Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Today I celebrated! My last Herceptin treatment was given to me today! This was number 18. My sister-in-law Loretta came for me and stayed with me for every treatment except two. One time she was sick and the other time there was an ice storm. I love her for being there with me. Well, I loved her before that but this made her that much more special! Thanks again, Loretta. All of my tests are coming back good. My heart is still doing what it is supposed to do, and I am cancer free! Thanks to everyone who has said a prayer for me. Without Him, I could do nothing!
There are two ways you spend your life. You are either "dying to live" or "living to die." The ones "dying to live" are the ones that look for the good in every day and live each day as fully and completely as possible. These people make each day count and seem to have a sense of self control over their lives. The ones "living to die" are the opposite. They always look at the glass half empty and see the bad things that have been bestowed upon them. They complain from the time they are awake until they go back to sleep. Nothing ever satisfies them and they want other people to be as miserable as they are. I praise the Lord today that I am "dying to live." As long as I have a breath in my body, I want to be a blessing to someone. That is my prayer!


Leedra said...

Congratulations on the end of this journey, and stating that God has been with you. You are a blessing.

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Marci said...

You are a blessing and an inspiration!!!

Grammy said...

Dear Friend,
Praise the Lord! I know you must be floating about 3 feet off the ground right now! Congratulations to you and Hallelujah to God! I am so very happy for you!

Grammy said...

P. S.
How wonderful to have such a good friend who would go with you to encourage you in those tough times!

Beth said...

What wonderful news, Clara! And what a sweet person Loretta is for staying by your side for all those treatments. Thank God for friends...and for healing. And you are certainly a blessing to me, Clara. Thank you.

Beverly said...

How wonderful for you, Clara. That is such good news. What a wonderful friend you have in your sister-in-law who has been there with you during all this.

Praising the Lord with you.

Judy said...

Congratulations Clara! I am so very happy for you and glad you are celebrating the end of treatment cancer free. I know what you mean about looking at the glass as half full instead of half empty. Good luck with your exercise class, too. Hugs.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hallelujah!!! Praise God!!! Clara, if anyone can beat this horrible disease, you CAN...Your attitude is wonderful! You are an inspiration to others.

Have a great and wonderful day.

Patricia said...

Yeah!!! May the Lord fill you with only good cells!

Jamie Dawn said...

Well, your prayer has been answered because YOU are a wonderful blessing to ME.
You are so inspirational and lovely!
You are wearing your rose-colored glasses and finding good in every day even in the face of problems and illness.
Praise the Lord! You are cancer free, and I pray that your cancer never returns!!!!!! I pray God blesses your life and continues to help you be a blessing to others.
Thanks for sharing pics of you and Loretta, and allowing us to share in celebrating your LAST treatment! You've come through it, and you did it all with amazing strength and courage.

bennie and patsy said...

I didn't know you were still in to the treatments sorry .But so happy you are getting the last one today. Congraulation on life

W. Latane Barton said...

Oh, Clara, I know you are so happy that this is over with. I remember those days and they are no fun whatsoever. Now you can concentrate on living!!

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