Friday, October 23, 2020

Cancer Update and Blessings

 Well, I think I am very blessed as I saw my surgeon on Wednesday and he took the drainage tube out. Then Thursday I saw my oncologist and he informed me since they got all the cancer tumor and being there was no cancer in the lymph nodes that I don't have to take chemo. Instead I will be taking a pill every day for five years. He said it was very unlikely I would get cancer in the other breast too. So we took that as a great sign that the Lord wants me around yet for a bit more. I have to take a bone scan to see how strong my bones are as this medication he prescribed is hard on the bones. If my bones are too fragile then he will give me a different pill. Apparently this pill attacks estrogen and rids it from the body. So it might cause me to have more achy bones but since I was taken off Plavix I am now allowed to take Aleve which sure helps with the arthritis pain. So that is a blessing.

Also my dear daughter who makes jewelry gave me a pretty pendant with a wonderful saying on it. I wore it to my oncologist appointment and I also learned in the past few days how to take a selfie of myself with my phone. I have to keep learning new things to keep my mind active. So that is a blessing that this old gray mare can still learn a thing or two!


And here is the selfie of me wearing it. 


I might try and work on some cards again after I am all done with doctor appointments. I just know that I am so blessed to have come through this journey with such wonderful results. All the more reason to keep up with the mammograms ladies. I never expected this to happen after all good mammograms for the past years. But it goes to show that it can occur at any time.

Oh, we had our first snowstorm of the season too. Apparently more is coming for the weekend as well. That did not make me happy as I was hoping winter would not arrive this soon. But I guess it is moisture and we are in such short supply of that so I will call it another blessing instead.

I hope all of you are doing well and avoiding the Covid. It seems to be on the rise all over lately. But I know better days will be coming as far as the pandemic goes. We  just need to keep the faith.

And, working with my computer is much better too since we got a new keyboard and a new mouse. I thought perhaps I had a stroke and that I did not have a strong enough touch when I clicked on it as everytime I hit the mouse I got all kinds of pop up windows which never had happened before. But apparently hubby fell asleep too many times in front of the computer and dropped the mouse too many times as my son-in-law said the mouse was cracked. So there I go with more blessings. 

Well, I have chewed your ear enough for today. I just got the laundry in and soon I will have to figure out what to fix for lunch. I actually feel like doing more now. Well, what do you know? Another blessing there too.

Take care and God bless all of you,

Verna

30 comments:

Jeanne H said...

So pleased you are doing so well. May you continue to feel better and better and can create more.

Olga Moore said...

So happy to hear the good news, Verna. May the good Lord keep showering blessings on you.

Barbara Bruder said...

What great news!!! So glad to hear this news,I know you are too. Stay well and God bless you and your family.

Mac Mable said...

What a fabulous post Verna and sure does include lots of blessings x.
What a thoughtful necklace your daughter gave you x.
Well done you on taking selfies and I am so glad that you are looking so well x.
Yes I have woken up today to find it very gusty, windy and very wet. We are staying close to home anyway, so I shall make it a craft day!
Funny story about your husband and the cracked mouse, which made me smile Verna x.
Continue on your road to recovery and thank you so much for the uplifting update x.

Dandi93 said...

So happy to hear the good news, great selfie Verna. Praying you get stronger everyday

Judy Inukai said...

What a wonderful blessing that you don't have to do chemo. Great selfie with the lovely pendant from your daughter.

Birgit said...

I'm so glad to hear you're doing well Verna! The medallion from your daughter is a wonderful reminder of His love and care for you. I love the selfie especially! Hugs~

Barbara said...

Thanks for the wonderful news and the update on your health. Oh, and fabulous selfie too. Please excuse me for not sending a card. My intention was good, but with the move to our winter home, I was overwhelmed. Not a good enough excuse. In addition, Power Poppy has a burst of a new release that needed to be done. Hope you enjoy the hop.

Carol L said...

I'm so glad your update is good news and that you're making progress on the health front! Good for you taking your first selfie - I don't even own a smart phone so you're waaay ahead of me there :) Continued good wishes heading your way for a speedy and complete recovery!

Lisa Babitz said...

That is wonderful news! So glad they got all the cancer and that you will not need to undergo chemo therapy. Very blessed indeed!! Love the pendant from your daughter, too.

Lisa K said...

