Just wanted to send out a quick update as I sit in my quiet home this evening. Jay and Wills are at soccer practice and my parents are with Bennett at basketball practice. I am so thankful for the extra help so I can quietly relax. (Which doesn’t come easily to me!)
I’m feeling a little better each day. I am trying to be patient and not get discouraged by the discomfort I have while sitting and the general pain in the rear (literally and figuratively) this cancer causes! I start the day feeling pretty good and by the evening I am exhausted and just need to lay down. They say the radiation will be cumulative and so even though I only have three more treatments (last treatment Thursday! ) It will keep working for about a week and hopefully I will continue to feel pain relief.
This morning while waiting (in an incredibly sexy hospital gown) to go in for radiation treatment I met another young fighter there for treatment as well. Without even realizing I was a “patient (in a gown)” I started talking with her about Hope Scarves. She was wearing a scarf and I am always so excited to let people know about our program. After my treatment I had a chance to talk with her sister (while she has having her treatment) and learned she is also fighting metastatic stage 4 breast cancer. She just finished chemo and has 7 weeks of radiation! 7 weeks! My heart just sank as we talked. She and her husband divorced during her treatment 6 years ago and she has 2 sons. My heart went out to her so deeply… her sister said she is really scared. I hope she reaches out to Hope Scarves so we can send her a scarf and encourage her to keep fighting! I am so blessed to have help overflowing, an amazing husband and so many people praying and encouraging me. I am also so honored to be able to share Hope Scarves with people like this brave woman. I hope we can do our small part to make her smile, just pass along a little bit of hope and help her feel she isn’t alone.
The picture in this post is from the weekend. We built this giant snowperson (we weren’t really sure if it was a boy or a girl) and had a great snowball fight. I am soaking up the laughter and fun with my boys and my parents and enjoying every day to the fullest.
Thank you for your love, support and prayers! We feel it!
I hear the pitter patter of little feet…. gotta go!