Hello everyone! It has been a long time since I’ve posted, but I’ve been busy getting back to a normal life!
Today was my first 2 month follow up. I will see Dr. Yacoub every 2 months for the next 2 years. I have to get my port flushed in the months that I don’t see the Dr. You would think that I would be used to this thing by now but I still hate it just as much as I did on day 1. I can’t wait to have it taken out in a couple of years! My check up went great! My exam was normal and labs were too! I have my next scan in February. After 2 years of remission it will be considered a cure.
Life has been extremely busy but we are enjoying every minute. Brynn turned 11 months old yesterday. She finally got 2 teeth last week and decided to start taking steps on her own. She talks up a storm and keeps us laughing constantly. It is so hard to believe that she will be 1 next month. Her first year of life is such a blur for me, unfortunately, but I’m definitely soaking it all up now. I can’t get enough of this little girl.
After my initial follow up when chemo ended Justin and I took an impromptu trip to Cancun. It was so nice to get away, relax, and eat anything I wanted since my immune system was back! We spent a lot of time in the pools, the swim up bar, and snorkeled one of the best reefs in the world. We had a great time!
I’ve been back to work full time for about 7 weeks now. It’s so great to be back on the floor and seeing all the little ones! Some friends from work threw a party for me to celebrate being done with chemo. It was a blast and I’m so lucky to have such a great job!
Justin and I are so thankful for the continued love and support from everyone. We will never be able to thank all of you enough. This has been the craziest year that we could have ever imagined, but it couldn’t have gone any smoother considering the circumstances. The dinners, the babysitters, the endless cards of encouragement, the prayers….we couldn’t have done this alone!
I have a lot of prayer requests this time. Most of you probably know but my uncles Kenny and Kevin are both battling pancreatic cancer. They are both going through chemo and could use lots of prayers!
Kala finished radiation and is in remission! Praise God! Annie is a little over 50 days post stem cell transplant and will be starting radiation soon. She’s almost done with this horrible Hodgkins! Pray for continued remission for both of them!
A young girl at home was just told her Leukemia is back. This is her 3rd time! She does not know her treatment plan yet but she is a fighter and as stubborn as her cancer seems to be, she is stronger!
Please continue to keep all cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers in your prayers.