Monday, 27 February 2012

normalness and exciting news

Hey everyone!

So it has been awhile since I wrote here and that is because nothing has really happened. My life is full of everyday things such as school, reading, church, and normal stuff. I've gotten all my schoolwork back so that's keeping me pretty busy. One exciting thing has happened. This beautiful family is expecting another baby. :)

:) The baby is due sometime near the end of September. I'm really, superly, duperly excited! I'm going to be an aunt 8 times over! It's absolutely crazy. I'm so happy for them. I don't really have a preference as to what I want the baby to be because they already have 2 girls and 2 boys.  

This Thursday I will be going to Children's Hospital to start Phase 5. Phase 5 will last for 1 1/2 years and so I will be finished in July of 2013. :) Checkups will be once a month with an IV chemo. I'm so glad that I'm on the last stretch to being REALLY finished. :)

I might be blogging a little less cause there is not as much to write about anymore.

I'm going to grow my hair really, really long and then I will cut it really short and donate it for cancer kids. I will never be scared of cutting my hair again because I will know how every style looks on me. :)

The amount of prayer and support I have had over the past 7 months has been overwhelming. I can't say enough how much I appreciate it. :)

Friday, 17 February 2012

normal stuff

I'm starting to get the tiniest bit of fuzz all over my head. :) I'm thinking that by May I will have a good full head of hair. The funny thing is, is that I need to get my passport photo taken in the next 2 months and if I get it taken while I'm bald then it's going to be on my passport for the next 4-5 years. :) Elyse thinks that I should get it taken being bald so that I can get the pity of the border guards for the next few years. :) I might wear my wig but it is so uncomfortable that I can't even wear it for more than 5 minutes.

My cold has finally disappeared for the most part. Thankfully. Having a month-long cold is not fun.

I met some people yesterday who have been praying for me and reading my blog for the last 1/2 year. It's really amazing to meet people who already know you and pray for you because they've read your blog, but whom you've never actually met before. :)

Monday, 6 February 2012

There are no words to express my happiness.

I’m done!!! :) Hallelujah! Praise be to God! I’ve been looking forward to this moment ever since it all started and now that it is here it doesn’t seem real to me. It is only by God’s grace and the prayers of His people that I’ve made it through the intense part. I’m so thankful that I’ve not gotten sick with the flu even though I have a bad cold, hopefully it doesn't get worse. It is such a pain having this never-ending cold because my immune system isn’t strong enough to kill it. :(

I’m going to have a total of 3 ½ weeks off of everything.  I do not have to head back to Children’s till March 1st. :) In the future I will go to Children’s once a month for a checkup and an IV drug.

Because of the last drug I took, my counts are quite low right now. This afternoon I got a 'hemogoblin' transfusion. It was about 5 hrs long. I feel so much better after I get a transfusion. It's amazing how a few extra blood cells can make you feel a lot more energized. 

This might sound weird to people who hate doing school but I'm really looking forward to doing school everyday and getting all my subjects back. :) I miss doing school and being able to think. :)

On a more serious note: I do know that my life will never be the same again and I need to stop wishing for it to be. I will always be a different person and I know that this lymphoma cancer will probably effect the way I live the rest of my life. There is nothing I can do about this and I guess I just have to accept the facts as they are. 

Just so you know my hair has not started to grow back yet but hopefully sometime soon. :)

Zero more days left. :D

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

:) :) :) :) :)

I can't seem to wrap my head around the fact that all my intense chemo will be over on Friday! The more I think about it the more excited I become. This has been the fastest winter I have ever lived through. Life is going to be so easy and normal after this. Now I can go back to all the stuff that I love to do. :) No more long drives into Vancouver every week. No more lumbar punctures. No more mouth sores or any of that junk. But I will have to be really strict in taking all my chemo pills every day without skipping because otherwise there is a large chance of the cancer coming back (please pray for diligence).

For the next couple weeks my counts are going to be extremely low and I'm going to be susceptible to all kinds of germs. I will probably have to stay away from as many crowds as possible.

I keep praying that my hair will grow back really fast. I really, REALLY miss it. I'm sort of getting sick of  having to a put a hat on every time I go anywhere. Ethan told me tonight, "You are going to be so WEIRD with hair!" :)

COUNTDOWN: TWO days left. :D I am extremely happy.

Fun fact of the day: I only have two lashes left on the bottom lid of my right eye. :)