Meds…

Take one tablet every 4 hours not to exceed 4 in twenty-four hours. Take this one in one hour if previous medication doesn’t help nausea. 

Take one a day for digestion 

Take one every four hours til medication is complete 

Take one tablet 4-6 hours for pain

Use cream locally to ease reaction to antibiotics 

Use ointment sparingly to relieve discomfort 

Take Probiotic daily

Use numbing cream 1/2 hour prior to visit 

So what do Pharmaceutical companies have to loose if we have a cure? Lol

Let’s not forget administrative drugs used during treatment process…….

Food for thought…. 

Keep up a Good Life Quality! 

Low Maintenance 

Lol

To those who truly know me  ….

I’ve been called ridiculous & complimented on my table setting. Even a light lunch I so enjoy to present the meal. Okay there are plenty of us. My new regine is low maintenance. I frequently would become annoyed looking at paper plates on my daughters countertop. ” Don’t worry I’ll do the dishes or Run the dishwasher!”

Often I’ve peeked in her cabinet to find an appropriate place for them. I’m totally serious… my Mom loved them as well … 

Well look what has arrived!

 In my previous encounter with chemo I stupidly pushed to kelp all in order. Over exhausted myself in light housekeeping…. 

Whew !

Done with all that! 

Enjoy the day! 

So it begins….

Positivity streams when interrupted by reality… it’s three days of my first double chemo and keep an open mind I admit it is not going to be a breeeze. An over abundance of meds for any uprise of side effects won’t compensate for the inevitable. Long night dosing on & off in restlessness awaiting the first sign of anticipated reactions. 

Deep breathes and assertive this will pass. I feel confined by my restrictions in daily routine. On a lighter note I could get used to a housekeeper…. aside of uselessness, lol it’s best to keep my energy on reserve. I overlooked this aspect first go of it, so time to shelf my OCD habitual and maintain a lifestyle stress free from minor obstacles. I’m so low maintenance at this point I can do this…. so I’m hanging up my Wonder Woman costume resolving to submission in my surroundings. 

I never enjoyed helping hands extended to me with a notion it would serve as a mark of incompetence… 

I’ll just put all that nonsense behind and focus on the importance of my health not to excert  myself and find gratification in the goodness of others… 

I never thought I could appreciate the fact others are just as capable to tend to me. Born in the sign of Cancer – July , we tend to overdue the maternal instinct to nurture loved ones & all who show a sign of need. Well I’m in need of others and once again with a smile I commit to make the best of the current situation. 

I have Cancer it doesn’t have me… 

Evacuation process has begun & I look forward to many good days ahead … 

Turning Leaf …

Strength 

I’m often told of the intensity of my strength in many complimentary words of love. Yes I have an undefined strength, a true gift, however it’s a statistic in my composition of me. I’ve overcome &’survived many obstacles … the power of me is defined by those who surround my world, in good times and bad, happy or sad I find it a necessity to be humorous with positivity, laughter is the best medicine. 

I’m truly aware of my loved ones … kindred spiritual acknowledgment in they’re presence and feelings… one must be … one option is selfdefense from negativity. You know ” One bad Apple?” Lol 

No no no! I will not be among the spoils. My Dad has left his mark so deeply in my soul, those who knew him would agree. If I tried to describe him .. I honestly and always state ” if one could imagine Jesus & Leonardo DaVinci combined in one ” Yes he is my Dad. He knew me well … in my worst moments his words of wisdom ring through my mind to satisfy any doubts & fears.

” Kid with a strong backbone & sense of humor you can get through anything in life! ” 

Words to live by …. 

I pray my children remember and honor him, of which I’m sure … for they are Amazing, they are the greatest of gifts, my lifeline & soul. 

Blessed

Target Practice…..

I admit although I tried not to react; unlike my sister whom I dearly love, hearing my recent biopsy report. Learning that little tinny tiny ovarian cancer cell returned. Unfortunately in this predicament it becomes a life sentence. However, I’m optimistic! & I have an overwhelming love of life with all spiritual thoughts of not leaving here for quite a while LOL. On an up note, remission can prolong each interval of a comeback. Unlike my first adventure, it is contained… also on the upscale my remaining vital organs are ” Remarkable! ” Whew! 

Although it saddens me; the widespread epidemic of this fatal disease many encounter. with the Peeps escalating tremendously, science has advanced in treatment. Cancer is targeted for treatment. I anticipated feeling horrid this morning but not.  Again I follow the rules… plenty of water, force feeding, no caffeine, exercise & good positive attitude. 

