February 28th, 2015 Update

Like the light that shines on this tiny flower, my light shines through to you that stop by here to visit!

Words Escape Me!

Words Escape Me!

I guess I am having one of those moments. I wrote a really cool saying on the photo above, and somehow it is not there! Where did it go? I could have sworn that I did something! I have no idea where it went! They call this chemo brain! I re-wrote another saying on this photo, but it was not the one that I originally wrote, which still escapes me!

The second try at this!

The second try at this!

Well, on Wednesday I went in for the 3rd of 12 treatments on the “Maintenance plan.” We divulged to the Dr. that I do indeed have neuropathy as the neurologist diagnosed. He passed it off as if he knew it all along! I opted not to have the port put in, and the Dr. agreed with me, stating it was a convenience only to the nurses and he was glad I did not do it!

It only took two sticks to get the gizmo into a vein…thank God! All went OK. And, I emerged loopy, and ready to go home to crash!

Here today, the last day of February, I feel that I have lost more feeling in my hands. I ended up with a cold too. I am feeling a bit better today, but still wheeze a bit on the intake of breath. I am also really tired…

Heading to bed! May you all be well and take care!

Hugs–
Jane

February 18th, 2015 Update

Plum blossom

Plum blossom

Happy Wednesday to you all! I am a bit late in this post, but thought that I would wait until after seeing the neurologist to do this post.

Well, I was right! I do have neuropathy in my hands! Not only that, I have carpel tunnels syndrome too! Heavy sigh…The good news is that I am not at a point for surgery on my wrists! For right now I just need to wear wrist braces.

Of to the local Rite Aid, and I find that they do have the wrist braces. Most of them in size small, and most for the left hand only! Questioning someone there, they told me that there was an order for the right hands coming in tomorrow! Figures! So, I bought the only large lefty they had and will have to return another day for one for the right!

I return to the oncologist next week. Four days…four Dr.’s appointments!

Until next week, hugs and be well!
Jane

February 11th 2015 – Purity

Beauty

Beauty

For this week, just some cool quotes!

“What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter – a soothing, calming influence on the mind, rather like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue.” — Henri Matisse

“I’ve never claimed to have the answers to life. I only put out songs and answer questions as honestly as I can… But I still believe in peace, love and understanding.” — John Lennon

“Purity is not imposed upon us as though it were a kind of punishment, it is one of those mysterious but obvious conditions of that supernatural knowledge of ourselves in the Divine, which we speak of as faith. Impurity does not destroy this knowledge, it slays our need for it.” — Georges Bernanos

Have an amazing week! Hugs and be well!
Jane

January 19th, 2015 – Finding Inspiration!

Finding inspiration

Finding inspiration

Well, hello there! I am sorry that I have not posted sooner and within the week as promised. It has been rather hectic with construction here on the house, Dr.’s appointments, and being involved in the community. I have also been painting individual boards of the wainscoting that we will be putting on the wall in our new room.

So, what’s new?

I went to see my primary care person. When I described to her the issues with the oncology clinic and my Dr. there, she laughed. Her father-in-law is having treatment at a major facility and research center, one that I considered transferring to, and he is having the same issues! What the heck?

She also laughed when I told her what my oncology Dr. said about the issue with my hands and feet being all in my head. She replied that our minds are our bodies! So, yes, it is in my head but also in my body!

She has been receiving updates from the oncology Dr. and told us that she too thought originally I would have only 3 treatments. And, she told us she was surprised there was no road map. She also thought he should have told me about the inductive phase through the maintenance phase and was this meant.

She prescribed a drug for me that might help with the neuropathy in my hands and feet. It is a drug that will take time to work, if it does, and it will also help me with depression as it effects the serotonin levels in the brain.

Other than this, nothing else to report!

This week’s challenge for you is to look inside yourself so that you can discover your source of inspiration.

Hugs and be well!
Jane

January 3rd, 2015 – The Daily Affirmation

Dream

Dream

We are all dreamers. We dream of love, success and good health. If we are patient, we persevere, and give our strength to our dreams we can make them become a reality. It takes determination. It takes dedication. It takes effort.

What do you dream of for 2015? My dream for 2015 is to redeem my health.

Hugs and be well!
Jane

December 26th – The Daily Affirmation

Frost on a rose

Frost on a rose

“Snowflakes swirl down gently in the deep blue haze beyond the window. The outside world is a dream.

Inside, the fireplace is brightly lit, and the Yule log crackles with orange and crimson sparks.

There’s a steaming mug in your hands, warming your fingers.

There’s a friend seated across from you in the cozy chair, warming your heart.”
― Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Today I warm myself by the fire with my husband and enjoy the life that I have been given!

Hugs and be well!
Jane