WARNING: Some of the Content here may be Objectionable to some. I have this blog labeled as "Adult Only" as a common courtesy for those who may easily be offended by Adult topics such as the Truth, Down to Earth topics, realities of living with Ovarian Cancer and/or any life threatening disease that goes along with it; Sexuality, Medicinal Cannabis, Profanity, and of course plenty of unpleasant body functions are also discussed here. This is a very tough battle for which I don't intend to hold anything back on what I am facing.

This blog is very personal and comes from the heart of a real fighting cancer patient who wishes nothing more than to live for all of those I love my own will to live, and my love of life. While sometimes I might be on heavy medication (prescribed by my doctor) and occasionally I might write about things or subjects that one may never even think about or consider; so please consider that as well. Yes; whacked out things might even be found here; but I mean everything in all good intentions.

This blog is not at all intended for the faint hearted, those who lack a sense of humor, have no idea what down to earth means, greedy mean people, and/or those who don't know how to share the world with others, and especially those who are unable to easily put themselves into the shoes of others. This blog is mostly about my journey of living my life in the best ways that I can under the Golden Rule and appreciating all of the GOOD KHARMA that comes my way! Never take anything in this world for granted; especially family and friends!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

More Pet Therapy for me Please!

This little girl has made such a tremendous difference to my spirits in being in the hospital. This little moments spent petting her last a while. I can smile for hours just thinking about it. She sure brightened my spirits.

My honey has brought her in a few times; doctor's orders. Her little smile even brings cheer to the nurses and doctors which can alleviate quite a bit of stress for them as they loose themselves in her soft delicate fur. Oh she is worth ever lint roller we own; nothing compares to what she does for both me and my husband.

Anyway, I have also gotten some other furry visitors here in the hospital. I had a huge lab visit yesterday who started vacuuming my floor of paper and little plastics from the various medications I have been given. The owners were able to retrieve a few of those items but it's so funny how labs can eat everything in site.

I have had 3 other dogs visits just a few days ago as well; Dante, Boston, and Leo. They were all so mellow and were nice when instructed to jump up onto the chair next to my bed so that I could pet them. I took photos of all the dogs; only they are on my D80 and not my iPhone. I have nothing here to download them.

Be sure to look for them in the coming days as I plan to add those photos to this very post. Yes, I do edit posts many times; especially when I see mistakes or if there are updates to what I had posted.

As for my health here; I am slowing making progress each day; walking the halls; doing my laps; everything that I can to get stronger and to get the hell out of here. Yesterday, I was walking and walking into the very worst old lady perfume I have ever smelled and I almost started dry heaving with my staples; whewwww I got through that but I have noticed being very sensitive to smells in here and my stomach turning; remember the farty nurse?

Here with me is Dante. Now Dante has visited so many children in the past and he is a legend. I have heard many who have told me of their visits with Dante. He is a gem. My next door neighbor Amanda was even visited by this very dog when she was going through her brain cancer treatments. In August she will be a 10 year survivor. Now if that doesn't give anyone hope and faith; I don't know what else will.

My face has been also been breaking out so horribly from lack of sleep and of course all of these antibiotics and drugs. It's even worse than my teenage years!

One of the strains in my JP is resistant to the antibiotics so a disease expert will be called to examine my case. I may also get to start eating on Friday and the earliest I may get to go home would be Wednesday (next week). A whole other week!!!!!!! I'm staying strong and looking so forward to sleeping in my own bed!

This dog is a retired seeing eye dog which the volunteer who brought him over and his name is Boston Armstrong. I was amazed this dog worked excellent for his wife who is legally blind. She now has another seeing eye dog. My husband's sister; actually my sister in law works for Guide Dogs for the Blind in Portland Oregon. I'm so proud of her and she is a completely amazing woman. How I love her so!

My honey has been bringing me Netflix and it's nice to watch movies with him. We just watched "Beverly Hills Chihuahua" which was much better than I expected. Very cute movie with Drew Barrymore as the voice of Chloe. It was great to just get away into a fantasy land of cute dogs.


I do appreciate all of your support and prayers most of all as it does mean a lot to me. Many of you wonder what does CJ stand for? Well my full name is name "Charlotte Jayne". I got so much hell in school for my first name Charlotte that I decided to go by Jayne when I moved out here to California. I hated my first name for so many years and I think I still do. It was the hell I went through that caused me to hate my name. Kids can be so needlessly mean and I always thought that I would have the opportunity to make sure my kids were nice to others. At least I can influence everyone else to be nice to each other. Peace and Love!)

Well now I go by "Jayne" my middle now and how appropriate for sweet, sweet Jayne as my honey calls me all the time and even refers to me that way. A new life for me and life is good despite this hell called Cancer.

Now this dog is Leo. He is a lab and very gentle. See I told you I would include all doggies who visited me in the hospital.

I will get to spend many more seasons out in the snow! This surgery was a success and we are getting through some major hurdles and I do have faith, many friendships, and miracles.

4 comments:

Theresa said...

I am sooo happy that you are doing good and recovering well.
Prayers are with you and I look forward to you being able to go home.
:) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

Kia Taylor said...

Pet Therapy sounds like a winner!! I'm glad things are getting better!!

l'optimiste said...

yippee! dogs in the hospital?? how amazing - that would give the people in the UK a heart attack ;o)

so good to see you're stronger and things are improving. go girl!

looking forward to the dog pics too
x

Theresa said...

I saw this and I wanted you to see it, if you haven't already. I thought it was the cutest thing.

A DOG'S TEN COMMANDMENTS. .........

1. My life is likely to last 10-15 years. Any separation from you is likely to be painful.

2. Give me time to understand what you want of me

3. Place your trust in me. It is crucial for my well-being.

4. Don't be angry with me for long and don't lock me up as punishment. You have your work, your friends, your entertainment, but I have only you.

5. Talk to me. Even if I don't understand your words, I do understand your voice when speaking to me.

6. Be aware that however you treat me, I will never forget it.

7. Before you hit me, before you strike me, remember that I could hurt you, and yet, I choose not to bite you.

8. Before you scold me for being lazy or uncooperative, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I'm not getting the right food, I
have been in the sun too long, or my heart might be getting old or weak.

9. Please take care of me when I grow old. You too, will grow old.

10. On the ultimate difficult journey, go with me please. Never say you can't bear to watch. Don't make me face this alone. Everything is easier for
me if you are there, because I love you so.

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Disclosure

My techniques and treatments work simply for me and may not produce the same results for others. Cancer is a very tricky disease in which it is very different in everyone it touches. No two cancers are the same just as we humans are not the same. What works for me may not work for others.

I love life and expect to live for as long as I can. I intend to use those treatments that do work for me which includes medicinal cannabis. I'm still alive with this disease over 7 years later because of this miracle plant and as long as I have my medicine available; I intend to survive many more years. I hope one day the Federal Government will eventually grow up and be led by true leaders who represent the people and not just coorporations; real people who live by the Golden Rule "treat others how you would want to be treated". I also hope the Government of the US can finally learn to admit that it has made a mortal mistake in making this life saving plant which is provided by GOD and does indeed have the ability to provide all of us with food, fuel, clothing, shelter, and medicine; a mistake that have made is that it is illegal. Yes, it was a mistake out of greed, ignorance, and racism that this miracle plant is illegal. This is a confirmed fact and we should all know and face it.

Cannabis is not at all harmful and in fact quite the opposite. Perhaps our economy can once again grow as it has in the turn of the century by making this life saving plant legal once again.

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