Friday, August 12, 2011

Life has it's Ups and Downs

I know....profound huh?

Today was such a fun day.  I met with some fellow bloggers for lunch at Cheesecake Factory.  The poor waiter...he had his hands full with 7 bloggers, all trying to talk at the same time and take pictures!  We had such a wonderful time.

 Liz (Rose Vignettes), Linda (Reminisce and This and That), the Fashionista


 Laura (Decor to Adore) (next picture), Cindy (Applestone Cottage), Marty (A Stroll Thru Life) and me....


 Laura brought each of us one of her precious strawberry sachets...with the yoyo top!



Last evening my husband brought me a gift from a co-worker.  She had taken a trip to the Honduras and brought me back the sweetest coin purse and coins and bill.  I have collected coins for almost 50 years...so this was a real treat!




So what was the down you ask?  Well, unfortunately, on my way home I received news from my Oncologist that a clinical trial will not be available for me and that I need to go back on traditional chemotherapy.  I am not happy about this news.  I will be losing my hair again.  I really wish I didn't have to do it, but there really is no alternative right now.  The thing is, once the hair is gone, it is a long time before I will have enough hair again to not wear a wig.

I only tell you this because I know some of you are interested.  Another bump in the journey.  I will keep you posted on my Teal blog.  I may not be posting as regularly at first until I get used to the treatment.  But that probably won't be this week yet.

Anyways, have a wonderful weekend.  Enjoy it!

33 comments:

Love Bears All Things said...

I'm sorry about the bad news CeeKay. I will keep you in my prayers. I'm happy that you had a great time with fellow bloggers. I have yet to meet up with any but have recently met a couple of local ones online so hopefully we'll meet in person soon.
Mama Bear

Marilou of Lulu's Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

Blessings sweetie, glad you had a get together with friends, Thinking of you, Hugs Marilou

sissie said...

Hi Ceekay,
How nice that you girls could get together and have fun. The picture is wonderful and I love your sweet sachet and little coin purse.

I want you to know that I'll be pulling for you as you go through your chemo treatments. I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

hugs
Sissie

Divine Theatre said...

You are in my prayers...

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Yes, we are interested! I'm so sorry for your disappointment. I would feel exactly the same as you do about losing my hair. You have such big beautiful eyes though and you will be beautiful in a scarf or one of those cute hats!

I'm so glad you had a fun day to build you up before your received the news.

Love and prayers,

Katherine

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

It was so much fun today Ceekay!
I always love seeing you and just wish it was even more often!
I am so sorry about the clinical trials, that just makes me feel so bad.
I will be thinking and praying for you each and every day.
Your beautiful and will look pretty no matter.
Hugs and more hugs,
Cindy

Gypsy Heart said...

What a fun time! I'm so glad you were able to go.

I'm so sorry about the chemo again...still holding you in prayer. I know your strength as it is evident in your spirit and your writings. Never give up!

xo
Pat

Cyn said...

looks like you had a great lunch! I will keep you in my prayers. :) HUGS!

mercy said...

Glad you had a nice day with the girls. I'm sorry to hear about your news with the treatments. We are all pulling for you and will keep you in our prayers. Your hair will always grow back & like Katherine said you have big beautiful eyes!

Mimi said...

HI CEEKAY,
I am soo sad and sorry I missed out on lunch. You girls look like you are having so much fun, I understand the camera crowd, I love it!!!
We do indeed want to know what you are going through. Every step of the way....we will be right there with you. Hair or NO hair, we LOVE you. I just hope and Pray that the chemo does not make you sick and you feel good through out. I Will Pray that your Hair stays in place. We need to do lunch before you start.
let me know
hugs,
jamie

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

((CeeKay)) praying for you sweetie and sending you healing energy.

I'm so tickled ya'll could get together for lunch.. What fun to spend time with other bloggers.~!

Mighty sweet of that lady to send you coins..

love ya bunches and sending goof wishes.
Sonny

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I'm so sorry to here this Ceekay and will be keeping you in my prayers. So glad you had a wonderful time at your blogger lunch-in, that sounds like so much fun! Martina

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh CK, this was such a fun day, and I always enjoy it so much when we all get together. I am sooooooo sad about this news. I will pray big time for your hair to stay and for you to feel well. This is really a bummer. You are such a trooper. Hugs, Marty

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Ceekay,

It was so good to see you. You look great. But....

I thought you were my friend! What a horrible photo. I look like I am sleeping with my mouth open. :)

Susan said...

Ceekay, I am glad to see you had some fun. You hang in there my friend! I am here with you in my heart!

