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Monday, September 15, 2014

Slower Paced Weekend







hi Everyone!  Yes, I took the majority of your words and advice and had a restful weekend.  I stayed at an even pace and didn't get too tired and most of the swelling went down because I was drinking water all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Yay!  My appointments at the Huntsman went very well.  My doctor pronounced that I do not need any further CHEMO!  I am done!  No more chemo is required, HALLELUJAH!  With the pace I was staying at all weekend, I can see myself getting more and more healthy as the weeks progress.  So I ain't making no promises but, I do see my posts getting to be more and more current and less and less needing to have repeating photos. 


 These two photos? 
I WAS ABLE TO GO TO CHURCH AND I WORE THE ARGYLE SWEATER AND ALL THOSE ACCESSORIES
BUT NOT THE JEANS!  I WORE A DENIM SKIRT AND THE TURQUOISE SUEDE HEELS SEEN BELOW
(MY ALL TIME FAVORITE SHOES!!!) 
and my hair is more like the top picture, except more white which I'm really loving!
  
 
Why didn't I get a photo of my outfit?
 I WAS TAKING IT EASY - - - AS Y'ALL SUGGESTED.  THANK YOU! (hug)




 
 


See "Argyle Anyone?" 
original post 'thrift outfit'  HERE







LINKING WITH:
INSPIRATION MONDAY
THE GOOD RANDOM FUN
CREATIVE MONDAY




Thank you to all of y'all that came by and linked up with us at "Fashion item Friday".  I get so excited about more and more of you each week.  We are always around 50 of y'all and I think that is fabulous considering that I have been in treatment for most of the time this Blog Hop has been out and about in blogland!  Your comments warm my heart and I sure hope that more and more of you sweet people continue to join and grow more each week!  Thanks so much!!!! ♥ Renae

Friday, September 12, 2014

"Fashion item Friday" #43




As I have described all week thus far, that I am having a strange and awkward time in feeling better since chemo ended.  I have had some parts of my health return to pre-chemo status but in other areas I am worse; worse nausea and worse pains in my feet, legs and torso.  Swelling is a common side effect after chemo and it is hitting my legs; very uncomfortable after about 30 minutes at the computer.

So this weeks "Fashion item Friday"
is short and sweet and to the point. 


Instead of sitting at my computer so much I have found that I can still communicate with several of my followers that are also on Instagram.  I can post on Instagram fairly easy. My Instagram account: @simplesequins

I will still post here on Monday, Thursday and of course Friday {for the blog hop}. Very grateful for all of you and your patience is such a God-send.  I appreciate your friendships during this phase of the treatment and your faith and prayers in my behalf.  It is all so sweet of you.


Things will get better.


"Fashion item Friday"
will still continue.  
It will just be a bit sparse for a while.
AS IN A COUPLE TO THREE WEEKS OR SO PER MY DOCTORS RECOMMENDATION.
 






LINKING WITH:
PASSION FOR FASHION






"People say that money is not the key to happiness, but
I always figured if you had enough money, you can have a key made."
 JOAN RIVERS
1933 - 2014



Please join Joan and me for our fun Blog Hop!


Now it is your turn to join in the Hop!

•  •  •




THE RULES 
{never fret, they are simple}
*  LINK UP EACH FRIDAY AND TELL ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS, FELLAS AND FASHION GALS ALL ABOUT IT!
* SHARE YOUR FASHION ITEM OR YOUR WHOLE ENSEMBLE OR WHATEVER YOU WOULD LIKE TO POST 
ABOUT BY LINKING HERE.  THOSE INAPPROPRIATE, WILL BE DELETED,  ...SO PLAY NICE.
* ALL I ASK IS THAT YOU LINK MY POST TO YOUR POST BY EITHER ATTACHING THE BUTTON OR  
'MY POST TITLE'  TO YOUR POST IN WRITTEN FORM 
AND LINKED BACK TO MY SITE / POST! 



