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Inner Strength

Wednesday, November 20, 2013



Here is my chemo update:

For the first time yesterday after months chemo and of feeling nothing...I felt like something might be working! Now one of the women who shared Chemo with me yesterday explained how hard this treatment was and that she could not take it...so maybe I want something so badly that I am looking for things that really aren't there....but I don't think so....I got myself to my office this morning without waking John and with a cup of coffee and and I no longer remember when the last time that I did that...I felt chemo yesterday....I had to get home with only part of my errands completed.....and the weakness that I have has decreased....I can't believe that I feel like like this so fast and had yet a very low dose of Prednisone so that can be eliminated! I truly believe that it may become my “strength” in days to come over the next few weeks but there is hope that I haven't quite felt in really the last months that I am sure my friends have recognized too!!!! There is just something about being proactive that cannot be replaced because it leads me to make a difference...so as we move forward know that I can do so now in a manner that I could not have only a few hours ago...be I right or wrong to be so excited! After all, my strength more often than not comes from some pain that I have already experienced!

So thank you you one and all for being with me yesterday! I know that each of you supported me in many special ways! Including as one friend told me “I am a virtual friend so I can sit on your shoulder and not weigh you down” and she and I smiled when I patted my shoulder and my Chemo buddy looked at me as if to say whoops, I get it!



















So you see...being me is actually fun!!!!!

Thank you in advance for your time and your friendship!! I really really don't want to know where or what I would really be without it!!!! But I do know that I don't want to find out!!!!!!!!!!!

Jean: emoticon emoticon

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OVERACTIVEELBOW 1/12/2014 12:55PM

    Missing YOU...
Keep COMFY and Safe.
Hope your weather is warming up.
Prayers are with you.
emoticon & emoticon Audra

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DJSHIP46 1/10/2014 9:16AM

    Hope things are still going well and that the new year is bring new wellness & energy! emoticon

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OVERACTIVEELBOW 1/6/2014 10:38AM

    Missing you.

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HOLLYM48 11/30/2013 9:12AM

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BEWELL48 11/30/2013 9:10AM

    Snoopy is right.....Keep looking up! that is the secret to life! Your attitude is amazing! Sending along positive energy for continued success.
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PATRICIA441 11/23/2013 7:37AM

  Oh Lady Love. You Are So Special and So Loved By Us All! You bring us laughter and smiles and wonderful messages. I love the one I am not perfect but I like what I am becoming! That chemo is chomping away the bad cells and all of us are behind the chemo filling in those places with healthy full of life and fun cells. That is what you are feeling! Much love to a totally emoticon friend!

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SPARKFRAN514 11/22/2013 12:49AM

    Thanks for sharing your day glad that the chemo is helping don't let any one that good feeling away from you. great to hear you were able to get to the office on your own and with coffee. do you drink the fun favored coffees ? i saw on TV that star bucks \Christmas coffees are out might have to do something unsparky and have one during the holidays. love the quotes thanks for sharing i love finding good quotes to stuff in my spark first aid kit. have a great Friday .

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KAYYVAUGHN 11/21/2013 5:40AM

    Your attitude has done wonders. I'm so happy for you.

I love the vision cartoon. That's my feeling on weekends.

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LADYRH 11/21/2013 5:17AM

    Power of positive thinking can move mountains.

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BTRX71 11/21/2013 1:24AM

    It is good to hear you feel better. Amazing what strength, prayers, and your positive attitude can do! emoticon

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CELLOPLAYER1 11/20/2013 7:13PM

    Glad your chemo went well. emoticon

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CHERYL_ANNE 11/20/2013 6:13PM

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Here's some sunshine to keep with you for next time!

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MOM2ACAT 11/20/2013 4:47PM

    I'm so glad that you are starting to feel better! emoticon

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WILDKAT781 11/20/2013 10:14AM

    Jean I'm so happy that you are feeling it!!!!! I keep you in my thoughts always and will happily take up a perch beside your other friend on your shoulder! It is such a blessing to have you as my friend

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LAC936 11/20/2013 8:25AM

    Jean, your attitude is a real inspiration. Your Snoopy cartoon says it all ... keep looking up!! Prayers for healing and getting through this with the least amount of pain and stress.
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AWESOMECHELZ 11/20/2013 8:10AM

    Jean, here is THE power you have when you said "There is just something about being proactive"!That's YOU! I told you this before and I truly believe it to be true, that all the exercising you have done and are doing, and your healthy eating, AND positive attitude, ALL that will carry you. You are living each day to the fullest and I am SO proud of you and so happy to be called your friend. I love you very much and pray for you daily, as many of my friends in the prayer circle do. Have a beautiful day, Jean! emoticon emoticon
LOVE, CHELSEA

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GABY1948 11/20/2013 7:14AM

    This is a GREAT blog...so glad you are feeling better! God Bless you, and keep you!

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SANDRALEET 11/20/2013 7:13AM

    I will pray that God is with you and give you peace well being and faith to the next miles in your life Have fun and live my friend emoticon emoticon

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FERRETLOVER1 11/20/2013 6:33AM

    emoticon You are an awesome, amazing, powerful woman! It is my pleasure to be able to call you my emoticon !

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