Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Great friends!

I am so fortunate to have such a great support system during this difficult time. I have a great family and wonderful friends, some of which I have never met in person.

One of my good friends, Coby of CJ Kopec Creations has started a knit along for me. A whole bunch of knitters are all casting on one of my patterns to knit me through these treatments. They are praying, stabbing cancer cells with their needles and sending positive thoughts with every stitch. I feel very loved and cared for.

I had my very first chemo treatment today. I am not going to lie, I was scared! It went well though, so far no nausea or reactions to anything. I did get super sleepy from the Benedryl, but hey, what's wrong with a little nap right? I did start knitting on my Manhattan pattern along with all my friends, but I didn't make much progress yet. It's a start and I'm hoping if I continue to feel well, I will have a nice pair of warm new socks to wear to chemo appts. Today my feet were cold!!!!!! I am using Bearfoot yarn, which is really warm and I love it!

So thanks to all of you that are knitting along! I can feel all the love, support and prayers and they mean so much to me!

I'll try to post a pic in the next few days if I'm up to it. :)

6 comments:

Kim said...

I heart you. Hugs - great big hugs!

Crochetlocket said...

My thoughts are with you!

Anonymous said...

Hello,
We don't know each other, but I heard about your diagnosis via Woolgirl and signed on to knit Manhattan.

I'm sure you've gotten a lot of encouraging words, and your doctors may have already said this, but a work friend who went thru treatment for ovarian cancer and shared two advices from her medical team that I thought were so encouraging...they were that when you look at statistics, remember that each case is unique, not a mere "example" of the statistics, and, at the same time, remember that real people make up the positive percentages of those statistics--and there's no reason why one of them can't be you!

The last really helped her--there are real people out there making up those positive percentages and there's absolutely no reason it can't be you!

Best wishes,
Laura

airingout said...

Hi there- I agree with the anon post... statistics are bs. Don't let them discourage you. Whenever I'd find myself getting discouraged because of statistics, I'd try to remember that if statistics were always right, i never would have gotten ovarian cancer in the first place, i'm too young.

I did want to pass along that there are great anti nausea drugs out there... I was able to get through ovca treatment without throwing up. if a drug doesn't work for you, ask for different drugs.

Best of luck to you.

-sam
I got here from ravelry.

ChelleC said...

I hope you are doing well. I will pray for you. I just found out about your sock pattern and bought it. Blessings to you.

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