Thanks to everyone who has offered strength and encourgement as I deal with Ovarian Cancer. I'm in the hospital for my second round of chemo. I got really sick after my first round, and ended up back in the hospital for 4 days. This time, I will have a home care nurse checking up on me and make sure I stay hydrated.
This is definitely putting a damper on my holiday plans, but I'm just going to do things a little 'smaller' this year.....there'll be plenty more to go all out!
In the meantime, I have my lap top with me and am totally enjoying everyone's plans for the holidays unfold.
Thanks everyone for your birthday well wishes. I've had an okay day, but definitely feeling better than yesterday. My Son didn't bring over my Grandson, so I had 7 comments and asked my Husband to pick a number between 1 and 7. He picked...........#5.
So my friend, Carole, you made the fifth comment and are therefore the winner of my birthday present! This was fun to do on the spur of the moment! Just let me know what you would like from my Etsy Shop and I'll send it out next week!
I''ve always enjoyed giving presents, and so on my own birthday, it's no exception. Yep...I'm 56 today! It's certainly not going to be a momumental day....still feeling exhausted from the chemo and not bouncing back as I had hoped.
So I dediced that I'm going to give away a $50 gift certificate for any item in my Etsy Shop. I actually just went in and reactivated a lot of stuff.
Just leave a comment or just say "hey"and this evening when my Grandson comes over, we'll put names in a basket, and let him draw one! Just check back tonight or tomorrow am and email me your address and we'll get 'er done!
So, Happy Birthday To Me, and Good Luck and Best Wishes To You!
Just a quick update on my week. I was able to come home from the hospital last night after my fifth day of chemotherapy. I had NO side effects and tolerated all well...thank GOD! I am thankful for my family and friends who have been supporting me so graciously!
It feels GREAT to be home....the best! Now I just have to pace myself this week and try not to do too much....but there's pillows to be be made and stuff to fluff!
Blessings to all and thanks for your well wishes and prayers.....it works!
So I guess today, I'm swerving. Well at least my head is spinning. Two weeks ago I had a hysterectomy, where I had a 15 lb. tumor removed from my right ovary. We met with my Doctor today, and she is definitely recommending 3 rounds of chemo as there were definitely signs of stage 1 cancer. The chemo will be done in the hospital for 4 days every 21 days. They will install a port to administer the three types of chemo. Bummer!
I don't want to bring anyone down and please don't feel sorry for me. I have faith and know that God will bring me through this time.....it's just that right now I'm kinda numb, ya know?
They say the hospital has Wi-Fi so at least I can have ny laptop with me, and maybe even finish my rug hooking project that I started years ago.....That's a good thing.
I'm hooking up with Suzan at Old Grey Mare for Project Genesis. If you haven't already, head on over and take some time to read about it. Suzan is an amazing advocate for keeping our planet healthy, has a wealth of information and if she doesn't inspire you....nothing will! I know I have a long way to go to live as 'Green' as I would like....it's a process. It makes us do things we aren't 'used' to. Change is good, and there's so many 'simple and easy' things we can all do.
One thing that I am totally sold on is "Composting". I can remember searching for information about composting. There's entire books about the subject:
Check out this book....all 1007 pages!
If I have one gardening book, I have 25 and most of them have information about composting.
I have a folder with magazine articles about composting, and how to build a 'fancy' way to keep it intact!
"Composting: Make It or Buy It?"
"How to Bake Compost"
"Layering Green and Brown"
"Build Your Perfect Compost Bin"
Well, I say "phooey" on all that....it's just way to complicated for my simple little country mind!
So, here's "Composting Susie's Way":
1. Know what to compost (now you may want to read up on this a bit, but here's the condensed version)