Sunday, September 20, 2009

the "GO RUN"...

Saturday we had the opportunity to go out and participate in a 5K that raises money for my specific cancer. It was a really neat experience to think that the money they raised goes to the research for cancer's that are not hardly ever heard of or rarely mentioned. My oncologist is in the middle of me and Michael and does lots of research. He is a neat man that has been incredibly encouraging to us. I am very thankful for all he has done for us and for all the cancers he researches.

This weekend really is the first physical thing that I have done since January when I started chemo. It was a great feeling and I was excited to be "on the move" again. I am playing tennis in a league again starting in October, so I hope to begin to get some stamina back. I never really knew how much chemo stripped me of everything.

On the hair front.....I think I might have a little growth beginning. It is slow and I am not 100% sure that it is not just wishful thinking but I am now hoping to be able to be hat free by Thanksgiving. My niece did tell me tonight that I could keep my hat off cause she could tell my hair was growing back. Usually she brings me my hat as soon as she sees me to cover my head. My first dream was hat free by Labor day then it went to Halloween and now I have pushed that back to Thanksgiving. I am still wondering what color, texture, and whether it will be curly. Hopefully just a few more months and we will know.

Friday, September 4, 2009

still not there...

Well I realize that I have not updated in a while and I was hoping to update after getting word that I was in remission. Well, as you might can imagine the last three days were not as we hoped. We had an appointment Wednesday and my oncologist wants to wait one more month. I realize that this is not that big of a deal and in the long term what is one more month, but I was EXTREMELY disappointed. I have been doing a daily count down for the past month and could hardly sleep Tuesday night because I was SO excited.
Oh well maybe next month! Please pray that we get the word on September 28.

And the good news is that my favorite time of year is here! Fall, Foliage, and Football. Cant beat that. We are excited to go to the first ever USA JAG football game tomorrow and tailgate.

If you are praying here are a few of our request:
1.) continued healing and restoration of my body.
2.) my hair to begin to grow back
3.) our house to sell
4.) Young Life as we begin another fall and continue to raise money in a tough economy.

thanks so much for sticking with us on this journey!