FUN!! God Bless You!
Warmly,
Deb :)

hollyhappyhomemaker said...

WOW and your right you shouldnt worry about that 12 pound because Honey you look fab and you have come far and deserve to just be happy and LIVE in the moment. I wish you wellness and new found freedom and happiness in you new start.

Debbie said...

Amy -

WOW!!! What a transformation!! It was worth the wait to see you like this!!! You are just glowing!

Debbie in Texas

Connie said...

You look beautiful still, sweetpea! Don't fret over a few pounds. Looking great, chick!!
xoxo,
Connie

SweetAnnee said...

AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME!!!
You look MARVELOUS!!

Andrea said...

Congrats on the official "Cancer
Free"! Don't worry about not wearing makeup, you look beautiful!
I love your hair, it looks great!
Don't beat yourself up, about the
12 lbs. Enjoy the summer!
God Bless You,
Andrea

vintagesue said...

you look amazing amy. i didn't know you before cancer, so i see you as you are now and you are beautiful.
cheers to you. you inspire us all!!!!!
btw...i don't wear makeup either and i didn't fight cancer and my skin looks blah, gross, scary and old compared to yours!!!!!! you look good and your skin looks super healthy.
sue

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Congratulations Amy - you look GORGEOUS.
Enjoy life - and I think the 12lbs look great on you - skinny girls never look like they're enjoying life! ;-))

Take care,
Niki x

Lallee said...

Amy, you have made my Monday morning! I see the joy in your face. You just look beautiful!!!!!! I'm doing a happy dance for you!
Hugs and love,
Lallee

Pear tree cottage! said...

Amy, the news was always!!! going to be fantastic for you and now I know why..............all those wonderful angels above sending angel dust your way.......wonderful photos my dear lady.

Lee-ann in australia

Marilyn said...

Amy...
Beyond wonderful news for you!! I am so happy for you!!
You look like you want to conquer the world & you have the energy to do it!!
Pray for continued good news...
Love,
Marilyn
xxoo

blushing rose said...

Hi, Amy. This is Marydon (feedsack gal). So glad to have found your blog ... hope you had a lovely weekend. Pop over & follow my blog, I am following you now. TTFN ~Marydon

Betty said...

I've just recently found your blog. Congrats on how far you have come. Love your posts and gonna go finish reading them.

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Hi Amy!! Look at you, you are sooo stunning!!!!!! I LOVE your hair! You are such an inspiration Amy! Love and hugs to you,
Amy

BittersweetPunkin said...

Hi Amy, you are so beautiful! It's so nice to see you!!! Yes, you are Blessed and your kicked that ole cancer to the curb!!!!!!

I am sooooo behind on my blog visiting, I am being so LAZY this summer...and it feels great!
Hugs,
Robin

Mary said...

Hello Sweet Amy, You look Wonderful:) You have been through such a lot and deserve to look Fabulous... Hope they can help your back and leg some more. You store looks so inviting, wish I lived closer I would be over for coffee:).
Hugs and Love, Mary:)

Judy said...

You are the beautiful Amy we all know and love. I'm so happy for you.

Anonymous said...

Amy - I pray for you and your family (especially Kristi) EVERY NIGHT!

Solange

GEORGIA said...

Amy!
Thanks for sharing the photos....you are gorgeous as ever! You had a difficult battle but I am soooo happy you came out the victor! You have truly been blessed by God and offered a second chance!!

Lots of love & big hugs!!
Georgia
Grandma G's
http://www.grandmagscottage.com

Alison Gibbs said...

Amy what great news, So happy to hear you got such a good report from the Dr.
Come over to my blog and enter my giveaway
Alison

BitsAndPieces said...

Amy, thank you for sharing your journey. You are AMAZING!

Sandy

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh my...who is that gorgeous creature in the last photo?!? You look wonderful. I'm so glad to see you looking so well!

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

You are such a beauty and it's on the inside as much as the out :)

Hugs,
Dena

Lisa said...

Amy,
I'm so happy you're doing well and you look GREAT!
Lisa

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

AMY!!! You are radiant! You just look so happy and healthy and glad to hear you are losing weight, too. I have lost nearly 30 lgs and know, sister, that it feels great to get that baggage off of me!

Think of you all the time...

xo
becky

Anita said...

woo hoo! Talk about come a long way baby! And such a GREAT MAN Bob is for sticking by you through it all...

Judy said it was a good sale this AM- I'm busy at home- grouting tile...

Anita