Monday, July 18, 2011

Chemo Day 5

Today I have been extremely tired but made it out for lunch with a friend.  It is a goal for me to get out of the house at least once a day so that I don’t turn into recluse :).  I feel a lot like Westley on the Princess Bride after the “Machine”, with no real strength but half a brain that works.  I still can’t believe what I am eating – after a lunch at Pei Wei, I had Arby’s curly fries for dinner and some Dr. Pepper and a slurpee (thanks to kind friends who showed up with these in hand). I know all you health nuts are worried about me – I promise I am going to change my ways soon :).  Just trying to eat whatever will go down right now.  I have been having a bit of heart burn and and somewhat of a sore mouth, but nothing too drastic at this point.  Hair still in intact - yeah :).
Tomorrow I will rest more but hoping to have the strength to join the Survivor Sister’s Support Group at the Days of 47 Rodeo in the evening.  We have been invited to sing the National Anthem at the beginning – I think the theme is “Tough Enough to Wear Pink”.  It should be a memorable experience and I am happy to get out to test my strength so that I know what I am capable of.  If things continue on the upward slant I am going to try and ease back into my job part time for now.  I am grateful to my employer for their patience and understanding during this time.
Let me end with a little kick in the butt for cancer:

Cancer is so limited...
It cannot cripple love.
It cannot shatter hope.
It cannot corrode faith.
It cannot eat away peace.
It cannot destroy confidence.
It cannot kill friendship.
It cannot shut out memories.
It cannot silence courage.
It cannot reduce eternal life.
It cannot quench the Spirit.
                                                                                     Author: Unknown


  1. You're so great! Keep on keeping on!

  2. And it cannot take away Amy's genuine, joyful smile! Keep fighting and smiling!

  3. Thanks guys - you're too sweet :)