Friday, March 13, 2009


Yeah, Chemotherapy stinks. I've posted pictures of me starting out all happy in the chemo room and ending my day stuck in my bathroom.

This has been one of the longest days of my life. So many things happened and I will tell you about them - but not tonight. I'm going to spend the rest of the night with my head in the toilet.

Before I go, I will say, once again, that all the emails I got today were mind blowing. No, I've not responded back, but I've read them all. If y'all were trying to make me feel like I'm the most blessed and loved person on the planet - job well done. I've tried to respond back to all my facebook comments. Email responses will happen, but not as quickly as I would like.

Tomorrow my beautiful sister-in-law and my equally beautiful and very wonderful nieces will be here from Texas. I will be rejoicing in my time with them, but fear not, I've not forgotten the rest of y'all. I do not take for granted one single email, card, phone call or prayer. God has given me the best family and friends. I keep y'all in my thoughts and in my prayers always. I love you!

Sending love from my chemo nightmare,

Note: the photos got mixed up, obviously, and I'm too sick and tired to figure out how to fix the problem. It's possible I do not know what I'm doing here.


  1. Hey Sheri,
    How many sessions of chemo have been set for you?
    When Steve finished his, his hair started coming back within weeks... not only was there NO grey, but it was thick and curly! He'd never had curly hair before, but...oh was is still is too cute. (Of course, that was 19 years ago, so it's VERY grey now...but still curly).
    Hang in there. You're doing FANTASTICALLY. You look beautiful.
    No matter how you feel, EAT. Eat as much as you want because it will keep your strength and weight up. Steve got thru with Arby's roast beef sandwiches and smoothies that I made at home and snuck into the hospital. : ) Hospital food is the worst. And don't listen to the dietitian. BUTTER REALLY IS your friend. No matter what they say.
    You're doing great. The next chemo won't hold any surprises and you'll probably get through it much easier, now that your body has adjusted to the first jolt.
    Deep breath as you get closer to point "C".... = total health.
    Did you get our package in the mail?
    Hugs....Cheryl,Steve&rescued racing greyhound kids!

  2. Cheryl and Steve,

    Thank you for your encouraging words thoughout this journey. Your care package was wayyyy above and beyond the call of duty. While I love Steve's book, I equally love my hat and wind chimes - which I have insisted on hanging in the house because they are too beautiful to be outside. I've had a couple comments from people asking why my chimes are INSIDE the house which allows me to give my new favorite answer: "because they are mine and I have cancer."

    You have my much love and much respect.


  3. Praying that God gets you thru this time, and the poster above is right - you are beautiful! God Bless!

  4. Sheri,

    Can't even remember how I cam across your blog...blame it on the chemo brain. I am a stage 4 BC survivor. I am now your fellow warrior. Finished chemo last May, had a bilateral mastectomy, liver resection, 35 sessions of radiation & I'm living cancer free. YOU ARE GOING TO GET THROUGH THIS. I know exactly what you're feeling right now & my heart goes out to you. You sound like an amazingly strong woman with a huge support system. Lean on others for strength during this time. With much hope & love...Lisa

  5. Bless you for your encouraging words, Lisa. God led you and so many others to my blog to pray for me and poke me to keep my chin up.

    I'm thankful for you and all my BC sisters.