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dp1 08-17-12 haiku

Posted on August 17, 2012 cancer roars at me / i roar back and walk away / you don’t control me © 2012 Donna Peach. All rights reserved.

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Keeping the Vision Alive

Donna put a lot of love and hard work into her writing. And she loved this blog and the people who took the time to read it. It was her goal to bring information that would help those living with … Continue reading

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6 Months into the Light

On Sept 26th, 2013, marked the 6th month since Donna danced into the light. Somehow it doesn’t seem that long. In other ways, it seems a lifetime ago. A lot has happened since that day in March. A lot of … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Sweet Donna

Happy Birthday, Sweet Donna. You have no idea how much I miss you. I know this the first birthday in years you get to celebrate with your parents. Most be some party. While the world has grown a little dimmer … Continue reading

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Services

For those who may be interested, there will be services for Donna. Here is the info. They will be held  at: McKenzie Mortuary 3843 East Anaheim Street Long Beach, CA 90804 562 961 9301        800 791 4099 … Continue reading

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A Candle so I can still see your Light

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I have a 3 foot metal candle holder. I used to burn candles on when Donna was in the hospital and would be sleeping at home. It’s placed almost in the middle of the loft ground floor. Now, I’ll  burn … Continue reading

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Update 03-26-2013 Break a leg, Donna.

Sorry I haven’t updated the post in the last couple of days. I spent the nights with Donna at the hospital and they block her blog. Saturday Donna had problems with breathing. She could speak to me in short 2 … Continue reading

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No move from Isolation

Today, Donna continues on her roller coaster ride with her health. Yesterday she was looking a bit better. Fevers were coming under limited control, she was eating and was able to sit and have a conversation. Today the roller coaster … Continue reading

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Isolation

Donna was moved from her room to an Isolation room. The fear was that she might have an airborne infection. That proved to be wrong when tests came back. She will probably be moved back to a regular room. She’s … Continue reading

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Slept three hours, not enough to put a spring in one’s step. At 6:00 am a platoon of medical staff came in waves finishing with my medical team. Lots of speculation but probably a nasty UTI. Possible c-diff but seems … Continue reading

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Back in hospital

Today, Donna was admitted to the hospital. For the past 6 days, she had a low grade fever. Today they had her come in to see what was going on. They found that she had a dangerously low blood pressure … Continue reading

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Chills and sweats

Ups and downs with the fever again but within a reasonable range. These fevers really steal your energy. Right now I am trying to lower it again after a spike to almost 102. I can tell when it is starting … Continue reading

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Tylenol and ice

Yesterday I resorted to ice under the arms plus Tylenol to decrease my temperature when it rose over 103 degrees. It happened so fast. Most of the afternoon it ranged from 99.5 to 100.xx. Suddenly I could feel the difference … Continue reading

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Still chasing away this gunk

Still dealing with this fever. Maybe I have a tummy bug, which my friend who drove me to my labs on Thursday told me on Friday he had and was sick in bed. To keep my nausea in check, I … Continue reading

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Nursing a fever

I stayed awake half the night with chills apparently from a low-grade fever. I don’t have too many other symptoms, except a slightly over active bladder. Maybe it is a urinary tract infection, or maybe this is still part of … Continue reading

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fighting for strength

cancer’s talons shred / resistance from a body / fighting to build strength ♦ ♦     ♦     ♦     ♦     ♦   ♦ 5 6 7 8 © 2004–2013 Donna Peach. All rights reserved.

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weary me

light streams over me / charging energy throughout / this weary body ♦ ♦     ♦     ♦     ♦     ♦   ♦ 5 6 7 8 © 2004–2013 Donna Peach. All rights reserved.

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RESEARCH new study shows modest risk for heart disease with radiation treatment for BC

A new study, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, of heart risk for women who have undergone radiation for breast cancer shows a modest increase in risk that does not outweigh the benefit for treating breast cancer. Radiation … Continue reading

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ANNOUNCEMENT ABC2 annual conference 11/7–9/13 Lisbon, Portugal

ABC2 (Advanced Breast Cancer 2) announces its annual conference for 2013 in Lisbon, Portugal, November 7–9, 2013. This is the second conference for this organization. Again, they will offer travel grants, which will require early planning. 5 6 7 8 … Continue reading

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shingles suck

Although I feel a bit improved over what I have been feeling, I am weaker than before, again. My walking exercises are back to two stretches instead of four and both with my walker. When I get out of bed, … Continue reading