Thursday, February 19, 2009

Overwhelmed

What a day!


There was a big 'happy ad' in the newspaper for me. Karen came from church with a tote which contained all sorts of pampering type stuff...velour pajamas, bathsalts, scented candle, a CD of thunderstorms (you will not understand how terrific that is unless you've seen me stop what I am doing to watch a storm roll in). These things will be wonderfully comforting. Another Karen made me a pillow case. It is soft and emblazened with princesses. Mary J. who just finished her radiation and been such a wonderful support to me had a gift bag. I have a 'Save the Ta-tas' teeshirt and bumper sticker, and the really good chocolate. I nearly cried when one of the staff gave me a pink ribbon pin. I hadn't realized that I began coming to the cancer center at about the same time she started working there. She privately considered me 'her' patient. It seems like I'm finding a congratulatory post everywhere I go in blogland (Bush Babe's got the most complete list, I think, since this was all her idea) and I have to tell you that these things have touched me more than I can say. I'm emotional, lightheaded, sparks flashing before my eyes, ears buzzing. I need to go lie back down, but I wanted to say thanks, from the bottom of my heart. I will write a more coherent post later, but I wanted to tell you all that this has been one of the most remarkable days of my life.

22 comments:

kpaeck said...

we are so proud that you fought this battle with such courage! always remember we love you!

MuseSwings said...

Lavinia and I are saving at least half a tub of pink champagne for you. Once you are up and about we'll give you an extra long straw. Hugs to you! Mission completed!

Brenda said...

So glad you had a complete and wonderful day!
All the wonderful gifts to make you comfy and all the great friends you have!
I know we don't know each other but I can tell what a wonderful person you are!!!
I will keep you in my prayers,always Debbie!!!

Debby said...

Everyone, kpeck is my niece, Kristi.

Bush Babe said...

Hello Kristi - lovely to meet some more of Deb's loved ones...

So delighted with your positive day (and, I admit, uploading weary at the party end of things!)...

Worth every second...and click.
BB

Pam said...

Rest, dear Debby! The rest of your life has begun! Also, all the partying is bound to take its toll!!

Take care!

RedWifey said...

Debby, I'm so happy for you that you made it!! Congratulations on a job well done! May you be blessed with hair and peace! :)

Hugs!
Jamie

Renee said...

Take care dear lady knowing that you are loved and wished well by many people.

Renee

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

It sounds like you got some wonderful presents. This is a special day and you deserve so much. We love you and pray for you. I wish we could all be together and we would dance around. Go Debby Go Debby Go Debby It's your happy Day

Lavinia said...

Debby, I hope we've put a smile on your face. ANd I'm not just talking those near-naked ancient Spartans! It's been fun celebrating your special day. Onward and upward Debby!!

Bob said...

What a day! Congrats! I'm popping the cork.

Go celebrate. What a ride it has been.

quid said...

Happy February 19th, Deb! It's wonderful.... you are free!

quid

Scotty said...

Glad it's been a great day, Debby, and hiya to Kristi.

Debby said...

Hey, everyone, did everyone know that Redlefty and Redwifey are expecting a Redlittle?

Thanks everyone. I am so happy this day is done. But I can't sleep, for the stupidest reason. I got a bouquet of spring tulips. Not feeling so hot, I was not thinking so straight. I will not be home for the next 5 days to enjoy them. I should have left them in the chemo area for everyone to enjoy. Sadly, the place won't be open before I head out. I feel really badly about that.

Bush Babe said...

Good lord woman.. go sleep for heaven's sake!! Talk about finding things to worry about... what about Tim? Why not take 'em with you??

Relax and enjoy your little escape!
BB

Debby said...

um. Dylan has a hard and fast rule. Due to the fact that he was overloaded during his traumatic childhood, his home can contained only three framed family pictures (we had a big family!) and absolutely no plants or flowers, (or throw pillows or scented candles). Zero. So if I took the flowers, he'd think that I was trying to challenge his rules. On the first day.

Anonymous said...

Well, just go ahead and challenge him. He might find he loves tulips! Kidding really, but enjoy yourself whatever happens. I am sure there will be someone who will be warmed and pleased with an unexpected gift if you don't. Just enjoy the moment - or rest - whatever is needed for you. Love Barb

M+B said...

I'm glad you had a wonderful day :)

jeanie said...

lol you have just broken the rules anyway, Deb.

You have a road trip. Take them with you. If you see a woman who seems a little down, present them to that stranger.

What do you want me to do with the rest of your cake? 'Salina has designs, but I thought I would offer it to you first!!

So glad you had a great day in the real world too.

I think we should have an International LFLT Day every February 19.

steviewren said...

Now it's time for some relaxing, some resting, some rejoicing and lots of reconnecting with your son, Dylan. Have a good time Debby.

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Tracy said...

Hi Debby - congrats on making it thru! I am new to the blogging world, and was introduced to you by my friend Julie over at Blah Blah Blog. Anyways, I joined your celebratory party, a little late - but take a peek at my site for the one titled A Little Giggle - it's for you. Hope you get a good laugh!