Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Hello! I hope everyone is doing great. We have been really busy over these last few months. I ended up in the hospital for a week because one of the chemo drugs started to shut down my lungs. Thank you to everyone who helped us out and to the wonderful hospital staff and doctors. I will continue to have lung problems for awhile, but I am doing much better. The best news is that I am all done with CHEMO!! I cannot believe that I made it to this point. I remember looking back around my 5th treatment and I didn't think I would be able to handle it. It feels so good to be done! I will start Radiation pretty soon, we are meeting with the Radiation therapist next week.
Friday, January 14, 2011
These past few weeks have been full of ups and downs. We had our first Christmas together as a family! It was fun even though A.J. probably didn’t care too much. My work CVU4 did Christmas for us, and they went way over the top! It really made us feel so special at a time that has been really difficult for us. They are great and wonderful people.
We got to spend some time back in St. George! I miss the weather there, even with the flooding, which was pretty amazing to see all the damage! JonAaron and I walked a Golf Course that had been right next to the river. The riverbanks were torn away and the golf course was flooded at areas. It was nice to get some time away from the snow!
The holidays were great. We got to spend time with lots of friends and family. We made up a game for JonAaron’s family based on the show Minute to Win It! It was a lot of fun!
JonAaron has started up school again; I don’t think the break was long enough! He has also joined the dodge ball and basketball leagues. We are looking forward to going to the games.
A.J. is still wonderful! He started to sleep through the night, and it has been great. He can laugh now, and it is the best sound in the world. I can’t believe that he is going to be 5 months old! He is also starting to eat foods. He likes sweet potatoes, but he is not so fond of the rice cereal.
Treatment is going good, I am now halfway done! The last treatment was the hardest. The chemo IV came out of my arm and it burned me. It caused me to get a fever that lasted for a few days. The Chemo also was burning my kidneys, so I had to drink lots of water! Thanks to mom and Sarah for coming to the rescue last week. JonAaron really got me through this last one too, even though it was his first week back at school. It seems like I always throw something on him at the start of the semester! (last semester A.J. was born the first weeks!)
To be honest, I wanted to get on here and complain about how awful cancer is, and how hard it is, but there are a few lessons that I think I need to learn. I have had the opportunity these past weeks to meet some wonderful people who have been diagnosed as well, One of them does not know if she will make it, and the other one I met will not make it. It really put me back to when I first found out I had cancer. I was wondering what my life would be like if I only had so much longer to live. What would I want my family to know? How would A.J. ever know me? I am truly grateful that my cancer can be cured, and my prayers go out to those that are fighting even in the unknown, and that they will find a cure!
On the positive side! I am looking for ideas to celebrate when I am cancer free! If you have any ideas let me know! It will give me something else great to look forward to!
Monday, December 13, 2010
I probably won’t get around to updating this for awhile, so I better do it now! The next few weeks are going to be busy ones. My next treatment is this Friday. It’s number five! By the end of December I will be halfway done. On January 27th (my birthday fyi!!) I will finish my 8th treatment and I will undergo tests again to see where the cancer is at. I am hoping my birthday present will be that it is almost gone!
JonAaron is in the middle of finals this week. I can’t believe that the first semester has gone by. It has definitely been a crazy one for him. He has been amazing through this semester, in school, being a great dad, and supporting me. He will be going to New York sometime in January to meet with some companies, and then Boston later on. We will also find out where his internship will be pretty soon.
A.J. is great as well! He smiles and loves to play! He is growing so fast, and it has been a blast. I am looking into taking some swim lessons with him in the next few months. I can and cannot wait for him to get older. He has so many friends and cousins around him that he is going to love playing with. As long as he still likes to cuddle up with his mom, then I am happy.
I did wait to put up our Christmas decorations until after Thanksgiving, but it was hard to wait. I also went black Friday shopping for the first time. I did not want go after any hot item, I did it more for emotional support of JonAaron and his brother in law Jayson. (but thanks to my sister-in-laws for the Old Navy pajamas!) I think that everyone is crazy to wake up and wait outside in the freezing cold weather! JonAaron and I were huddled up in a blanket and we were visiting with the people next to us in line and the woman said to JonAaron, “oh your poor wife.” Because I looked cold, and JonAaron responded, “Yeah, and she’s got cancer!” We all started laughing, even though we had to explain that I really did have cancer, but it was funny. She said she hoped that I got the $500.00 gift certificate, but I didn’t, I got a $10.00 one and bought some socks!
Treatment is going good. The doctors are very positive about my progress. I will be honest that I have good days and bad days, I wish I could be stronger sometimes, but I think that is why I have so many people around me that care and love me. Your prayers and thoughts really help me through. I also am grateful for a great husband and little boy. They are the strongest reasons that help me through this and they along with all of your thoughts and prayers will be the reason I will beat this!
Wow enough of all the emotional stuff! I hope that you all have a great Christmas! I am looking forward to our first one as a family. We are also going to go to St. George and visit with some friends in between treatments. It will be nice to get away for a little bit and enjoy some warmer weather!