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I wanted to give you an update on my cancer journey since it has been awhile.  I heard from my genetics counselor on Monday.  My test came back showing that I do not have a mutated gene for any of the cancers tested for.  I had had a test years ago which showed the same thing.  Because my mother, her sister, my grandmother and others on my mother's side have had breast cancer my counselor said there may be something there, but not that a test shows at least for now.  She said to check a year from now and every year to see if there are tests that come out that show more.  I hope I have many years to give her a call.  That would be great!

Last week I had my echocardiogram.  They called me the next day to come in for more photos to be taken so I did.  My oncologist phoned me Friday evening and told me that they had seen something on the first echocardiogram and so had me come in to take the photos of that area of the heart again.  The second time it was not as noticeable but for that reason he said he will make an earlier appointment for my echocardiogram three months from the last one rather than four.  My oncologist also said that he is just enough paranoid that he will more than likely have me see a cardiologist just to make sure nothing else is going on.  

My leg is still swollen but not nearly as bad and does not hurt as bad as it did although it does hurt.  Hopefully the clot is getting smaller and things will continue to be better.  My weight is below the point of taking the harsher water pills with potassium so I do not have the side effects of taking those.  I do take a water pill but it is not nearly as strong.  I find that I feel much better from not taking the harsher pills.

So the journey continues but in other areas.  I have a treatment next week but although I have to go in the chemo room for the treatments, they are not nearly as bad as chemo was.  I am thrilled about this fact.  My hair continues to grow in.  It is so white now and not my usual color, but soft as can be.  It still is not nearly long enough (not even one half inch long) for a cut,  but I see where that will be happening eventually.  

Continued thank you to all of you in all the ways you are helping with my journey.  For my prayer warriors, thank you for the prayers.  If I can request you pray specifically for my heart as well that whatever is showing up goes away by the next echocardiogram.  Also pray for complete healing from cancer as well.  I am living proof of the power of prayer and I sure have felt them.  I appreciate you all.  Thank you so much for continuing to get my blog posts.  Enjoy my card today.

Fall Harvest Card ~ Sheltering Tree & Country Home

by Phyllis Shepherd, Independent Stampin’ UP!® demonstrator



Very Vanilla Cardstock - #101650

Crumb Cake Cardstock - #120953

Pumpkin Pie Cardstock - #105117

accessories/adhesives/stamp pads

Snail Adhesive - #104332

Stampin’ Dimensionals - #104430

Bone folder - #102300

Crushed Curry Ink pad - #147087

Cherry Cobbler Ink pad - #147083

Pumpkin Pie Ink pad - #147086

Garden Green Ink pad - #147089

Soft Suede Ink pad - #147115

Crumb Cake Ink Pad - #147116

Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine - #147888

Paper Snips - #103579

stamp sets

Sheltering Tree - #137163

Country Home - #147678


  • Card base: Crumb Cake Cardstock – 5 ½” x 8 ½” scored at 4 ¼”
  • Pumpkin Pie Cardstock mat – 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock – 3 ¾” x 5” (front) + 4” x 5 ¼” (inside)
  • Crumb Cake Ink – stamp the tree outline, the swing, the dirt on each piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock
  • Crushed Curry & Pumpkin Pie Ink pad – large stamp of leaves and scatterings of small batches of leaves
  • Garden Green Ink pad – grass
  • Cherry Cobbler Ink pad - scatterings of small batches of leaves
  • Soft Suede Ink pad – sayings and the rake


  • Adhere the front Very Vanilla Cardstock piece to the Pumpkin Pie Cardstock. Wrap the Very Vanilla Cotton Twine around the top twice and tie in a bow. Place Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back and adhere to the card front.
  • Adhere the stamped Very Vanilla Cardstock piece to the inside.


If you would like a file  of the above project, click the link below:

Download 309.Fall Harvest Card - Sheltering Tree & Country Home

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Christina Walker

ALways love reading your blog post updates. Glad and thankful to see you doing better.

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