Monday, July 02, 2007



WHEW!!! What a difference a week makes. These pictures were taken LAST MONDAY as we celebrated Maddi's 6th Birthday. (her birthday was actually Thursday the 27th but I knew I would be in no shape to host a party after chemo) Sweet Carole from

sent Maddi a VINTAGE ORIGINAL TASHA TUDOR Fairy Tail Book for her birthday. Which she LOVES because Tasha Tudor is one of our FAVORITES. THANK YOU CAROLE!!! (the pictures are not in order as it is still hard to concentrate with this chemo stuff in my body)

Well, I know that on the Wednesday's I have chemo, thru the entire weekend, I will be in bed!!!
Nothing worst than a migraine and nausea for 4 days straight. My spirits are still up, THANKS TO ALL YOUR POWER OF PRAYER and GOOD THOUGHTS and.....TODAY, is the first morning I woke up without nausea or a migraine. TODAY IS A GOOD DAY!!! The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and I am typing on the computer. WHOO HOO!!!

I STILL HAVE MY HAIR...although it feels GROSS, it's all dried out and feels like a big stack of hay.....LOL and MY WIG got here this weekend and everyone has been trying it on and having fun with it.....(THAT'S MY MOM with the WIG ON!!!! Now you know where I get my humor)

Above is a picture taken the day before my chemo with MISSY and KAREN.....(all 3 of us hate this picture but I had to post it anyways)

WHAT WONDERFUL ANGELS we have WALKING IN PEOPLE CLOTHES!!! Unknown to me, they DONATED MONEY for me to get a WIG and with the GENEROUS AMOUNT they gave to me, I will be able to get 3 of them!!!! MISSY AND KAREN.....YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THAT MEANT TO ME!!! Not only do I have you as my friends but I am now going to call you my "PERSONAL HAIR REPS".....THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!

I thought I might "ESCAPE" the mouth sores in my mouth but they started showing their UGLY SELF yesterday morning. I can feel them crawling down my throat and it's getting hard to swallow, taste or enjoy eating. (I DO LOVE FOOD....especially anything with potatoes, sauces, gravies and BUTTER....LOL) I have to gargle with warm salt water and that seems to help. Other than that....I FEEL SO MUCH BETTER TODAY!!!!!

Enjoy the pictures and HAVE A HAPPY MONDAY!!! (The above picture was taken YESTERDAY, JULY 1st's of Me and Bob....and I'm STILL SMILING!!!!)
All my Love and Hugs to ALL of YOU, Amy


Cape Cod Washashore said...

Amy you are such a love! I am glad you are smiling, too! You still have my prayers. =)

Your daughter's birthday party looked like a sweet time. What a little precious girl you have! My only daughter is just about the same age (she turns 7 this week). Aren't they fun at this age? And how sweet of Carole to send her the book.

And your wigs!!! What loving friends you have!!!

Lallee said...

Amy, I check every day to see if you have a new post. I'm glad the weekend yuck is behind you.

The birthday party looked like a sweet success. Darling children!


a Pocket Angel said...

Hi Amy, What great photos! Looks like everyone one was having fun at Maddis birthday party.
I love the wig on your Mom, how cute she looks.
Thanks for calling me this morning. Your voice sounded so much better then it did the other day. Yeah!!!
Take care & remember try not to over do it.
Hugs & Love ~Mary~ :-}

Anonymous said...

Amy, I'm choked up and so completely touched by your ability to make each day a good one despite the hardship. You are such an inspiration! I'm so thankful to know you and I praise God for every day that He gives you on this earth to spend with your beautiful family and adoring friends!!
God Bless you!!! Camie

a Bohemian Market said...

WOW!!! Amy, THANK YOU for allowing me to be part of Maddi's memories : )
More later as I am taking Jessica to get fixed : (
love & Hugs

Anonymous said...

Hi Amy !
Well, I have been checking your blog every few hours in hopes you would give an update, and I was so happy to see this today! Your Mom looks like a lot of fun and I love the wig darling! Loved seeing the party pics and reading your blog. Bob looks like the sweetest guy too! You are surrounded by so much love and it shows in your pictures.
May God Bless.


Gayla said...

Great photos. Hugs from Missouri! G.

Anonymous said...

Happy belated Birthday to your daughter.
Amy, you're looking great! I'm glad the weekend yucka's are over for you.
They make a mouth rinse for chemo patients that they just swish-and swallow- you might want to ask your Dr. about it.
Hang in there, that smile is chasing all your blues away!

julia said...

I've been following your blog for a few weeks and just wanted to say I'm thinking of you and am amazed by your strength. You're an inspiration and I just know you've beaten this thing, hands down!! I hope the chemo isn't as bad as you think and I'll be sending good luck vibes across the water ro you.

Julia x

savvycityfarmer said...

Love the smile and LOVE Tasha...what's not to love.

The Urban Chic said...

Amy, what a ray of sunshine you put out. Your posts bring strength to me and I look forward to them. I can see where you get your personality from.
Wish I still had my bottle of swish and swallow so you could ask your dr. for it---great stuff and it's like a banana taste. Great party for Maddi

Lori said...

Amy Glad to here your up and going! Please watch the mouth sores. For a bit of information, they can turn to thrush a thing we usually hear about with babys. What happens is your good bacteria is gone and you need to rebuild it, heavy doses of antibiotics tend to cause the condition along with chemo. My best friends dad had it during chemo and when caught early it is best. Also try to add yogurt too. Have they mentioned a nutritionist for you? Check into that ok. Love, Lori

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Amy ~
Hehe ! I guess there are alot of us so happy to see a blog post from you~ I am glad that you are feeling better today ~ What a precious birthday party !
I love your wig too, it is so pretty! I think I need one of those ~ :o)
Lots of hugs and prayers to you Amy!

Betty said...

Gosh've been busy having parties and buying wigs and hanging out with that cute hubby. I'm so proud to call you my firend! Hugs! Tell Maddi Happy Birthday for me too...I'll have to send her something soon.

Kingswood Food and Craft Market said...

Hiya Amy, so nice to see those happy smiling photos! You all look like you had a blast!

You keep taking care and smile that big smile every blessed day :)

Shannon :)

Anonymous said...

I love reading your posts.. I love the pictures especially the one of you and that beautiful smile! My prayers continue to be with you!! (((HUGSS))) from Canada

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Oh your mom in that wig!! Yikes! A sense of humor will save you in many situations I believe. It has me anyway. I'm so glad you are smiling and have no headache or nausea today.

Anonymous said...

Amy I hope that you find the support through your blog uplifting! I certainly admire your ability to be so upbeat and for you to know that you have all these people behind you must really help. Beachy directed me to your blog after a post I wrote about support in the blogging community and I am so glad I've found you. Keep postive x


blessings said...

Still look great! How? How can chemo treated hair look better than my "the-best-high-end-generic-products-at-Walmart" treated hair?? Hmmm... Maybe it's the Walmart part. =) You're lovely! So glad you're doing better than you thought you would! Be encouraged and stay rested. Blessings... Polly

ellen said...

Some messages may be late...but they are still heartfelt and with good intentions. These are mine...may you be enfolded in love, may you find rest and comfort, may you be awarded the joy of little things, may your God and beliefs surround you, may your mornings be bright and filled with expectations of good things, may you know that many people think about you and care about you and wish that they could each take a bit of your pain and fear and share it amongst them, thereby reducing the burden that you and your family has had to endure. May we all understand that the caring for and about people is the most important act we can do in our lifetime.
xoxo e.