Devastated yesterday when my new port was hesitant in cooperating… one threat of a new IV & wow did it flow! Lol  I’ll not cry nor throw out any white flags… we did much research on new developments in treatment, keeping an open mind with options, again ovarian cancer is still in its infancy in regard to immunotherapy.. whereas in other streams of cancer has been miraculous. Not to say it will progress for the future & hopefully in time for me.  I’m comfortable knowing my remission can escalate in a longer time frame.. unlike this past short year, perhaps 3-5 or 10 years. All good. 

Just brushed out my heavenly pooch who shows me unconditional love …. she as others needs me … strength… enjoying the remainder of this day & wishing Blessings to all. 

Deja vu

Port access done … vitals …. good…. Chemo ready. Of course first treatment is a double, I wonder how the mix will affect me. Lol must laugh as I recall the process…  cozy room and fortunately good company… I always pack a good lunch for myself and my companion of the day…. bagels for the nurse station …. 

As I settle down in treatment I wonder on the ‘Chemo dance’ 

Must be a site! 

God Bless All

My Blog

This is me a year ago. It marked a full year I’d finished 24 weeks of Chemo. It was miraculous to be physically back to myself. I fought a good battle; with unremarked strength, an equipoise of endurance & an abundance of support. Unfortunately, the previous few years I neglected my Blog, I had a good startup two years ago when I needed to vent the expirience of being diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer. 

Being spiritual it comes to mind many of my utmost lifestories consists of duplicating each event. This week I learned my cancer returned….. I never cared for this photo yet I never deleted it. Looking at it momentarily I totally relate to my state of mind. I recall thinking of this day. 

I’m taking advantage of a chance to dedicate time to do the dailies…..  I hope previous posts may have been beneficial to others battling cancer. I’d like to touch many more warriors & perhaps correspond with them. 

I’m suppose to be in Europe with phenomenal girls enjoying a “Life Celebration ” …. Thank you United Air for a full refund…  would have been my first Visit  … Easter in Paris the Chocolatiers, Monet, Louve, Eiffel Tower, Carmen the Opera in Versailles…. then Rome, Florence & Capri. A week prior to departure I had a feeling I wasn’t well… of course it was confirmed. Life is an equipoise …. my second granddaughter was born. We were in the same hospital God is Good. 

I’m currently dealing with my new port and Chemo treatments begin tomorrow.

Battle On!

Again 

I love this tree 🌺

By the third week of planting, it was barren, not a petal ….. I thought the worst. 

I was assured it was duress due.

Fortunately for me I took this picture before I left our Winter home.

Today I learned I have cancer… Again 

I am in duress ….

But once again I will blossom. 

She’ll be coming around the Mountain……

Just home in bed… whew!
Had Biopsy…..I was awake & not anything I want to do again. 

Venture started with my TINY vessels…. don’t think my Britt screamed any louder …. 3rd attempt to PUSH too large a needle I alarmed the entire ER not to mention poor Robert at my bedside….

Bloodwork again,  of course Cscan

Comfortably medicated….. 

Surgeon & Oncologist follow up (lol) on the late night & early morning Residents. . . .

It’s not a complete shock !

It’s a thought followed by an injury as a survivor and Warrior … each ache or discomfort….?

Is it back?

Wasn’t it 2 weeks ago, I was cheering on a dear friend…. She’s having another battle…. 

“We do what we have too …. 

geez…. 

keep in mind the Daily of your day… 

your only son awaiting the arrival of their first born XOXOXOXO much anxiety 

I’ve learned in the Medical field…. it’s never “too many cooks spoil the soup!” Lol but

Rather a gathering of great minds .

I’m Thankful to all for prayers & comfort & support…. 

Update will follow biopsy report…. 

God Bless & Goodnight ❤🙏🏻🌹💜

Mushrooms…. braised 

 Such a delight cascading over fish pork chicken or rice !

16 lg mushrooms 

1 green onion cut in 1/4 pieces

3 tbs EVO

2 tbs  butter

  Fresh parley to garnish & dress with salt & pepper to taste.

Hint of Nutmeg 

Wipe mushrooms with a damp cloth to remove any residue.

Trim bottom 1/4 inch

Cut in half

Warm pan add oil & mushrooms 

Toss adding butter slices and remaining ingredients 

Braise 3-5 minutes then simmer for 5 minutes covered 

Always a few dashes of white wine!

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