Saturday, April 11, 2009

The Easter Bunny Came

Yesterday to my surprise the Easter Bunny came by and brought some flowers and chocolate. I had to hurry and take a picture so that I could show the eggs that came with it. Unfortunately, a couple are already missing. You'd think I'd never seen chocolate in my life ...

Thanks to my sister O, for sending out the lovely Easter flower arrangement ... pussy willows and all.

What a lovely surprise. Thank you.

I wanted to mention that I have noticed the effects of the reduced dosage of the the chemotherapy. Getting off the couch or chair is so much easier and when I stand up, I'm feeling like my shoulders just keep lifting higher and higher. I used to walk a bit hunched over because I didn't have the strength to straighten up. I'm feeling more clear headed and stronger. We went for groceries and I still felt I needed the cart for support but I likely need to just build up some strength ... from too much sitting. I'm really excited about this even though I know I'm getting less of the Taxotere.

I read it on the Internet somewhere ... so it must be true ... right? ... that it is more important to get the right chemo then the amount of chemo. I'll go for that.

My husband is grinding up some Kona coffee we recently purchased at the grocery store ... it should go well with those last two chocolates.


Unknown said...

Ohhhh they are lovely!! I adore pussy willows!!! Uhhhmm the chocolate - I can never get enough of that!!! I'm glad your feeling less punk!!! Have a wonderful Easter hon, Sarah

Michelle said...

Oh very nice!


Arlene said...

Glad to see that you are feeling somewhat better. I see that 'tongue 'n cheek' sense of humor creeping back.

Deb said...

Just noticed that you had joined as a Follower on my site and I'll do the same my dear. Great to have you onboard. Guess you've read a few of my posts. I've been taking a bit of a break but please come back. We do have chatters on the blog who are wonderful people like yourself and it's a live chat. Some are cancer patients like Joanne! and Kje and others like myself are caregivers.
Hope we can chat sometime..I'm usually on at night.
Happy Easter to you and yours.

SweetAnnee said...

Oh you LUCKY girl. what a gorgeous bouquet..
keep the pussy willows..give them a fresh cut..keep them in clean water and they will root for you.. I wish I had one at this house..I love doing it with my willows.. and give everyone a sprout..

so glad you're better.. slow and steady my friend

Denise said...

Oh that was sweet! Enjoy that my friend..........

I pray that the LIFE given to the Christ as HE lay in that grave fill you to overflowing this Easter Sunday........

Anonymous said...

The flowers are GORGEOUS! Lucky girl, you! I am thrilled that you are experiencing more energy, and I do agree that the right chemo takes precidence over the amount of chemo. Good on ya for doing it.

Love the new signature! Very cool. Hope the rest of your weekend is good and that you are able to get out of doors and enjoy this fab weather.

nollyposh said...

Lovely X:-) and i guess it's also about knowing what is gOOd for YOu, so that you fEEL good tOO X:-)

Unknown said...

I am glad you are felling better. I saw your comments on my friends blog and even though they are for her I appreciate your prayers and i will include you on my list now

Trish said...

I love the flowers and the chocolate...yummy! It takes a while to get your strength back. I know what you mean about walking hunched over. I really lost my posture going through treatment. I would get a glimse of myself in the mirror and think..who is that?
Bald, hunched..oh man. I remember.
The good news is you WILL get your strength back. Take care,