Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Good Morning, Everyone.....

I woke up early this morning, poured myself a cup of hot coffee and walked outside on the back porch.  What a lovely morning.  
The trumpet vine is so heavy with blossoms they are hanging way down over the pergola.  The hummingbirds love the sweet nectar and I love watching the hummingbirds.  

I am feeling really well since my last chemo treatment.  My very last chemo treatment, by the way (forever and ever)!    
I still have a bit of neuropathy from the chemo but that will eventually go away.  My energy is slowing returning.  My appetite is back.  I really have no complaints.  
Surgery is next, and that is scheduled for August 20.  I am very anxious about surgery.  Every time I think about it I have to take deep breaths and tell myself everything is going to be fine.  I've made it this far and I can surely make it through surgery.  
After surgery, then comes six weeks of radiation, every day, Monday thru Friday.  I've heard that radiation is not all that bad.  

The end is in sight.  

I've been spending time in the garden and reading lots of books while my body heals.  

Oh, and one more thing.  My hair is finally starting to grow back!  Yea!  

Thank God for small miracles.  

And thank you, my dear friends, again, for all your thoughts and prayers.  
I know they are helping me.  I love you all.  


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

Your trumpet vines are beautiful Donna. I will have to remember to plant those when we get our next house.

So happy you are feeling better and your hair is growing back! Keep taking those deep breathes. Think positive thoughts - I am sending calmness your way.

Cozy Little House said...

As we love you. You are a strong woman. We will be here with you all the way.

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

It looks like you have a very lovely garden. I too love an early morning stroll while all is quiet.

Sherri said...

Donna, I can just picture you having your coffee on the porch enjoying your garden! The trumpet vines seem to be really exceptional this year! I am so glad that you are done with the chemo treatments! Prayers for you with the surgery and recovery!! HUGS to you my friend!!

Balisha said...

Just checking in to see how you are this morning. I love the trumpet vines. I had trouble getting one started...no one could believe me as they grow rampant usually. I finally gave up.Your picture makes me want to try again.
Have you ever done yoga? I do a very simple yoga for older people using a chair... and find it so relaxing. It might help before your surgery.
Wishing you a beautiful day.

Mimi Sue said...

You have such a beautiful garden! I love trumpet vines too and in our last house we had a red one. So happy that you can see the light at the end of the tunnell. You can do it! A year from today you'll look back and be so happy that it's over! Love and peace to you. Mimi


Super deluxe!
I bet your super short hair do is super cute for the summertime. Seems like you are is very good hands.

Donna said...

Oh Donna...I'm SO glad you're starting to feel better! A day doesn't go by that I'm not sending you prayer...
Hang in there dear friend!!!

Happy@Home said...

I can't think of a nicer place to be as your body heals. Your garden is looking gorgeous. That trumpet vine is so full of blooms.
Hip Hip Hooray for no more chemo and hair growing back.
Hugs to you,

Babs said...

I'm so happy that you're feeling better and your hair is growing back. Yay! Your trumpet vine is gorgeous. I have one, but it hasn't bloomed. It's in a huge pot, so don't know if that makes a difference. I want to put it in the ground, but haven't found the perfect place. Thanks for letting us know how you're progressing. Sending hugs and good thoughts,

Karen Harvey Cox said...

Hi Donna,

I am so happy that you are feeling well and that you had your LAST chemo. Your hair might grow back even thicker, like my friend Judy.

I am marking my calendar so that I can say prayers on the day you have surgery.

Have a lovely evening. Your garden looks amazing.


Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I am glad to hear you are through the chemo treatments, Donna! I am praying the rest passes quickly for you, too!

Zuzana said...

Dear Donna, so nice to hear about your recovery and the many sunny days ahead of you. You have such a vibrant love of life and that will get you through. Have a great weekend and enjoy your magnificent garden:;))