I have such an amazing support system with my friends and family and I don't know what I would do without all of you. Each and every one of you is truly a blessing in my life and I appreciate you to the fullest extent! Now, with that being said, I know that everyone is going to have questions and want to know what's going on through each and every stage and I don't want anyone to feel left out or to not be in the know. This is why I've created my blog. It will act as my journal through this journey and it will be a way for everyone to stay up to date without me having to repeat the same information several times or worse, for something to be lost in translation going "down the pipeline".
Most importantly, I don't want anyone to feel like they can't ask me questions or that they have to pretend like this isn't happening. I assure you, it is on my mind pretty much 24/7 regardless of if you bring it up or not, so please don't feel like you can't talk to me about it. On the flip side, this also doesn't mean that this is the only thing we can talk about. I am still the same 'ole me and I still have lots of goofy, quarky stories that have nothing to do with cancer. I've got a 1-year old who does something note-worthy pretty much daily and a husband who keeps me on my toes! This may be a new part of my life, but it has not become my life. If nothing else, I want each and every person who reads my blog to use my experience to realize how precious life is and just how much we need to appreciate each and every minute of it! I am taking a very positive approach to this, and while sure it's scary and there are lots of unknowns and what-if's out there, but one thing that I learned from my dad is that this is now my reality. It is happening regardless of if I want it to or if I think it’s fair; so I can mope and cry and cuss and be pissed off, or I can be happy and thankful for the things that I do have...either way, the outcome is still the same! I have a long battle ahead of me and I don't want to start the fight with cancer already having one up on me by having a bad attitude. :o)
My next blog will begin the update process. I'll probably just title each blog with that day's date (pretty creative, I know) but that way everyone can stay caught up and know right where to start reading at a quick glance. Also, please feel free to pass on my blog address to anyone who you might think would find it of interest. I know a lot of people have put me on prayer requests with different churches and groups and if any of them want to know how their prayers are working this will be the place to find out! :o)
Thanks again to all of you and God bless!