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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Since my last blog, I had breast surgery to remove a 3 1/2 cm. tumor. It was followed by a 18 day radiation treatment. I was placed on a hormone treatment. but had adverse reactions, so switched to another. It seems to be OK, no side effects. I'm getting my strength back. For awhile I was drained. No energy.
I was lucky , no chemo was needed. Considering how quick I was diagnosed. operated on and treated, it was kind of a blur. It hits hard when diagnosed, but everything moved with such speed. I look back now and it seems almost unreal. I have to look at my boob to see how it looks now, The hormone treatments give me some hot flashes, not bad. Glad I was in good shape, health, had lost the weight, could move around easy, get up and down on the examination tables,.Yes I have been very fortunate. ,
All through my radiation treatments, which I scheduled for 7:15, first everyday, I took Titan with me. Treatments only took 15,20 minutes. He would wait in the car and when I finished we would go two blocks down to Bush Park and have our walk. Most days that's about all I could manage, I would get so tired. When the treatments ended we still headed out but to a closer park, at least we both got our exercise.
Titan, my lovable little Yorkie has been the best companion I could ever hope for.
For a while I had no interest in doing anything. I wondered when I would feel like creating my designer jewelry again. I had the Etsy shop, Panache Jewelry, and numerous craft shows to stock. Finally a few weeks ago, I gradually felt the creative urges . Some days I can work for hours, other days a few hours and I'm worn out.
Here are a few of the pieces that I've been working on.
Earrings, bracelets, necklaces.

I have some designs laid out on the bead boards, I'll finish a couple more pieces today. I wish I could turn out work like I used too. The desire is there, the energy just can't keep up.
I took the time to walk. it's cool here in Salem, nice walking weather.
Take care Sparkers,
It's a day at a time.
Love ya'

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    Keep on walking and stay positive.
    1132 days ago
  • 1965KAREN
    You are a great example to all of us! Nothing is stopping you. Your fight and attitude is amazing! You are an inspiration! Cheering you on through your journeys and sending you positivity and hugs! emoticon
    1132 days ago
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    1132 days ago
    I'm so sorry for the challenge you had to face, but so happy to hear your positive attitude.
    Pets are such wonderful and loyal companions.
    Beautiful jewelry! emoticon
    1500 days ago
    WOW! Sorry to hear all that you've been through!

    Tisha, You are a Strong, Brave, Warrior Woman! And an Inspiration! emoticon

    Healing ((Hugs)) & Prayers! Theresa
    1788 days ago
    Happy to hear you are about through with all the hard stuff. Things will get better from here!
    1859 days ago
  • BEATRIZ269
    Hi Tisha,

    I am sorry I haven't been around as much but I would like to come back. I am sorry to hear you are going through this but I hear the champion in you working through it and I pray for God's strength for you to continue. You do great art work and these jewelry pieces are amazing. Your story is amazing and you are doing great. I wish you more of the same.

    God bless,


    1860 days ago
    Such gorgeous jewelry! You are so talented and creative. Wishing you all the best in your treatments, Tisha. Many hugs 😃
    1860 days ago
    Tisha you are a great inspiration to all. I love your attitude about your life and journey. You encourage me more than words can say. God bless you my friend! :-)
    1864 days ago
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    Tisha, I guess it's okay to be 'semi retired' from your jewelry making, after all you've been through emoticon

    1866 days ago
    Glad you're doing so well.
    1866 days ago
    It is so good you got the treatment so quickly, and that chemo was not needed.
    1866 days ago
  • RDEE22
    So lovely you are getting your creative energy back. I am glad your treatment went really quickly so you didn't have too much time to dwell on it. You are emoticon What a great little carer Titan is. Give him a big hug from me. emoticon
    1866 days ago
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    Cheering you on. Thanks for sharing such an amazing story. Glad all went so fast and well. Love seeing your jewelry, you are so talented. HUGS, Pat.
    1867 days ago
    It's wonderful that the doctors found the tumor early on. And...so happy to read that you are feeling better after your surgery. Your jewelry pieces are gorgeous. You are blessed with so much creative talent.
    Your journey is such an inspiration for me and so many others. Prayers that you continue to heal.
    1867 days ago
    I am so glad everything was found and taken care of quickly! I think it takes time to fully recuperate and get your energy back! I am so glad you had your pal Titan to be with you throughout the ordeal and that he did a good job! Glad to see your creative urges returned and your back to making your amazing collection of jewellery!
    Enjoy your good walking weather...little by little you will feel more and more like yourself! emoticon
    Friendship, Love & Hugs,
    P.S. Give Titan a hug and kiss from Aunt Mary! emoticon
    1867 days ago
  • SPEEDY143
    You are a survivor emoticon Your positive attitude and love of life keeps you centered... you keep us all motivated to do our best, so emoticon for that emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1867 days ago
    So glad you are getting better. Jope you improve quickly.
    1867 days ago
    So glad that with each passing day you're getting stronger and your creative juices are coming back. Your jewelry ls beautiful. emoticon emoticon emoticon Thank you for sharing.
    1867 days ago
    So glad that your are back creating beautiful jewelry again ~ The 'happy' and vivid colors are perfect..especially for the summer! emoticon emoticon
    Great that you kicked cancer to the curb and are moving forward! emoticon

    1867 days ago
    Personally I'm glad that you got the treatments over quickly. I'm grateful you are doing so well. Most of all I'm happy that you have Titan because I know what a motivator he is for you. Even when you feel wretched I know he is by your side and that you will get out of bed to do for him. I have come to know and love him through you. He is an amazing little guy and the only furry canine who had made it as the background picture on my laptop. The only picture my hubby has ever asked about. I pray that he is able to continue to take care of you and you him. I'm now relieved to see your getting your creative spark back. Your jewelry is beautiful and an expression of who you are. You have been an inspiration to all of us on so many levels and will continue to be. Like Titan, we need you around. emoticon
    1867 days ago
    I've been down the cancer road and know how important it is to stay active. Stay positive.I don't make jewelry but I like to paint.
    1867 days ago
    Nice to see your blog, Tisha, and to know that you are making good progress. I can only imagine how much of a blur all that is for you, but we're so glad you are in the here and now and feeling better, etc. Lovely pieces you've made! Glad the weather is cooperating, too!! Hugs!! emoticon
    1867 days ago
    Glad that stress is behind you and you can keep going forward!
    1867 days ago
    Love your jewelry! One of those would make an excellent reward for a goal met. Congrats on kicking cancer's butt! That's a real fight that makes losing weight seem a whe lot easier. Thanks for sharing your amazing story!
    1867 days ago
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    1867 days ago
    What a blessing!!
    1867 days ago
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    I am so excited for you! Stay positive and know that there are people cheering you on! (Your work is beautiful)
    1867 days ago
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