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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

'Twas The Night Before Chemo

'Twas the night before chemo and all through the house, there were many creatures stirring, but nothing in my blouse!
It was round number two for the Red Devil and his friend. I was wishing this whole thing would just come to an end.

I decided to blog it and put my words on the screen. So that others would know the experiences I've seen.

It's been over a month since the surgeon took my breasts. The cancer was aggressive so it was really for the best.
I try to keep my spirits up and be there for my kids. But my energy and stamina have all gone up for bids.

My hair should fall out soon and my eyelashes too! Should I get a wig or wear a hat ? what to do, what to do?
This cancer thing really sucks, it wears you down and steals your bucks.

But all in all I can say these things, friends and family together it brings.

I am so blessed and so thankful to have all this love. I see it all around me sent from heaven above.

So to my followers on this blog, have no pity and no fear. For true blessings can be disguised as "the worst thing of this year."

It is true how I feel that I am happy and I'm blessed. But make no mistake I do get distressed.

So keep praying and keep following and tell each and every friend, we need more research and awareness to bring triple-negative to an end.

It is rare and it is ugly, this breast cancer sub-type. So say its name and get it out there, bring on the hype.

More awareness brings the dollars and enables new research. So spread the news, join the blog, and go pray in your church.
'Twas the night before chemo and my mind is on the day, when cures will all be known to send breast cancer on its way.

Penny Nichols


milissaaustinjenkins said...

You go girl!!! Forget the wig they itch like hell!! Stick a little bow up there and go on, it's what I did and to this day I can't stand any hair on my head. Vicky and everyone thought it would be the end of me when that beautiful hair of mine fell out and I have to admit I did sit in down in my kichen floor and cry -- but only for a minute and then I realized it's hair, it will grow back, it just won't be like the hair that grew there prior! Hang in there and keep writing, I love reading your blog each day!!! Missi

Penny said...

Thanks are a true inspiration to me. Love you girl!

Cindy said...

Hey, Sis! Thinking and praying for you constantly. Love you and love your writing! Makes me laugh and makes me cry!

You should write a book! Cindy

willow58 said...

The joy of the Lord is your strength, Penny and it has always shone very brightly through you. We are proud to be part of your never ending list of family and friends!

You are a living epistle!

elliebelfiglio said...

Oh, my dear beautiful Penny, after your ordeal is over, with Val's help we are going to publish all your beautiful writing. You are true inspiration to me; and I'm certain to people that going through what you're experiencing. How you describe your pain, fear, discomfort with so much humor! Not only you're a brilliant writer, you also are a wonderful poet. I am still palnning to have the big party after you are cured. I will come today to hospital to spend some time with you and look at your beautiful, fighter eyes. Hanging there my child. God is watching over you and your family.

vickyboiles said...

ok that was awesome! you should submit this to the breast cancer foundation. I know boobs and hair are important, they don't match the character you have. you will get new hair, new boobs and your character will be who you have always been just more of it. i love you, miss you, want this to go away. you bud!

Rachel Chetta Whitley said...

I agree with Cindy and Ms Ellie, you have to write a book! Everytime I read your blog, I think how clever you are with words (especially today's post). We love you Penny and are praying for you and yours daily. Thank you for letting us share this part of your struggles and triumphs! See you at Thanksgiving!
-Rachel & Brian
PS: I bought your mom-in-laws book on amazon - can't wait to read it...

AFWingMom said...

:) love reading your updates.