Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Great, great, GREAT news!!! I am officially in remission!!! Finally, after two years of treatment!! I can relax and heal. Thank you God and thank you EVERYONE for all of your prayers! They worked! Who ever tries to say prayer does not work is crazy. I had my LAST chemo treatment on Monday. I was suppose to have one more treatment after that one but my doctor said she was happy with my last biopsy results and didn't see the need for the sixth treatment. Yea!!! I'm so happy. My BBF Kelly W. took me to my chemo yesterday (what an experience it was for her). She couldn't believe all the IV medications that were going into me. We stayed in a hotel by the medical center with the plan on going antique shopping the following day but that didnn't happen. I woke up sick and kept throwing up through the entire day, I felt awful. She winded up taking me home around 10:30. I had a bad day after chemo day, probably the worst ever. But..... that's okay because I won't have to do it again! At least hopefully for a really long time. I know with Lymphoma that we can't say never but at least hopefully for a really, really, really, long time. Hair is really falling out today. I think my doctor must have put a little extra something in my chemo treatment this time because the after effects are definitely worse than ever before. I'll have my next biopsy in about five or six months - please pray that my doctor doesn't change her mind and make me do a followup of radiation.

We have a cool front in Houston right now and it's LOVELY!! I love the fall/winter time. We don't actually have four seasons in Houston. The year kind of goes like this - kinda cold, cool, hot, hot, hot, hot, kinda cool. Our coldest month is January. My husband did have to put the heater on last night though. Mmmmm.... can't wait to crank up the fireplace. Ours is gas, not nearly as good as wood, but it gives off a good effect at least. The cats are acting all frisky because of the weather and are driving me crazy running around and getting into everything. They are indoor cats but they can still feel the difference. My 17 year old cat is still hanging on. Every time I think it's time to put him to sleep, he starts acting all perky like a kitten. He'll probably outlive me.

I got all of my Christmas shopping done! I did every bit of it online. It was quite fun. No crowds, no standing in line, no driving. All the boxes are arriving and I think my mail lady hates me right now. She just leaves a postal box full of packages on my doorstep every day. Some arrive by UPS and FedEx. I usually try to have all my shopping done my Thanksgiving because I hate crowds. I'm crowdaphobic :-) I broke my record by having it all done my Halloween. Ya Hoo!

Well, that's all for now. Now that I won't have my cancer to talk about I'll have to think of other topics. Take care and Lots's of Love to all !!!!

p.s. check out the photo of my cute cousin at the bottom in her halloween costume!!


Danielle said...

YAY!!!!!!!! Congrats!!!! I am so glad to read that you are in remission!!!!!!

And congrats on being all done with your Christmas shopping. I haven't even started yet.

The W.O.W. factor said...

Hi! I saw you in my following thing and thought I should come over and say I am glad I did! What an exciting day for you today! Congratulations on the remission! With your Christmas shopping done, you can truly enjoy the holidays this year!
~Many Blessings~

A New England Life said...

Good for you Kelly on being in remission! It sounds like it's been a tough road, but one that you are finally at the end of.

Christmas shopping done? My goodness you are an organizer.

Have a Happy Halloween! And what a cutie in that little pumpkin costume : )


Tiffany said...

I am so HAPPY for you!!! Congratulations for being in remission!! You should have a party! I am embarrased to say I have NO Christmas shopping done. Have an amazing day!
Let me know if I can give you any other ideas or suggestions for food.

Higgins Design Studio said...

I saw your photo pop up in my followers list and I thought I'd see who you were. Glad I came over here - you are a wonderfully creative person!
Congrats on being in remission!
Love your shot 'do.
have you been to my sister's blog? She is a quilter/crafter/cat person.
She and her hubby and my oldest nephew are the ones who have
Your kitties are adorable! I sure do miss my Max!

elizabeth said...

Congrats and continued good health!!!

janice_phil said...

wow that's nice of you...God will always bless you with all the good things you've done...

my beautiful Harriet

my beautiful Harriet
This is Harriet, my sponsor child through Compassion International. She is 9 and lives in Uganda, Africa. I've been sponsoring her for about 2 years now. She just sent me this photo and said she bought the shoes and stockings in the photo with money I sent her. Please pray for her and her family.