Well, after getting a wonderful report from the doctor yesterday I woke up this morning like I was on a mission. I got lots of odds and ends taken care of, went to my appointment with the radiation oncologist (she hasn't seen me since august, she was quite pleased), and made a t- shirt pillow case dress for Chaselyn. It's a busy time for me. I'm going to Disney World in 9 days, I'm helping organize two baby showers, starting to think about my sweet boy's 2nd birthday, we need to start organizing for the upcoming move, those baby showers will inevitably lead to two adorable babies that I am desperate to meet, and not to mention hippity hoppity Easter's on it's way.
But thanks to the report yesterday I feel renewed by the Grace of God. I am so overwhelmed by the prayers that have been prayed on my behalf. And rest assured, if I could I would reach through the computer screen right now and hug your neck.
I'm really ready to see some family and friends. I haven't seen my family since the first of the year. Friends here in Waco have been great, but some of my closest friends (including the 2 that I'm helping organize showers for) aren't so close. But between the Disney trip and the showers, I hope to get recharged.
I learned something in my appointment yesterday that I hadn't understood before. I thought the plan was to do 12 rounds of chemo (i start my 7th round on Sunday) then reevaluate. The way I understood it, if the chemo was working we would stick with it until it stopped working. But I found out yesterday, that after 12 rounds, the side effects tend to get worse compared to the benefit. So I won't stick with the same treatment past August. Dr. Maher actually said that if it continues to be as effective as it has appeared to be, I should only be left with a little scar tissue by that time and then I would continue to get MRI's done every 2 months. Dr. Tiwani (radiation) said she could try re-radiation if there was anything left. But that's a decision that doesn't have to be made yet.
That's all I got for tonight.
Mom of beautiful Chaselyn and handsome Jacob.
Wife of wonderful husband Stanton.
Daughter of lovely parents.
Sister of siblings I've grown to love (yes it took some growing on my part to learn to love them).
Doctor of Philosophy in Statistics.
Student of life.
Friend of many great people.
Child of God.