Sunday, May 29, 2011

You brighten my days!

Every comment helped to brighten my days and help me feel connected this week - thank you all so much!
The nausea has eased somewhat although it's still playing a role and I feel tired, not feeling like doing much. Lost my appetite, so I eat what and when I can. It's so much like being pregnant! I was so glad with some advice I got about changing the medicine against nausea and although not 100 percent, it is better than what I had. If anybody has any input about what to do to increase the white blood cells or just against tiredness, I would be grateful!
I have to avoid the hottest part of the day, not to walk or lay in the sun, wearing long sleeves etc.What I can do is be outside, of course in the shade, but after five I can do some exercise in the swimming pool, wearing a hat of course.



Wish I felt more inspirational with card-making. Thanks to Brenda who sent me some Graphics 45 tags which I used on this card. I am so happy to have this outlet of crafting therapy. Thank you Judy, I used the K&Co pp pad you send for the background panel (LOVE the Burt's Bees Milk & Butter soap too!). The dimensional panel is from the Graphics Fairy. Stamped Butterfly is HA.

Hope you are all fine! Have a lovely Sunday.

20 comments:

  1. Glad to hear that you are feeling a little better Jacqueline, I am sure the tiredness will ease up as your body adjusts to the treatments, you have to be patient and try and rest as much as possible.
    Smiles and Hugs
    Sue.

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  2. What a beautiful card, Jacqueline; your spirit shines through! My advice is to take as many little catnaps as you need. Praying that this new medicine will do the trick...

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  3. So glad you could use those Graphic 45 tags Jacqueline, your card is so soft and beautiful! Just take what ever rest you need. How wonderful to hear that you are outdoors doing as much as you can when your body allows, you are an extremely strong lady, I truly admire you!

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  4. Beautiful card. Glad you have the support of so many friends. Thinking of you and praying.

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  5. Happy to read your post! So glad the medicine is helping a little; take good care of yourself. I am cheering for you Jacqueline.

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  6. So nice to hear from you, Jacqueline and I'm glad you went ahead and asked about changing the medication. Lin is right, take lots of little naps. It sounds like you're doing everything right. Love your gorgeous card! Take care. . .thinking about you lots, as always, and sending more hugs!

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  7. I love your beautiful card Jacqueline! I have been thinking about you and praying that your recovery is going well and that this time will go by quickly for you. Sending you a big hug!

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  8. Lovely card, Jacqueline. I am happy
    to hear that you have felt a little
    better! So glad you like the paper
    and the soap. I will email you about
    the white blood count.

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  9. Happy to hear the nausea is easing a bit. It is so good to hear you compare it to morning sickness - since both of these often difficult times in life (chemo and pregnancy) lead to a joyous time at the end. It is one difficult and temporary step in being cancer-free. I think that's a wonderful outlook. Beautiful card, thanks for continuing to craft with us. :)

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  10. Beautiful card, Jacquline. So soft and feminine and I also love the card in your previous post.

    Glad to hear you're feeling a little better. I think if you're tired then you need to listen to your body and rest, maybe sleep too if you can.

    Sending you my best wishes.
    Chris x

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  11. Fijn om te lezen dat je je iets minder ziek voelt. Ik heb geen tips voor je. Alleen dan dat je niet meer moet doen dan waar je energie voor hebt. Veel sterkte, denk aan je!
    lieve groet,
    Wilmi

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  12. Just thinking of you and glad you're feeling a bit better! Happy to see one of your beautiful cards but pace yourself!! Sending hugs and prayers!!

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  13. So glad you are feeling better a little bit anyway, Jacqueline. At least the weather is warming up so you can get outside later in the day for a swim...that will help you feel more alive. Love your card and glad even if for a short time, crafting helps. Blessings my friend.

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  14. I hope this comment will come through.

    You are a strong lady. I admire your strong will to be creative when you´re so tired. Your card is very beautiful and the design is gorgeous.

    I hope that you day by day will feel stronger and stronger.

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  15. Fijn dat je weer wat beter voelt. Kleine porties eten wil nog wel eens helpen en goed naar je lichaam luisteren. Je kaart is zoals altijd mooi met prachtige kleuren. Ik denk en bid voor je.

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  16. I'm so glad that you have this crafting as an outlet to ease the pain too! You are so strong minded and I know you will conquer through this with your positive attitude and the help of your friends and family!

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  17. Beautiful card as always! Glad you're feeling better! I think of you!
    Hugs, Petra

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  18. A friend of mine used Echinacea tincture to up her white blood count during chemo. Her doctors were really surprised how well it worked. Recommend Specialist Herbal Supplies here in the UK who sell a particularly strong tincture. I use it myself as an Autumn tonic to prevent colds. Hope this helps. I do enjoy your style of stamping and hope you will soon be feeling better.

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  19. So glad the sickness is easing for you. Are the boys looking after you? I led worship on Sunday and my theme was drawing strength from God, Phillipians 4 13. Its such a powerful verse! Take care lots of hugs xx

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  20. Blijf omhoog kijken Jacqueline!

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