Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Where is Everyone????

Hello Friends, Family & Bloggers,
I just read an interesting blog about a girl who is wondering where all her friends and family went. She was diagnosed with cancer 2 years ago. Everyone was supportive for a while and then disappeared. I hear stories like this all the time.I remember sitting in the kitchen with my Nana just before she passed away ( went to heaven!).We talked about disappointment. I learned a lot that afternoon.I am a giver, a nurturer. I use to think that if you do something for someone, they in return would do the same for you one day.  I learned that if you think like this.....your going to be very disappointed. I  still remember back 6 years ago, I was 23. I was just diagnosed with the "Tumors". I had  brain surgery and learned that the people I thought would be there for me the most where not. 
Now, I know that everyone treats a situation differently. Some people are scared of hospitals, death....oh and Cancer! I have seen friends back away, disappear and step up to the plate. All I know is that I don't keep a running tally on how many phone calls I receive or cards I get. I will continue to be the person that I am & I don't need anything in return. I do the things I do because I enjoy making others happy. Word of advice to everyone who knows anyone going through a tough time, Cancer, death in the family...broken leg...etc. A simple phone call means the world to the other person. During times of crisis...We like to know who our People are! Definition of People : A person you can count on  to cry, scream, laugh, and eat a gallon of ice-cream on a Friday night with.Gather your People and have a great week! Peacelove&springtime

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Healing Garden

The best therapy for healing!  I decide to put in a Healing Garden . Paul helped me put my tree in. I love having a place to go to meditate, think and feel at peace.  If you don't have one....start digging. It's nice to have a little hideaway to be alone. This was the best thing I have done since I have been home. I feel that I have moved into a different stage of the healing process.  It's a wonderful feeling. 
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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Full Moon

A friend gave me a box of Himalayan bath crystals.  It's used on a full moon & New moon. After waiting all month,  We finally got a full moon on Sunday! I felt so awesome the next day...tons of energy. I actually got out of bed before 9am!  They should change the name to magic salt. 

Full Moon Bathing:
Here the healing process of the body is at it's peak, as is the body's absorption potential. It is at this time that the body will absorb the most minerals from the salt. The minerals penetrate and are absorbed into the skin in the form of ions. Where ions are present , so is Energy! Bio-energetic weak points are harmonized and the body's own energy flow is activated.

Website if interested.....americanbluegreen.com

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Start Pouring!

My Oncologist told me to chill! 
I am  suppose  to sit back, relax  and wait to see what my tests results show in May. The end of May! Yeah Doc that's a great plan. Do you have a carton of anxiety pills for me? 
He basically said...heal up, feel awesome and in 2 months we  will decide if you should do more chemo, a nice heavy duty toxic one! 
I don't get to choose my fate but, I do get to decide if I want more chemo. I am not sure what the right answer is &  I don't want to spend the next 2 months looking for it. 

It's time to Breathe, Live & Drink a ton of Wine!


Saturday, April 12, 2008

MIssing a Brow!

Anyone know of a good eyebrow fix???
I have one eyebrow from radiation. Hopefully it will grow back, but I am not sure what to do until then. Kerrin was fantastic enough to help...we ended up on the Internet searching for stencils & extensions! I ordered stick on brows! Who new you could buy eyebrows!
Send me a comment if you have any ideas. 

Jessica...Now I have 2 faces Please!

Friday, April 11, 2008


Hi Everybody!
I've been told by many people the power honey can have on healing. I went online and found a great product called Medi-Honey. After a few phone calls I was connected with a  women named Joy who basically told me to save my money. She just finished radiation for breast cancer and used Unprocessed Honey on her burn. 
I went to bed with a face full of honey. I woke up every hour stuck to the pillow case and I wasn't happy until this morning. My burn has drastically changed overnight.  My skin is so soft, the blisters finally seem like they are healing. 
Scroll down the page and read about Honey!

Sweet as a Bee

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Leaving Boston

My Last Treatment

The hardest part of today was saying goodbye to my friend Cindi. We met in treatment & I quickly bonded with her. I finally met someone who has been thorough almost the same surgery and treatment as me. When she says, " I know what your going through" she really does.  She has the most beautiful spirit and I am so thankful that I met her.  

I am really proud of myself that I got through it. It' s been so emotional at times that I didn't think I would be able to finish.  It's then that I would  see a child going through the same treatment and you realize that if they have the strength, I have it too. It still brings tears to my eyes when I think about it. It's been mentally & physically exhausting. My body has been through hell and I don't feel young anymore.  Within the past four months I had brain surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.  If I had to do it again, I would. Because I'm here, living my life and I am going to enjoy every breathe of it. 

I am looking forward to helping others. I have been volunteering for a while at Good Samaritan Hospital. It's been a privilege to give back.  But, I feel like it's not enough & I want to connect with more people like me who have a battle to win.  They need to know that they are not alone. 

Thank you for everyone who has reached out and supported me.  The emails, phone calls, cards, gifts...etc. have been great. Most of all thank you to my wonderful husband, Paul....my Angel. 

This chapter in my life is over...bring on the next one!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

April Fools Day

I am waiting for someone to jump out of the bushes and yell..."April Fools!"...this is all a joke! You don't have cancer, you are fine! Sorry about Radiation & Chemo! Everything was just a joke.