Thursday, January 15, 2009

One Down, Three to Go!

Hey Blog Buddies,

Thank you for praying! Today was my first chemo treatment and it went great. I had none of the side effects that could potentially happen and even the drugs that should've caused me to be sleepy did not take effect. I got to catch up on women's ministry stuff, text and email, visit with friends and open gifts! It was not what I had pictured for my first chemo day! We celebrated at Hester's Cafe afterwards!

My sweet BAF friends sent the biggest care package you've ever seen. I got pajamas from Victoria's Secrets (oo la la), bath & body wash, perfume, lipstuff, starbucks gift card & mug, itunes gift card, a scarf, a gift certificate to Woodhouse Spa, a pillow, a soft, fuzzy blanket for chemo days, a book from sweet Sunny, & Aaron made me a DVD of good movies! And the best part was a gift bag overflowing with cards and letters that everyone wrote to me. It was the most precious gift.

In the chemo room, there were recliners lining the wall, set up in a circle around the room. You got to pick your own recliner.(I know...the perks of having cancer!) I looked around and noticed there were no friends there my age..and they were all asleep! So fortunately, my friends Mandy and Monica hung out with me and livened up the place a bit. Byron was worried that we were being a distraction, but not possible. My chemo buddies were sawing logs! And snoring! They had no clue that there was a party going on!!!

So thank you all for your prayers, your support and your encouraging words that fill my inbox everyday. I love you all and I am so grateful for you. Your friendship has truly made this journey much sweeter.


Sheryl said...

Wow, God brought you to my mind today and did not know that this was chemo day 1. So great to hear it went well. Also love hearing how your friends are showering you right now. Praying that you will continue to have minimal to NO side effects.


B His Girl said...

How wonderful you were showered with love from friends! I love your attitude. Yes, we will count down your reclining time, because God has places for you to go! But for now get plenty of rest : )

Anonymous said...

What blessings!! I'm so glad it went well, you're in my prayers :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Dee Dee! I don't know too much about all the chemo stuff, but I am glad it went "well". Good friends are worth a million. I continue to pray for you. God bless you! Karina Powell

DA Wagners said...

I'm so glad the first treatment went well. You have such a positive outlook, which encourages me when I'm negative about the small stuff in life. Thanks for being such an inspiration! You truly are a shining star! You are constantly in my prayers!

~April said...


Anonymous said...

Hello Lovely Lady,

You crossed my mind today and so I went searching for you.

Thinking about you and praying for you.

Warm regards,


Alene said...

Stopping by to say - love ya!!!