My sweet angel

My sweet angel

Friday, February 8, 2013

Weekly Update

It's been a gloomy few days here in St Simons. I always said I wanted to lay around on the couch all day when it's raining (something I NEVER did in my old life), but I did it yesterday. It was nice, but not as great as I was anticipating.

So, almost two weeks ago, when showering, I noticed a lot of hair coming out. I noticed the bald patch on the back of my head last week when fixing my hair and its gotten a little larger. My neurologist explained it is the spot that had radiation and it should grow back. So, one side of my hair looks very thin in the back. It's okay though, Amanda took me to get hair extensions that totally match!

I can understand why cancer patients don't wear wigs that much and prefer soft scarves or hats. It is SO tender. I can't even sleep on that part of my head. I'm blessed to be on this pill because I know it must be very uncomfortable to lose all of ones hair. My rash is still present on my face, chest, and back but it's better than other side effects caused by traditional chemo.

I've noticed I'm breathing better. I can actually fill my lungs with air without trying so hard. I always thought it was normal for me to have trouble taking deep breaths because I had asthma as a kid. Oh well.

John has Karley right now because she is kind of sick. I've been trying to work a little (only a few hours a week due to fatigue) but EVERY person in the office is sick too. So, basically I've been a hermit yesterday and probably today too.

I'm still in good spirits and feel blessed to be able to be here. I'm keeping my eyes on The Lord and am more thankful for each day He gives me. I don't worry or feel anxious anymore, which makes some think I need to see a therapist because I should be upset. Lol! I'm not going to lie, it took me almost a month post diagnosis to write my first blog because I was so depressed. But after getting closer to God, accepting my journey, and the outpouring of prayers and support, I just have too much faith right now to let this get to me.

Thank you all for your continued prayers and support!  Please also pray for Dylan Rosier (Karleys 9 yr old cousin with leukemia), an old friend Tim Gravitt who is still fighting, and a new friend Jean Varner.   I know with God and your prayers, we can all overcome these terrible illnesses.

Nothing is impossible with Him!

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  1. You are a true inspiration to me. Ive added you to my prayer list and I pray for you often. Thank you for sharing your experiences. You have helped me appreciate our loving God and my child.

    1. Thank you Charity! I never fully appreciated what I had before this. It warms my heart when I hear comments like yours :)