Wednesday, June 30, 2010

It's Official

I have officially finished my last cancer treatment. I have been singing my praises to my Savior and Lord for seeing me thru. I will be honest there were times I did not think I could go any further, but dueto the amazing people in my life and such great prayer warriors God gave me the strength. I will stay in the hospital an extra night for monitoring due to my blood pressure being so low. I want to give a shout out to the Pearlman Comprehensive Cancer Center Physicains and all the staff they are awesome. Also, want to give a shout out the South Georgia Medical Center and the nurses and staff on the 5th floor they have taken great care of me.

Next week is going to be so different for me. Everyday for the past couple of months I have gone to the Cancer Center for treatment. Now I have time to build my Mary Kay business and finally accomplish moving up to Director. I will need all the help of my friends and prayer warriors to help me accomplish this goal.

Have a terrific night!

What Cancer Cannot Do

What Cancer Cannot Do
Cancer is so limited
It cannot cripple love
It cannot shatter hope
It cannot corrode faith
It cannot destroy peace
It cannot kill friendship
It cannot suppress memories
It cannot silence courage
It cannot invade the soul
It cannot steal eternal life
It cannot conquer the spirit.

Wednesday June 30th

Can you believe June is on its way out. My life seems to have been a big blurr since 4/15/10. It is like today the lights are on and I am ready to go. This is my last treatment. Yesterday was pretty rough. I had to have a unit of blood due to my hemoglobin being to low. I had been so tired and not able to do much of anything so hopefully that took care of that. The cesuim implant went fine yesterday, but the pain was terrible due to still being sore from the last one. They finally got my pain under control by 8:30 last night. Then I had problems with my blood pressure being to low. Today it is doing better. Possibly will get to go home this afternoon.

I am already starting to fill my July Calander for MK parties. Time to get busy. I am looking forward to building my team. So I am looking for sharp women who are looking for a great company to join and earn extra income. I have a passion for helping other women and even more so now. I am looking to start scheduling interviews next week, and I will have a thank you gift for each person who attends an interview with me.

Pray you all have a super blessed day.

Friday, June 25, 2010

My Opinion

I was reading in todays newspaper about a local practice that has Cancer screenings that save lives. This test is for breast cancer and ovarian cancer and cost $3000. Of course it is not covered by most insurance companies. If you have a family history of breast or ovarian cancer you are a candidate to have this test done. Here is why I get a little no alot ruffled. If this is a test that can detect or prevent these horrible cancers they need to be readily available to everyone not just to the people that can afford pay $3000. There was a recent article I read that most people already cannot afford to go to the doctor for regular screenings and when they are finally diagnosised with cancer sometimes it is to late. I had no insurance so of course I am one of those people that put off having my test done. Then I started having severe health issues that kept me going to the doctors for 4 months before I was even diagnosised with STAGE 3 Endocervical Cancer. And guess what? I have no family history of cancer. Ours is heart disease. So that throws that theory out the window. I think everyone should be a candidate.

My second thought is why don't they do better with the screenings they already have in place? Reason being in 2004 I was pregnant went in for my first OB appointment and of course had my pap done. I had a miscarriage, the weekend after my miscarriage I received a letter in the mail from the doctors office stating I had an anormal pap and needed to schedule a biopsey. (yea cold huh, they had to mail it to me and not call me, anyways) I had to have a biopsey and my cervix did not match the pap results so he had to take to biopseys. I asked him if it was possible that was not my pap and of course he said anything was possible. My results came back normal. I had 3 paps afterwards all in which were normal. Then When I was diagnosised in April the Gyn Oncologist in Macon said that was more than likely my pap that I had this cancer for years. 7 cm, a size of a lemon. Why did no one mention endocervical cells. Most times when you have a pap done they don't get these cells because they are higher up in your T zone. So you see I believe they need to be better on doing the test that are in place. I bet everyone or most people that has been diagnosised with cancer have a story to tell as well. Sometimes I think we all get so comfortible in what we do we overlook or don't do the best that can be done. Especially now in healthcare since providers have to see more patients they can't or don't spend the quality of time with the patient or reading the test results or listening to the patients and their cheif complaints.

If there are any cancer screening test out there that can save lives I believe it should be readily available to "EVERYONE" not to just those who can afford it. In the long run it would save a tremendous amount of money and lives.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

It has been a while...

