Unfortunately, I don't have enough time to explain all the things that have happened in the last couple of weeks. I missed a chemo because despite my shots my blood counts were too low. Then the following week I took extra shots and was able to have chemo #8. Tomorrow will be chemo 9, then chemo #10 the following week, and then scans after the first of the year. I am ready for the scans because I have been having problems with rib pain on the opposite side of my known bone mets, I have increased pain in the area of my spinal mets, and I have sharp pains in the area of my liver...psychological or physical, the scans will help! Either we move to a different chemo, hopefully reducing the cancer, or I find out all is well and the aches and pains become less worrisome to may already scared self.
As far as good things going on, I was reminded that the spirit of Santa is truely alive. I had some very special people decorate my house with christmas lights when I was away from the house! That was a wonderful surprise to come home to! I cried happy tears for 30 minutes! I was so touched!
a week later Union Bank surprised our family with a night with the Stars, a night at CoCo Keys indoor water park, and a laptop and printer so I can start my book! It was all a part of their Magic Moments project and we really appreciate their kindness and the kindness of the American Cancer Society for nominating us for our charity work with them! Nothing makes us happier than to help out others that are going through the same thing we are going through.
What am I thankful for?! I am thankful for the good people that we are surrounded by, including friends, family, and the Southwood pastors and congregation! A very special thank you to Gail for passing on a message from Ginni, and to the woman at southwood who asked to pray with me and told me of her fathers miraculous cure of metastatic lung cancer! Life is good!