I haven't forgotten that I am just one person,
That I am but one voice attempting to stand out from the crowd.
SMILE, LAUGH, GIGGLE
The morning started out similar to any other day until the big word cancer came up in the same sentence as my name. I drove around the corner from my house to the outpatient X-ray department of our local hospital. Searching for a parking spot became a challenge in itself and after circling for ten minutes I finally found one. I had an 8:00 a.m. appointment so I told my husband Dan I would go by myself since this was only a routine procedure. Waiting in line, I checked in and got my papers to fill out. When I completed them, I approached the area where you check in and gave the paperwork to the rep. I watched Good Morning America until a tech came over to me and asked if I was Sheryl. I said yes. She asked my birth date, and I replied 1/18/58. Then I was escorted to the back where I prepared for the mammogram.
The will of a bending knee
The harvest of a living hope
Such mystery amazes me.
to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.”
timeless. Imagination has no age.
And dreams are forever.” -Tinker bell
WEEKEND HERE AND GONE
Before this month, I always looked forward to the weekend, but now I am very unsure. I am not looking ahead. The reason is that I do not want to face the coming days. With my husband and my daughter by my side the weekend came and went. We spent a quiet time at the park and having a picnic. With nature around us, we stopped thinking of our health problems.
in numerous ways although we simply do not recognize it. Enjoy the wealth you already have in your family and friends, in your health, in your freedom, in your knowledge,
and most importantly, in yourself.
On 1-9-11 we finally got our affairs together and a doctor from the facility called and said she would have the travel department arrange our traveling plans. It’s set for 1-12-11. I felt relief and was nervous at the same time. This is the right thing to do. I am very lucky that I have a husband, daughter, and family that stand by what I believe in and are backing me up going for another choice other than surgery, chemo, and radiation.
The venture of the unknown starts. I am going to cross the border and stay in Mexico for three weeks. I don't know how to speak any Spanish. This will be a challenge, on top of being unable to swallow pills.
The chef came in, explaining they would be feeding us organic foods and all day we would have amazing meals. He asked if there is anything we like, and I replied surprise us (HAHAHA).
At this moment, I am relaxing, while taking the different minerals and vitamins they gave me and celebrating another day of life. With the IVs, it’s making me tired and I am sleepy most of the day. I have been blessed for I met a patient that just finished her treatment with the same issue. The only difference is Ana had cancer prior and went through surgery and chemo.
Scientists know that when the cells of the body are exposed to higher than normal temperatures, changes take place inside the cells, and that some of these changes can be harnessed to increase the likely effectiveness of orthomolecular cancer treatments.
I have now kept track of how many pills I will need to take daily. The total will most likely be twenty-six per day. If you asked anyone around three weeks ago, if Sherry could swallow them, the answer would be no! I came up with a solution by taking them with ice and water. When H20 is cold, it's easier to get them down.
Today around 9:00 a.m. the chemist came in to give me the third dendritic cell (DC) vaccine shot. The last will be on Tuesday, one day before I am discharged.
THINKING IN BED:
SAMPLE OF RELAXATION-IMAGERY TECHNQUE:
DON’T FORGET TO
PUT THIS INTO PRACTICE
THE MOST EFFECTIVE IMAGES ARE THE ONES THAT HAVE SOME MEANING TO YOU.
WHEN BATTLING TUMORS, PEOPLE MIGHT IMAGINE THAT THEIR HEALTHY CELLS ARE STRONG, OR HEALTHY SOLDIERS GETTING RID OF ALL THE CANCEROUS CELLS.
Linda bought special goodies (foods) that I was able to eat. I am thankful to have such a special sister and friend.