Sunday, May 01, 2022

Goodbye...for now.

But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. - Isaiah 40:31 KJV

Hello, STAMPfriends. Many of you are aware of my current circumstance (per my post here) and I wish I had better news. My biopsy 2 weeks ago confirms I have breast cancer (Stage IIB) and treatment starts this month.

In light of my diagnosis, I am temporarily suspending all activities here on the blog. The store will remain open until I know when my treatment starts (and I'm not able to work). Without going into too much detail (don't want to bore/depress you all!), my treatment plan starts with chemotherapy to shrink the tumors, followed by surgery, then radiation therapy, and finally hormone therapy. (Once I'm not able to fulfill orders for tangible products anymore, the store will remain open but only for digital products, as fulfilling those require no intervention from me and any income from digital sales will help us greatly.)

I wish I can write more, but at this point, I'm simply plain wiped out and all cried out. I will, however, update this post as I'm able, and share some of my breast cancer journey. Yes, I believe I will recover from this, because I trust that the Lord is giving me the best doctors and medical team. 

There is still one more post I hope to publish after this -- the winners post -- but once again, please bear with me...there's still a lot for me to plan and do on the home front, all to hopefully minimize the hardship/stress my family will soon go through when my treatments start.

Many of you have been following our blog and even playing in our challenges for many years...some since we started in 2013. I cannot thank you enough for being such loyal readers, followers, and players. I have "met" so many wonderful, kind, and encouraging women here and I am forever grateful for friendships formed in spite of the physical distance. I am so looking forward to reviving this blog.

For now, may I ask you to include my family in your prayers?

With love,

36 comments:

  1. Oh noone wants to hear they
    have cancer, so sorry. But will
    be following along for your
    updates on how you are doing!
    Best of luck and stay STRONG,
    We are all pulling for you.
    Carla from Arizona

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  2. Hugs and best wishes to you. Love and prayers to you, dear Shery.

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  3. Sending all our best for positive results of your treatment! You have a wonderful support group, and so many people are praying for you and your family.

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  4. Wishing you strength and lots of love during these incredibly challenging times Shery. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers and wish for the best possible outcome. Hugs xxx

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  5. Our thoughts and best wishes are with you and your loved ones, Shery.

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  6. Best wishes and saying prayers for you and your family, Cathy x

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  7. Praying for strength, wisdom, guidance and full healing!

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  8. I am so very sorry to hear this. GOD is good ALL THE TIME and you are in His hands. my prayers will be with you.

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  9. Dear Shery, I wish you all the best with this difficult journey. My thoughts are with you and your family and I hope the treatment goes well and you have a swift and complete recovery. Take care my friend. Love and HUGZ

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  10. I was already thinking of you and it's a bommer that you got such bad news... Sending some positive energy to help you! Just concentrate on this and your family! Big hug!!

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  11. So sorry for this turn in the road. Take care of yourself and know you are in the thoughts and prayers of many! Peace to you and your family.

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  12. I'm so sorry to hear! Prayers for you and your family!

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  13. Best wishes and waiting for you to come back stronger

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  14. I pray that you and your family will be lifted up through all of this, and become even stronger in your faith. Your family loves you to pieces, and will be there for you, as will the Lord. May God bless you in little, meaningful ways. He loves you!!!

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  15. Sending heartfelt hugs and I will keep you and your family in my prayers Shery x.

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  16. Shery, I’m sorry to hear that you have to go through all of that. Sending {{hugs}}! I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. 🙏🏻✝️☀️🌷

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  17. Oh Shery, you know how I wish you and your lovely family all the best on this journey. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers just sorry your have to go through this. Bless you.

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  18. Shery, you must know that we're all with you as you begin your treatment journey, Sending you and your family love. Jo x

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  19. So sorry to hear this, Shery. Sending prayers for you, your family and your med team.

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  20. Oh Shery, I have been praying & praying for you & your family. I am so sorry you are having to go through this. I will trust in your resolution that you will recover from this, having the best doctors helping you. So I will look forward to your updates and progress. Love, hugs & prayers, Becca xoxo

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  21. Dear Shery, I am so sorry to hear this news. I know you have a lot to process right now. I want to give you some encouragement. I am a breast cancer survivor- not once but twice. I never had chemo but have had surgery and radiation. And the second time was in 1997 - a long time ago! PLEASE feel free to contact me if you want to talk, scream, cry or have questions. I will be more than happy to listen or help if I can. I highly recommend the American Cancer Society. They can help with a variety of things. We are here with you and keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

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  22. I'm so sorry, Shery. You are in my prayers. May the Lord bless you with strength and peace.

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  23. I will certainly keep you and your family in my prayers. Sending you lots of positive thoughts and love.

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  24. Sending my hugs and prayers to you and your family.

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  25. My husband was diagnosed with cancer about the same time you posted about yours. I have been praying for you and your family and will continue to do so. Looking forward to the day that both of you have been restored to health. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayer. God bless you!

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  26. You will be in my prayers, Shery. God be with you.

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  27. I will be thinking of you...sending hugs <3

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  28. Dear Shery, I am sadden to learn about your situation. Sending many hugs and positive energy! I am thinking of you.

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  29. Shery, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sending you love and positive energy. Hugs Tee

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  30. I am so sorry to hear that. Sending hugs and lots of positive thoughts! Good luck with all the treatments and wish you speedy recovery.

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  31. So sorry to hear this news Shery. I'll be praying for you and your family.

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  32. Dear Shery, I have been praying for you, and for your young family, many times since I read your first blog post. I know you are strong and I know you can get beat this! Here is my favourite scripture and I'm sure you know it already: "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6

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  33. Praying for you and your family. Trust in our God, He will never fail us.

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  34. Dear Shery, I am so sorry to hear that. Sending hugs and prayers.

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  35. So sorry to hear this Shery..May God give you all the strength to go through this difficult journey...sending lots of prayers and hugs to you..Wish you speedy recovery..Hugsxx Deepti

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  36. Missed this post with all my comings and goings Shery, but you and your family certainly will be in my prayers.
    Hold fast to the Lord, and the scripture you started this post with.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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