Such a blessing to read your post! Glad you can take a pill rather than go through the chemo and radiation. Both sisters went through radiation and one sister went through both. Now, both take pills. I am thankful there are helps available in the medical world. Keep doing what you are doing and thank you so much for sharing.

Bunny said...

Fabulous news, Verna. I know you and your family are so excited. I'm excited for you.I hope you continue to have good days. I love the pendant your daughter gave you. [Bunny]

Judy Woodland said...

Well this news just could not be any better. I have a dear friend who takes that pill that you have to take. It has a few side effects, but the trade off is worth it. So, so happy there will be no chemo and I take it no radiation either. Now to get your strength back and start to get your life back too. Happy, happy news!!! I have been thinking about you!

Sue said...

So glad to hear of all the blessings. Continued prayers for you and your hubby.

Sandra H said...

Wonderful news so pleased for you now plenty of rest to gain your strength back sending virtual 🤗 x

TK said...

You, My Friend, are nothing short of amazing! So much strength and resilience, so much love and faith! I'm so happy to hear your good reports, and all the blessings!

Donna Ellis said...

I am rejoicing with you at such fabulous news! Hopefully your bones are strong so you can take this medication - I'm very happy for you to hear this. BTW, you look beautiful in your selfie! Yikes! Snow already, and here we are just barely staying out of the 90s. Our country's geography is incredibly diverse, isn't it? Wishing you continued good news and excellent health going forward, Verna! xx

Bonnie Garby said...

I am so very happy to hear this wonderful news Verna. Prayers that good news keeps coming. I hope you get back to your crafting soon. Big hugs!!

Cindy C. said...

Very glad to hear the good news!! Take good card of yourself, looking forward to seeing your creations soon.

Dawn S. said...

So glad to hear that you are doing so well! Blessings, for sure!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Oh, Verna, I am so relieved to read your post! You are blessed indeed! I love the scripture on your pendant - He does strengthen us! Thank you so much for sharing your happy news! It was a delight to read your post this morning! May you continue to be blessed with good health!

Leslie Miller said...

This post is full of uplifting news! You are blessed, indeed. May you continue to feel better each day, and I hope the Aleve will be okay for you.

Darnell said...

You know I love how you are concentrating on and sharing all the blessings you feel, Verna! Thank you for your positive, uplifting attitude about everything. Being angry and negative doesn't change any situation, but concentrating on being grateful for our blessings DOES do something and I think that attitude goes a long way towards our health. I'm very happy and relieved about your good results and I love the necklace from your daughter - and your great selfie! Take care and keep on keeping well! Hugs, Darnell

kiwimeskreations said...

What a wonderful outcome Verna - God is truly good! And it's great to know you have received blessings upon blessings - it is encouraging to hear of them.
Here in New Zealand we have very little Covid, but it is scarey to see the numbers rising in your nation
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Brenda in IN said...

Thanks for sharing your great news with us. How wonderful you are not taking chemo and only a pill. That is a blessing they got it all and no lymph nodes were affected. I'm so happy for you. Your selfie looks great and your daughter made a fantastic necklace for you. It's good you are thinking of making cards again and keeping busy. Hugs to you.

laurie said...

You have lots of news and good too! I'm so happy to hear about your good prognosis. That all sounds doable, so I will pray that your body tolerates the meds well. LOVE the necklace.

Greta said...

What a great post, Verna! So glad for the good report & that you're back to doing things around the house. Amazing how weak a person feels after surgery. Your selfie turned out great! I can't get the right angle. Take care & keep up the precautions so you don't get Covid!

Karen Dunbrook said...

So thrilled to hear about your wonderful results. God has blessed you and you are in many prayers to Heaven.
take care, sending hugs,
xx Karen

Patti J said...

Verna, thank God for your good report! So glad the news was good. I do a yearly mammogram, and so far, I’ve been blessed. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Hope that the pill works and is tolerable. Stay well, rest up, and we will look forward to many more of your beautiful works of art! Hugs...!

Hetty said...

Hello Verna, I am so happy for the good news you got from your surgeon.
May you live to be 120 and stay healthy. I bet you do your best to be healthy.
That pendant you got is absolutely loverly end you made a great selfie.
Hope the weather is not as bad as it sounds. Here we have fall stormy weather.
Enough to do inside! Rest enough, p,at with your stamps and keep safe xxx

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