Finially, some good news!

Yesterday was probably the best day yet! God must have known it was time for that. I decided it was time for me to get out of the house a little bit so I went to work with momma. My energy level is still really low, even though I haven’t started any treatments yet, so my work day with mom consisted of me laying on her floor in the office. Afterwards, we said we had to run “errands” on Corpus but instead she surprised me with a massage! Those of you that know me well know that I LOVE massages.

On a different note we FINIALLY got the results back from my bone marrow biopsy and my PET scan. Thanks be to God both of those have come back clear, meaning there is no sign of  metastatic disease in my body. I know many have asked what “stage” my cancer is in and from what we have gathered from my oncologist, since it is a rare cancer they do not “stage” the cancer, it is either metastatic or stage 4 (meaning in multiple parts of my body) or nonmetastatic or stage 1 (meaning just in my femur / knee area). So I guess we can say it is stage one! WOOHOO.

Today we are headed up to San Antonio because we have two very early mornings ahead of us. The finial plan is tomorrow morning I will finish up the fertility treatments and have the rest of the day to relax get as hydrated as possible. Friday morning (Good Friday) we have to be at the hospital at 6:50 am. They will “install” my medport, which will take around 2 to 4 hours, then admit me straight from there and start chemo. We hope to get it started mid afternoon. This time it is a 2 day treatment so we plan to be out sometime Monday.

Coach K, my high school volleyball coach texted me yesterday and gave me the perfect simile. She said, “Let’s go! This is the start of your “two-a-days” for this stupid disease. You can do it!! I’ll be thinking about and checking in. You’ve trained for this without even knowing it.” This is so true. All of my life whether in sports, showing livestock, pageants and everything else I do, I have been taught to push myself as hard as I possibly could and if I ever felt like I couldn’t do it or couldn’t make it I had amazing coaches, teammates, friends, family, and parents to be there to help me get to the end! This is the same fight just a new court, arena, or runway yet the same people push me! Love y’all all!

God is great and good news was AMAZING to hear. I would like to thank everyone again for the prayers and support they are greatly appreciated and truly incredible! I am ready for this fight and so blessed to have this amazing army behind me, helping me, guiding me, and pushing me to the finish line!

2 Timothy 4:7

“I have FOUGHT the good fight, I have FINISHED the race, I have kept the FAITH!”

 

Much Love,

Jillian ❤️

22 Comments

  1. sharon anderson

    Your prayers, faith and positive attitude are already paying off BIG TIME!!! You are astounding!!! You have SOOOOOOOO got this! (Sorry about all the exclamation points. There’s just no other punctuation marks that will suffice. 😉 Prayers continuing…..

  2. Jenny Armold

    You are a strong Woman!! You got this!!! Sending lots of love and prayers to you!! Will be thinking and praying for you on Friday!!

  3. Marce Bluntzer

    Awesome news girl. We all are praying that the chemo goes well and that you are able to stay strong throughout this journey. You have great faith and your attitude is awesome. Stay positive and stay strong we love ya kiddo!!!

  4. Hollis Uecker

    Found this verse the other day and you came to mind.

    Isaiah 41:10
    “Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.”

    Continue to fight the good fight, Jill!

  5. Melanie

    You are right you got this. You’re a strong person keep going. Prayers with you & your family during the next couple days. Keep smiling pretty Lady!!!

  6. Granny

    Dear Jillian, you are so strong and brave. I know you are at a point in your life and have so much coming toward you, but you are one of the few that handle all this. I know what it feels like to not know what is next. You have to keep a brave smile for everyone else. I remember you and Trent as they were wheelin me away 12 years ago. If you need to have a moment just for you, go ahead and let it out, then you will be back to the
    Jill you are. I love you baby girl. Granny

  7. Kelly Jo Osina

    Praise our Heavenly Father!!! God is Good!! Keep pushing on and this to shall pass!! God bless you and your whole family!!!

  8. Kim Boone

    God is good ALL the time! You are an overcomer and you’ve got this. Remember the cross and the one set of footprints in the sand, your Heavenly Father is carrying you right through this journey. Praying without ceasing! Hugs, love and prayers sent to your family and you.

  9. Sandra Hart

    You are right, God always prepares us for what is coming. He makes us strong enough to endure the trial. But, it doesn’t stop there. After that, we are to share our story. You are cleverly achieving that assignment with this blog! I feel honored to know you, Sweetie.

  10. Stephen Mathews, Sr.

    We thank God for the good news and continue to offer prayers for your continued strength and good results.

  11. Austin College Volleyball Team

    The Austin College Volleyball Team sends you our support and prayers for healing and peace as you stay strong through this process.

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