It has been a while. I have been busy "Kickin Cancer's Butt". I have finished my chemo and out patient radiation and through my first Brachytherapy with one more left. These past few weeks I have been resting (not by choice). These treatments have taken everything out of me. I will be so glad to get all of this behind me. Of course I have not been able to work much, not to mention when I first was diagnosised I lost a client with my billing company. Wayne has also been out of work for a few months so things are tight. Time for me to get to work on my other business's and generate some income to pay the bills. I will in the next day or two have a flyer with all the candles I have in stock and probably will have a sale on them. Will also have Wayne probably go thru the neighborhood and pass them out as well. Also looking to fill up my July Calendar with MK Parties - Foot Facials, Scent parties, lips, etc.

I have a lot of plans just can't wait to physically get moving. Have a super evening.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

So important to take good care of yourself. For 4 years I put off going to the doctors for my annual exam. I always found a reason, I was to busy, it's not that important I will do it later, I am not going to have cancer, etc. I say all this hoping it will help someone even just one person. Don't put off your doctor visits. Preventive is the answer. If it is one of our loved ones we would make sure they go to the doctors, well we have to take care of ourselves as well.

My son asked me tonight why I walked slow and Daddy and him were faster. I explained I had a doctors appointment and was taking medicine to make me better and I would be fast again. Our children are smarter that we think and they notice everything. Next week I will be in the hospital a couple of days and away from my son. This is going to be hard but I have to change the way I look at it and know I am investing in my future with him.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

No need to Worry

No need to worry

Let heaven fill your thoughts. Do not think only about things down here on earth.

Colossians 3:2 NLT

Worry is the interest paid on trouble before it falls due.
Author unknown

It is not work that kills men; it is worry. Worry is rust upon the blade.
Henry Ward Beecher
Wednesday is finally here, my last chemo treatment! Yesterday I had my pre op for my Internal Radiation treatment. I found out my tumor is about 40% smaller, so the treatments are working. I just have to hang in there a little longer. To tell you the truth on Monday I was ready to quit. I just did not think I could go any further. I was so tired with no energy. Getting dress was even difficult. Tuesday was alot better.

I am trying to get myself ready for my hospital stay next week. I have to go in at midnight and have surgery to implant the interal radiation and will be there for 2 days laying flat with my head only up at a 45% angle. No visitors allowed. I will be able to talk on the phone and I am taking my laptop. I don't know what else to bring to keep me busy. Sure am going to miss my little man.

One thing I have learned out of all this is to trust God, there is nothing I can do at all. When you go thru something like this you have choices on how you are going to handle it. I have learned there are things in life we cannot control and it is so much better to let someone more qualified handle it on your behalf. I just do what I am told and trust. I know He holds the future. I don't know what or how I would get thru this if I did not have Christ as my personal Savior.

My outlook on everything and everyone has changed. I do know we need more compassion for one another. Remember not to be so hateful or short with one another. Give people the benefit of the doubt you never know what that person is going thru. A little kindness goes further than one could even imagine. If Christ be in us we have all the power in the world to love and we are commanded to love others as Christ loves us. (A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. John 13:34)

I pray you all have a super blessed day and that my chemo goes well today with no reactions.

Monday, June 7, 2010

It is Monday, my last week of out patient chemo and radiation. This weekend I have to say was the toughest. Sunday I was in the bed all day, tired and no energy but could not sleep. Seems like the after effects hit me around Sunday. Carter had been sick this weekend too, so that might have had something to do with it.

I am so ready to do something, hoping today is a better day energy wise. I do have a Mary Kay Event tonight and have several guest attending "Spa Night". This will give me something to look forward to, I might have to have someone drive me though.

Don't have much to post these days. I did enter some sweepstakes last night, you can see them in my post if you want to enter also. I had to do something with my time I was so bored yesterday.

Have a super blessed Monday!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

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Saturday, June 5, 2010

I hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day Holiday. It has been pretty relaxed around here. A total different atmospere. I am so use to being on the go and now I actually relax. Last weekend I was starting to feel out of touch and lonely. Thanks to some great friends this week was alot better. I had lunch out 3 times this week and it felt great to get out and visit.

Great news this week, my last chemo treatment is Wednesday and my last radiation treatment is Friday. Then I have 2 hospital admissions to receive liquid radiation then I should prayerfully be done and cancer free.

My little boy has been sick all day. So he will go to the doctors in the morning. Prayerfully it will not hit me, somethings you just cannot avoid.