I was so elated yesterday when I realized my eyebrows are growing back. Eyebrows are usually not a big deal to me but since they were gone they were a big deal. It's the little things in life that have taught me appreciation. My eyelashes too, they are growing back.
This journey is teaching me so much about myself. I have been blessed most of all by so many that are praying for my recovery. I hope you know how special you are to me.
I have 4 days left until my last chemo infusion. 4 days...it honestly seems like just yesterday that I looked at my countdown clock and it said 52 and back then I thought I can't wait till it's 30, then when I got to 21 I knew that was only 3 more weeks. Although it didn't seem like an "only". When I got to 10 days I really began seeing the light at the end of this chemo tunnel. Now I'm down to 4 days.
We need to pray that my numbers are good so that I can receive my chemo on Thursday, June 17th. Please pray with me.
Many people have asked what's up next. So I thought I'd give you an idea of what the projected plan is.
The last course of chemo will be infused on Thursday. It takes 3 weeks for the course (treatment) to actually be considered finished, so I'm officially finished with chemo on July 8th. On July 7th & 8th I will be going for scans, mammograms, ultrasounds to see how much of the tumor is left (please pray it's all gone). July 12th are all my pre-op appointments and then my mastectomy is July 14th. At this time only the cancerous breast will be removed. From what I understand recovery lasts about 3-6 weeks. Once I have recovered I will be going for radiation everyday to shrink the lymph nodes. Then there will be a break and then the other side mastectomy with several reconstructive surgeries in between, along with having my ovaries removed.
It sounds like there's a lot left to do, and there is. I feel really confident that the worst is almost behind me.
I've had days of ups and downs but I am comforted by the fact that so many are praying for me. Please pray for Jim, Jakob, Kelli and Joey too. This has taken a toll on all of them not just me.
I do have the best family and friends a girl could ask for. I have made friends along the way too that I wouldn't have if I didn't have cancer.
Like I've said before, cancer's not what I would have chosen for my life, it was chosen for me. I trust that God is using me, my family and my friends in ways unimaginable. Lots of people have told me to keep the Faith -- you do the same.
Thanks for being part of this Army of Prayer Warriors with me. I appreciate you so!! And I love you!
Love & Blessings from the top of my heart,