 Everyone is invited and enjoy!!!
 
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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Sure Appreiciate Your ...






Since the chemo has stopped, I have had better energy.  True, but it comes in sections or spurts. I am finding myself back in bed.  It is so strange.  I spoke with my nurse and she advised me to be patient with myself.  She said "It could take up to a year to feel like you did before this all started".  Does that frustrate me?  Yes! Yet, so many of you have told me to relax and rest and that is why I am saying I sure appreciate your friendship and support!!!

We are having our "Fashion item Friday" tomorrow, 
but it might look a bit different.  Just saying cuz my blogging days are really 'taking a hit' more than I expected.  I am still a cancer patient.  I am still having treatment {radiation and infusion of herceptin} I am still not at full form.  chemo is hard on a human and it has stopped, but I can still feel the weakness as if I still have been getting it.  Cancer is weird and chemo is nasty.



I sincerely wish I had more to offer today but ...ya.

All y'all are so great and fun, thank you!
SEE YOU TOMORROW!







 
THE HOME 
OF
"Fashion item Friday"


IT GOES PUBLIC  TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT MOUNTAIN DAYLIGHT TIME.

  
Everyone is invited!

 
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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

I Am ...



Man, I did too much on Monday {shopping at Savers was so fun and I got too hyped up}.  I was too hyped up and I got overly tired.  Then on Tuesday morning HM had an appointment at the Huntsman for a cancer possible concern. {don't worry he doesn't have cancer, whew}

We have had tremendous rain storms here in the west and it rained buckets upon buckets on us on our way to the Huntsman yesterday.  I thought there were a few times we were going to be swept away and we were in a truck, higher up.  Man!

So I had a few things planned to share with you guys from Savers and a new tutorial but I am just too tired.  I think I am suffering from withdrawals from the chemo.  I have an appointment at the Huntsman on Friday where I'll discuss that with my doctor and nurse about my hunch on that.  I have to have a ct scan again now that chemo is done.  Then I get my herceptin IV infusion {without ANY chemo, HOORAY!} every 21 days until May 2015.  {remember herceptin KILLS the HER2 protein that was feeding my tumors?}  On Monday, the 15th I begin the radiation phase of my treatment.  Not hooray!  Well, it shouldn't be too bad because their ct scan / lazer guided machine is top of the line and it has zero side effects.  {Man, very lucky on getting that machine, too.  They have only had it since June}

I'll be here tomorrow with a fun posing post with some of my Savers items {that were free, remember?, man how lucky was I on that,too?}



Maybe I am lucky to be tired?


Will you be so glad when all of this cancer treatment is done and they tell me 
'you are a breast cancer survivor'?
HELLO?  OF COURSE!!!  lol



Monday, September 8, 2014

Yay! Zero Chemo Day










Old pics -- New spirit!  Today is the day that now I can call chemo a past misery!  It is gone and ...so am I ...to shop at Savers!  Today is .99¢ Day and I am there while you are reading this. {if around 10 am mtn daylight time, that is}  I am definitely spending the last $20 that I was awarded back before chemo 3! {the chemo that nearly wiped me out}  Now I can finally spend that free cash.  Hooray for this day!  Hallelujah!  I still have to have radiation and herceptin but neither of those will make me sick.  All of those hoops need to be jumped through before they can deem me 'cancer free'.  But the chemo has "left the building!"


I am just so stinkin' glad that c h e m o  is done, finished, complete and OVER!!!!!




What do you think I will get this time at Savers?  


Are we glad that I can go shopping again?
{silly questions}
 



Renae







LINKING WITH:
  

 
Thank you to each of you who joined our fun blog hop "Fashion item Friday" last Friday and over the weekend!  We also need to thank Cheresa of Miss Hot Couture for being our Co-Host this week. She has great style.  See ya all this Friday again and be sure and tell your best blogging buddies to link up with us, too.  We had a great showing, we did!!!  ♥, Renae