Thoughts, Feelings; moving forward

In my post ‘The number 12‘, I concluded with the following –

Chemotherapy will begin this Thursday and continue for the next 12 weeks. . . I will keep positive thoughts and faith to create a positive outcome.

In today’s post, I conclude with the following –

Yesterday was the first day of my chemotherapy treatment.  Thoughts, Feelings; moving forward –

106 thoughts on “Thoughts, Feelings; moving forward

  1. My prayers and wishes with u . Its really very painful to see this .. May u recover soon . Sending whole-hearted sympathy and kindness to u .. I will pray to Almighty tonight . Take care .. Positivity & strength go together a long way . And I find that in you .

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  2. Aw Terry-it is hard to like this post but we all knew it would be coming-in that you will show us all your strength, vulnerability, all emotions that you will endure-during this process of chemo. As I keep repeating myself you will be FINE, I know that already. We all appreciate your keeping us informed as you progress through this, we are here for YOU! These are not idle words Terry and Gary I mean them!!! Sunshine Hugs from across the State of Florida. xo

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  3. This brings back memories of me taking my father for his chemo treatments – once a month for over two years. We had the most interesting talks on these drives, and he impressed me with his attitude. You remind me of him. A positive spin on an unthinkable situation…the best made of a horrifying trial. Bless you.

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    • Bringing back memories of your dad I hope brings some joy to your day. I remain positive and deal with this one day at a time. Thanks dear, I always appreciate your comments – hope your day is going well. 🙂

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  4. This takes me back four years, when I was taking my dear friend for his chemo treatments. Like you, he was a brave soul and always tried to smile throughout the procedure.
    It makes me so sad to see you have to go through this. Sending you my warmest wishes and big hugs. 🙂

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    • Dear Laurel, I appreciate you very much and please do not be sad. I will be fine once I get through this and know your support helped me along the way. Thanks for the wishes and hugs! Have a great day friend. 🙂

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  5. U hate hitting the like button…I don’t like any of this….but it is what it is and another day forward to ridding your body of its unwanted passenger…..thanks for letting us in the chemo room with you, pretty sure we were all suppose to be out in the waiting room, but loved that you sneaked us in!!! lots of love to you,,,rest,let the medication do its thing…by what I understand, they are giving chemo in smaller does over longer periods of time so its not so hard on your body and works better in the long run….you got this my friend….!!!! lots of hugs……xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxkat

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  6. Hi Terry, this brought back memories of being with my friend during chemotherapy. They put Benadryl in her IV and she often fell asleep on me. I don’t know what cocktail you are on but I hope it doesn’t have too many side effects. If you lose your hair, I will post my shaved head on my blog in solidarity (bet I look better than you… 😄) My friend was very stoic, too, and sometimes that’s what gets you through it. Good luck with how you feel this weekend – the first one might not be too bad? I hope so, anyway. Fairy dust and hugs. 😙 😺 👍

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  7. Thanks for sharing this with us dear. I know it’s hard to do that but it helps us to see you and to know you are looking good and fighting the best fight! So much love for you and good vibes sent your way. I am so proud to call you my friend! Let me know if I can reblog this! much love xoxoxo Lynn

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  8. I’m being very practical here Terry. Remember to take your anti nausea before you feel nauseous – it makes a big difference. After the “feel good” meds wear off it may be tough. I keep a diary of Don’s reactions and progress. It has helped so we know what to expect. It is reassuring to know that what you feel is part of the process. Thinking of you and holding you in the light Terry 💛

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    • Thanks Val, I am taking the anti nausea drugs on a regular basis and I actually have not felt good for almost a week now. The nausea started last Sunday and the doctors believes it to be anticipatory nausea. Gary is good at keeping me on track with my meds. Thanks for your support, have a great weekend. 🙂

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      • This where I would like to have more medical knowledge and information
        to support you. Information and knowledge is power when it comes to fighting cancer.
        Cisplatin is front line and can be tough, yet every patient is different. Make sure you don’t get constipated and find foods/liquids you can tolerate as your taste changes. Dating and having support and the 2 things that make a difference! You have lots of support and live. Find a way to ensure you eat .
        Lecture over. Sending love and holding you in the light 💛

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        • LOL, no worries about the lecture. Trust me, I research, read and take it all very seriously. Gary has a medical background and is a pharmacist and with the great doctors I have – I know I am in good hands to handle what might take place with my body. Thank you very much Val for your sincere support, I appreciate you very much. 🙂

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  9. I was out today in a beautiful setting and I tried to make you a video but when I came to upload it, discovered I had a lot of footage of my feet and had not realised that all the time I thought I was filming majestic trees etc I had it on pause and when I thought I had stopped I had in fact pressed record!! I will try again soon. It is my first time using a smartphone and I am still getting to grips with it, I know patience is a virtue but it’s not one of mine 😄

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  10. I wish you all the strengths you will need to fight this awful disease. I will be thinking of you and will keep you in my thoughts.
    You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do” – Eleanor Roosevelt

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  11. Sending love and hugs and happy healthy healing thoughts dear friend! So good to see your face and hear your voice. Only wish I could give you a hug. Sending one virtually until I can do it in person. You are loved and cared about by many. Thank you for sharing you and your journey and caring so deeply for others. Hugs to Gary too! ❤

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  12. Wishing you love and light in your healing. You are surrounded by the love and prayers of many! Thinking of you and Gary – hope you will continue to let us know how you are.

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  13. You are brave and inspirational and I am so proud of you. The chemotherapy is not nice. My way of dealing with it was to think of it as an army of good guys releasing into my veins to overthrow the cancer. So today instead of flowers and sunshine, I send you warriors and special dragons to ward of your baddies. And always peace and love 🐲

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    • Thank you dear Osyth, you always have the right words to send my way. Your warriors and special dragons are doing their work and I know all will be much better very soon. You my friend are a special warrior that I look to with much respect. Thank you, I appreciate you, and your friendship. 🙂

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  14. Terry, I am convinced the “disease” doesn’t stand a chance to alter your ultimate (and desirable) path in life. I am more concerned with all the comments you will need to respond to on your blog site and the potential for developing carpal tunnel! 🙂 (Yes, I’m kidding!)

    If you don’t mind some unsolicited advice, in addition to the medical treatment, look beyond at the “things” you can do to facilitate the results you choose. These might include the foods, the stress reduction techniques, the restful and recovery sleep, exercise (within the limits your body and mind determines healthful,) spiritual support and guidance and any other factors that add quality to your life.

    Recognize your destiny is NEVER solely determined by human technology. Understanding this concept will help strengthen your innate intelligence that functions on a level well above our human understanding.

    Wishing you only the BEST on your journey toward healing.

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    • Thank you Dr. J. for the advice and it is certainly welcome. I understand and am following each one of your points; good sleep, some exercise, eating good food and I have a right frame of mind. All is good and will be better soon. I appreciate your support and others here – I am a very fortunate person. Have a happy day my friend. 🙂

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  15. Blessings to you for strength & courage throughout this journey. Because of the mind/body connection, attitude is extremely important and yours is in a good place. I’m sending positive thoughts for healing your way!

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  16. Hi Terry, This is actually my second time seeing these posts. I saw them all when they published and I got my notifications. (By the way, you should be honoured I only have three blogs on email notification! lol) But I wanted to come onto WordPress and “like” them and leave you some comments so that you knew that I am “here” with you, so to speak, and I’m still following your progress, 🙂

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