Saturday, March 24, 2012

Spring in the garden, and an update.....

I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden.  
                                         ~Ruth Stout        
   
Hello everyone.  I thought I would give you a brief update as to how I'm feeling.  My chemo treatment went well last week.  The infusion was not bad at all.  However, the side effects are tough to deal with.  It's been a week now and I am just now getting my energy back.  Seems something new crops up everyday but I am doing fine and hoping for a good week before I go back for my second treatment on Thursday.  


The back porch and the garden are my healing haven.  The weather has been warm and sunny and we've been having some absolutely gorgeous days.  Spring has sprung here in our neck of the woods and dogwoods and azaleas are blooming all over town.  It's a beautiful time of year!  




I want to thank you once again for all your love and support and your kind thoughts and comments during this time.  It means the world to me and keeps me going.  I ask that you keep me in your prayers for this next coming treatment.  
Love you all.



16 comments:

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Your garden looks like a wonderful place to rest and heal Donna. My thoughts, love and prayers are with you....
Hugs,
Penny

Fru Nielsen said...

Sending you a big warm hug from Denmark. I love to read your blog, have a wonderful dachshund myself. Sending you a lot of healing thougths and I will pray for you! GO ON and fight - YOU can do it!
Karen

La Vie Quotidienne said...

I know that my garden has gotten me through a lot of difficult times including the loss of my husband ~ there is just something about God's beauty that lends a healing hand.

I hope that the side effects of the chemo lessen and you feel better. Rest and take care.

Sherri said...

Donna, many hugs for you!! I am glad you are feeling better and I hope your next session of chemo goes better. The garden, especially your garden is such a healing place to be! Healing thoughts are being sent you way right now and always!!

MAYBELLINE said...

Thought of you this evening while speaking with my cousin & her success with alternate cures. So glad you are coping & have such a beautiful garden to retreat.

Pondside said...

The garden looks like the perfect place to heal! I had a note from my dear friend, who two years ago called to tell me about her breast cancer. After the chemo and surgery she is doing wonderfully well and on her way to Africa on safari with her husband. I will pray that you will have the same sort of outcome - you have the greatest attitude!

Catherine Holman said...

Your garden looks magical. It could very well have some healing powers from above along with all our prayers. Keeping you in my prayers Donna.
Hugs,
Cathie

Donna said...

Praying like crazy dear friend...and I'm picturing you completely healed in no time at all! Love the garden! Perfect place to re-group!!
Thanks for letting us know!!
((((HUG))))

*Sheila* said...

So pleased the treatment went well, and you are regaining your energy. Your garden is beautiful, a riot of colour,but my favourite has to be the blue periwinkle [vinca] photo at the end. One of my favourites since childhood. It is supposed to be a good plant for healing and you are supposed to ask for it's permission to pick it, and it will help you heal. I think it is used medicinally in some cancer cures too.
I thought it was kind of interesting that you were drawn to photograph it.
Always thinking of you, sending love and healing vibes!!
♥♥

Deb said...

Our gardens are magical places aren't they Donna ~ yours looks like a lovely oasis.
Sending hugs.
Deb

Babs said...

Gardens are truly wonderful, healing places.I always think of the garden plaque saying.. which to me is so true...

"The kiss of the sun for pardon, The song of the birds for mirth, One is nearer God's heart in a garden than anywhere else on earth."
Love and prayers are coming your way,
Babs

Mimi Sue said...

Who wouldn't heal in your beautiful garden with your precious dogs by your side?
We pray for you every day Donna. Hugs to you. Mimi

Happy@Home said...

So nice to hear from you, Donna and know that your first treatment went well. I will keep you in my prayers as you move closer to being completely healed.
Your garden looks so pretty right now. The glass birdbath is beautiful.
Hugs,
Kim

Cherrie said...

I am so sorry to hear about your breast cancer. My mom just when through this last November. I am sending healing prayers your way!

Balisha said...

You can add my healing thoughts and prayers to the many who are reading this. When I have had a problem...I always find help among my garden flowers. Just sitting and observing God's beautiful world can bring some calm to our bodies. Take advantage of it right outside your door.
Hugs...Balisha

Peonies & Magnolias said...

Your garden is beautiful and you continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. Take care.

Sandy