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!”