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Saturday, September 24, 2011

What a week

Thank you all for baring with me and understanding how behind I am reading and posting to my bloggie friends.
I don't know how you all manage to find the time to blog so regular and post comments.
Or feel well enough to.
I wish I could do a better job of it

But I read all your comments and appreciate the support I get from you and friends.
This week it was just easier for me to make a few postings to Facebook.
I am Debbi Chapman Dempsey there if any of you want to be "friends"
I know some of you are already my friends on there.

It's just been a crazy week and I got pretty down
Ok...Honestly I got VERY down.
As I said before we had two neighbors die from lung cancer... then
I had Drs appointments and surgery for the Power port placement almost EVERY day this week.
Monday , I had 3 appointments alone !!!

I start chemo this Thursday. Friday I go in for the Neulasta shot and to the surgeon.
I knew I was going to have to have more surgery at some point , as I had more cancer in the right breast with invasive cancer.
What I didn't know is its still in BOTH.
My Oncologist told me this after talking to my surgeon Thursday.

I just cant imagine going thru that pain again.
It took 4 weeks for the pain to even start to get better after the mastectomies.
Now they have to go deeper into my chest and get clear margins.
It is also in the skin , so a plastic surgeon will be there also , so that if I need skin grafts.

So I go to see Dr Handsome Friday after the shot to set surgery up.
I can't tell you how much I am dreading this.

I hope I am one of those that do well with Chemo.
I know my luck tho...and my tummy. I have always had such a touchy stomach anyways.

My sister Sandi is coming in from NC at the beginning of the week.
She is going to be my chemo buddy and take me to and from the chemo and Fridays Drs. appointments.
I love you Sandi. And am so thankful that you are going to be with me :)
I love her little Shih Tzu , Lacy too...I wonder if she's coming this time?
(She's really my niece Ashley's puppy)

Now to go read some of my bloggie friends posts and try to catch up on you all.


  1. I guess this is why they say one day at a time...makes more sense then ever..everything at once is just too much..Im glad Aunt Sandi is coming :) I wish I was there :( Love you sooo much!!

  2. Oh Debbie, I am so so sorry to hear of all your problems you're going through.I have been through so much sickness with my family over the years that it takes me some time to read and digest everything you're dealing with. I do read every single post and blog that you write even though I may not respond.Sometimes I just don't know what to say. So I just read them and then go to a quiet place and say a prayer for you. I pray that God place his loving hands on you and take away your pain and the cancer. So as everyone else keeps telling you, take it one day at a time. God will see you through this of that I have no doubt. Hang in there. I love you, Aunt Linda

  3. Debbie--I'm so sorry you have to go through all of this--and more surgery too! Which chemo will you be getting? I had AC+T (taxol), and then a year of Herceptin. It was a tough cocktail (esp. the AC), but thankfully only 4 rounds of it. Just plan to rest a lot and have easy to eat foods like mashed potatoes, rice,jello,ensure drinks, etc. There are so many anti-nausea drugs. If you have any nausea be sure to call your onc. and he can give you something else. At one point I had 5 different meds to take.
    I'll keep you in my prayers! Thank you for your prayers for my grandson Charlie. God heard and answered them!!

  4. hey debi, as always, my prayers and good thoughts are heading your way...we are here for ya lots sis..:)

  5. Debbi, I'm SO sorry you have to go back in for more surgery and that you found out the cancer is still on both sides.I too hope that your pain will not be as bad as with the mastectomies... ask your surgeon about that — it will help ease your mind.

    I'm glad you have your port now and that your chemo army will begin its attack this week!

    Big deep breaths, girlfriend! You can do this. You are not alone. We are all right there in your pocket with you.

  6. Debbi,

    I'm so sorry about all you are going through. At least your chemo-buddy is great. And hopefully she will bring the dog.

    I'm glad I found your blog. Our online community is strong. I will continue to send prayers your way.

  7. Debbi,
    As I've said before, I wish like crazy that you weren't dealing with any of this. I'm so glad that your sister will be there for you this week.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers often.

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