Hey, everyone, this will be my first and “test” post to my new blog. Since I haven’t posted on it for the last 4 days this will be my catch up post for everyone to see.
Day #1 February 29th, 2016:
I woke up with much worry in my heart. I knew no matter what God would be there and so would my family and friends. I walked myself back to the surgery room with my OR nurse holding my hand and filling my mind with positive thoughts. As I laid on the operating table I began to cry almost uncontrollably. I kept asking for my momma and poppa. Dr. Williams P.A. came to my rescue and held my hand just like my momma would have while the anesthesiologist hooked me up to everything and slowly put me to sleep. The next thing I remember was waking up in recovery. The first words out of my mouth to the nurse were, “is it cancer?” I got no response out of her. I fell back to sleep for a little while then I was woken up by my daddy rubbing my leg and my momma crying. When I asked her what it was her response was “… it’s not good”. At that point, I had to choose whether I was going to break down and let this take over me or if I was going to begin my fight and that’s when I choose option #2. I felt as if a wave of hope rushed over me and I knew God had a huge plan for me. I got released from the hospital shortly and headed back to my hotel in Seguin. I was flooded by support from my friends and family. I could not be more grateful each to have them in my life.
Day #2 March 1st, 2016
Today was a day full of tests. I went to San Antonio at 9:45 for my first appointment and was injected with nuclear radiation. After that, I had a CT scan then went and ate with two of my best friends Dallas and Keana. We decided to go to Cracker Barrell and I got chicken and dumplings, this was my first meal since Sunday evening and it was AMAZING! After we ate we headed back to the radiology place and had my bone scan done. It was so cool to be able to see my full bone structure and where exactly the cancer was attacking my body. As of what we could tell the cancer was localized in just my femur. After all the test we headed back to the hotel and I feel as the emotions started to hit a little harder and the shock slowly faded but that is ok… I think. When I got back to the hotel Austin, Kaci, Colin, Chelsea, and Mercedes came to hang out with me. We laid around the hotel and ate some great comforting food. God is seriously amazing and in a way I am excited to see where he is going to lead me. “Dear Lord please watch over my family, my friends and I. You are an amazing God and I know you work miracles. Love you God in your name I pray.” Amen
Day #3 March 2nd, 2016
Today was a very eventful day. I decided to try to go to school. I got up bright and early and went to 2 of my 4 classes, my 8am and my 9am and then I ran out of energy. I went back to my dorm and took a 3 hour nap!! Since it was my last day I figured why not try and make it to class and I soon figured out why the doctor said no. (lol) After my great nap mom decided that retail therapy would be a great idea so Chelsea, Kaci, Colin and I loaded up in my car and mom drove us to the outlet mall in San Marcos. I was able to get some dresses and shorts that I will be able to wear after my surgery and some moo moos that are acceptable to wear to chemo treatments, oh and a big fluffly North Face Jacket. Days like these make me feel so blessed to have the best people in my life! When we got back to Seguin we dropped off the kids and picked up Austin and we went to the hotel. Dallas actually surprised me with an early birthday present and a cookie cake. Needless to say I had a wonderful day!
Day #4 March 3rd, 2016
Today was a quality day with my Poppa! Although he had to take me to the doctor because I have a cold and I can’t be sick to start chemo it was still an amazing day. After we went to the doctor we went we had a lunch date a Kirby’s in Seguin. Pop had never been there and I’m glad I got to take him for the first time. We sat outside on the patio and ate our burgers. After lunch we went back to my dorm and relaxed for the afternoon while my dad waited on mom to get back from San Antonio. He of course took a nap but Taylor Thompson came to visit me for the evening and brought me some chocolate cake. After mom, dad and Taylor left I got ready and went to our boys basketball game. It felt so good to get out and see all of my friends and coaches and they of course made me feel great. “I love you God and thank you for my friends and family.” Amen
(Also gotta give a shout out to Dana and Andy for my lovely new teddy bear and card.. love yall)