Thursday, July 31, 2008

Bye-bye hairdoo

Hey Guys!
Just a quick update on what has happened since the fight party. Life is good and things are progressing well. I just finished my fourth chemo treatment. It was the first time that I was actually a little tired/green, but I had a good night sleep and I am doing well.

I am scheduled for a fifth treatment next Wednesday. When I asked for a sixth treatment before having a break, the doctor got a little put off and I decided not to push him any further. Bruce and I are going to put together a letter to send around the country to IBC specialty clinics to make sure we are doing all that we can do. I am also trying to get to get into the Huntsman Center for a second opinion. My current oncologist is part of the Huntsman network, but we'd like to know that everyone is on the same page.

Yesterday was a sad day because my hair began to fall out in copious amounts. I've been waiting for it to happen, but the reality of it was still hard. Ryker saw a pile of hair and said, "yucky". I am hoping to make it until Saturday before the big shave. I'm going to find some cool doo-rags/hats and of course the wig.

We continue to pray for our miracle. This is what I know: I have been promised that I am blessed with "health and strength, able to enjoy the blessings coming my way." In addition, the Book of Mormon line that is sticking in my head is, "if ye keep my commandments, ye will prosper in the land." We are doing all that we can do to follow the commandments and to fight the fight. This is my land and I am staying put. We are doing our part and know that the Lord will do his part. With God all things are possible.

Thanks for your love and support. Enjoy every day!


Sunday, July 20, 2008

More Pics from Fight Party!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

The Fight Begins!!!!

Today we had a "Start the Fight" party for Jeanel.  It was amazing the love and support she has around her.  She is in good spirits and was grateful to those who attended and send letter!!!  She had port placed Tues, second dose of chemo Wed and her father, brother and sister-in-law left Fri.  Her only affects so far from the chemo is a little acne and soreness.  She is one AMAZING women.  Her strength is incredible.  She and Bruce are off for a weekend together.  Much needed time!!!  Thanks to all!!!  We will be hopefully posting each week.  Please feel free to leave comments.  Jeanel will be checking the sight regularly.

Sunday, July 13, 2008