It has been awhile since I updated you on my cancer journey. No news is good news. I have felt pretty good. My new life consists of so many doctor appointments. I have always had white coat syndrome while visiting doctors, but this journey is making me better in that area. I know the doctors I have are always so helpful. I have the sweetest doctors who really have an interest in me as well as their other patients.
I finally got a date for surgery. I will have a bilateral mastectomy on July 24th. The good thing is that I will get to go on the Greek Isles incentive trip I earned right before my surgery. I met with my plastic surgeon last week. He will give me silicone implants because he felt there is less risk in my healing with that. I was concerned about silicone implants because I have heard stories. He says he does 100 breast surgeries a year and has seldom had any problems with them. With that said, I am thinking positive. I will not be able to take a shower while tubes are in (six weeks or so) which will drive me crazy, but in the scheme of things it is small stuff. I usually take two showers in the summer since I live in Georgia, but it will not be the case during that time period. In the meantime I meet with all of my specialists for all the things this journey has brought. It seems that when I go to a specialist, it brings me to another specialist and the cycle keeps repeating.
My husband and I wanted to take a short trip to Wilmington, NC to see his family. Unfortunately because of my specialist appointments being spaced too close together, that was not the case. A setback to this journey, but hopefully we will get there soon. I have my every three week treatment this week. The treatments always wipe me out, but I feel so blessed while sitting in the infusion room to get the treatments. Everyone is going through something. We all have something going on during our lifetime. What I see in the infusion room though really makes me feel so blessed. I used to always see a teenager getting treatments. Then there are those who are so much older than I am getting infusions of some sort. It keeps everything in perspective and makes me feel so fortunate. I have learned so much through this journey.
Thank you for your prayers and concern. It means so much to me. Prayer warriors, if you can pray that my leg does not hurt so much. Also pray for my upcoming surgery. I would greatly appreciate that. Prayer has been what has gotten me through this journey so far and I am so thankful I have so many prayer warriors. So with that, here is a perfect card to say that I am always thinking of you. I hope you all are well and things are going great even through life's bumps in the road.
Always Thinking of You Card
by Phyllis Shepherd, Independent Stampin’ UP!® demonstrator
Whisper White Cardstock - #100730
Pineapple Punch Cardstock - #146971
Basic Black Cardstock - #121045
Snail Adhesive - #104332
Memento Ink Pad - #132708
Simply Scored Scoring Tool - #122334
Bone Folder - #102300
Stampin’ Blends – Daffodil Delight & Pineapple Punch
Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins - #146933
Paper-Piercing Tool - #126189
Beautiful Day – #145912 (wood); #145915 (clear)
- Card base: Pineapple Punch Cardstock cut to 5 ½” x 8 ½” and scored at 4 ¼”
- Basic Black Cardstock – 4 1/8” x 5 3/8”
- Pineapple Punch Cardstock – 4” x 5 ¼”
- Whisper White Cardstock – 3 ¾” x 4 7/8”; stamp the butterfly in Memento Ink in the middle and the saying above the butterfly. Color the butterfly using the Stampin’ Blends.
- Adhere all the layers together and then to the card base.
- Add a Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins using the Paper-Piercing Tool to the top of the butterfly.
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