I had a rough time dealing with the news from Thursday's meeting with Dr. Claxton. I dwelt on it a lot this weekend but I am now ready to face the new week with a new attitude. There are things that are in my control and what is happening in my bone marrow is not one of them. What I can control is my attitude, my demeanor, my faith, and my heart. So I am going to focus on those things and I am going to continue to do my part. I am still scared and still unsure of how the next chapter of all of this will read, but I will not be brought down. And I know that this book is going to be a good read and it will involve victory in the end.
On Friday, I started the second phase of the first course of chemotherapy. It involved two drugs given through an IV. I go back tomorrow to get a third drug and then again for one more treatment on Friday. Then I wait a week, have another bone marrow biopsy and they will see if this extra two weeks will throw me into remission. I am hopeful that this will be the case.
Friday was also an uplifting day that I want to mention. I spent the day with Mom, Dad, Grandmom, Aunt Ann, Alexis, Kelsey, Hanna Jo, Colin, Evan, Mrs. Gabler, John Hand and little Max at my parents house. It was great to be surrounded by friends and family. And there was great love, great support, great food, and great hugs from all of them.
Also, one more bit of good news. My taste buds are pretty much restored. Everything is a little off, but no more metallic taste, no more sweet taste, and I am enjoying food again.
Thanks for walking the walk with me.....it is inspiring and means more than anybody knows and it helps me to go on fighting, even though I am scared, sometimes terrified.
ALL will be well
"Cancer is so limited, It cannot cripple love, It cannot shatter hope, It cannot corrode faith, It cannot destory peace, It cannot kill friendship, It cannot supress memories, It cannot silence courage, It cannot invade the soul, It cannot steal eternal life, It cannot conquer the spirit."