Liz said...

Well... That is not good news! I am so sorry! I'm sorry, but I am glad that at least we got to have lunch before you knew.

Looking forward to our craft day! :)

~Liz

Cozy Home Scenes said...

I'm so sorry about your bad news CeeKay. I wish I had better words for you, but I have prayed for you and will continue to keep you in my prayers. I'm glad you got to have a good day with your blogging buddies. Nice to put faces to some of those names.

Cozy Little House said...

You are so very brave about it all. I keep my hair very short, and it grows very fast. Wish I could share some with you. Don't know if you'd like graying brown though...
Brenda

Briarside Lane said...

Hi Ceekay... what a wonderful way to spend the day!
I love the strawberry sachet. And you are a coin collector, huh? Cute little change purse.
So sorry to read of your other news. Just wanted you to know I will add you to my prayer list.
Take care, Karen

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

What a wonderful time you must have had with the girls. I'm sorry to hear of your news Ceekay, continued prayers for you and lots and lots of hugs...~ lynne ~

Olive Cooper said...

Hi Ceekay, I love seeing you and Marty together. You and those pretty, pretty eyes. I will continue to pray for you, for strength/healing on this journey. I used to give chemo in the 80's and realize what it can do but also know that they have gotten better at managing the side effects. bighugs♥O

Rebecca said...

Miss CeeKay...

First...I'm so glad you could get together with your blogging friends. There is so much love and joy found in friendship with other women... They will help carry your load...

I want you to know that my heart is truly torn up over the news about your chemo. I feel terrible about whining about the stupid little things in my life when someone I admire is facing such a challenging time...

My prayers continue to go up in your behalf. This is big for you...feels big to me, too. But, healing you isn't big for God. I'm praying His miraculous touch will be upon you...

Love you~

Rebecca

tammylovesdishes said...

Ceekay, so glad you got to meet up with fellow bloggers and spend a fun day together. Thanks for sharing with us.

You will be in my thoughts and prayers, Ceekay. Sending cyber ((((hugs))) your way.

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

You girls know how to have way to much fun! It makes me smile that you get together with fellow bloggers often!

Oh Ceekay, I am so sorry it will not be the treatment you had hoped for. I am sorry you have to go through this again. You are and will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. You sweetie pie!

Love,
Maryjane

Lynda said...

Ceekay, I'm so sorry that you're having to do the chemo again. I will keep you in my prayers that the side effects will be minimal, but that the chemo does the job of eradicating those cancer cells.
(((((((Texas-size hugs))))))

What a fun get together with fellow bloggers and friends! I'm sure you all had a lovely time!

thestonerabbit said...

What a disappointment....to say the least,huh? This was not the news you (or us) wanted to hear...but I know you will do what you have to do to keep up the fight. What a bummer to have to lose your hair again....but Ceekay, you will handle it with your typical style and grace and show the rest of us how beautiful a real tough gal looks like.

I am so happy that you were able to gather with your blogging friends....how wonderful!!!

Have a great Sunday....I've got you in my prayers. L, Dana

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Hee hee! Much better picture! Thanks Marty! I actually got a really good one of all of us too.
It will be on my blog this Wednesday and is ok to steal. :)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Sweetie, I'm sorry to hear this. I hope and pray that the news will change, and they will find a differfent route.

I'm trying to blog a little today and not do too much. I have to pace myself which is not easy for a magpie to do. ;-)

So glad you got to be with your blogger buddies. Glad Cindy got to be there with you. I know she was headed out to see her new grand, and I'm so happy for her.

XO,

Sheila

stefanie said...

looks like you had a great lunch!!!

Poppy said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your chemo... my thoughts and prayers for you. It is nice to see you had a wonderful time with other fellow bloggers. And I loved the cute coin purse your husband got you... looks like it is made out of leather with beautiful work on it.I'll keep you in my prayers.Hugs~Poppy

Helen's Decor said...

Ceekay, thinking of you and praying for your strength to endure the treatments. You are an inspiration to me.

Sweet Meanderings said...

What sweet gifts you received! It looks like you had a wonderful luncheon. I wish I could have been there! You continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. I'm looking forward to your next visit to Florida so keep fighting!
Candy

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Dear Ceekay,
What a lovely time you had with the girls. The photo is perfect of everyone. I bet you all had a lot to chat about.
I am so sorry you have to go through chemotherapy again (its just not fair)
I'm keeping you in my thoughts and prayer and I'm sending you the biggest of hugs...
XO Elizabeth

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