Pamela’s Story

Site created on March 16, 2019

Welcome! I'll share updates and info here to help keep all the wonderful family and friends and friends of friends who are praying for me and encouraging me as I'm kickin' breast cancer's ass.  

Click on "Journal" to see updates and other shared information. 

Your prayers, support, and words of hope and encouragement are incredibly appreciated and help to lift my spirits, especially on the tougher days.  Though I have not been able to message and thank everyone for the letters, emails, texts, and messages, please know that I am incredibly grateful and you have absolutely  made a huge difference in helping me keep a positive attitude.  

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS PRAYED FOR ME, SEND ME CARDS, TEXTS, EMAILS AND ENCOURAGED ME DURING THIS TOUGH TIME.   YOU ARE APPRECIATED MORE THAN I COULD SAY.

Newest Update

Journal entry by Pamela Berkeypile

No gifts or care packages are required, but I have been asked for some care package ideas.  Because I am incredibly sensitive to smells, please only unscented products unless specified. 
Beauty Related & Toiletries (unscented - most scents make me nauseous)
  • "Tums" or other brand of chewable antacid in assorted fruit flavor
  • Soft adult manual toothbrush
  • Natural or organic unscented hand soap (like Method - not sure if natural is the right word)
  • Unscented hand lotion
  • Lip Balm
  • Unscented wet wipes
  • Unscented hand sanitizer (travel size)
  • Nexcare "painless" bandaids

Gift Cards
  • Chick-fil-a (Their milkshakes are the only thing I crave & buy outside the home)
  • Taco Bell or Carl's Junior for Brian & Alex to go out for dinner
  • Grub Hub, Door Dash, Post Mates
Cookbooks & Books
A favorite book of yours - physical or kindle
"What to Eat During Cancer Treatment: 100 Great-Tasting, Family-Friendly Recipes to Help You Cope" by Jeanne Besser, Kristina Ratley, and Sheri Knecht
"The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen, Second Edition: Nourishing, Big-Flavor Recipes for Cancer Treatment and Recovery" by Rebecca Katz and Mat Edelson
  • We have a kindle featherlight & I read it on my phone and tablet
  • I would prefer cookbooks in print
  • I have no problem with used books - please feel free to get a used book, they are usually cheaper

No Thank You's

No plants or flowers (they actually carry a lot of germs & I can't defend against them)
Candles (I love them but can't handle any smells right now)
Fragrant beauty products
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