Friday, December 12, 2008

Punch 'er Lights Out!


Today's post is more for myself than anyone. At my last oncology appointment, my doctor gave me the pink boxing gloves pictured above as a motivator for me to punch cancer. I thought that was a very thoughtful gift! I just wanted to share them with you so that you, too, could help me remember to punch cancer.
Chemo is cumulative. It stays with you and one treatment builds on top of the next. One would think that in 21 days' time, a body would be able to get all of the chemo out of the system, but it can't. Anyway, I say all of that to say that this has been a rough week. I've just felt icky all week long. But, that's to be expected with the 3rd round of chemo. On the positive side, I'm half-way done with my treatments.
I was only able to pull through 2 1/2 days of work, and my tummy has had me doubled over in pain on numerous occasions.
So, friends, today I'm reminding myself to punch 'er lights out! This battle will be over before I know it!

13 comments:

one of nettie's girls said...

What a thoughtful doctor! I was so sorry to read that you have struggled this week. I will pray for relief from the pain and that you will be strengthened.

Amy said...

That was a very thoughtful gift.

You are an amazing lady! You have given God the glory through out your struggle...He will honor you for that, sweet lady.

I'm still praying for you and your husband.

And one more thing....I loved that you called me a "hot mama!"

*Sigh*

Those are sweet words to a lady with a back brace pushing 40. ;)

God Bless,
Amy:)

Tova Darling said...

I am praying for you. Also, what a sweet doctor!!!

Megan said...

Wow..What a nice doctor. Glad you have a doctor that cares that much. You will beat this!

podso said...

What a great visual for you from your physician. Your attitude (half the battle) is great to be able to write and share as you do after a rough week. Thanks again for sharing your heart and struggles and praying God will give you continual grace for each moment.

erinkern said...

What a clever gift. Said a prayer for strength and peace just now.

LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

Wow, what an incredibly thoughtful gift....your doctor is a treasure indeed. As are you, your blog offers so much inspiration!

I'm adding you to my favorites!

LaurieAnna

the undomesticated wife said...

That's a great idea for inspiration! You have a thoughtful doc!

Keep hanging in there!

AngiDe- Nana's Box said...

Stay strong girl! It looks like your winning the fight! love the pink gloves! I bet you look fierce in them! (insert screaming and running cancer)
=)

Angie
"Nana's Box"

Tanya said...

Very cool doctor! If anyone can do it, you can with your awesome attitude towards it. I'm so sorry you're having a rough week...prayers for a better one this week!

Sweet Simplicity said...

It sounds like you have a great doctor. I am so proud of the way you are handling everything. You are in my prayers.

Mrs. Hibit said...

I just stumbled upon your blog through my recommended feeds. You are an absolute inspiration! Stay strong; I'll be keeping your family in my prayers.

jamiewhite said...

Praise God you don't have to punch cancer out alone! Praying for a better week! Have you tried the alcohol pads on your nose?